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.
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Very Positive (87 reviews) - 90% of the 87 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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Benny__202
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
Definitely Looks great, lookin' forward for more of those.
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Chuchu
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 25
I actually have no idea why I played this more than Episode 1 and 2.
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aaronfranke
7.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
Short but interesting and insightful.
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TimothyCrawfordBOSS
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
Product received for free
Valve's new HDR System worked great! It looked so realistic!
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Vanixty
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
Ok lets start with what this game is! Well this game is a overly rushed game that disappointed me when i played! I dont even know what in the heck is going on because all you start off with is some guy approaching you with a boat! Then the combine comes and screws everything up! I got done with this game in less then 20 minutes! Thats how bloody short it is! Really Valve? You could have done better then this...
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♠☢Vulpes☢♠
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 22
Product received for free
I give this ★★★★★★★

HALF-LIFE 2: Lost Coast in my Opinion was a nice little game even if i had no idea how i got there. There are some people that like games for there texters but i do it for the story.

The fisherman
even i had no idea who he was a bit off in the face but that is just my opinion maby if he had a role in a story i can get a better perspective of him.

background
for the town it was a bit lifeless mabe if you added distant screams
i do not know what you where going for so i do not know what to say too add to it
and the background was pleasing.

what CAN be added
Audio
-breeze
-waves
-seagulls
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tfw censorship (jxk46)
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 22
A really cool tech demo to show the amount of work thats put into half life 2
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Lactose the Intolerant
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 22
Amazing game that has like 500 hours of content.
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Goldie
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
A good addon for hl2. still never got why it wasnt added
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast is a very short tech demo where the developper of the source engine talk about their work. Originally, it was part of the Half-Life 2 campaign, but was cut in the end.

+ Lord Gaben greets you
+ There is some shooting
+ Interesting cliff map
+ Makes you think about what if this map wasn't cut

- Cringy old man...I'm glad he was cut.
- It's very short and can be played through in about 10-30min. Depends if you are interested into the audio messages of the developpers.
- Tech demo only

I'd recommend playing Lost Coast if you are interested into the source engine or if you want to see about this mysterious Lost Coast map that was cut from Half-Life 2. If your interests don't meet these conditions, don't touch Lost Coast.

Replay value: None
Rating: None
Recommendation: It depends
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Product received for free
HL2 Lost Coast still looks fantastic for a 10 year old tech demo. Contains interesting commentary by the Valve developers including Gabe Newell. A very short interactive graphics tour, tales 10-15 minutes.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Great game, short but sweet. I would recommend this as part of the Half Life Complete pack or, if you really want to, by itself.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Product received for free
For some reason I have spent 5 hours in this, no idea why.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
"introduction with GabeN's voice"
10/10
It's not a game but rather a technological demonstration of new technologies incorporated in source engine back in 2005. The world is gorgeous even by today's standeard. Buy this only if the whole Valve pack is available on sale. I got mine on summer sale!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Best game I have ever played!!!!!!!

10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Short and sweet
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast

Although this isnt really a game, this really shows us what the Source engine can do. I think the Source engine is an on point engine to make games with. Anyways, lets get to what this game/level is about. I can see that this level/game is not linked to the Half-Life which is fine by me. What I find alot about this, is that there is a great amount of puzzles to solve to finish the level, which I find quiet difficult, but at the same time, quiet good. I really like the end of the level, shooting down an enemy helicopter, now thats a good ening to a level! ;)

Valve, please keep making more games. Also what I recommend doing is that if you ever are gonna make Half-Life 3, you should release a tech demo, so you can show us what its like, but try not spoil the story, if there is one, of course.

9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Product received for free
Honsetly it's so fun and beautiful that I am kind of sad that it wasn't in the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Very short but who the ♥♥♥♥ cares,its pretty and its awesome.
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