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.
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Utgivningsdatum: 5 mar, 2009

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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. Your mission is to enter another world to find an artifact that will allow Black Mesa scientists to open portal in another world.

Features

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

Systemkrav

    Minimum:
    • 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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16 av 16 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 25 mars
I'm not entirely sure what the aim of creating this game was.

Let me explain;

Nothing is explained. Why do you magically zap on to a boat? Why is the crystal on the boat? Why do you need to retrieve it in the first place from the boat and not on Xen? Why were the Xen creatures already there before the resonance cascade?

Why?

WHY?

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?

All of this is completely unanswered, but this is just the start. [Spoilers]

Once you magically apear upon the boat, seemingly sent by Zeus, you pickup almost all of the weapons available in the game, instantly making it very easy. If that didn't make it easy enough for you, then you're in luck! Right in front of you is a conveniently placed helicopter, complete with a mounted machine gun, meaning all those Xen creatures are dead before you move 10 metres.

Once you finally reach the main cabin, you are greeted by 3 turrets, which are easily avoidable. In fact, there are 100s of better locations for them, which would have proved challenging, however, the creators were obviously not in a creative mood, so decided to place them right in the open, however, they did take the time to ensure even spacing, which was a nice touch.

Next, you are inside, where you'll reach the lift, clamber through the overhead opening, and up the tedious ladder, and eventually reach the control deck, where you're warmly greeted by 3 soldiers, seemingly oblivious to the Xen creatures which have engulfed their ship.

After this, and a few random Xen creatures which magically appear, you find a man. The soldiers also seemed oblivious to him, which is surprising as he was literally next to them. The man is the most socially awkward NPC I've ever encountered, and was a walk suitable for the Ministry of Silly Walks. He opens a security coded box for you, containing a med kit. This was much needed, as the previous 20 were not quite enough. He the proceeds to open the cargo doors, containing a dangerous creature, which is obviously the best idea. On top of this, he automatically knows why you're there. No questions asked.

You then need to BACKTRACK THE WHOLE MAP in order to reach the cargo hold. Of course, it should be a nice brisk walk, after all, you have just defeated all the creatures, right? Wrong. They've respawned, and in seemingly higher numbers. Once you battle your way through the Battle of Somme, you reach the cargo doors. At first, I wasn't sure what to do, as surely if I jump in I'd die? I discovered that jumping in to a gaping dark hole actually heals you, which was a nice surprise.

So, the boss fight. Before anything even begins, you get to endure a lovely cutscene where the boss sucks up the crystals, which once again begs the question, why?

You've spent the whole game (10 minutes) collecting all the weapons in the game, conserving your ammo, well guess what? They're all gone. You can pickup a few off the floor, but ammo is almost non-existent. The boss itself is, well... interesting. It is a down-sized and retextured version of Nihilanth, and completely lacks any form of animation. To me, it resembles a over-stuffed teddy bear, so stiff that it puts viagra to shame.

Once you've finally defeated him, (Cooked grenades seem to work well), that's it. That's literally it. The boss shatters like if I picked up your vase and threw it on the ground. Oh and the crystals? Gone.

The final credits/cutscene shows the crystals in a different location, which I can only assume is suppose to represent Black Mesa. I don't think I can truly express how underwhelming this game is. The idea of Half-Life: Before is brilliant, but this game, is certainly not brilliant.
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20 av 25 personer (80%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 25 januari
How a mod like this, and not one of the many other mods that are 1000% better than this one, made it onto steam I have no idea...
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48 av 79 personer (61%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
21 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
3.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 15 januari
norm for mod
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20 av 29 personer (69%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 november, 2014
honestly, why on earth is this even doing on steam? and more importantly....WHY AREN'T ANY OF THE GOOD HALF LIFE 1 MODS NOT HERE?!?!?
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19 av 28 personer (68%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
7 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 november, 2014
I once made a positive review for this


oh what a mistake I made
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34 av 58 personer (59%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
3 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 november, 2014
Node Graph out of Date. Rebuilding...
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10 av 13 personer (77%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 10 februari
This game started off ok but got bad quite quick.
First off you get almost every weapon in the first area. Not that bad but you also face almost every single monster in the game in the same stage.
After this fight you get to the tower. In my case I was below half health. You encounter a room with 3 soldiers in it. Ok. Kill them and begin to explore the room. Now after this fight you're probably low on health. So what happens next? The room is flooded with snarks. Took me several attempts to survive.
You get through that and go into a room in which you encounter the first living other person. You get the crossbow and he opens a big door. Really thinking of Jurrasic Park. Apparently theres a big scary monster in the hanger. So we open the doors.
You are then forced to back track all the way to the begining. Which has magically been repopulated with aliens.
You eventually reach the hanger and face a really glitchy cutscene. Which is unskippable. The "big scary monster appears" which is really a reteaxtured barnicle attached to a ragdoll of the final Half Life boss.
You get into the fight and realise that you have NO weapons. They are lying around you. This means that, no matter how conservative you have been, you combat the boss with next to no ammo. The boss is not even that hard. Although if you get caught on the barnicle tounge its almost an instant kill. If you die you have to go through the cutscene again.
You kill the boss and take the crystals. End of the game. Thats it. Its meant to be backstory but its just a shoot em' up. The final boss is just a bit stronger than the rest.
The best bit of the game was probably the final, non glitchy, cutscene.
5.5/10
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6 av 6 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
4 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 11 april
Shoots some aliens becuase this is before Xen and the creator gave zero ♥♥♥♥s

Find a scientist who really does nothing for the plot

Go back the way you came while shooting soldiers because why the hell not

Kill a moble barnacle with the skin of Nihilanth

Game crash

10/10 would "wipe hard drive because unistalling just wasn't enough" again
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25 av 42 personer (60%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 12 november, 2014
Basically, Celery of games. it took longer to install than it took to complete.


