It has been an insanely wild rise for the development team of Black Mesa, Crowbar Collective. These guys started off by making a mod for Half-Life 2 back in 2012 and received endless praise and acclaim from the community. Then, just three years later, Black Mesa went into early access after Valve granted the team permission to release the title as a stand-alone game all its own. Now, after nearly eight whole years, the game is no longer in early-access and is available in full.
Those familiar with Black Mesa will recall the woes of being able to play a somewhat stable version throughout the years, but now all that waiting is over. And despite the game being available as a complete remake of Half-Life, Crowbar Collective has a lot more planned for the future including various enhancements, upgrades, and community events who want to add onto Black Vesa v1.0. In fact, the game comes with full support for making your very own maps, models, and mods through the Steam Workshop.
A little more about the game:
You are Gordon Freeman, a theoretical physicist at the Black Mesa Research Facility. When a routine experiment goes horribly wrong, you must fight your way through an interdimensional alien invasion, and a bloodthirsty military clean-up crew in order to save the science team… and the world!
- Nineteen chapters of fighting through top-secret labs, running atop harsh desert landscapes, sneaking into abandoned railways, and leaping across dimensions
- Mind-Blowing graphics and effects, never before seen on the Source Engine
- Face off against an army of classic enemies, updated with new features and engaging AI
- Wield an arsenal of military hardware, scientific prototypes, and the iconic crowbar through incredibly detailed environments
- The all-new soundtrack and voice acting create a more immersive experience than ever before
Black Mesa is available on Steam for $19.99.