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:
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Very Positive (101 reviews) - 85% of the 101 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,037 reviews) - 81% of the 4,037 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 27, 2005

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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."

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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Very Positive (101 reviews)
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Very Positive (4,037 reviews)
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DJDAN
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Great demo from back in the time..lol
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DavG25
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
What is this? Why is this free? I paid it 20 dollars!
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Allhailkorrock
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Got It free with Half Life 2. Extremely short but still pretty good. I conserved almost all my supplies though only to be suprised with the shortness of the game. Can't complain though since it was free.
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Supergailey1
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
Not bad as a free thing with Half-Life 2, can't really conplain.
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DJ Point™
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
This was the shortest Half Life 2 game ever, but it was also good
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xXJJl77Xx
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Product received for free
Its a showcase for HDR rendering, other shading techniques and it has some commentary talking about level design. Plus, its included when you buy half life 2.
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Uncle Gandhi I trade.tf
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
good 30 minutes of gameplay lol
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✧ZacLink7✧
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Half Life 2: Lost Coast. I have no idea how this came into my library, maybe through buying Half Life 2? Although finished it in 10 - 20 minuets, it was nice to see this cut chapter of the game. Although I wonder how this would be put into HL2, it was cool seeing something different to what you see thorough out HL2. Is it worth the - I'd usally say is it worth the price but, I don't know how I got this one... SPOILER WARNING - Have the Developer Speech on, You can hear GabeN, and other Valve member who play a major role in the creation of Half Life 2 in it.
8.5 / 10


~ ZacLink7
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Mahram
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
i once got lost
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Badger of Tzeentch
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 15
You visit a beautiful church.
9/10
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BadWolv
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Product received for free
seems like more of a proof of consept than an actual game. well it is
if there is a price now I would not pay for this product.

sorry but no
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the rock
( 786.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
good game !!!!!!
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Luke Skiwelder
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Product received for free
My ♥♥♥♥ is longer than this.
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BUCK
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
The NEw Adventure of Gordon Freeman......
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DevoidChaos
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
it's quite a nice demo, I suggest getting it in one of the Valve Half-Life bundles though
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Doh Muff
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Product received for free
gud gam
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ϟ│(»×[-2Ł]|StyleSNotMarra
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Product received for free
Too short for the price charged...
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Prof|ler
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Exciting, Kind of a game that will keep you blood flowing!
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!kiNNNzuXaT
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Good Game!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
52.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
This was actually the first game that i launched when i got in to Steam in the first place xD
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
i once got lost
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
First off it is a small game but it has amazing HDR work and it is interesting how it all works. Worth it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Product received for free
I got this game for free alongside Half-Life 2 for some reason :/
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
It was rly interesting. I have never seen something like this. I recomend to play this game. Of course try to play HL2 and episodes.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
awesome demo, i really want valve games to have these kinds of rendering and commentary
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
this was a next gen back then
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 4
Amazing. Very good and very good graphfics for its time. Loved the campaign altho it was sort!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Product received for free
Its a showcase for HDR rendering, other shading techniques and it has some commentary talking about level design. Plus, its included when you buy half life 2.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Product received for free
My ♥♥♥♥ is longer than this.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
This game had been sitting in my library for years, and I finally gave it a try today. Well, this isn't really a game. It's a tech demo. You see, you play through a small section that was cut from Half Life 2, and you can enable the commentary of people who work at Valve. It's pretty much a short museum tour with a guide. I mean, I really love museums myself, and I really enjoy learning stuff about game development, so I liked this. Sadly, it's quite short, it will probably take less than 20 minutes to complete.

But damn, even for a 2005 game, the graphics are still quite decent, and they don't look horribly dated like some stuff from that era. Plus, Gaben talks to you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
How did he get that harpoon back? I literally shot it at a combine far from him... oh well. It's a good map.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Fun little distraction, very pretty.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
A good way to test the Source Engine to your computer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Eh, this used to cost 40-20 dollars so that explains the negative reviews.
It's free now.
Just a 10-30 minute mod.
"Thanks, and have fun."
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
It's a fun demo to play, I wish they had implimented this in with the game it's self but either way both this and the regular game are fun to play
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Good but it could be Half life 3 instead.Hurry it up Gaben,you got the whole internet waiting.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Not worth full price. It's way to short. Maybe for a dollar it's worth it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
One of my first steam games, this tech demo has some pretty funny glitches and showcases HL2's 2004 Source engine. Prettty short game tho!
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