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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Kürzlich:
Sehr positiv (11 Reviews) - 100% der 11 Nutzerreviews der letzten 30 Tage sind positiv.
Insgesamt:
Sehr positiv (607 Reviews) - 94 % der 607 Nutzerreviews für dieses Spiel sind positiv.
Veröffentlichung: 28. Apr. 2013

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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

Über dieses Spiel

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

Systemanforderungen

    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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The Doctor
( 3.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 31. Mai
Really cool mod! So many neat assets used in very creative ways. When playing, you almost seem to go through different \'levels\' as the environment around you changes drastically. Super cool effects as well!

10/10

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PC++=S@lt
( 6.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 31. Mai
This game made me a lesbian

10/10
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slacker
( 4.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 29. Mai
Hey developers this was one the best gaming experiences i ever had with the action the adventure and the tiny little puzzles i did. thanks a lot for making this mod it was fun. and pls release minerva 2.
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thecommanderox
( 2.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. Mai
Its a short, but sweet Half Life 2 mod that once again brings you into HL2's fun singleplayer action. While it is a little short and the story is a little strange it is good to finally visit the Half Life universe in this great mod!
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cjenkinson
( 5.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 9. Mai
just began this mod. not easy/not hard. gotta keep on me toes...lots goin on...never a dull moment.
highly recommended...like the man said "sumpin to do till HL3 comes out....:)
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Grimmjow Jaggerjack
( 3.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 5. Mai
This mod is quite well done. It is a bit small but the level of detail that went into this makes up for it. The attention to detail is fantastic. This mod feels more like an extention of the half-life 2 game rather than mod. I high recommend it.
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Toilips
( 2.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 30. April
Great job Adam ! I really enjoyed this mod. It could be a little longer but it was nice. In some places the combines literally hunt you down which is bad especially when you have 30HP. Great mod if you want to spend about 2 hours trying something else.
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The Great Gat-spy
( 3.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. April
Anyone still complaining about Half Life 3 not existing should not overlook Minerva. The quality, gameplay, and design are all worthy of Valve's Half Life franchise. And it's free.
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Grilled Cheese Sammich
( 5.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. April
9/10
-Feels like a new Half-Life game.
-Introduces interesting new character development.
-If canonized, would definitely add a new perspective of the Combine and the player's view of the human struggle within the Half-Life universe.
-Does a great job at staying true to the atmosphere of the Half-Life experience, and more.
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R_U_Sirius1
( 5.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 23. April
This is a very well made mod. It's free, with Half-Life 2: Episode 1. It's not ten dollars, unlike Prospekt, so even if you disagree with me, you won't feel ripped off.
I heard that the guy who made this joined Valve to work on Episode 3... I guess he must be the only one assigned to that project now.
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riotrooper
( 5.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 19. April
Played this way back when it was first released and have just beaten it again. Still truly one of the best single-player HL2 mods out there. Great gameplay and amazing level design.
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Sсandinavian Orange
( 3.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 17. April
A wonderful mod, what more can I say?
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Cθffee
( 0.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 15. April
eh...
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polymetric
( 3.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 14. April
What PROSPEKT wishes it was.

