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 (1,809 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 27, 2005

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Buy Half-Life Complete

Includes 10 items: Team Fortress Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life 2, Half-Life: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Buy Valve Complete Pack

Includes 24 items: Counter-Strike, Team Fortress Classic, Day of Defeat, Deathmatch Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Ricochet, Half-Life, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Left 4 Dead, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

 

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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Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast came bundled with Counter-Strike: Source. It is not worth buying this game seperately because it only has about an hour worth of gameplay, but if you get it in a bundle, it's worth 1 hour of your time.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
This is a 20 minute long half-life game designed to show how realistic scenes can be made. It includes commentaries that explain valves level-making tactics and strategies. The game also includes a video stress test, which is nice.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
the graphics in this game are the best I have ever seen. It is beautiful in every way and if its graphics were combined with a good story it would be extremely immersive. It made me feel like I was the character. The weapon draw time is perfect and it looks as if youre actually taking a gun out from its sling. The gun mechanics are perfected without a flaw, when you are either shooting or reloading, its movement and sound are as convincing as a real gun. And the lighting and reflection make it seem as if it were real life. I would not recommend spending the $40 as its more of a demomstration and explanation of HDR rather than a story. But if its on sale i would highly recommend purchasing it because it will be very enjoyable and will definetely spark a conversation.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
i got gabens email 10000000000000000000000000000000000000/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I dont really see were this was going,at first I thought it was a new episode,then I realised it was a test of some sort...5/10 could have been a start of half-life 3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Okay, Im going to stay away from my traditional reviews and just put out a short one. First of all, THIS IS NOT A GAME!!! It is a tech demo released by Valve to showcase the amazing graphics and lighting that the legendary Source engine has to offer. "But it is a game because I can play it and stuff like that" (says everyone who doesn't know how this works) Now, although you "can play it and stuff like that," it is still Valve's way of showing you their hard work.
Originally planned as a level in the Highway 17 chapter of Half-Life 2, it was then put out as a standalone game...I mean tech demo that, in my opinion, isn't worth $39.99.
This "game" only takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. You start off on some beach with no context at all, and I mean NONE. You meet a fisherman and he says that you have to destroy the combine's "weapon". He grants you access to where they are patrolling and you have to fight your way to a church. This is where the tech demo shows it's true purpose. You will be greeted with a fascinating sight as this "game" shows you amazing lighting and visuals. If I would be rating this game on it's graphics, it would be a 10/10.
After you kill a couple more combine and shoot down a hunter chopper, you take a lift back down to the fisherman. Sadly, that's where the tech demo ends.
I would recommend buying The Orange Box (which is how I got it) or buying the Half-Life Complete Pack. Like I said before, the tech demo doesn't seem worth $39.99.
Overall the "game" is great. And if Valve is reading this, a price drop would be greatly appreciated. The final verdict for this tech demo is an 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Short mission, very pretty map.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
This is by far, one of the greatest games ever made. The storyline is insanely touching, I cried a few times. Half-Life 2: Lost Coast is an incredible, high quality game, that will make you want to shed some tears. I highly recommend you playing this game, however if you do play this game, you will need a box of tissues, because once you hear the voice of our lord and saviour, lord GabeN you will cry. I love this game. 15/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Best game ever, I loved the part where you talk to the fisherman. You become so attached to him, its hard to let this game go.
12/10
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
A short tech demo with deleted content from Half-Life 2. It's free so you may consider checking it out but there is not much to it. You should beat it in one sitting, hopefully.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Lost Coast is only a test for the Source Engine, it's a short game (only 1 map) but interesting nonetheless
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast is a small additional level for the 2004 first-person shooter video game Half-Life 2.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
JUST A QUICK 20 MINUTES OF RUN AND SHOOT WITH NO CONTENT.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
37 dollars for this... 6/10
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
dont get it
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Nothing great here, maybe only for HL junkies. Started playing it and couldn't keep myself playing the game. Too slow paced, combat only average. The story telling seems to be the strong point of these games, the rest is highly forgettable.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
You'd have more fun playing the game than this demo.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Pretty much pointless addition to our Steam library. It is just one mission that showed a new graphics feature for that time. Less than 30 mins of play. Leaves you wanting more and wondering why is this featured as a separate game.
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