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Half-Life: Before – is a modification for Half-Life with new levels and story. Mod is based on Spirit of Half-Life 1.8 technology, that increases visual and functional component of the mod. You're playing as a Black Mesa scientist Andrew Winner.
Veröffentlichung: 5. März 2009
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This free, community made Mod requires that you own and install Half-Life.

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“Overall Half-Life: Before is a quality made mod, that will mostly appeal to people who like high challenge…”

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Über das Spiel

Half-Life: Before – is a modification for Half-Life with new levels and story. Mod is based on Spirit of Half-Life 1.8 technology, that increases visual and functional component of the mod.

You're playing as a Black Mesa scientist Andrew Winner. Your mission is to enter another world to find an artifact that will allow Black Mesa scientists to open portal in another world.


  • Intense action
  • Set in Half-Life universe
  • High quality soundtrack
  • Spirit of Half-Life technology to enhance visuals
  • High definition models


    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1 ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB Video Card with OpenGL support
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes:
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What the f*ck just happened?
Verfasst: 28. April
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oh i hadn't wrote a review for it yet
it's really bad.
the game is just awful.

For starters, some 12 year old kid made a different mod, who lived in Sweden, and mainly spoke Swedish.
That mod had it's own custom models and textures, maps, enemies, so on so forth.
Own music, own sounds, and over 30 maps (I think, that game was pretty long)
It also had pretty fluent english, I never noticed a single typo.
That kid is grown up, and his name is ruMpel.
Oh and he made another modification which shouldn't be compared to this.
Like how Afraid of Monsters shouldn't be compared to this.

Some grown-up ♥♥♥♥♥♥ bag went in ♥♥♥-effort to make like, two-three maps.
It had horrible grammar (a patch had been released, mission faild).
For god's Sake, he obnoxiously advertised himself in his own game.

Obviously I don't recommend this game.

Go play Gunman Chronicles or something, IDK.
That's also a nice mod.
Verfasst: 8. August
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1.7 Std. insgesamt
Welp. Here's the deal.

This Mod. Had potential.

This Mod. It had decent scripting. Just enough to make you feel the game for what it is instead of guiding you thorugh the story.

This Mod. It talked of going to the Black mesa complex. Of being a winner. Andrew Winner. of a special artifact.

It had Weapons in it. It had new skins. It did have New Levels,a nd new textures. The ingredients for a possibly good mod- the possibility of good gameplay, and a new story.

This Mod. it was not that.

It took thirty eight minutes to complete.

The battles were not stunning. Rather, they were forced. Rushed. It was artificial difficulty.

I felt like I was playing a sea-based Half Life: Uplink (We all know that terrible movie...)

This mod. There were not true puzzles. Just small "hit this and it falls over" periods.

This mod. It did not have -true- new weapons. Merely reskins.

It had potential.

But it was not great.

If you seek a small run-and-gun, then go ahead... Add this to your list of games. but if you want a true half-life style challenge... this is not it. I can only hope this is just the first part of a larger thing.
Verfasst: 23. März
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1.6 Std. insgesamt
Half-Life: Before looked promising when i saw it at the steam store but sadly in the end it didn't meet up with the expectations. The encounters on the deck were easily avoidable by just running through and it didn't challenge me much other then wonder what is going on storywise. Fights became repetitive after a while that was not a good sign either.

The ship map itself was nicely made however and in the 2 playthroughs i went through this game did not encounter any glitches that forced me to reload so when it comes to making maps the people who made this mod deserves some credit. The soundtrack this game had definitly deserves some credit for a job done right aswell, despite of the things this game lacked it created more tension in the athmosphere of the game. Enemy movement however leaves many desires, i encountered enemies who were unable to move properly around the place like they normally would but the final boss takes the grand prize for obvious reasons.

This is not a game mod i would reccomend for serious playing though it is free to download (Half-Life needed) and there is absolutely no harm in trying it out for yourself and share your thoughts about it.

I give my best of luck in the future to the developers of this mod who did their best to create and publish a game mod like this. It might not be an A+ title but we all have to make a beginning somewhere.

All the best!

Verfasst: 8. August
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Diese Mod für Half Life 1 verspricht ein wenig die Story vor Half Life 1 zu zeigen, mit der typischen Half Life 1 Atmosphäre und Gameplay. Es hört sich alles toll an bis man die Mod zum ersten Mal startet und ein neues Spiel beginnt.

Der Anfang beginnt mit einer Kamerafahrt über ein augenscheinlich verlassenes Schiff, dabei kann schon gut das Ende der Map und den Beginn der Skybox sehen, das sieht einfach nur beschissen aus.
Nachdem die Kamerafahrt beendet ist und auf den eigenen Charakter zoomt wird man ohne weitere Umschweife oder geschweige denn einer Erklärung zur Situation ins Geschehen geworfen und die ersten Gegner laufen auf einen zu. Das ist einfach nur schlecht.
Wenn man sich nun über den sehr linearen Weg über das Schiffsdeck kämpft findet man immer nach und nach die ganzen Waffen auf Half Life 1. An der Brücke angekommen bekommt man einen sehr schlecht gesprochenen NPC zu sehen der das Tor zum Endgegner öffnet.
Springt man durch das Tor zum Endgegner greift dieser einen sofort an und man schießt einfach solange auf ihn bis er stirbt.

Und das wars, mehr gibt es nicht. Das alles lässt sich in ungefähr 15 Minuten durchspielen, es spielt sich monoton und langweilig und hat außer den Texturen, der Grafik und den Waffen nichts mit Half Life zu tun. Zudem hat das Spiel einige Bugs, man bleibt öfters an bestimmten Stellen hängen oder die Mod stürzt einfach ab.
Das ist eine wirklich schlechte Mod, der Modder hätte sich auf jeden Fall mehr Mühe geben können.

Macht bitte einen großen Bogen um diese Mod, es ist es einfach nicht wert zu spielen. Für mich hat hier ganz klar die Qualitätskontrolle von Steam versagt, sowas wie das hier hat auf Steam nichts zu suchen.

btw: Falls ihr doch mutig seit und diese Mod installiert werdet ihr 2 Einträge in eurer Steam Bibliothek vorfinden. Den Eintrag "Before" bekommt ihr wieder weg indem ihr erst Half Life Before deinstalliert und danach Steam neustartet.
Verfasst: 8. Dezember 2013
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