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 (108 reviews) - 87% of the 108 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (4,303 reviews) - 82% of the 4,303 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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Recent:
Very Positive (108 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (4,303 reviews)
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ImmortalProGamer
7.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
Short but beautiful. The HDR graphics as well as the setting of the game makes this a very important part in Valve's history and in gaming as well. The music that plays in the church not only makes the scene look very alive, but makes you think back on Half Life's history, remembering the impact and memories you've had since it all started.
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Fancy Turret #TeamPyro
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 21
Waste of time. Yes, the "High Dynamic Range lighting" is cool, but if you want a REAL continuation of the Half Life story, you're looking for HL2: Episode 1 and two.
But still, don't waste your money.
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XmarioPlays
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
Half-Life: Lost Money
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Bitwarp
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
A short extra Half-Life level, with optional commentary on the game engine. Maybe not worth buying separately, but it was bundled with Half-Life 2.
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Ishvii
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
A tech demo from back when they were trying to get HDR working. About 20 minutes long in actual gameplay, plus audio commentaries from the team. Of interest for historical purposes only.
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Ramen
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 20
30 minutes long HL2 game, still better than Call of Duty.
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1.7 hrs
Posted: August 20
This is one of the few short games I happen to enjoy. The game is fast-paced, unrelenting, and quite a fun experience. It plays rather smooth, even on potato-PCs (Thanks to the Source Engine), making it even more enjoyable and fluid. My only real complaint is the amount of "game time" this game has. It admittedly feels more like a short mission in the actual HL2 game than a standalone title. I understand it's supposed to be a tech showcase, but I think there could be more added. Other than that, the game is a fun and fast paced experience that I think you'll enjoy just like how I did.
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Mel
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 20
I wish this was actually in the game. It looks beautiful.
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BasilSharkey
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 20
Pros:
+the water

Cons:
-they claimed they would keep making these and they LIED
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Eclipse
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 19
Valve You did do good
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
For a Tech Demo, Its really good. If only this was Half Life 3.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
I wish this was actually in the game. It looks beautiful.
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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: August 14
Product received for free
It free tech demo for half 2 with gaben talking about the game.

have you got the game yet?

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Product received for free
Fun, humourous, and short show-off game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Half-Life: Lost Money
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
237 of 255 people (93%) found this review helpful
113 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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292 of 328 people (89%) found this review helpful
202 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
"there was gaben voice"
10/10
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268 of 307 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
It was basically a short mission containing new graphics. I honestly thought this was going to be,"explore" the lighthouse and town that would take hours, i was disapointed when i found out you can do this under 15-40 min. The graphics were good though. I reccomend this if you want to see a new tpye of grapics or whatever, but people, IT IS NOT A GAME.
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173 of 189 people (92%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 22, 2011
gabe newell's author insertion fanfic
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192 of 214 people (90%) found this review helpful
127 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 13, 2015
People actually believe this game is $40.
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