Originally planned as a section of the Highway 17 chapter of Half-Life 2, Lost Coast is a playable technology showcase that introduces High Dynamic Range lighting to the Source engine.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (2,219 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 27, 2005

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Buy Half-Life Complete

Includes 10 items: Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life: Source, Team Fortress Classic

Buy Valve Complete Pack

Includes 24 items: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Left 4 Dead, Portal, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Day of Defeat, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Half-Life: Source, Ricochet, Deathmatch Classic

 

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"Half-Life 2: Lost Coast is a small additional level for the 2004 first-person shooter video game Half-Life 2"
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About This Game

Originally planned as a section of the Highway 17 chapter of Half-Life 2, Lost Coast is a playable technology showcase that introduces High Dynamic Range lighting to the Source engine.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Pentium 4 2.4GHz or AMD 2800+ Processor, 1GB RAM, DirectX 9 level graphics card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

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130 of 138 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
20 mins tech demo of the Source engine. Includes commentary from various Valve employees, including our Lord and Savior Gabe Newell.
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139 of 155 people (90%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
"there was gaben voice"
10/10
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113 of 122 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast is some kind of show-case made by Valve to introduce their new High Dynamic Range method of applying light inside the Source Engine. Actually, although this is a very technical subject, the developer's commentary that comes with it, is more than worthwhile listening to. It gives quite some insight into how this mini-level was constructed, and even into how HDR lighting actually works. It's not easy to talk about something as complex as this is an easily understandable manner. Fascinating stuff, and for the die-hard Vavle-fans: you even get Gabe Newell's words at the beginning of the commentary ;-).

After playing it through for a second time recently - after having left it aside for over five years - I felt amazed by how lively most of the graphics and - of course - the lighting still look today - a full nine (!!!) years after this level was published. Especially the little Byzantine church, part of the monastery on top of the cliffs, still feels amazing and oozes atmosphere. Valve did a wonderful job with the lighting inside the church, even letting dimmed light through the stained-glass windows. At the same time, it also made me a bit sad, because, well, how long has it been since we got the latest Half-Life content? Oh well, who knows....

Since this one comes for free in the Orange Box and the Half Life 2-complete package, I guess most of you who played Half-Life 2 at some point, have this in your game collection. If you haven't tried it yet, by all means do so, but be advised: it's very good, but also very short ;-).

Overall rating: 8/10
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104 of 112 people (93%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2014
10 minutes long, still better then CoD
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36 of 37 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Our lord and saviour Gabe Newell's voice made me do magic things in my pants. 10/10
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44 of 50 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
This really isn't much of a game, but more of a tech demo. This little gem includes most elements found in its complete game, Half-Life 2. Originally planned as a section of the Highway 17 chapter of Half-Life 2, this unused concept was scrapped, possibly due to time constraints or maybe boiled down to the fact that it is a prototype all on its own.

This demo details various visual and graphic capabilities that are found in that said complete game. All the while, this ''game'' just shows how immensly strong the Source engine is, considering it was pretty new for its time and how it would become the most essential game engine to date, what with various Valve and 3rd party games being built on top of this incredible engine. The most clear concept that is shown off is the high dynamic range lightning that is now most commonly used in Valve's games.

There isn't much of a story or a narrative in this demo, other than you're none other than Gordon Freeman, who is stranded on a lost coastal cliff (The clue is in the title) that you must climb up to destroy a Combine artillery launcher in a monastery, which is rebelling and attacking a nearby town. Though this is just one massive chunk of a technological demonstration, it has several story elements that didn't make the cut in the final game. As a result, this level received a good response from the community, as if the fans haven't been missing anything at all.

While I would say, this game is very interesting if you love to dig down and unearth various unused game content and maybe discover a little of the history that had been closed.
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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
i got gabens email 10000000000000000000000000000000000000/10
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41 of 50 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
The fisherman is perhaps the most flushed out and realistic character ever to be put in a video game he is filled with so much depth and humour the lost coast is a one in a lifetime release and a must play for all you shiny rock enthusiasts an easy 10/10
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast came bundled with Counter-Strike: Source. It is not worth buying this game seperately because it only has about an hour worth of gameplay, but if you get it in a bundle, it's worth 1 hour of your time.
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27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Оригинальный сюжет,хорошее повествование,незатянутая...
10\10
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Oh God, how did i spend 8 hours playing a tech demo?
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29 of 41 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
The exciting sequel to Telltale Interactive's smash hit "System Shock", you take the role of Morgan Freeman in a heart-wrenching tale of love, life, and family.

<3/10
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
For you who are wondering, it's not a game. It's more of a demo to show off how pretty everything is. And everything sure is pretty. The gameplay itself is nothing incredible, just shoot few combines, shoot a heli and done.
So yeah, you should play it for the pretty graphics, not the gameplay.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
This is a 20 minute long half-life game designed to show how realistic scenes can be made. It includes commentaries that explain valves level-making tactics and strategies. The game also includes a video stress test, which is nice.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
Just a little tech demo, with some commentary from the great Valve team, it was worth it just to hear Gabe Newell's voice.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2014
The definitive Half-Life 2 expansion. A must play for anyone into the lore of the Half-Life universe. Spoiler Alert: The feast is a lie.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast is a sweet little chapter removed during the development of Half-Life 2, and now used to showcase the HDR rendering in Valve's Source Engine.

Playing it while hearing the developers commentaries is a really interesting experience, for those who want to know a little from "Behind the Scenes".

(When you buy Half-Life 2, this game is included with it.)
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
It's just a previev of new graphic possibilities for Source Engine, don't really download it. But i need to say, source is great!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Great little demo game, one map, to show off the power the Source Engine had in 2005, and on today's computers, it still looks amazing. One of the main things this game shows off is HDR, or High Dynamic Range, which mimics your eye's pupil in response to differing levels of light. Give it a try!
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast is an amazing game , its a short game to show the dynamic feature of the source engine .
Its not only short but great , fast and you need to use your brain sometime.
But mainly this game is the most unplayed game on steam , i was like whaaat ? are you serious , ok i accept the fact that its a short game and you need half life complete to get it no other way, but still who dont like half life ? Everyone love it so please install the game beacuse i know you have the game in you library its only 400 mb thats nothing :)
I hope you enjoy my review , i enjoyed the game even only for 0.2 hours

Pros:
-Story
-Fisherman
-Boss Battle
-All weapons
- its half life duuh

Cons:
-You need Half Life Complete to play it grab it now its only 9,24 euro
- Too much ennemy and i would like to admire the little village
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