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: 4,32210th August 2018
67 Comments and 24 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: 4,86224th April 2011
28 Comments and 20 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: 2,4006th 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: 3,0765th July 2017
49 Comments and 15 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: 1,9555th June 2015
29 Comments and 14 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Cosmonaut

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

You play as a cosmonaut who has had to abandon their space station, but upon arriving back on earth, discover that the place has been overrun by the combine. What happens next? Do you give in to the Combine army, or do you resist and use your skills to find some way of escaping?

Cosmonaut is Dolmo’s greatly expanded and polished version of his entry of the same name for last year’s NostalgiaVille mapping challenge.

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Total Downloads: 1,3196th October 2019
24 Comments and 13 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: 5,82919th 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: 7,46723rd December 2011
119 Comments and 13 recommendations, most say "Personal Favourite"

Power Tower

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

A Combine tower lies in the middle of the forest, providing energy to all Combine units in the area. Its destruction would greatly benefit the Resistance. You find yourself in the shoes of Gordon Freeman, tasked with destroying the construction.

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Total Downloads: 1,2189th May 2020
13 Comments and 12 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!