Readers' Recommendations

Releases that readers have recommended others play.

Half-Life: Echoes

for Half-Life

Return to Black Mesa in this brand new mod for the 20-year old Half-Life. You think it’s just another day at work – but of course it’s that fateful day of the resonance cascade. Run, think, and shoot your way through the Black Mesa Research Facility as you’ve never seen it before, so you may live another day!

This Half-Life mod will let you experience the Black Mesa incident from a different perspective, with some insights into mysterious events which Gordon Freeman was not present for.

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Total Downloads: 2,96810th August 2018
62 Comments and 19 recommendations, most say "Personal Favourite"

Insomnia

for Half-Life 2

After waking up in a dentist’s chair in the middle of nowhere there’s only one appropriate course of action to take: escape. This is the surreal dream-world of Insomnia. Will you survive this neverending night in the face of desperate refugees from more well-ordered realms of time and space? Or will you be trapped forever in the Red Room or perhaps the winding streets of Paranoia City?

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Total Downloads: 4,70924th April 2011
27 Comments and 19 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Avenue Odessa

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Colonel Odessa Cubbage needs your help.

Together you can escape the city by train, but you must work as a team.

Don’t relax too soon though, because things have a way of catching up on you!

This is an updated and extended version of the map that was submitted to the CityStreetsVille mapping challenge.

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Total Downloads: 2,1226th April 2015
31 Comments and 17 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Downfall

for Half-Life 2

You are once more putting on the HEV suit as Gordon Freeman.

Your mission is to recover a newly developed technology by the resistance, known as the “citadel buster”, before the Combine manage to destroy it.

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Total Downloads: 2,6485th July 2017
48 Comments and 14 recommendations, most say "Personal Favourite"

Collision

for Half-Life 2

Gordon Freeman crashes his car on the way to a presentation at his alma mater. Will he be able to escape Combine pursuers? The answer is “of course”” but play the map anyway. Author’s Note “I used this map to teach myself Hammer so it isn’t as pretty as I’d it to be, but I… Read More

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Total Downloads: 1,7825th June 2015
29 Comments and 14 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

RavenholmVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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

Eight maps, all set in Raveholm, with one simple objective: Escape.

Look out for traps, hiding places, and anything else that can save your neck.

Each map offers something different and fresh, so make sure you take your time and enjoy the screams!

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Total Downloads: 5,29819th April 2014
32 Comments and 13 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

G String Beta

for Half-Life 2

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

The air is foul and corporate fascism reigns in the not too distant future.

Somewhere in the North American Union you are Myo Hyori, an 18 year-old girl of Korean descent who has had enough. Oh and you can start fires- with your mind.

This makes your corporate owners very nervous…

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Total Downloads: 7,07523rd December 2011
118 Comments and 13 recommendations, most say "Personal Favourite"

Quiet Rehabilitation

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Localised on the other side of the Coast, the Combine used to run one among other abandoned sections of the block cells as an area to detain citizens who were determined to be a threat to the Combine action.

Later on, these cell blocks were left behind, including countless prisoners and citizens who tried to escape by their own through vents, old offices, maintenance facilities and sewers.

You’ll find yourself stuck in one of those old cells on another side of sector A5 at Nova Prospekt. Be sure to acquire any kind of weaponry and supplies during your escape route, because you’re not alone on this mission.

Many unauthorised and unidentified creatures are wandering around the place. Watch your corners and try not to make any huge noises, you might attract those strange things to hunt you down. Or even worse: the Combine itself.

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Total Downloads: 1,54831st August 2017
21 Comments and 11 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Third Party

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

A train engineer, vital to the resistance’s plans, has been captured.

Normally, all rebels are executed quite soon after capture.

He hasn’t been. There are also other signs of unusual activity.

Something strange is about to happen.

You have been sent in to rescue the engineer and any other resistance members being held captive.

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Total Downloads: 1,43219th August 2018
13 Comments and 10 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!