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 (1,661 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 27, 2005

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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

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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

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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"
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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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58 of 64 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast is a kind of show-case made by Valve to introduce their new High Dynamic Range method of applying light into the Source Engine. Actually, although this is a very technical subject, the developer's commentary that comes with it, is more than worthwhile listening to. It gives some insight into how this mini-level was constructed, and even into how HDR lighing actually works. Fascinating stuff, and you even get Gabe Newell's words at the beginning of the commentary ;-).

After playing it through for a second time after having left it aside for some years, I wondered how amazing some of the graphics and - of course - especially the lighting still look today - a full nine (!!!) years after this level was published. Especially the little Byzantine church, part of the monastery on top of the cliffs, still feels amazing and oozes atmosphere. Valve did a wonderful job with the lighting inside the church, even letting dimmed light through the stained-glass windows. At the same time, it also made me a bit sad, because, well, how long has it been since we got the latest Half-Life content? Oh well, who knows....

Since this one comes for free in the Orange Box and the Half Life 2-complete package, I guess most of you who played Half-Life 2 at some point, have this in your game collection. If you haven't tried it yet, by all means do so, but be advised: it's very good, but also very short ;-).

Overall rating: 8/10
Posted: August 23
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149 of 237 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Best game ever! 20/10

The character development is amazing!That fisherman is one of the most developed characters in history .

The game itself plays like any other Half-Life game,so that's a thing

The story is a very emotional one,which challenges your mind with heartbreaking decisions.It's like Game of Thrones,you never know who dies next!

So,as a final thought,this game is GOTY material .Every year.
Posted: June 5
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174 of 284 people (61%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Hi. I just posted this review to make this game seem more popular.
Posted: April 27
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
20 mins tech demo of the Source engine. Includes commentary from various Valve employees, including our Lord and Savior Gabe Newell.
Posted: September 27
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67 of 123 people (54%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
i lost this game if you catch my drift
Posted: June 21
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258 of 291 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 25, 2013
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