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.
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Very Positive (229 reviews) - 86% of the 229 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 1, 2007

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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

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Overall:
Very Positive (229 reviews)
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SabaothMastema
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Looks like a game with amazing potential. According to other reviews it was wildly popular at one point. I do wish I had not missed that time.
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== RVN ==
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
The game delivers his promise of having both infantry and spaceship battles, it has got 5 different gamemodes, the most fun being "defusal" mode and the default mode which takes only a couple of minutes to learn.

I didn't have a chance to play against anyone, but the ship controls are nice and simple, there's 5 different types of ships, and around 6 infantry classes.
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JONTTU1337
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
13/37
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100% CINDER SUN
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
more people need to play this
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BadgerIsland
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
What is this?
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rycar
( 21.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
I wish Valve would buy this and make Eternal Silence 2.
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lol
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 11
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^2[^6sic^2]^0 Ґøøиλвιиθ
( 25.8 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 25
Like a mix of Planetside 2 and Fractured Space, but predating both. I spent so much time on this game back in the day. There is fairly little variation in levels and game modes (my absolute favorite was the TDM with the central space station), but it is addicting all the same. I spent so many hours on this game - it's truly a classic. I certainly hope whoever developed this mod landed a well-paying job in the games industry, because they definitely deserved it.

[Edit] It only shows that I have about 25hrs playtime, but I feel like that must be a mistake. At least double that is more like what I'd estimate.
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Henry Dorsett Case
( 40.0 hrs on record )
Posted: February 10
i miss playing this game. it was well-made, pretty much bug-free and when people were online it was a lot of fun.
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Life Decoded
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 24
I played this game when it actually had people playing it, back in 2009 or 2010. Back then I had a blast with this game, space combat was engaging, and as somewhat clunky as it was the ground combat was still pretty fun. Note how I'm writing in the past tense, as none of this relevant now as I haven't seen anyone playing this since late 2013, the community was strong at one point but suddenly vanished seemingly overnight. Would I recommend people play this game? Hell yes, that's exactly what this game needs to exist as a functional multiplayer game, a playerbase. This would be fun to play with a small group of friends, but sadly that's all this game has to offer in it's current state.

My 2009-2010 rating = 8/10 a really overlooked game, even back in it's prime - despite the bugs & lack of servers, a very enjoyable & fun game.

My 2016 rating = 1/10 does this game even exist any more?
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Bastard Jay
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 20
I just downloaded it for the first time, but again sadly there is nobody playing. I only came across 1 player who soon quit after I killed him. It needs bots auto-enabled to fill out the empty slots, and bots needs improving. Defo. an good game all in all.
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OrangeSkittlez
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 18
i didnt play this game before, why does it say i played this
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Shiny Boy
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 10
I cant beleive this is a mod! The team who made this but alot of work and love into it. It looks amazing and the flight system is super indepth. I havent played it very long because there hasn't been anyone on, however theres still a group of people who play this on and off. Its a great mode, looks great plays great and its a free hl2 mod. I loved playing Star Wars Battlefront 2 its alot like the space combat but even better.

