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Black Mesa 1.0 is now available for PC, and its the best way to replay Half-Life

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Black Mesa 1.0 is now available for PC, and its the best way to replay Half-Life

Black Mesa 1.0 is now available for PC, and its the best way to replay Half-Life

After over 10 years of development, Black Mesa version 1.0 is now available for PC, the fan remake that revitalised the Half-Life series and made the PC gaming classic palatable to the tastes of modern gamers. 

March 2020 is a great time to be a Half-Life fan. Half-Life Alyx will be available within less than three weeks, and the enthusiasts of the Crowbar Collective have given everyone a good reason to replay the original Half-Life. 

Black Mesa is a fan project that eventually became an official game development, arriving on Steam Early Access as a semi-official Half-Life remake after receiving the consent of Valve Software. Black Mesa recreated Half-Life with better visuals, enhanced gameplay and subtle changes that are designed to make the game more fun and memorable than ever before. 

Black Mesa features multiplayer, a fully re-worked campaign and support for a wealth of modded content on day-1, improving upon Valve's original creation to create what many will call the Definitive Half-Life experience.

Today, Balck Mesa stands as the best way to replay Half-Life, celebrating Valve's transformative FPS while making the game more fun to play than ever. If you want to play Half-Life, now's your chance. "They're waiting for you, Gordon."
  


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06-03-2020, 23:04:53

NeverBackDown
I've never played half life.. any of them. So I never understood the hype. But hey it's already got insane ratings on steam so I guess it must be fantasticQuote

06-03-2020, 23:31:52

hmmblah
You should try playing them . The original half-life is what got me into upgrading my PC. My first PC had a Cyrix CPU and onboard video. I played Half-Life in software mode and some spots the frame rate dipped so low it was unplayable. Then I started upgrading and saw the game in a whole new light. To this day I still prefer linear games for the most part, especially single player. Anyway, check them out, you might like them. Or not...Quote

07-03-2020, 06:19:10

WYP
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Originally Posted by hmmblah View Post
You should try playing them . The original half-life is what got me into upgrading my PC. My first PC had a Cyrix CPU and onboard video. I played Half-Life in software mode and some spots the frame rate dipped so low it was unplayable. Then I started upgrading and saw the game in a whole new light. To this day I still prefer linear games for the most part, especially single player. Anyway, check them out, you might like them. Or not...
Cyrix. That's a blast from the past.Quote

09-03-2020, 10:25:18

AlienALX
Went to buy it. £15.

So I obtained it from elsewhere to see what it was like. It looks nice, not great. The characters still look stiff and odd. The graphics look modern, yet still dated. IDK why.

Either way after 30 mins I realised it was just the original Half Life, again. I'd already played it with prettier graphics before.

I wouldn't mind but I've bought Half Life and every other version at least once before. Then I bought the orange box. Maybe they should have considered this when asking people to fork out another £15, in what seems like an attempt to get people back on the pipe for HL Alyx.

It's OK but I am not playing through it again. Gameplay has moved on, and it's nowhere near as innovative as 20 odd years ago.Quote

09-03-2020, 11:13:00

hmmblah
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Cyrix. That's a blast from the past.
I think I may even have it in a box somewhere. I know I don't have the board. I wanted to upgrade the computer and my parents wouldn't let me spend the money even though I bought the computer myself and would be buying the new parts as well. Anyway, as any teen would do, I bricked the board by unplugging the computer during a BIOS flash. A week later I had some new parts and down the rabbit hole I went.

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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Went to buy it. £15.

So I obtained it from elsewhere to see what it was like. It looks nice, not great. The characters still look stiff and odd. The graphics look modern, yet still dated. IDK why.

Either way after 30 mins I realised it was just the original Half Life, again. I'd already played it with prettier graphics before.

I wouldn't mind but I've bought Half Life and every other version at least once before. Then I bought the orange box. Maybe they should have considered this when asking people to fork out another £15, in what seems like an attempt to get people back on the pipe for HL Alyx.

It's OK but I am not playing through it again. Gameplay has moved on, and it's nowhere near as innovative as 20 odd years ago.
It's not a Valve produced game, all community driven, isn't it? It was always supposed to be free, but considering all the time and effort these volunteers put in I'm not surprised there's an entry fee.Quote
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