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.
Valutazione degli utenti:
Recenti:
Molto positiva (16 recensioni) - 93% delle 16 recensioni degli utenti pubblicate negli ultimi 30 giorni sono positive.
Complessivamente:
Molto positiva (606 recensioni) - 606 recensioni degli utenti (94%) per questo gioco sono positive.
Data di rilascio: 28 apr 2013

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Mod creato dalla Comunità

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

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Recensioni

"...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

Informazioni sul gioco

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

Requisiti di sistema

    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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Complessivamente:
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thecommanderox
( 2.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 23 maggio
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!
cjenkinson
( 5.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 9 maggio
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....:)
Grimmjow Jaggerjack
( 3.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 5 maggio
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.
Toilips
( 2.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 30 aprile
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.
The Great Gat-spy
( 3.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 25 aprile
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.
Grilled Cheese Sammich
( 5.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 23 aprile
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.
R_U_Sirius1
( 5.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 23 aprile
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.
riotrooper
( 5.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 19 aprile
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.
Sсandinavian Orange
( 3.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 aprile
A wonderful mod, what more can I say?
Cθffee
( 0.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 15 aprile
eh...
polymetric
( 3.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 14 aprile
What PROSPEKT wishes it was.

10/10
flo21
( 3.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 10 aprile
Something to pass the time while you wait for Half-Life 3
CharlieHadronTimeAgent
( 2.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 10 aprile
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.
Bandit
( 76.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 7 aprile
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.
Talidos
( 3.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 28 marzo
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.
Murci
( 9.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 28 marzo
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.
EpicWN
( 0.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 28 marzo
it gud
stdave
( 5.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 27 marzo
This could have been released as Episode Three, no one would know it wasn't official.
That's how good it is.
woodCAT71
( 4.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 25 marzo
I have not played too many HL2 mods, but this one definately stands out. It's harder than the original ( or I just suck) , but the level design is good and eventualy you get all the HL2 weapons and then, your enemies have no chance. 9/10
ThaDaLinkWent
( 4.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 22 marzo
I gotta say if it's action you're looking for, this mod gives it in spades. The island is thick with enemies and yet at the same time it's storyline and plot are paper thin and vague as hell as to why you're even there to begin with. You'll get these weird cryptic messages prattling on about Greek mythology and what to do to further your mission (Something about observing and analysing stuff) and how you're insignificant and worthless (Not sure where they were going with that aspect....)

It's challenging and fun but at the same time annoying and vague. Though I did enjoy my time with the mod, I'll say from my perspective the bad outweighs the good. Enemy difficulty is artficially inflated to somewhat ridiculous levels. Just to kill a single combine soldier you'll need to pump about 40-50% of your weapon magazine into them. Found out the magnum got nerfed as I aimed at a combine soldier's head at point blank range and squeezed the trigger. He punched me several times and finally went down after a second shot. It also doesn't help that the A.I's only real strategy is to bum rush the player with overwhelming numbers.

The game really doesn't make it clear at times that you might need to do a little bit of backtracking to find new paths you have opened. Oh and I also forgot to mention this game just LOVES to spawn large hordes of soldiers or monsters behind you. I never once needed to turn down the difficulty but the last part of the game was just one big ol' monster spawn marathon. After I beat the mod it just didn't feel fun to me......almost felt like work. But hey YMMV (your miles may vary) As always I say give the mod a spin for yourself before you go taking anyone else's word for it.
Recensioni più utili  Negli scorsi 30 giorni
1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
3.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 25 aprile
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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Recensioni più utili  Negli scorsi 90 giorni
10 persone su 12 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
1.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 marzo
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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6 persone su 6 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4 persone hanno trovato questa recensione divertente
Consigliato
3.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 10 aprile
Something to pass the time while you wait for Half-Life 3
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6 persone su 7 (86%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
4.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 marzo
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 persone su 6 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
5.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 marzo
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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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
2.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 10 marzo
I would pay for a redux of this with dear esther graphics.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
1.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 marzo
This game is great great idea great story.I love it!
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
3.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 aprile
What PROSPEKT wishes it was.

10/10
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
2.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 10 aprile
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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Recensioni più utili  Negli scorsi 180 giorni
3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
2.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 gennaio
Verrete mandati su un'isola a controllare una base sotterranea combine. Dovrete scoprire cosa tramano e soprattutto distruggerla. Non è nulla di eccezionale, ma non è nemmeno da buttare.

voto 6
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11 persone su 13 (85%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Consigliato
4.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 16 gennaio
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.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No Divertente
6 persone su 7 (86%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
3.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 novembre 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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6 persone su 8 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
2.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 febbraio
this free mod kills that 10 dollar garbage known as Prospekt
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4 persone su 6 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
Consigliato
3.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 febbraio
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 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
2.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 maggio 2015
Amazing HL2 mod and probably one of the best i've played. I liked the adventure and mysterious atmosphere, you are in a combine base on a island and you must find out what they're doing down there. Play it, worths.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
4.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 ottobre 2015
Probabilmente Minerva è la migliore mod amatoriale mai realizzata per HL2.
Vi riporterà all'interno dell'universo di Half-Life dove impersonerete un protagonista alquanto misterioso.Un più attento esame fa notare agli occhi del videogiocatori elementi di Deus Ex (o per i più anziani di System Shock)
In definitiva, non posso che consigliarla.
Giocatela, merita!

8.5/10
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79 persone su 81 (98%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Consigliato
5.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 17 settembre 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 persone su 56 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Consigliato
17.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 luglio 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 persone su 59 (85%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Consigliato
2.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 maggio 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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39 persone su 43 (91%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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0.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 28 ottobre 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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