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 (3,659 reviews) - 81% of the 3,659 user reviews for this game are positive.
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."

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
86 of 107 people (80%) found this review helpful
83 people found this review funny
1,259.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14, 2015
Good Game :v !
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28 of 34 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2015
Lost Coast: a nice demo, and actually pretty fun to play. The one little nugget that was missing from Half-Life 2. It has a nice atmosphere and well made effects (for 2005).

At the start of the demo, it feels like you're taking a little vacation from the main story of Half-Life 2. Though short I do recommend it, cause I wouldn't have want to miss this :)
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2015
-Quick Review-
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast was used as a “Technology demonstration” showing the graphics, style, lightning, combat, and generally demonstrating the Source Engine in Half-Life 2. Half-Life 2: Lost Coast was developed by Valve the same time that Half-Life 2 was being developed, Lost Coast was released on steam in 2005.


-Detailed breakdown review-
Story: Some people might be asking “Atratzu, why are you reviewing this? It's not even a full game, it's a demo”. My answer is... I dunno... It's a game in my library and I want to review every game I've played.
There's not much to the story, you meet an old man (the fisherman) who takes you up a flight of stairs to unlock a gate to let you up to the chapel. Then you get ambushed by the Combine and need to demonstrate the amazing Half-Life 2 source engine to those jerks and kick their butts.

Gameplay: Keep in mind that this game came out in 2005. Today and in the future a Technical demo like this might seem silly, but at the time it was dazzling 3D graphics to onlookers.
The controls are the same as Half-Life 2... First person view, different types of weapons can be found and switched between using the scroll wheel or 1-2-3-4-5-etc, pew pew.

Achievements: This game has the hardest achievements out of any video game I've ever played. They're broken down into one category: unforgivingly difficult. Beat the whole game in extreme-FUBAR-murder-death-mode. Play for 1,000 hours. Reach notorious hidden objectives, slay the hidden spider queen, and many more.

Actually, there aren't any achievements in the game.

Price: Half-Life 2: Lost Coast is priced at $39.99, for the stand alone game, it's crazy, isn't it? Imagine how much fun you could have with a game from 2005 for $39.99? I think that's a solid price, I think Valve could get away with charging an extra hundred dollars for the game and it would still be worth it.

Actually, it's part of a bundle with 9 other games within the “Buy Half-Life Complete”.

Conclusion: To quickly recap, the story was short and not really relevant, since this was taken out of Half-Life 2 (this was supposed to be a section of Highway 17). The Gameplay was identical to Half-Life 2 because it was basically a town in Half-Life. The Achievements were non-existent. The price is non-existent because it comes in a bundle with other games.
“Should you get this game?” That question is irrelevant, “Should you buy and play the Half-Life Games?” Heck yes.
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58 of 88 people (66%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
lmao pay 28euros for a demo.
You can't hate Gaben for that
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Test your graphic card on this episode. If your pc run this episode smoothly it can handle the most of the Source Steam games.
Really nice graphics and smooth map making on this short epic episode.
Try it and have fun for an hour or two.....

Oliver
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