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Black Mesa

Crowbar Collective
Mar 5, 2020 - PC
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OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

93%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
84 / 100
IGN
8 / 10
Eurogamer
Essential
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Attack of the Fanboy
4.5 / 5
The Games Machine
9 / 10
PC Invasion
8 / 10
Gameblog
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Black Mesa

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

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

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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Black Mesa may show its age in some areas, but that doesn't detract from what is an otherwise stunning achievement. It's not only Half Life at its best - it's one of the finest shooters available today.

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This Half Life remake not only gives a more modern and pleasant look to a timeless masterpiece, but makes it even more magnificent without ruining its magic. If you don't know who Gordon Freeman is or if you want to relive once again one of the most incredible single player experiences in the history of video games, you simply cannot miss it.

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PC Invasion

Unknown Author
8 / 10
PC Invasion

Black Mesa is dated in several ways and the new Xen levels have some issues, but this is an excellent experience that old fans of Half-Life and people who may have never played it before should absolutely check out.

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It started as an homage, and it became the best version of the game. Black Mesa is fantastic remake of Half-Life, that never betrays the source material and gives it what is needed to be appreciated by a modern player on a modern PC - even if Source Engine is definitely very old. Just keep in mind it's a well refined but not triple A game, and you'll be just fine with it.

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