Prisoner Escaped 1

for Half-Life

15th June 2013

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

Starting in a prison cell, you manage to find a crowbar. Could that really open the door?

Instead of standing there asking me, go try it!

There is a portal that will free you.

Can you find it?

Basic Details
  • Title: Prisoner Escaped 1
  • File Name: hl1-sp-prisoner-escaped-1.7z
  • Size : 942KB
  • Author: Dutchman Damme
  • Date Released: 23 July 2001
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Reader Recommendations
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Think Twice
Maybe
Play It Later
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6 recommendations, average score: 2.83 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.47 (what's that?)
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Time Taken:
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Shortest: 0 Hours, 7 Mins by Unq
Longest: 0 Hours, 17 Mins by Gmantos
Total Time Played: 1 Hours, 9 Mins
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7 Comments

  1. Phillip says Maybe

    There are a lot of things to complain about but that’s not always the point. This release has some nice ideas and the combat was pretty tough but the overall feeling is one of lack of quality.

    The author freely admits that it’s a very old map and not very good at all.

    Expect the sequel tomorrow.

  2. Maybe?

    Couldn’t have said it better myself!

  3. Maybe?

    Kind of a silly premise. Who leaves a prisoner with a crowbar in one cell and a fully armed security guard in another? You could see the unfinished areas of the map too when you jump from the first building to the next one. Not very polished at all. The sniper rifle was oriented differently from the regular rifle too. Play only if you have nothing better to do

  4. Hec
    Play It Later

    Well, overall I enjoyed this 2 mappacks, especially regarding the new weapons skins and sounds. the M16 felt more powerful and the sniper rifle in both deliveries were great.

    The combat also was good enough, but I think the maps were kind of boxy and sometimes blocky, and also the space and dimensions in which they were developed felt just too short and narrow in both, I mean it didn’t make me feel that same feeling of hugeness there is in Black Mesa.

    But all the way its a cool short combat set of maps perfect for quick entertainment

  5. Unq
    Think Twice

    Ye olde “start in a prison cell” setting. It’s of course not original but can be forgiven for such an old map. But things don’t get all that much better here, either.

    I found the combat (all grunts) to be pretty easy – you face a lot of them, but you have a sniper rifle (crossbow replacement) with plenty of ammo, and with a bit of exploring you can pick up a bunch of AR grenades. Piece of cake, and on top of that at one point you get to a room with double sets of health & HEV chargers. Play on hard if you normally do medium.

    It was the weird things in this pack that really bothered me. There are a couple of cutscenes which are both overlong, but the kicker is that one of them passes right through a solid floor which screws up the graphics. It’s totally bizarre. The level changes were also wonky, it’s easy to mistakenly go back to the level you just left (and then when I got to the right level, the elevator door had already opened to 4 grunts in front of me). The last one has you open a door and basically teleport into a BMRF-style tram. Avoid this one.

  6. Think Twice

    Bad mod. Nothing interesting. One rifle – from Chronicles Episode one. AWM rifle has got bad animation, so it looks like very unattractive. Design… empty corridors, bad textures, a lot of mistakes in maps…. Dislike

  7. Ten Four Reviews

    A new release, Prisoner Escaped proves to be a gruntfest (in the third year of HL, no less). Well-made gruntfests can be fun, but this one isn’t. Needless to say, combat is downright dull. It couldn’t be more straightfoward. Pull out MP4 and/or sniper rifle and shoot, ad nauseum. Hardly any need for even some sort of tactics.

    MP4? Sniper rifle? Yep, the author provides two re-modeled weapons, the MP4 replacing the MP5 (looking a lot like the MP4 from Half-Life: Blue Shift), and a new sniper rifle that looks like it came from the Counter-Strike mod. These weapons are admittedly modeled well but are the only ones available (well, aside from the shotgun that killed Marines offer).

    Level design is clearly half-baked. From cutscenes to architecture to r_speeds and clipping, nearly every crime of level design has been committed here. It’s even possible to walk out of a map into the limbo zone. Not a good sign. Plus there’s really hardly any element of actual play here, almost making it feel like an SPQ1 map. (!)

    At 3 maps, this is awfully short, and those who are any good at HLSP will finish this in under 10 minutes, maybe even 5 minutes for the more aggressive players. So it doesn’t detract too much time from life, but even then it’s not worth it. One could probably do better even with that RandMap utility.

    Notes
    This review is republished here by permission and was originally published Sunday, 29th July, 2001 by Calyst.

    This review was originally posted on the Ten Four Website, which is now offline. Permission has been granted to republish the full review and more details can be found on the About page.

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