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Black Mesa PC

A fan modification of the classic first-person shooter Half-Life from 1998; the mod's development took roughly 8 years to complete.

Action | FPP | science fiction | FPS | reeditions/remasters/remakes | indie games | shooters

PC / Windows
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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

English language game language: English

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Black Mesa is a mod developed by Carlos Montero and the Black Mesa Modification Team, which consists of over forty members. The production is a renewed version of Valve Software’s Half Life, a game released in 1998. Despite countless complications and problems, Black Mesa was completed in September of 2012.

The player will take part in the adventures of doctor Gordon Freeman, who is working in a secret research facility called Black Mesa. Our hero has to face legions of aliens, which emerged from the world of Xen after a failed experiment, and also hold off against the US Military Forces, sent to eliminate the threat and all evidence or witnesses of illegal activities performed in the research centre.

The team led by Carlos Montero made sure to put all of Source Engine’s capabilities to good use. Not even a single shred of code from the original Half Life was used to create the project, which led to the creation of two thousand models, five thousand textures, over two thousand sound effects, as well as new recordings of six and a half thousand lines of dialog.

Thanks to this new, fresh approach to the adventures of Gordon Freeman we can, once again, walk the corridors of Black Mesa facility, while also enjoying very advanced graphical effects and brand new animations. The soundtrack was composed from scratch by Joel Nielsen, and it does not fail to make your fight against aliens and special forces an extremely exciting experience.

Game score 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 1904 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 271 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Quad Core 3.0 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 1060 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10
Minimum: Dual Core 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7

Black Mesa – Half-Life Remake Available on Steam Early Access
Black Mesa – Half-Life Remake Available on Steam Early Access

news 06 May 2015 12:21

Black Mesa, remake of the first Half-Life game released by Valve in 1998, has just launched on Steam Early Access program. At the moment, the price of the modification amounts to EUR 19.99.

Black Mesa - Xen Chapters of Half Life Remake Available From August
Black Mesa - Xen Chapters of Half Life Remake Available From August

news 08 July 2019 21:10

The developers of the updated version of Half-Life have announced that two new chapters will be available in the beta from the beginning of August. In addition, we learned that the launch of the final levels of the adventure is only a matter of a few weeks.

Black Mesa Beta Debuts With Complete Half-Life Campaign
Black Mesa Beta Debuts With Complete Half-Life Campaign

news 08 December 2019 22:10

After many years of waiting, the complete beta version of Black Mesa, fan-made remake of the original Half-Life, was released online. Thanks to it, the players can finally complete the entire campaign of the title. The release of the full version is planned for the beginning of next year.

Black Mesa - Half-Life Remake Completed
Black Mesa - Half-Life Remake Completed

news 25 December 2019 14:29

Xen came to Black Mesa. Crowbar Collective released the complete version of Half-Life's remake yesterday. Nevertheless, it still has Early Access status, as the developers have plans for further development of the game; the devs have used the same opportunity to share the said plans with the community.

Black Mesa 1.0 Beta Goes to Steam
Black Mesa 1.0 Beta Goes to Steam

news 13 February 2020 12:22

Crowbar Collective has released the full version of Black Mesa in an open beta. If the tests are successful, the Half-Life remake will soon leave Steam's Early Access.

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