10/10
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flo21
( 3.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 10. April
Something to pass the time while you wait for Half-Life 3
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CharlieHadronTimeAgent
( 2.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 10. April
I freaking love this game! It almost perfectly recaptures the atmosphere of Half-Life 2 in an original setting - specifically, a Combine outpost on an island involved in some underhand business that you, the former Combine soldier nicknamed "Perseus" directed by "Minerva", the mysterious overseer of your onslaught through the base from her secret underground hideout. Personally, I reckon that Minerva is actually LM, the original head of Black Mesa.
Why? Simple.
1) The Greek Gods reference. Oh wait, that's Cave Johnson. Hmm, then again, that could be something else...
2) "I played a large part in mankind's discovery of this, although few would like to admit it."
3) https://hylobatidae.org/minerva/archive_4.shtml
4) "Please don't take it as some residual aspect of my own purported humanity", which indicates some Combine involvement at some point - I could speculate, but I won't.
5) SHE HAS AN UNDERGROUND BASE?
But anyway, it's a fun game with a great storyline and I hope (though I don't expect) Out of Time recieves a swift release.
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Bandit
( 76.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 7. April
Played to level 3 and an in game crash occured. Up to that point it is a great game. Could be my computer or some software I do not have. Not sure yet but I can tell you the scenes and action are very good.
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Talidos
( 3.7 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. März
Simply amazing,this is what hl2 should have been but wasnt.Hopefully Adam Foster will be doing the level design in hl3 and bringing back all they things we loved from the original.
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Murci
( 9.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. März
This is a story about... person ( half life fans will catch on to who WHAT it is ) who is only trying to do something good. This little soldier is dropped onto an island and is ordered to investigate to what may appear to be a headcrab factory.... youre in for a surprise.
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EpicWN
( 0.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. März
it gud
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2.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Mai
Its a short, but sweet Half Life 2 mod that once again brings you into HL2's fun singleplayer action. While it is a little short and the story is a little strange it is good to finally visit the Half Life universe in this great mod!
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10 von 12 Personen (83 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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1.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. März
I haven't played many Half Life 2 mods, but this one reeks of professionalism. The level itself is small, but not exactly. It's full of detailing and the layout is actually vertical. Most of the setting takes place below ground in an expansive Combine structure that really fits in with the original lore. It looks Combine, it feels Combine, and it's definitely a bit sinister. It's not very short, but if definitely feels like a single level in a larger campaign.

It's a fun, enticing little experience, and yes I played with godmode. It's really challenging! Or maybe that's just me with horrible skills.
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3.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. April
Something to pass the time while you wait for Half-Life 3
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6 von 7 Personen (86 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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4.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. März
In short - it's probably the best single player HL2 mod out there. It's creator was famously (and deservedly) hired by Valve after working on this.

It's a mod that masterfully uses a lot of the available game assets (up to Ep. 1) to add to the original game - it does this somewhat in story but mostly in gameplay style. The result is a short cohesive experience that almost stands up there with Valve's single player campaigns (well almost - this is still just a little mod).

+ detailed production, good pacing
+ unique vertical/layered level design
+ occasional puzzles and HL style set pieces
+ surprisingly good soundtrack (partially new)
+ challenging combat (compared to HL2)
+ decent self contained story set in the HL universe

- constant backtracking can get tedious and/or confusing at times
- combat challenge mostly stems from endlessly respawning enemies
- the character that should serve as a guide in the game world actually ends up being quite annoying
- also the vague greek symbolism within the story is kind of forced and pretentious (but that can all be thankfully ignored)
- frankly the pacing is so good (for a mod) that you inevitably forget you're playing a mod, and that means that sometimes the campaign can feel a bit lacking in polish (at least compared to HL2, one of the greatest games ever, mind you)
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5.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. März
Very well crafted mod, liked the story, The combate was difficult but never too difficult and kept you on your feet.
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2.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. März
I would pay for a redux of this with dear esther graphics.
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1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. März
This game is great great idea great story.I love it!
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3.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. April
Anyone still complaining about Half Life 3 not existing should not overlook Minerva. The quality, gameplay, and design are all worthy of Valve's Half Life franchise. And it's free.
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3.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. April
What PROSPEKT wishes it was.