9/10 Great Space Combat Mod but have to wait for an event to play
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{λ²} Judy Hopps
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2015
*sighs* this game really did have great potential. This game is truely ground breaking I must say that but the game is almost dear and is a hard to master game the title of the game shows what this HL2 mod is ETERNAL SILENCE. If you do the addbot command the bots are normally broken sadly I wish this game had the respect it deserves. My final rating for this game is a 10/10 but please get this game back up again.
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★1ns4ne #Sleeping
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 2, 2015
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faded noobfuck | kickback.com
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 27, 2015
القرآن)، ولا تتم الصلاة (وعبادات أخرى) في الإسلام إلا بإتقان بعض العربية هي أيضاً لغة شعائرية رئيسية لدى عدد من الكنائس المسيحية في الوطن العربي، كما كتبت بها الكثير من أهم الأعمال الدينية والفكرية اليهودية في العصور الوسطى. وأثّر انتشار الإسلام، وتأسيسه دولاً، في ارتفاع مكانة اللغة العربية، وأصبحت لغة السياسة والعلم والأدب لقرون طويلة في الأراضي التي حكمها المسلمون، وأثرت العربية تأثيراً مباشراً أو غير مباشر على كثير من اللغات الأخرى في العالم الإسلامي، كالتركية والفارسية والأمازيغية والكردية والأردوية والماليزية والإندونيسية والألبانية وبعض اللغات الإفريقية الأخرى مثل الهاوسا والسواحيلية والتجرية والأمهرية و الصومالية، وبعض اللغات الأوروبية وخاصةً المتوسطية كالإسبانية والبرتغالية والمالطية والصقلية، كما أنها تُدرَّس بشكل رسمي أو غير رسمي في الدول الإسلامية والدول الإفريقية المحاذية للوطن العربي.
العربية لغة رسمية في كل دول الوطن العربي إضافة إلى كونها لغة رسمية في تشاد وإريتريا وإسرائيل. وهي إحدى اللغات الرسمية الست في منظمة الأمم المتحدة، ويُحتفل باليوم العالمي للغة العربية في يسمبركذكراعتماد العربية بين لغات العمل في الأمم المد
واللغة العربية من أغزر اللغات من حيث المادة اللغوية، فعلى سبيل المثال يحوي معجم لسان العرب لابن منظور من القرن الثالث عشر أكثر من ألف مادة، بينما في اللغة الإنجليزية فإن قاموس صموئيل جونسون وهو من أوائل من وضع قاموساً إنجليزياً من القرن الثامن عشر يحتوي على ألف كلم
تحتوي العربية على حرفاً مكتوباً. ويرى بعض اللغويين أنه يجب إضافة حرف الهمزة إلى حروف العربية، ليصبح عدد الحرو تُكتب العربية من اليمين إلى اليسار - ومثلها اللغة الفارسية والعبرية وعلى عكس الكثير من اللغات العالمية - ومن أعلى الصفحة إلى أسفلها.
العربية هي أيضاً لغة شعائرية رئيسية لدى عدد من الكنائس المسيحية في الوطن العربي، كما كتبت بها الكثير العربية هي أيضاً لغة شعائرية رئيسية لدى عدد من الكنائس المسيحية في الوطن العربي، كما كتبت بها الكثير العربية هي أيضاً لغة شعائرية رئيسية لدى عدد من الكنائس المسيحية في الوطن العربي، كما كتبت بها الكثير
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Nordic Falcon
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: November 22, 2015
This could be a badass game if there wernt 2 servers, and people were playing on those 2 servers
this game is true to its word it is
Eturnaly silent
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Autistinen Homokissa
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 11, 2015
Very similar to Star Wars Battlefront, sadly there's not anyone playing it anymore. I love it
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
13/37
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
*sighs* this game really did have great potential. This game is truely ground breaking I must say that but the game is almost dear and is a hard to master game the title of the game shows what this HL2 mod is ETERNAL SILENCE. If you do the addbot command the bots are normally broken sadly I wish this game had the respect it deserves. My final rating for this game is a 10/10 but please get this game back up again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I played this game when it actually had people playing it, back in 2009 or 2010. Back then I had a blast with this game, space combat was engaging, and as somewhat clunky as it was the ground combat was still pretty fun. Note how I'm writing in the past tense, as none of this relevant now as I haven't seen anyone playing this since late 2013, the community was strong at one point but suddenly vanished seemingly overnight. Would I recommend people play this game? Hell yes, that's exactly what this game needs to exist as a functional multiplayer game, a playerbase. This would be fun to play with a small group of friends, but sadly that's all this game has to offer in it's current state.

My 2009-2010 rating = 8/10 a really overlooked game, even back in it's prime - despite the bugs & lack of servers, a very enjoyable & fun game.

My 2016 rating = 1/10 does this game even exist any more?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: February 25
Like a mix of Planetside 2 and Fractured Space, but predating both. I spent so much time on this game back in the day. There is fairly little variation in levels and game modes (my absolute favorite was the TDM with the central space station), but it is addicting all the same. I spent so many hours on this game - it's truly a classic. I certainly hope whoever developed this mod landed a well-paying job in the games industry, because they definitely deserved it.

[Edit] It only shows that I have about 25hrs playtime, but I feel like that must be a mistake. At least double that is more like what I'd estimate.
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41 of 41 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
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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39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
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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41 of 51 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2014
In space, no one can hear you fart.
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23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
We NEED to revive this game!
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
More people need to play this game.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 10, 2014
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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
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, atmosphere, 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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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2015
The community is eternally silent, but the game seems like it would be fun if there were people to play with.


It has a bunch of great features, like being able to board other ships and take them from the inside (if blowing it up isn't fun enough for you), fun (yet hard) pilotting controls, and best of all, it's in SPESS!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 15, 2014
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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4, 2015
there should be more players on this game!
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2015
This could be a badass game if there wernt 2 servers, and people were playing on those 2 servers
this game is true to its word it is
Eturnaly silent
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
611.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 1, 2014
WARNING, INCOMING MISSI-
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2015
If only people knew this was F2P now as it only needs Source SDK/TF2 to play.......

Seriously this is one of the best games nobody has ever played.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 10, 2014
Bring this mod back, make a f2p on steam or something i miss dis :(
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
good part of early HL2 mods
dead now but years ago this was the ♥♥♥♥.
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