Eternal Silence is a science fiction mod that pits two capital ships against each other in a seamless blend of space warfare and tactical infantry combat. Pilots coordinate strikes with invading infantry in order to take down the behemoth capital ships from both the inside and out.
User reviews: Very Positive (147 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 1, 2007
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Community-Made Mod

This game requires that you own a Source engine game such as Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life 2, or Day of Defeat: Source. Click here for a full list of games that meet this requirement. Please note that Portal: First Slice and the bundled Half-Life 2: Deathmatch do not fulfill this requirement.

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"(Mod) Choose between ataining victory on foot by capturing the enemy's subsystems, or be a pilot and bomb vital systems from space. Cinematic Battles"
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About This Game

Eternal Silence is a science fiction mod that pits two capital ships against each other in a seamless blend of space warfare and tactical infantry combat. Pilots coordinate strikes with invading infantry in order to take down the behemoth capital ships from both the inside and out.

  • Cinematic Battles between Capital Ships on battlefields as large as 32768 cubic kilometers
  • Four game types providing great gameplay variety
  • Choose between ataining victory on foot by capturing the enemy's subsystems, or be a pilot and bomb vital systems from space.
  • Fast and Furious dogfights between Fighters and other Tactical Craft in deep space. Escort you gunships to deliver a squad of marines to the enemy hangar.
  • A True Space Experience. Cut your ship's engines and drift in the frictionless void of space.
  • Action-Packed ground battles. Seize decks of your enemy's ship, controlling or disabling their shields, weapons... Fight off the enemy and work as a team, fulfilling the role of one of many classes with an array of unique weapons at your disposal.
  • Achieve Victory by destroying the enemy capital ship inside and out.
  • A Complete Story behind the Eternal Silence universe, released chapter by chapter as a novella is available online

System Requirements

    Minimum: 1.2 GHz Processor, 256MB RAM, DirectX 7 level graphics card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: 2.4 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX 9 level graphics card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Helpful customer reviews
13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Awesome (FREE!) mod, it has amazing space combat, diverse weapon types, and you can land on ships to complete different objectives. It's like Star wars battlefront 2, but even better!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Brilliant concept, love the entire mod. Graphics is a bit behind though, can't blame it. Would love to see some updates.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
Screw it, I'm writing a review and I don't care how minor this game is! The people must know that there are actually fun games out there that don't force you to buy DLC! that doesn't restrict F2P players from doing anything until you pay a pay wall! This, this is Eternal Silence! why is it silent you may ask? because people either don't know this exists or they abandonned it! that's naturally how these games die...So it's Eternally Silent until you get on the game.

So what is Eternal Silence? It is an online (dead) starfighter/PVP/FPS running on the Source engine, (an engine I think indie developers need to start using more often instead of trying to be f****ing Minecraft) so if you've played Gmod or Half-Life I think you'll feel at home...But with starships thrown in as extra. Now don't worry, it's not GWFL dead, it's just no one plays it. Of course this game was released in 2007 which would probably be one of the worst years to release an indie game when Halo 3 and Mass Effect are looming over you like towering giants shadowing every other game. I'm guessing that's the main reason why no one heard about it, but just because it has "outdated gwaphics!" and it's using the Source engine doesn't mean you should club it into the ground like a brute.

All I ask is that you give Eternal Silence a chance! Hell, I can't even describe the combat because I can't test it on anyone! there aren't even any bots, so this review is missing a large chunk of information just because no one will get on the damn thing.

The story: as far as I can tell there isn't one! "Peter, you know how these online PVP games work! just look it up on their website!" First of all I find it morally wrong to force players out of the game so they know what in the hell is going on around them! Just look at Destiny! it's a drooling abomination in a corner being milked to death by those CoD ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s! And second of all If you have played Planetside 1 the developers strictly made an online MMOFPS, one of the first in fact (until PS2 came along and f****ed it up trying to be Battle Field) and it explained that universe's technology and planets while still being a First Person Shooter. Now? developers have become lazy asses so they put the story on a damn website instead of it being part of the game you bought with your hard earned cash! and then they have the balls to say: "make up your own story, because we obviously don't give a ♥♥♥♥ anymore! :D"

So here's my story of Eternal Silence: Attack on Bee-Bop Island. A very long long long long long long time into the future far far far away from 2014 in a galaxy somewhere no one knows about or cares...

Jeff A space Republican't dude: "Well Bob, we did it! we built space ships, built cities on alien worlds, absorbed aliens into our culture so we can have hot alien-human sex with 'em, and cured all forms of cancer."

