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.
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Дата на излизане: 28 април 2013

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

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"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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"...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

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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

Системни изисквания

    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
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7 от 8 човека (88%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 1 октомври
Bored of waiting for HL3 ? So am I, but here's a little something to make the wait easier.

MINERVA: Metastasis is a source based mod set in the Half life universe. Its amazing if you're into HL and it's universe, probably a bit less if you're not (you would definitly rather start by playing HL2)
It has similar atmosphere, mechanics (duh), and immersion than HL2 and it's Episodes. Consider it as a plus or a side quest to the main game, kinda the way Opposing force and Blue Shift are to HL1.
It's creator has worked at Valve so no wonder it is a good game !

I really enjoyed the map and plot. No spoiler, but I can tell you that once again you're gonna have to f*ck with some huge combine installations :D
It's hard to tell when the game events occur compared to City 17's events, I think it's just some Resistance action happening before Gordon's come back.

Only downside is that the game had some weird graphic settings the first time played it, it was really bright and well... quite ugly compared to what I was seing online.
If it happens to you (you can compare with the community page screenshots) add "+mat_dxlevel 90 +mat_hdr_level 2 +mat_hdr_enable +mat_fullbright 0" (no quotes) to your game launch options.

The game is free if you already own HL: E1, so get it !
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3 от 3 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 4 октомври
~2 hours of harder combat and little puzzles in a HL2 universe story, finished it in one go and thought "This was nice, I should recommend this", so here it is =)

Some voice for the messages would've made this better though :P
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 20 октомври
A Half-Life 2 mod that should be a really game!

This hands down is one of my favourite Half Life 2 mods. While being that same to Half Life 2 with sounds, graphics and all that jazz, it has a very different story to it that uses a bit og Greek mytholegy with. The game has a person telling you things but instead of speaking, they use writting. This is good because you don't have modded voices (and alot of the voice acting with bad mics make a mod seem bad) but you will have to stop to read it.

Since this is free, why not give it a shot? This sucked up more than 2 hours of my life on hard difficulty (because where is the challenge of playing a game on an easy difficulty :P ) and is was worth it. Just make sure you have Half Life 2 installed.

8.1/10
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
6.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 11 октомври
The story and the levels come together as polished gems.
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.0 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 25 октомври
This is a tough thing to review. I have mixed feelings about level design - Sometimes you are told about a "door" which turns out to be a metal plate in the wall. Sometimes you are told to do damage to some crappy reactor - It turns out you're supposed to dump crates inside of it. Some puzzles were tough.

Certain fights seem badly setup - enemies in a bunch as if they just spawned and didn't even walk apart. The chase scene were you run away from soldiers without weapons. That was very fun, but you are supposed to wait for the next area to open, while most people would run away and not wait for the door assuming it was closed.

There's also the thing with breakable scene elementns. No, a sparking piece of metal in a huge collapsing cluster♥♥♥♥ of identical surroundings is not enough to attract my attention.

Despite of it's many shortcomings I suppose I sort of, enjoyed this mod? I felt more happy at the end then I did at the end of HL2, and that says something. The level design really wasn't that bad, since I never consulted a walkthrough. I did on multiple occasions during my HL playthrough and that game's level design is considered to be amazing. It's only two hours long but trust me - it feels a lot longer than that.

So yeah, check this out! Definitely worth your time. I certainly wouldn't buy it if it was paid, but it's free!
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1 от 3 човека (33%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 6 октомври
It's literally more Half-Life 2 with phenomenal level design.
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0 от 1 човека (0%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 1 октомври
One of the best mods for Half Life 2
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0 от 1 човека (0%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
4.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 28 октомври
7½/10
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1 от 8 човека (13%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 18 октомври
-NOTE- I have not yet seen actual gameplay, read the rest of the review please.

I looked at this game on the steam page and thought this game looked pretty amazing, however, after installing it last night I had to go off to bed, the computer remained on for the next hour or so, then when I got up in the morning to play it, I got the error "Could not load library client.", due to this error and the lack of reliable ways to fix it (I searched on the forums and google for a good hour), I cannot reccomend this game untill it is fixed, and due to the fact that people have been having this error since October last year, I doubt there will be one.

-Have Tried:
Writing "-game metastasis" (without quotes) into "launch options".
Copying "client.dll" from hl2/episodic.
Verifying every hl2 game and every Source SDK.
Restarting steam (multiple times)

May try reinstalling at a later time.
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3.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 4 октомври
Absolutely fluffing fantastic. Really atmospheric and quite hard at times. Definitely jumped out of my skin a few times and was pumped when I finished it. A wierder, darker take on the HL2 universe - it's good enough to be considered alongside the official games. Play it. Play it NOW!
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0.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 5 октомври
Awesome game :D
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6.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 12 октомври
Sooo good!! suprised me! if you like/love HL series you gonna like/love this ♥♥♥♥! nostagic and extremly well disigned
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2.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 27 октомври
MINERVA is a beautiful, well paced mod for Half Life 2. Taking place on an island occupied by the combine, it features fantastic level design that rivals that of vanilla Half Life 2. The areas weave together in a very believable way and every area is shrouded by an air of mystery. Also noteworthy is the expert use of verticality. I often found I was able to use this to my advantage against the numerous, well placed enemies in MINERVA. Not only are the areas well designed, but each is also visibly distinct. Because of this, I never found myself lost for long. I even stopped once to admire the setting sun reflecting off the ocean's waves. The Story is engaging enough. It does a good job of adding to the mystery of the island, although it would have benefited from proper voice acting as it is sometimes difficult to read during intense gunfights.

Over all, MINERVA provides some of the best Half Life 2 content I have experienced. Anyone with a copy of Half Life 2 owes it to themselves to give this a try.
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0.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 29 октомври
just didnt like playing it dont hate on me for not liking it but i just generally found it dull :/
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7 от 7 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
49.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 30 септември
This is easily one of the best Half Life 2 mods. It offers a comfortably similar mission style to compliment Half Life 2. Minerva may be short in overall game hours, but if you enjoyed theHalf Life 2 you will definitely enjoy this reminiscent detour.

Minerva offers exactly what you would expect from what is a mod side story that is intent on delivering a unique and enjoyable experience with purposely simlar gameplay to Half Life 2.

I would highly reccomend Minerva to anyone that enjoyed the Half life 2 singleplayer experience, but is still craving more of what made Half Life 2 one of the best atmospheric story driven fps games. You will not be dissapointed.
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6 от 7 човека (86%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
7.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 15 юли
One of the best HL2 mods ive played. Wonderful story, wonderful level design (slightly confusing though), and the creator is Adam Foster, who has currently gone to work at Valve!
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4 от 6 човека (67%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
4.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 25 юли
download it - play it - love it !
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2 от 3 човека (67%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 24 септември
Impressive! You should really give this one a go. It has very intricate, dark-souls-esque level design and quite challenging, well paced encounters in which the still superb AI of HL2 shines as bright as it ever did.
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3 от 5 човека (60%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 3 август
Possibly one of my favorite Half-Life 2 Mods.
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1 от 2 човека (50%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.0 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 10 май
I highly recommend playing this. Really glad I stumbled across it; great gameplay, area design, pacing, etc. I think I enjoyed this more than either HL2 EP1/EP2, to be honest. It's free, so there's no excuse not to give it a try, especially given the quality.
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