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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发行日期: 2013年4月28日

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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

系统需求

    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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31 人中有 29 人(94%)觉得这篇评测有价值
2.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月8日
Amazing Half-Life 2 Mod. Definitely worth playing.
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22 人中有 20 人(91%)觉得这篇评测有价值
2.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月9日
Pretty much the best HL single-player mod. Adam Foster got hired at Valve as a direct result of his work here.
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2.9 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年11月23日
*NOTICE* I just finished playing this mod and here is my final verdict.

MINERVA: Metastasis, what may appear as a generic, fanmade Half-Life 2 mod on the outside actually appears more on the inside. I have played many Half-Life 2 mods and this one definetely goes on my list of one of the most interesting if not one of the best Half-Life 2 mods I have ever played. The mod is mysterious which really fits into the Half-Life universe, the story is told via text which may seem horrible on paper with many flaws, which it does don't get me wrong, but it gets the job done and in a way gives MINERVA its character.

The level design in MINERVA is very similar to Half-Life 2's level design yet also has some variation with the mod being more maze-like than Half-Life 2's which in my honest opinion gives the mod more variation and gives an immersion factor to it. The mod is also surprisingly challenging compared to Half-Life 2 and I was playing on Normal difficulty! I mean its not rage inducing hard but the beginning levels do stir up a challenge with the mod throwing enemies at you in tight corridor-like locations. It the kind of hard difficulty which does test you, makes you think and makes you aware of your surroundings and makes you think of plans to take on the many Combine foot soldiers and aliens head crabs and zombies that you will encounter.

There is a lot more to say about MINERVA, the design of the levels and the detail that the mod developer placed are truly amazing, the gameplay and pacing is spot on and the mod just truly feels interesting to play. Many things in MINERVA are also interesting with the themes of Greek Mythology being in the game with the Narrator telling you your mission objectives via text.

The story in MINERVA like I said is mysterious with a lot of what is going on is confusing but atleast there's forums to explain whats going on. A lot with MINERVA also fits in with the Half-Life universe that I feel that someday Valve should incorporate into that next Half-Life game that we are all waiting for. When you get to a certain part involving a portal you'll see what I mean, not spoiling it that is.

In the end MINERVA is a must play, it really makes you happy to play a good Half-Life 2 mod, its short yet sweet, and plus it makes you think more as to what Half-Life 3 could be.



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8 人中有 7 人(88%)觉得这篇评测有价值
2.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月14日
Great mod with great visuals and quality!
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4 人中有 4 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
2.0 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月22日
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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3.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月11日
Holy ♥♥♥♥. That's all I have to say.
This game kept me thinking! Hell, I was stuck on a few parts for extensive periods of time.
While playing through this mod, I noticed a few things that were similar to the original Half-Life.
You don't get too many supplies that make you fell over-powered.
Or too little supplies that make you feel too under-powered.
The only problem I actually had with this was trying to read the text in the upper right corner,
and the auto saves. You need to have more frequent auto saves.
I died just after this long elevator part and it took me all the way back to the start of the elevator.
Please, add more auto saves so you're not repeating too much.

Thanks for the great game!
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4.2 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月13日
DEFINITELY had to write a review for this one. If you like Half Life, you NEED to play this mod.

This was the first time in a long time that I felt like I was playing something truly set in the Half Life universe. I stopped thinking "wow this is a great mod" and kept thinking "wow this is an actual Half Life game." Valve also basically accepts it all as canon as the guy was hired on by Valve after this mod's completion, and he went on to work on Portal 2 and is working on whatever form of Half Life currently exists within the Valve offices.

Excellent design and the story - though somewhat light, doesn't actually FEEL light. It's intriguing, and Adam Foster excels at storytelling even through the environment, making the gameplay flow smoothly and just feels more open and fluid than most level designs even in a lot of modern day games.

Just, please play it. It's so good. Adam Foster contributed to the greatness of Portal 2, and his hand will be at work in whatever Half Life comes out next, whenever that might be.
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4 人中有 3 人(75%)觉得这篇评测有价值
2.5 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:1月9日
Minerva should be classified as an expansion as opposed to a mod. It doesn't modify anything; it expands upon the first hour of Half-Life 2: Episode 1. A game that left me a little cold once you escape the Citadel. Minerva takes the best bits from Episode 1 and makes it twice as big as well as giving it its own vague and unique storyline. It's an incredible expansion that knows exactly where it's best at and embraces it. This is precisely what Half-Life 2: Episode 1 should have been, and would have made a great precursor to the formidable Episode 2. This game is free. You have literally no reason to not play it.
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4.7 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:3月17日
If one were to describe Minerva with one word, it would probably be "enigmatic". The player is dropped off in a stolen suit of Combine armor on a mysterious island, and, with the guidance of a possibly mythological being communicating with him via short paragraphs, has no place to go but down into the very bowls of the Combine base to discover what horrible secrets lie within.

Minerva's main strengths lay heavily within its thoughtful level design, heavily influenced by Halo's famous "Silent Cartographer" map. Progress is mostly linear with occasional alternate paths, but clever use of more realistic architecture and vertical space give its maps an expansive quality few games can match (even if its creator was later hired by Valve and worked on Portal 2, as some of the larger levels in the abandoned facilities definitely show his influence). The atmosphere is actually enhanced by the creative reuse of Half-Life 2's stock assets, which help present the feeling that this takes place within the same universe but is a different kind of story, albeit one with hauntingly familiar themes such as being the pawn of more powerful forces and carrying out orders without knowing why.


Most of the mod's problems are fairly minor, such as two puzzles towards the end with somewhat unintuitive solutions and the later levels feeling slightly rushed, but if you are already a fan of the Half-Life franchise or have an interest in single-player map design then I'd strongly recommend playing through this at least once and paying particular attention to how the maps manage to wrap around and create seemingly vast spaces within what are actually just average or even rather small Source maps.
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5.9 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:3月10日
One of the best mod for Half-Life 2. Original atmosphere. Must have! Respect.
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5.6 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月5日
Wow what a pro game.. free on Steam. I play too much Battlefield & I needed something to sweep my mind away. Minerva took me 6 hours to finish & I thoroughly enjoyed all the content. If you're a HL nugget like me, this game is a must-have!
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5.6 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:4月25日
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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1.4 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月3日
A truly amazing experience, especially for a mod! I highly reccomend checking this out.
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0.6 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2月22日
If this game had a coin...Then it'd be Illuminati. 10/10

This game is fun when you want to escape a Russian Dystopian metropolis and enjoy killing alien soldiers on an Island.

Highly recomended.
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2 人中有 1 人(50%)觉得这篇评测有价值
3.2 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月5日
Great game with awesome story totaly worth of play so cool
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4 人中有 2 人(50%)觉得这篇评测有价值
1.9 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年12月5日
"OH! I can break that?" simulator 2014
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3 人中有 3 人(100%)觉得这篇评测有价值
14.9 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2014年4月1日
画面风格很赞,没有其他MOD的压抑感。联合军的基地很科幻,符合半条命2原有的风格并大胆想象了联合军上层世界的样子。音乐很动听,或是平静地欣赏景色,或是激烈的战斗,都非常有意境。
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74 人中有 72 人(97%)觉得这篇评测有价值
5.3 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2013年9月17日
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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17.8 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2013年7月2日
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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0.1 小时(记录在案的)
发布于:2013年10月28日
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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