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Black Mesa

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Based on 13 critic reviews
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84

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100%

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General Information

Available on:PCMar 5, 2020

Developer: Crowbar Collective

Genres: Action, Adventure

Black Mesa is the fan-made re-imagining of Valve Software’s Half-Life. You are Gordon Freeman, a theoretical physicist at the Black Mesa Research Facility. When a routine experiment goes horribly wrong, you must fight your way through an interdimensional alien invasion, and a bloodthirsty military clean-up crew in order to save the science team... and the world! Nineteen chapters of fighting through top-secret labs, running atop harsh desert landscapes, sneaking into abandoned railways, and leaping across dimensions Mind-Blowing graphics and effects, never before seen on the Source Engine Face off against an army of classic enemies, updated with new features and engaging AI Wield an arsenal of military hardware, scientific prototypes, and the iconic crowbar through incredibly detailed environments The all-new soundtrack and voice acting create a more immersive experience than ever before Frag your friends across ten iconic maps from the Half-Life universe, including: Bounce Gasworks Stalkyard Undertow Crossfire Create your own mods, models, and maps with the Black Mesa Source SDK, and share it with the community on the Steam Workshop. Collect the full set of trading cards, backgrounds, emoticons, and achievements! Featuring Steam Cloud, Steam Workshop, closed captions in multiple languages and partial controller support. Run. Think. Shoot. Source.

Black Mesa Reviews

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A quality remake that broadens the scope of the original and massively improves its final chapters.

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Finally complete after fourteen years, Crowbar Collective's remake is more than faithful to Valve's masterpiece.

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Black Mesa is the best way to play the classic original 1998 Half-Life today, but it's a remake that already feels old enough that it would benefit from a remake itself.

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One of the best remakes ever, not because of its loving recreation of the original Half-Life but because it dares to change and improve it.

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