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 (439 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 28, 2013
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Community-Made Mod

This game requires that you own Half-Life 2: Episode One .

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Recommended By Curators

"A mod but subsequently granted Valve-endorsed standalone status, this was the Half-Life 2 campaign that did a number of things better than HL2 did."
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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
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
MINERVA is a community made mod for Half-Life 2. I guess you could call this one Half-Life 2: Episode 2.5. It looks, feels and plays exactly like the other Half-life 2 parts. The story is small, yet very entertaining. The levels are amazingly well made to match Half-Life 2's environment. It is certainly not an easy game and you will sometimes spend some time to figure out on where to go next, but it is certainly not too difficult either.

If you liked Half-Life 2, then you definitely need to try this mod.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I wonder what Adam Foster is now doing at Valve. He was hired because of his impressive mapping skills (and these show for sure), but they're not doing that now.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
A great, thilling and explosive mod! A seriously impressive mod for Half-Life 2: Ep 2 that definately should be enjoyed by any Half-Life fan! Even on par with the game itself, like a lost side episode~ Check this out, you have a lot to gain and nothing to lose! :D
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
One of the best mod for Half-Life 2. Original atmosphere. Must have! Respect.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Holy ♥♥♥♥ that was good. Short, sweet, and to the point. Unlike HL2, where you have to fight to clear an area, in Minerva you simply need to keep running. Forget killing everything, forget the loot. Just run. Survive.

I was on the edge of my seat for the entire ride. What a beautiful project.

Cons: Voice acting would have helped. Reading a message in the middle of combat only serves to take away from both.

9/10
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