Bob Some guy with Jeff who may or may not be a democat: "We definitely came a long way Jeff..."

Jeff: "Well, I'm bored now...Let's paint eachother in red and blue and bomb the hell out of each other while killing millions of innocents in the crossfire because that shows you how we don't give a ♥♥♥♥!"

Bob: "Yeah! but we need something to fight over...Hmmm...I know! Space! let's fight over space! because nothing is something unless it has a line next to the number!"

Jeff: "And metal! we need metal to make more bullets! I'll head on home and start drawing what our troops would look like but the texture quality can't run the amount of detail I'm thinking of!"

Bob: "okay Jeff! murder you tomorrow!"

And then everyone died and now the game is at the bottom of the barrel in Steam's Library. THE END??? Question Mark!

Final verdict: But to sum it all up, it's a free to play game you can download at any time and you can invite your friends to play it with you. No paying involved it's 100% free...Well, unless you count space on your computer and your time. Now what exactly is the score for this game going to be? well, for a mod it's a pretty good shooter...But I have to give it a 3/10. Why you may ask? well there are still quite a few bugs left behind, bots no longer spawn (as far as I know, it look's like there were bots but they aren't in the game in it's current state) the class system is sort of useless since all you really need in a small hanger is a machine gun, and the rocket launcher might as well be firing pebbles instead of actual rockets. It's a fun game, especially with friends! but it doesn't offer enough content to keep you coming back for more. But until someone releases a cool online PVP game that isn't trying to be someone else's game- I'm ranking Eternal Silence to a 3/10.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Love it
It's awesome
It's free
It's so amazing, the community couldn't handle it
It's so freaking awesome that everything about it drives people away from it

In all seriousness, this game is dead. Very dead. But, when it still had a playerbase, it was pretty amazing. It NEEDS some more people. I don't even know why they left, one day there were tons of people, the next... nothing. Heck, it's so dead the bots have quit.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I got this game last night, finished the tutorials and then when I found time to search for online servers: none!
Nobody plays this game! I mean, what is wrong with some people? This is a totally free (no, you don't need to own a Source Engine Game to run it) action-packed space-♥♥♥-infantry fighting game that, game-play wise, stands up to the level of Battlefield and Counter-strike - Remember the Titans?. Too bad I don't know that many people who can come over and play this with me on LAN (yes, like all Source Games, you can create your own independent servers); I have to play online. But the community is not putting up a good show with the reception for this game.
Four words: I love this game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
More people should really play this game. Its a fun addicting game and has alot of cool features. One thing I didnt like is flying, I couldnt fly at all but it was really fun trying to learn how to even when you have a transport ship full of your allies and you accidentilly crash it. :P
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
its a great game shame no one is playing it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
good part of early HL2 mods
dead now but years ago this was the ♥♥♥♥.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Loaded this game on 4 sept 2014, worked fine, found a working server and messed around. Good looking map and avatars. Game is pretty complex but it is like Star Wars: Battlefront 2: the space battlemaps. It has some tutorials that help teach game. On a working server messing around i also figured out how to play. Was rather fun and exciting. If you own Half Life 2, get this mod game and play it. Needs alot more people to play. Can play a ground map solo.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Think of Starfox and Planetside 2 only with a low population and having all spacecraft control like you're in noclip mode. I don't have a problem with the latter. It's nice to have more freedom when controlling vehicles in a game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Beautiful game. Once you get a few people on a server the action picks up. It would be better if more people played though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
If there IS a group out there for this game, please let me know. I love this game so much, and should be a full game on it's own, but still free. Maybe with better graphics and such.

YU GET A TEN OUTTA TEN
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Definatly get this game, with a little push (and I do mean little) we could proably get the community up and runnin again, and if we were to open servers with bots and a few players, the community would grow on it's own, aswell as the gameplay is fantastic, love the dogfights, and all in all the graphics only seem to add to the feel of the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
the multiplayer is so SILENT, that no one plays it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Hell
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
A hidden Gem in the mod community. The game is both engaging and ADDICTIVE. Started playing, and couldn't turn it off. Problem is, the community of players seems to be getting less and less with each passing day.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
More people need to play this game.
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34 of 42 people (81%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
In space, no one can hear you fart.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
A brilliant venture into the fps/space sim genre in the form of an extensive Half Life 2 mod. I think it's free also. The only issue is that it never got popular enough to sustain enough players in the game in order to have online matches. If you feel like having a match though, send me a PM.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
it's awesome game! but it seems to not have players :( why always an awesome game lacks players
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