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 (1,486 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2001

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

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

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"Play as Barney Calhoun on the second expansion to Half-Life. If you enjoyed the storytelling and environment of the original, this one is for you."

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.

System Requirements

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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
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Nostalgia!

Just like Half Life, and Half Life: Opposing Force. This game "Half Life: Blue Shift" is pure nostalgia! You are security officer Barney Calhoun at the Black Mesa Research Facility and just like the plot for Half Life. You are to fight your way out of the godforsaken research facility as it comes under attack by the military and Xen Forces. This game isn't as long as the original game, just bear that in mind.

Everything about the original game will be in this one, or at least some elements anyways. Only this time around you explore different parts of the facility through the POV of Calhoun and not Freeman, Same goes for Opposing Force.

If you love the Half Life series, get the Half Life 1 anathology pack that contains (Half Life, Blue Shift, Opposing Force, and Team Fortress Classic) as it's on sale right now for Steam Summer sale for only $3.74!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
A must play if you want more of HL1.

Everything is as good: the fights, storyline, puzzles, stupid scientists, except maybe for the music (very repetitive and doesn't always fit what's happening...)
People usually consider Opposing Force as better, but both are great overall.

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
BARNEY! THATS NOT A CAT!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Basically like Half-Life: Episode 1.
Just adds new levels and what not, barely new content, but still a very good and fun expansion.

This one is much more cinematic than HL1, with a few scenes I really enjoyed!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Awesome game but why half-life games short?
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