Pervasive. Literary. Brutal. Experimental.MINERVA, by Adam Foster, takes you to a remote island under the control of Combine forces. Something is going on here. Your goal is to uncover what that is and destroy it. Oh, yes-- and try to survive.This is the newly released 2013 edition of the famous Half Life 2: Episode One mod.
User reviews: Very Positive (557 reviews) - 94% of the 557 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 28, 2013

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Reviews

"...really rather brilliant."
Rock Paper Shotgun
"Superb."
– Edge Magazine

"I've played through it a half dozen times since its release, always finding some new aspect to appreciate more."
9.6 – ModDB

About This Game

Pervasive. Literary. Brutal. Experimental.

MINERVA, by Adam Foster, takes you to a remote island under the control of Combine forces. Something is going on here. Your goal is to uncover what that is and destroy it. Oh, yes-- and try to survive.

This is the newly released 2013 edition of the famous Half Life 2: Episode One mod.

Special Thanks

Minerva Soundtrack - Available Here

Translations by LocWorks

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor:1.7 GHz Processor
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE)
    • DirectX®:8.0
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor:Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better)
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card
    • DirectX®:9.0b
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2015
This game is a fun romp through a Combine-controlled island that you must liberate for the Resistance. It’s a free mod and it’s worth playing, so give it a try. It is weird, though, how it’s always 100% brightness everywhere and navigating the map can be frustrating sometimes, but again: It’s free.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2015
By far one of the best Half Life 2 mods I have ever played, I'm so glad I checked this out. The gameplay is always fast paced, you cannot stop just to get a rest and ammo, but it was amazing because of it, there was never a dull moment. The graphics even rival HL2's at points in the combine areas.

Just generally a great mod overall. Play it!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2015
This, this genius addition to the Half-Life universe - shows off what kind of personal expression and inspiration must be present across Valve's employee's. It follows the crucial story trap, of not letting you know what is happening in this world, but showing you - only giving you a tiny peice of the whole picture at a time, and forever pressing your inate desire to explore.

This mod capitalizes on many atmospheric qualities that set the origional half life as such a memorable masterpeice. The horror of bio-assimilation, bleak military intention, and all within confined steel corridors - leading to epic chambers of technologial experimentation. (Just get used to that goulish blue combine metal texture).

This mod is also fkn hard when put at max difficulty, conserve your ammo and use every tool at your disposal.

9 > Badass
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
Excellent game! If you're suffering from Half-life withdrawl and need a lifeline, this is the game for you! The atmosphere, feel, level design, and gameplay are true to Half-life games of old. The island gives you plenty of areas to explore, like the usual old buildings, worn down docks on beachfronts, and combine infrastructures! There are a good range of enemies as well with all the combine soldiers as well as many zombies and such. Its unfortunately a quick playthrough but the quality is certainly there.

9/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
9/10

Adam Foster has truly created a masterpiece. I do highly recommend this to anyone who wants to spend 2-3 hours with something new.
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