When talking about people’s favorite moments in half life 2, many are likely to mention Ravenholm, the abandoned mining town where the game suddenly turns into a horror experience. Its popularity as a level would be explored in Arkane Studio’s Half life spin-off, but unfortunately, that was canceled and fans’ hopes for a sequel were dashed. However, there is a mod being released that appears to explore the spooky city in more depth, with a demo just released.
Called “We Don’t Go To Ravenholm” after the name of the original chapter of half life 2, the add-on is being created by 3stripedkilla and aims to bring the “family feel”, as well as the general atmosphere of the classic area, to players. Several images on ModDB show the current work in progress, and many fans of the main game will instantly recognize the mystery map. Judging by the developer updates, it looks like the mod has been in the works for just over a year. There is currently no release date for the full release, but as mentioned above, a demo is already available.
It is good to see that, after all these years, there are still many excellent half life 2 mods coming out. At 18 years old, Valve’s phenomenal FPS is still making waves in the community. Ravenholm is by far one of the most memorable aspects of the game, turning the sci-fi theme upside down and forcing players to fight their way through the abandoned city, with nothing but Father Grigori’s encouraging and authoritative words to guide them. . . No wonder the likes of 3stripedkilla and Arkane wanted to see more of this.
Containing what many consider one of the best opening scenes in games, half life 2 it wasn’t just a successful sequel to its iconic predecessor. For some people, he pretty much got over it. As a result, it has fallen as a landmark in the first-person shooter genre, with particular praise for its environmental storytelling.
Of course, the original 1998 release, which was Valve’s first game, is still being played to this day. With Half life fans gearing up to beat the record for concurrent players on Steam, evidently there’s still a lot of love for these two iconic titles. The “We Don’t Go To Ravenholm” demo will hopefully provide a taste of things to come from 3stripedkilla, and is proof that nearly two decades later, fans are more than happy to keep returning to Gordon Freeman’s antics.
half life 2 he was released in 2004 and is available for mobile, PC, PS3, Xbox and Xbox 360.
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Source: PC Gamer, ModDB