10/10
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2.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. April
I freaking love this game! It almost perfectly recaptures the atmosphere of Half-Life 2 in an original setting - specifically, a Combine outpost on an island involved in some underhand business that you, the former Combine soldier nicknamed "Perseus" directed by "Minerva", the mysterious overseer of your onslaught through the base from her secret underground hideout. Personally, I reckon that Minerva is actually LM, the original head of Black Mesa.
Why? Simple.
1) The Greek Gods reference. Oh wait, that's Cave Johnson. Hmm, then again, that could be something else...
2) "I played a large part in mankind's discovery of this, although few would like to admit it."
3) https://hylobatidae.org/minerva/archive_4.shtml
4) "Please don't take it as some residual aspect of my own purported humanity", which indicates some Combine involvement at some point - I could speculate, but I won't.
5) SHE HAS AN UNDERGROUND BASE?
But anyway, it's a fun game with a great storyline and I hope (though I don't expect) Out of Time recieves a swift release.
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4.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Januar
I don't understand. Why bother Episode 3 so much when we got this asskicking mod?

*Actually Adam Foster later went on to work on EP3, hmm.
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6 von 8 Personen (75 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Februar
this free mod kills that 10 dollar garbage known as Prospekt
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4 von 6 Personen (67 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
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3.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Februar
This is the best Half-Life 2 mod I have ever played. At some parts, it is hard to know what to do such figuring out what to shoot to make a broken elevator come down. Or fighting off an infinite horde of zombines and fast zombies for 30 minutes and realising you have to throw a grenade at the back of a door through a broken floor to unlock it. And then searching the new area for 10 minutes before realising you need to turn a valve to blow up some pipes to leave through. This was also the first time I was scared in a Half-Life 2 mod. Those hordes of zombines are spooky 0.o I got lost alot but always found my way with the help of Minerva. The game looks amazing and runs smoothly. It has a great story and it explains where those ♥♥♥♥ing evil poison headcrabs and dirty scumbag fast headcrabs came from. I HATE POISON HEADCRABS!!! I definetley recommend to any Half-Life fans.

I rate 9/10 (the minus 1 is for the maps that I got lost in and the unclear goals of some maps). I really home the developer decides to continue the series.

WARNING: DO NOT BUY PROSPEKT, IT IS ♥♥♥♥!!!
Also this game has barely any replay value but it is still pretty good. Try out the creator of Minerva's mod for Half Life called Someplace Else. It has some impressive level design and an interesting architecture.
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1.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. März 2014
geil wenn auch etwas zu schwer.. für ein noob
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5.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17. September 2013
Free if you have Half Life: Episode One. I completed it in about 4 hours last night on Hard so it's not a very time consuming game either. Was very entertaining, very difficult at times which I believe is a positive. Actionpacked to the max, always a firefight behind every corner. The map was amazing, a bit like The Silent Cartographer from Halo: Combat Evolved. Music in true Half Life-style, pumping beats to get your heart rate up. Puzzles and combat as in Half Life although more combat oriented, set in the same universe.

Spawn system/level design is one of the best I've seen. There's a set number of enemies per "event" (like opening a door, there's a lot of these), meaning you can clear it out entirely and feel somewhat safe. But the "events" put spawns far away at times, making the enemies then run towards the sound of fire but only arrive after most things are dead, surprising you without feeling random and making the experience harder and more lifelike at the same time. Never coming at you alone, always from several angles. At times scaring me to screams, panicing against what seemed like impossible odds in the moment. Fast paced, fluid, brutal. Excellent.

If you have Episode One and like combat more than running around looking at the view then you should play it. That's not to say it's not a beautiful game, it's probably the best looking game in the entire franchise... and it's a mod.
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56 von 56 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
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17.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. Juli 2013
This game is actually well known in the HL2 modding community as a work of art. The guy who created ths mod also got a job at VALVe becuase of this game!
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50 von 60 Personen (83 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. Mai 2015
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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0.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Oktober 2013
A good mod, just need to do a bit of tweaking to get it working.


Goto "Library" and RIGHT CLICK "MINERVA: Metastasis" and click "Properties". Click "SET LAUNCH OPTIONS..." type "-game metastasis" without the quotation marks then click "OK". Click "CLOSE" and then now MINERVA: Metastasis should run.
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39 von 43 Personen (91 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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2.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. Dezember 2014
Amazing Half-Life 2 Mod. Definitely worth playing.
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