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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.
Release Date: Mar 5, 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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About the Game

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

System Requirements

    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:
Helpful customer reviews
414 of 499 people (83%) found this review helpful
319 products in account
6 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
This. This is amazing game, really. Not many games gets us into brainstorming about WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥ ACTUALLY HAPPENED. So, if someone didn't get the plot: You're on your mission to stop Gabe Newell's madness. He greenlights alot of horrible games, You make your way trough brainless zombies AKA steam greenlighters that voted for this and probably most of the mobile games that are on steam at this moment. So, after you get trough that and get on captain's desk, you see that ship is under control of INSANE MOD MAKERS, they're trying to get their mod greenlit and nothing going to stop them. Except you. So, after dealing with that, you think it's finally over. But no, the only sane person on this ship reveals himself. They locked that poor guy because he didn't agree on getting this game greenlit. They possibly bullied him, he got terrified, that's why his grammar is so affected. He tells you that Gaben got completely mad, he greenlit ALL of the horrible games out there. Guy opens a "cavgo doors" for you, you fall inside just to meet Gaben face to face. Then, you see him. He consumes dorrito and gets very powerful. After that, he tries to lick your private places. But BOOM. You did it. Madness has stopped. No more ♥♥♥♥ty greenlight games on steam. You make dorrito that fell from his exploded belly your trophy. And that's the end. But i got it that it was another demension all along, that's why madness haven't stopped in our world. AND THAT'S WHY THIS GAME IS GREENLIT DAMMNIT
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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648 of 844 people (77%) found this review helpful
160 products in account
9 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
An incredibly simple mod for Half-Life, no changes, just different maps and a new storyline.

Couldn't complete due to a crash after defeating the sorry excuse of a boss (which was no fault on my part).

Features include "Intense action" and "high definition models". These are both false as I did not feel the least bit intense during the mod as there were only few enemies and the soundtrack, which was the only intense, and good, thing about this mod, continued long after the short battles, making the atmosphere feel humorous rather than epic.

As for the models, the only things I noticed different from the original Half-Life was a couple re-textures here and there.

- Positives
+ Good soundtrack

- Negatives
+ No voice-overs, subtitles included bad spelling and grammar
+ Incredibly short, nothing noteworthy to praise
+ Store page's description is filled with lies, which is, as far as I'm aware of, illegal

Overall rating: 2/10
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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581 of 762 people (76%) found this review helpful
90 products in account
2 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Was that all? I'm throughly disappointed. The creator could have done a lot better than... this.

Two levels that you can blow through in about 10 minutes. Don't tell me that this is actually acceptable. A game gets accepted for Steam, the most popular gaming platform on PC, and this is what we get?

The fact that this is called a challenge is nothing short of laughable. It might be the easiest mod I've ever played.

There are lots of grammatical errors, too. The developer of this mod's first language isn't English, that's for sure. The least he could've done is get someone to spellcheck.

Don't waste your time on this.
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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501 of 664 people (75%) found this review helpful
413 products in account
15 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Extremely short mod, could be just a custom map for half-life and you can easily beat it in less than 10 minutes.
It's fine but I wouldn't recommend.
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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654 of 889 people (74%) found this review helpful
240 products in account
22 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
What the hell. Seriously. What the hell. Why was this even mentioned on the front page again? From what I could glean from the insane ramblings of the one in-game character and the text that popped up, you are a scientist who has been beamed aboard a ship to retrieve a crystal that does..... Something. I think I have more eyelashes than the game has enemies and there are just enough 'puzzles' to make you briefly consider this a Half-Life Mod and not some trashy Call of Duty flashback. There's a boss, I guess, and I think GMAN is involved, but besides that this is just a mashup of ♥♥♥♥ty game design and wasted space. The fact that people greenlit this makes me physically ill and I shudder to think what future swill will show up on Steam. Barely any effort, barely any motivation. This mod was free and I still feel cheated. Dear LORD, what is this?!
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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