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 (862 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2001

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About This Game

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

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    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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
The cupcake version of Half-Life.
Play as Barney Calhoun and show United States Marines, Black Ops Ninjas, and inter-dimensional mutants that real badasses wear ties and make $26,000 a year.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Good addon for the best First Person Shooter ever!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
This puts you in the vest of one of the guards in half-life that you called a "♥♥♥♥♥♥♥"

You play as Barney Calhoun.

This adds some insight to the experience of those "dip♥♥♥♥♥" that you assaulted with a crowbar to get a "badass pistol so I can go pew pew"

Theres alot this adds to a sort of "behind the scenes" to xen AKA the "border world"

This holds a similar aspect like Portal 2 where you plunge into the depths of Aperture in the 80's, because you visit the abandoned Black Mesa labs that is no longer used. ( as far as HECU knows )

The ending to this is suspensful and action packed.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
GG
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
How to make Black Mesa a better workplace : Give the fat policeman his donut or he will shoot you!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
So thats who the heck Barney is.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
liked the campain i finish it
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Another Classic for you to waste your money on. buy it!

9/10.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
A small side DLC to half life i believe, follows the events of a security gaurd of black mesa during the resonence cascade. it is very much so in close resemblance to he origional half life game and the art styles can get old after awhile because its practically the same game reskinned to a different character. anyway it was still worth my time and the gordon freemen cameos in the begining and the end made the game awesome. pick this game up if you can because Calhoon the main character in this game is also a main character in the second game.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Great game! Short and to the point, a must have for any Half life fan. If you liked Half life your going to love this.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
good
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
42.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Bad game. Not worth any money.
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0 of 16 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
they made a mistak making this
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3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
I like playing through the eyes of Barney. Short and sweet DLC but feels limited compared to its previous DLC
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10.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Barney OP
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6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
this game had less guns than normal half live and its faster to finsh, but its still great
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
If you loved the original half life and wanted more to explore then its worth the pennies.
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4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
I always get the weirdest shifts...
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7.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Considering this was originally going to be an extra feature on the unreleased Dreamcast port, I'll cut it some slack for being short and not adding much. If you like Half-Life's gameplay style and want to see the story from yet another perspective, I'd definately recommend giving this a look.
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