There are 6 releases tagged with “CJ”

Critical Jim is a monthly event, started in March 2015, where Jim Partridge plays and deconstructs a mod from a designers point of view.

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Uncertainty Principle

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

When the Combine raid your Resistance hideout, you are forced to flee into the depths of the Outlands.

But with Overwatch forces hunting you down, and the local fauna out to get you, danger is always just around the corner.

Play through four chapters of Half-Life gameplay, exploring new locations, meeting new characters and uncovering lost secrets.


Total Downloads: 7,99226th September 2015
56 Comments and 20 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!


for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Starting underground, you suddenly find yourself out in the open with a lot Combine soldiers attacking you.

Only smart thinking and quick reflexes will save you.

Dispatch the soldiers and work your way through the prison to…

Well, let’s just say that a few friends could be waiting to help you.

This mod is this month’s Critical Jim Analysis


Total Downloads: 5,39730th May 2015
54 Comments and 20 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Sam Combs’ Notes from Critical Jim Video

When I suggested the idea of level design critique videos to Jim, it was always with the hope of having the author benefit from Jim’s eye for detail.

After the first video, for Station 51 by Sam Combs, was streamed and made available on the RTSL YouTube channel, the response from the community was overwhelmingly positive.

Sam published his response to the video on his Tumblr blog and has kindly allowed me to republish it here.

7th April 2015 1 Comment

Station 51

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Station 51 is the current mod in the Critical Jim event.

You receive a message from another outpost warning you of a imminent attack on your outpost.

Just as get the message, a Combine helicopter flies over and you know that it’s going to be tough.

Work your way through to the Combine building and attempt to use the portal.

Good luck, you are going to need it.


Total Downloads: 5,63529th March 2015
46 Comments and 20 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"