The Great Escape

for Half-Life 2

28th July 2009

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

Another entry for a very old mapping competition. I am sure you will realize that this didn’t win!

You start off in a prison cell and things just get worse.

Can you survive the final test?

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Installation Instructions
  • Copy sp_thegreatescape.bsp into your Half-Life 2 Maps folder.
  • Launch Half-Life 2
  • Open the console and type map sp_thegreatescape.
  • Press enter/return or click the Submit button.
  • Play and Enjoy, or not, as the case may be.

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WARNING: The screenshots may contain spoilers.

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3 Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3 Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3 Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3 Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Reader Recommendations
Avoid It!
Think Twice
Maybe
Play It Later
Play It Now!

4 recommendations, average score: 1.5 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.25 (what's that?)
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Phillip says Avoid It!Think TwiceAvoid It!Think Twice

7 Comments

  1. Phillip says Avoid It!

    As regular readers will know I hate being too negative to authors because at least they have made and released something but this one seems like a collection of ideas into a non-coherent map.

    Visuals and Sound
    The main area that you reach to fight the final battle had some interesting lighting but that’s all I could say. Nothing to mention about the sound either.

    Gameplay
    One “find the weapon” moment, one “find the route” moment and then you just fight a few antlions and an antlion guard. With those spoilers out of the way it really didn’t offer anything interesting.

    Layout/Design
    Too mishmash. One strange room leading to another.

    Summary
    The real starts has the text “Run, Forrest, Run!” Take that advice and run, just run away from it.

    5 Words Or Less Review

    The Not So Great Escape.

  2. Phil Bolton
    Think Twice

    3 minutes of hope! – then disappointment.

  3. Avoid It!

    Dire. Do not bother. As for the Antlion Guard, it was so timid and sad I wanted to take it with me a give it a good home.

  4. These are very helpful reviews! You all have undoubtedly saved me many hours of uncontrolled sobbing had I accidentally loaded this map. Thanks!

    1. We wouldn’t want that Jeff. Dear me.
      Great news. We persuaded the poor Antlion Guard to come home with us. Gave it a bowl of warm milk which went down well. For eats, it likes the occasional nibble on a headcrab so no problem there. It’s tucked in nice and cosy in bed now.
      There is a worry though, it keeps muttering ‘mommy” – how big is mommy!?
      This little jest is more entertaining than the map – for sure.

  5. Think Twice

    For some reason, I didn’t get the antlion guard. Well, I did, but it showed up after I got the “test passed” message, and the screen was black and I couldn’t fight it (it head butted me, but I took no damage).

    It’s sort of not bad. Some of the antlions in the last room just stood there until I attacked them–others had no problem attacking me once I moved.

    If you want to try various ways of fighting antlions that don’t appear to endlessly spawn, it’s worth 5 minutes.

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