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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.
Release Date: Jun 1, 2001

Buy Half-Life: Blue Shift

$4.99

Packages that include this game

Buy Half-Life 1 Anthology

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

Buy Half-Life Complete

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

Buy Valve Complete Pack

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

About the 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.

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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

Linux System Requirements

    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
27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
386 products in account
13 reviews
5.4 hrs on record
Status: It's your call
The game consists of 5 Lengthy Chapters and 3 "5 min" Chapters
So, the overall experience is very short
1 thing that i didn't like is that the plot didn't really collide with the plot of Half Life 1, all that much
There were a few cameos, but overall, it felt really separated
Basically, you help a group of scientists to fix the teleporter and teleport out of the Black Mesa Facility
About the gameplay, well, this game basically excluded most of the "Class 4" Type Weapons, nevertheless, it still has the core gameplay of Half Life 1
There are also puzzles in most of the levels, though, they do lack in quantity
Well, i don't think that it's bad, i enjoyed those few hours that i had spent with it, but people that are looking for much "innovation" aren't going to find it here
Posted: November 20th, 2013
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
774 products in account
36 reviews
4.4 hrs on record
Certainly not as good as Half-Life, but a pleasant return to Black Mesa played from a different perspective.
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
124 products in account
1 review
2.4 hrs on record
Half-Life with a blue shift so it's probably headed toward the planet at very fast speeds and will probably impact and blow up Earth. 10/10
Posted: January 19th, 2014
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
97 products in account
3 reviews
1.4 hrs on record
This thing is short but sweet. Its basically is a mini package of the original Half-Life with some of the level tropes that were in the original. Some puzzles were also a little challenging and took me quite some time to figure it out. However, I think I finished this in nearly... 2 hours 20 minutes, could be done in less than 3 hours. There were some cameos from the original game, including Gordon Freeman if you're interested.

However, I'd suggest you buy it as part of a bundle like Half-Life Complete or the Half-Life 1 Anthology, especially when on sale, cause this short but sweet thing is less than 3 hours long, and its priced at 5$, a price that can get you more with other games.
Posted: December 4th, 2013
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
234 products in account
36 reviews
8.4 hrs on record
A possible no from me, as the storyline is so short and this game only took me under 4 hours to complete it, non stop back in 2001 when I bought it. The makers didn't exactly add some cool or interesting new features like Opposing Force's new weapons and NV Goggles. If you are a Barney Calhoun fan, then you might as well go ahead with this one.
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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