While fans of the popular Half-Life series eagerly await the announcement of Half Life 2: Episode 3 , the original game has undergone modifications and has been released today for all the masses to enjoy.
Black Mesa is a remake of Half-Life 1 that’s been long in development for the last 8 years. This game features several updated mods that not only take advantage of the latest Source engine improvements, but also awards fans with a new way to play an old classic. Here are all the details on the game and where to download it:
Utilizing the Source engine, Black Mesa will reintroduce the player as Doctor Gordon Freeman, along with the original cast of memorable characters and environments seen in Half-Life. Black Mesa was built and improved upon with new mods. It’s worth noting that Black Mesa Source covers all of the original game up to the Xen stages. The remaining Xen sections will be expanded into another game and released at a later date.
The game is available as a free download and can be accessed right HERE.
The Black Mesa website also features a way to download the game, but is currently running significantly slower then the above link. If you want a preview on what you can expect from the game, feel free to check out the trailer above.