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: Mostly Positive (1,918 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 27, 2005

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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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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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31 of 34 people (91%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
This really isn't much of a game, but more of a tech demo. 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 boiled down to the fact that it 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 immensly strong the Source engine is, considering it was pretty new for its time 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 Valve's games.

There isn't much of a story or a narrative in this demo, other than 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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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
"there was gaben voice"
10/10
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
DAT GRAPHICS :G Sexy 4 its time...
I here VALVE is busy with source engine 2...
Maybe thats the couse of us not having HL2:EP3, right...
Duno, I see a lot of u complaining you had to buy the pack...
The HL complete pack... lemme tell u guys something amazing...
Thats ganna make your nipples diamonds!!! cut through solid walls...
And ♥♥♥♥ a living crap tone of you off and make your nipples diamods...
You dont have to buy the pack -_- Yip, u dont have to buy the pack 4 this...
Lol infact alllll you need to do is... Buy Half-Life2: EP 1 and boom theres ur lost coast...

Like this Post for Diamond Nipples...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
A short but sweet cut level that was brought back for an HDR tech demo.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Good tech demo with great developed comments, I don't do or plan to do game development, but it was still very interesting to hear how they made things and what it took to make it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
I nice quick demo, basically. Was fun to play and to see teh "new" features. Free with the HL or Valve bundles
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
It's just a short half life story. I would like if they added more to the game (longer gameplay) and maybe some chapters (only 1 chapter) but i thought it was fun.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
I like the game. Its good, The graphics are nice, And the general gameplay is fantastic. But. It does not have much hours of gameplay maybe 1-2 Hours of gameplay, But the graphics were FANTASTIC, It is not worth buying this game seperatly, It would be better to buy a bundle that comes with this game, But overall i think it was 1 Hour well spent of my time, i reate it
8/10
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
This is definitely a good mod for Half-Life 2. Not perfect, but good.
A few problems with scripting here and there, but to be honest: its a one chapter game, so who the hell cares?
9.5/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
HL2 Lost Coast In a nutshell: Hey I'm on a beach, Hey! A Man With Decent Clothes. Where The ♥♥♥♥ Am I ?.... THE END
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
You stuiped ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s it's just a tech demo.
It DOESN'T cost 40$.

It doesn't have a ♥♥♥♥ing price!

(It's free)
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Impecable jveux dire sa dure 20 minute.....
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Lost Coast? I'm most certainly lost. Is this a game or a Half Life simulator?
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Valve is doing a great job on this. Keep the work going gabe ! and release half life 3 :P
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Beats 5 times in 1 hour
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Its a test, don't expect it to be good.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
wat
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