Made by Gearbox Software and originally released in 2001 as an add-on to Half-Life, Blue Shift is a return to the Black Mesa Research Facility in which you play as Barney Calhoun, the security guard sidekick who helped Gordon out of so many sticky situations.
User reviews: Very Positive (819 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2001

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Includes 4 items: Half-Life: Blue Shift, Team Fortress Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life

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Includes 10 items: Team Fortress Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life 2, Half-Life: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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Includes 24 items: Counter-Strike, Team Fortress Classic, Day of Defeat, Deathmatch Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Ricochet, Half-Life, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Left 4 Dead, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

 

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Made by Gearbox Software and originally released in 2001 as an add-on to Half-Life, Blue Shift is a return to the Black Mesa Research Facility in which you play as Barney Calhoun, the security guard sidekick who helped Gordon out of so many sticky situations.

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    Minimum: 500 mhz processor, 96mb ram, 16mb video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: 800 mhz processor, 128mb ram, 32mb+ video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Minimum: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, 4GB Hard Drive Space,NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
    Minimum: Linux Ubuntu 12.04, Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz, 1GB Memory, nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1, 4GB Hard Drive Space, OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
If you would like to see the world of Half Life as one of those pathetic security guards that help you open a door and then you just murder them with a crowbar, play this!

It's just like playing Half Life, but with less story. I played it just because I want to know every little detail in Half Life, and I must say it is probably the worst Half Life game (But all Half Life games are amazing, so this one is amazing too).

Yeah, buy it.. or just get it in the Half Life Complete Pack.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Half-Life: Blue Shift gives the player a different view in someone else's eyes in the Black Mesa Research Facility incident. It was interesting to see what this character saw what happened during the craziness of the incident. Anywho it was quick, short and sweet but a really cool side-story game! Play this game if you're interested in a Half Life game with a different character view!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
the best blue shift game ever
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This game is short and sweet. It retells the early parts of Half-Life's story from a different perspective. This game is more Half-Life with extra story elements; do not expect anything more.

If one plans on playing both expansions, play this one first. Otherwise, one may feel underwhelmed by this game after playing Opposing Force.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
It maybe not as good as the the orignal or OpFor but it's another perspective of the game.
I don't even care that it doesn't introduce new weapons and ♥♥♥♥ it still gives me the vibes and awesome feelings as the previous games!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
like half life 1 but shorter and you play as some ♥♥♥ who still owes gordon a beer

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
You get to play as a mute security guard who wrecks havoc upon firearms specialists and aliens from an alternative dimension with a crowbar, and owes a mute theoretical physicist a pint.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Mall cop simulator.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Short and straight to the point, yet not too short. Story well done and not too difficult. (7/10)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
10/10 Would Blue-Shift again.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
I know the Half-Life for many years and was a huge pleasure to be playing anyway.
Since younger I followed the "gambles" my older sister and always scared me (Children with aliens gives it> <).
Even though Half-Life: Blue Shift, the gameplay is amazing not limited only in Aliens, action is its focus.
I loved it, recommend it!
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Its ok for a mod to a game, but its doesent have the magic touch like half life and half life opposing force. I perfer Half Life or Opposing force.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Half-Life Opposing Force is better.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
A stellar game that touches on the first with grand success in my books. Fast paced game play and alien invasions will keep your toes on edge.
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1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
This is a good little story about a security guard who has to evacuate people from Black Mesa and he does it exactly the same time as Gordan Freeman had his little accident and he tries to escape. Good voice acting still. It's just a good little game.
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4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Compared to the original game and the first expansion pack : Opposing Force ; Blue Shift doesn't do justice to the Half-Life name in terms of gameplay. As Opposing Force sets the bar high, Blue Shift does little in terms of gameplay and weapons.
The story is good and short, you play as Barney Calhoun (the very same from HL2), who is a Black Mesa security personel and gets caught in the Resonance Cascade.
7/10 'Okay', worth playing for the story and if you're a Half-Life dedicated fan.
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6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
It's okay.
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3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This game is fun,but it is no where near as good as Half Life or Opposing Force.The Training Course was not unique and was the same training course as the Half Life's Training Course,with a few changes.The game adds nothing new,all weapons are the same,and there are no enemies either.The game is extremely short giving you an easy 2 or 3 hours.None of the chapters were bad,the ending was a bit dissapointing,but most Half-Life endings aren't that great.The game did have a few clever puzzles in it.But other than that,this game was only a small expansion pack that explains Barney's part of the story.I reccommend Opposing Force much,much more than this game.Opposing force has much more to offer than this.Overral,the game is not bad,just short and could've been longer.8/10
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12.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
like it
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Even with being a way shorter than the original Half-Life,i really liked this game,and Blue Shift is in my favorite games for sure(Opposing Force and Half-Life 2 included)
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