NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Half-Life 2 Mod Turns It Into a Resident Evil-Style Horror Game
An eerie new total conversion for Half-Life 2 ditches the first-person gunplay in favor of fixed-camera views and classic survival horror gameplay.
Abandoning the dystopian trapping of City 17 and protagonist Gordon Freeman, an intriguing new mod for Half-Life 2 turns the shooter into a 90s-style survival horror game. The release trailer for the total conversion mod, titled Lost and Damned, shows off numerous gameplay features that will be instantly familiar to fans of classic survival horror games. From static cameras that force players to explore the environment from a third-person perspective to an inventory management screen that would look right at home in the first Resident Evil game, the impressive mod by creator SellFace looks to recreate all the trappings of early survival horror games. Click here to see the mod on ModDB.
Developed over the course of five months, Lost and Damned is now available to download for free on ModDB. With Valve itself rarely releasing games these days, this unique mod could give gamers a good reason to re-install their copy of Half-Life 2. SellFace isn’t the only modder to use the Source engine to give Half-Life 2 a decidedly more horror-themed facelift, though. Another talented modder, disappointed after learning of a Half-Life horror spin-off that never saw the light of day, recently released a Half-Life 2 mod based on Arkane Studios’ canceled Ravenholm game.