Seriously though. It isn't bad, but no way would i go to my friends and demand them to play this
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6 av 7 personer (86%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
3 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 6 januari
Well, at least it was better than cod ghosts
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33 av 59 personer (56%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
23.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 9 november, 2014
Half-Life Before is well... REALLY REALLY short. Like mabey 15 minutes. But this doesnt take away from the fun of the game. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good time but doesnt have much of that time to their disposal.
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4 av 4 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
3 tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 30 december, 2014
Half Life: Before

As in Half Life: Finishable BEFORE noon.
Starting at 11:55.
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14 av 24 personer (58%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
1.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 22 november, 2014
sv_cheats 1
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3 av 3 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 21 februari
I cried when playing this
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3 av 3 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 mars
Balls.
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2 av 2 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 4 april
This mod like child who dropped on head. It not work right with many crashes if you try to reload level. Also, game has short life which is less than half life.

Game basically mean you start on ship crossing channel trying to get 5 bedroom house after war in Syria. You need to push boxes around full of cousin Mo's Adidas shirts. It is crazy! After climbing over and getting into ship you play mini horror setting with swinging doors. Lift broken so use more boxes to climb into roofing and up ladder. You kill many marine which is only good part then save man who do ship controls.

The next part you need to go back across ship again to start. This is much like Halo game where levels are made to feel massive by having you walk back across every part you already seen. After getting to end of ship you fall into pit then have boss fight with Tim Henman's ego.

After fight you get water boarded and then credits crash on you.

Spoiler alert.

This mod like eighth wife. Do not play. It is not good.
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2 av 2 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
0.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 2 januari
Despite being made by a supposedly devoted Half-Life fan, this mod misses pretty much everything that made original HL good. It is hard to lay down any criticism though, when the mod is completely free to play. In my humble opinion, I think Half-Life: Before is a below average shooter, that could have been better if all textures and character models would have been made from the scratch, and the game would have been completely detached from HL universe. Now the title misleads into expecting quality.

The pistol model looks and feel good though.
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2 av 2 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 februari
While I like that there are Half-Life mods still being developed and now released on Steam (for free I might add), I'm pretty sure the only reason this is even on Steam in the first place is Greenlight. Before is short: only 3 levels long and that's including the credits. It has its good points, but it is very extremely obviously an amateur product.

The plot is explained in the main menu background. It is a bit strange and laden with typos, but from what I can gather this is how Mr. Winning (presumably related to Charlie Sheen) 'acquired' the Xen crystal used in the last experiment Black Mesa would ever perform. I don't know why they'd tell him so much about it other than to inform him of how to get back to his dimension, and I think it's handled pretty damn quickly and unceremoniously, but I guess it's not an unworkable plot.

I found the atmosphere mostly great, with the rain and the storm and everything. More background information/flavor about the parallel universe Mr. Winning is in and what's happening on the ship (other than CONTAINMENT TEAM and ICKY MONSTERS) would have been great, but alas I did not find much.

The music was also pretty good, the custom textures and scripted events weren't bad, and the new pistol is superb - probably one of the best things about the mod.


Now, the bad news.

There are some obvious graphical glitches: bodies of Controllers that you kill in the first level float in the air, hitting certain crates with the crowbar colors them white. I should also mention that every level (all three of them) needed to rebuild their node graphs when I first loaded them.

The game gives you a good number of weapons early on, but you don't exactly have a ton of ammo. I'd say it can't be helped considering how damn short this mod is.

Not to mention that some of the ways to advance in the first level could be made more obvious, including where the weapons are lying in front of you when you first start. The first level is good aside from that - it remined me of the ship level from Counter-Strike Condition Zero's Deleted Scenes - but the boss battle is just stupid and weird: the first time I tried it, the boss just traveled through the wall and eventually the level restarted. Turns out you just have to shoot it a lot while dodging enemy attacks.

After it died, the game ended and I got to see the 'Spacial Thanks' in the credits, which were otherwise nicely scripted.


I'd say give this a try if you really like Half-Life and feel like a bite-sized taste with some flaws and a seriously great custom pistol, or if you just like your HL with glitches. Otherwise, there's not much to recommend about it versus the multitudes of other, superior HL mods. I really wish there was an option between 'yes' and 'no', because I'd use it here.

At least it's free.
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2 av 2 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
8.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 6 mars
I generally try to enjoy games like these, as I am a big fan of the Half Life multiverse, its story, its characters, its social commentary. I believe many of these themes are present in this game, on par with such giants of the saga as Half Life 2, Half Life 2: Episode 2, and Portal 2, which by the way is part of the Half Life saga as said by noted Half Life writer, Mark Laidlaw, and accepted by the official canon, and wikia.

This game offers many a social commentary on the themes of the age, such as the setting of a boat, fitting in with our current shipping problems. The character (the numerous one of them) is also witty as he helps you and is killed, showing how life can end at unsuspecting moments, a poetic metaphor. The story is relevant to most proto-typical post-modern story arcs, as it explains where the Xen crystal came from. I absolutely adored the witty satire and Communist metaphors
That being said after playing it, I got a knife and slit my wrists until my pancreatic fluid flew out, then I pulled my lungs out from my chest and performed a vivisection on myself without anaesthetic and then threw myself to the wild boars.
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3 av 4 personer (75%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
0.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 22 december, 2014
Meh.
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