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 (108 reviews) - 86% of the 108 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,054 reviews) - 81% of the 4,054 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 (4,054 reviews)
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Rebekka
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Product received for free
A 10 minute time killer that comes with HL2 when you buy it

It also teaches you some interesting things about how the Source engine works
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Jöööns MO
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 29
Im not big hl fan and this was first half life I played because I got it when I bought css. I think this is a deleted mission from hl2. well u get it free when u buy source engine game so who could say that its bad that they gave u free game with the one u bought.
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BrutolMotent
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast was supposed to be a level added into the original game, but for some reason never made it. Instead they pushed the Source engine to its graphical limits instead and using this level as a platform show casing the power of the Source engine. The level takes about 15 minutes to complete, but you will be treated with eye candy and if you're looking for more Half-Life 2 to play, then this level will be enjoyable.
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⎝Crilkatonic⎠
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
First- DON'T TRY TO FINISH THIS. It's not a long continuation or anything. It's just a fun little semi-puzzle sequence that introduces some new design elements to Half-Life.
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Keemstar
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
is good
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TacoLord424
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I'm so sad that I had to put this in the negative comments. I bought Half-Life 2 and it came with Half-Life 2 Lost Coast so I thought that this game would be good... it was so short and I had no idea what was happening. I believe that it takes place after Half-Life 2 but it just made no sense to make this game. Again I'm really sad that I had to post a negative comment on this.
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scorpack
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
pretty noice ef oi doo seh so me self
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Gerach
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Great demo of HDR.
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Wolfie507
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
I think this is a good taste of the original game itself. Good job.
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MeatnBreadsVery
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
You get to hear the voice of Gaben - G-A-B-E-N. Cannot wait for Lost Coast: Episode 1 to hear him again.
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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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✧ZλcLink7✧
( 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 12 people (83%) 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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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
i once got lost
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast was supposed to be a level added into the original game, but for some reason never made it. Instead they pushed the Source engine to its graphical limits instead and using this level as a platform show casing the power of the Source engine. The level takes about 15 minutes to complete, but you will be treated with eye candy and if you're looking for more Half-Life 2 to play, then this level will be enjoyable.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
this was a next gen back then
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
I think this is a good taste of the original game itself. Good job.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
First- DON'T TRY TO FINISH THIS. It's not a long continuation or anything. It's just a fun little semi-puzzle sequence that introduces some new design elements to Half-Life.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
What is this? Why is this free? I paid it 20 dollars!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Great demo from back in the time..lol
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Great demo of HDR.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
pretty noice ef oi doo seh so me self
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
You get to hear the voice of Gaben - G-A-B-E-N. Cannot wait for Lost Coast: Episode 1 to hear him again.
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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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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
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
3 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
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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