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Gman wasn’t very happy with your progress so he shot you into orbit. You are Gordon Freeman stranded on a space-base. Barney is dead and there are lots of monsters around. You must find the yellow light at the end of the stage to return home.

Basic Details
  • Title: Rum
  • File Name: hl1-sp-rum.7z
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  • Size : 100Kb
  • Author: Hera
  • Date Released: 23 May 1999
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5 recommendations, average score: 2 (out of 5), standard deviation: 1.6 (what's that?)
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  1. Kyle

    You really need to play this, it’s the definition of SUCKS.

  2. I’ve played worse but at least the author tried!

  3. poisonheadcrab

    Quite an odd map

  4. Mel
    Avoid It!

    Just a poor game which goes nowhere and has no gameplay or story.

  5. Poisonheadcrab

    This reminds me back when I was a noob at editing.

  6. Ten Four Reviews

    I’m going to keep this very brief, just like the story and the level itself. I don’t think I need to go too far in describing this masterpiece because you can rest assured that, just as you’ll find with some films, this level is so bad that it’s unmissable. There aren’t enough negative adjectives in the English language to do Rum justice so I’m not really even going to try. It’s an utterly, utterly bizarre experience with the worst visuals you’ll find anywhere. Let me just say that though an infinite number of monkeys might eventually produce the entire works of Shakespeare, they would never manage to produce a worse example of texturing than Hera has here. It’s without doubt the worst level I’ve ever played – or that I’m ever likely to play – and you simply must experience it yourself.

    This review is republished here by permission and was originally published Tuesday, 20th July, 1999 by Morgan.

    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.

  7. Unq
    Avoid It!

    Rum was infamous in the early days of Half-Life maps for being the worst ever released map. That might or might not still be true, but in any case it’s a godawful mess. You feel like you’re being trolled while playing it.

  8. Ten Four Reviews

    AHHHHH… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… [takes deep breath] …HA!

    Sorry for the overly pretentious first paragraph, but I just couldn’t help myself 🙂 Rum is such a mangled mess of editing that it just might be a novelty worthy of attention. Unlike other ultra-crappy levels thisone is neither too long nor just one room, just the right size to justify a complete mindless waste of a few minutes. And who knows, if you’re like me or Morgan, the sheer queerness of this addon might even crack a smile 🙂

    My own personal take is that THIS is a total work of art! So beautiful in its own way; there’s even a moral that you can be drawn from this if you search very, very deeply and spiritually… NAH… no friggin way! This last paragraph is bullshit, this level is bullshit, all bullshit, in every sense of the word!

    This second opinion is republished here by permission and was originally published Thursday, 13th July, 2000 by Jiang.

    This second opinion 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.

  9. Avoid It!

    Sooo, Rum…

    I wonder how much the author had consumed when they started working on this.

    If you’re of the appropriate age, just go out and buy a bottle yourself. It’ll last a lot longer that this map and you’ll likely have a much better time with it.

  10. Play It Later

    This is what happens when a Hammer smokes salvia. Surreal, bizarre, confusing geometry – recommended to experience

  11. LOL this guy to build just one map, would require some ideas from professionals.
    Because placing a portal and a switch in a thing air. It might be the art of decoration?
    The elevator do not work propelly. Not even the final yellow box, it says it will take us home, but in reality it’s just a wall. He lied to us.

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