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: Very Positive (2,399 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

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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

Helpful customer reviews
236 of 263 people (90%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
"there was gaben voice"
10/10
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57 of 58 people (98%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Oh God, how did i spend 8 hours playing a tech demo?

They promised us so much during the early access pre-alpha 40 years ago, yet I still barely see any progress. This isn't the immersive open-world survival I have been waiting for, but still totally worth 8 hours of your time.

60$ well spent
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79 of 95 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 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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57 of 64 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
This really isn't much of a game, but more of a tech demo for the technical geeks. 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 based upon the fact that this game 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 immensely strong the Source engine is, considering it was pretty new for its time back in 2004, 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 nearly all of Valve's games.

There isn't much of a story or a narrative in this demo, 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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70 of 86 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
i got gabens email 10000000000000000000000000000000000000/10
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35 of 38 people (92%) 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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43 of 64 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people 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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32 of 45 people (71%) 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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20 of 24 people (83%) 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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast is a small additional level for the game, playing out in the Half-Life 2 storyline. This release was originally put out as a showcase for developer Valve's HDR Lighting technology, with new gameplay to demonstrate the new effects.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
Short mission, very pretty map.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I didn't actually buy this game at $40. Because when I bought Half Life 2 and all of the episodes, it came with it. And people who are saying it is a massive download, it is because if you don't have any of the Half Life 2 games installed, you'll left with all of the entities, textures, dialogue, etc to download. For me, I installed all of the HL2 games first, and the download for Lost Coast was only 400mb. And also, yes this game is too brief. It took me around .4 hours to beat (people who are oblivious of what .4 is, it is 20 minutes) But yes, it was a huge disappointment to people who actually bought this expansion for $40 and only played a maximum of .4 hours. I don't recommnend buying it from its general store page, but buy the Half Life 2 games first, because in total, they are $26. And since this game is an expansion, like I said prior to making this statement, it's going to come with your HL2 games anyway. So, don't buy it at full price, buy three of the HL2 games instead.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Okay, Im going to stay away from my traditional reviews and just put out a short one. First of all, THIS IS NOT A GAME!!! It is a tech demo released by Valve to showcase the amazing graphics and lighting that the legendary Source engine has to offer. "But it is a game because I can play it and stuff like that" (says everyone who doesn't know how this works) Now, although you "can play it and stuff like that," it is still Valve's way of showing you their hard work.
Originally planned as a level in the Highway 17 chapter of Half-Life 2, it was then put out as a standalone game...I mean tech demo that, in my opinion, isn't worth $39.99.
This "game" only takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. You start off on some beach with no context at all, and I mean NONE. You meet a fisherman and he says that you have to destroy the combine's "weapon". He grants you access to where they are patrolling and you have to fight your way to a church. This is where the tech demo shows it's true purpose. You will be greeted with a fascinating sight as this "game" shows you amazing lighting and visuals. If I would be rating this game on it's graphics, it would be a 10/10.
After you kill a couple more combine and shoot down a hunter chopper, you take a lift back down to the fisherman. Sadly, that's where the tech demo ends.
I would recommend buying The Orange Box (which is how I got it) or buying the Half-Life Complete Pack. Like I said before, the tech demo doesn't seem worth $39.99.
Overall the "game" is great. And if Valve is reading this, a price drop would be greatly appreciated. The final verdict for this tech demo is an 8/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
Just a showcase.
Developer commentary in place if you want to listen the employees of Vavle speak about how they made the one level and some other stuff about new mechanics.
Other than that, it's a nice little gameplay.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Pre-Release Review
Dont know how but ive spent 8 hours here and its clearly 10/10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
It's almost like I'm playing Half-Life 3. ^_^
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