Hog Tax Jul 3, 2013 @ 8:42pm
Any similar mods?
Are there any similar single player mods on steam?
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2point4 Jul 3, 2013 @ 8:50pm 
I don't know of any mods even close to the level MINERVA achieved. I'm gonna offer something entirely different...my second favorite Sourcemod:

http://www.moddb.com/mods/research-and-development

It has nothing to do with what you're looking for but I haven't recommended it in a while. So there you go.
Hog Tax Jul 3, 2013 @ 8:51pm 
Hmm ok thanks, I'll give it a try ;)
Jason Breen Jul 4, 2013 @ 11:47am 
It's not quite close to MINERVA in terms of quality, but it's still a enjoyable game: http://www.combinedestiny.com/index2.php
Combine Destiny 1 & 2

A much better one, and more popular, in my opinion, is: http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-citizen
The Citizen Series

Both are similar to MINERVA, in terms of story, but The Citizen comes clase in terms of quality.
Cargo Cult  [developer] Jul 5, 2013 @ 7:12pm 
Research and Development is incredible. An altogether different take on the Half-Life universe to MINERVA, but I was utterly gobsmacked when I played it back when it first came out. Such amazing puzzles - it's almost an puzzle / adventure game in places. Go play it too!

Mission Improbable[missionimprobable.org] is also excellent.
Me Voy Jul 6, 2013 @ 6:48am 
This is great.
2point4 Jul 7, 2013 @ 1:01pm 
Originally posted by Cargo Cult:
Research and Development is incredible. An altogether different take on the Half-Life universe to MINERVA, but I was utterly gobsmacked when I played it back when it first came out. Such amazing puzzles - it's almost an puzzle / adventure game in places. Go play it too!

Mission Improbable[missionimprobable.org] is also excellent.
Gobsmacked is a good adjective to describe the feeling after playing R&D. Heh.

But MI didn't do it for me. I got that they were going for an experience similar to what MINERVA provided (or at least that's what it felt like they ended up providing) but the gameplay just wasn't satisfying and the storytelling was a little on the sparse side.

For instance, most of the battles were just like "throw a bunch of enemies at you at once, clear them out, next time do the same but a little harder mix and slowly introducing new enemies." With a little travel mixed up in between. It really reminded me a lot of the F.E.A.R. gameplay. Not terrible, but predictable and tiring after a while. I think this aspect would have made the gameplay suffer even harder had it went on any longer.

Plus the color palette was a little too contrasting between the different areas and overall everything looked washed out. Maybe that's exactly what they were going for and I missed a bigger undertone but I wasn't satisfied with that.

As far as the storytelling, what little of it there was was told by "Eli". It almost felt like he was put there for comic relief, too, but it did pretty well to distract me from the info he was sharing with me. I didn't catch much else in that department, either through gameplay, exploration or the narrative.

And the ending was supremely disappointing. You don't even get to kill the "boss". I felt as if they were on the verge of beginning the storytelling just as the game was ending.

But I loved the double rainbow.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=158273895

I guess I'm being a little hard on the game, though. I did enjoy it from start to finish but some elements made me remember I was playing a game and removed the immersiveness for me.

I'm tough on Source mods. My list goes like:

1. MINERVA
2. Research & Development

Everything else feels incomplete.

MINERVA 2 pls. I'll trade you my prized emoticon for it.
Beyonce Jul 7, 2013 @ 10:33pm 
mission improable spherical nightmares
Beyonce Jul 7, 2013 @ 10:33pm 
my top mods
Me Voy Jul 8, 2013 @ 6:14am 
Oh, I forgot to mention, there's a mod that's currently only available on the Garry's Mod workshop called "7 Hour War". It's not Minerva, but it's still pretty good. Lot's of new areas, challenging events, you guys should give it a try. It's a little buggy though, just FYI.
Frankie-Z- Jul 11, 2013 @ 7:13am 
Black Mesa is HL1 on source .. it was such a long time ago I played HL1 it was fun to go back and play the story on source .. I'm looking forward to the last couple of chapters comming out in a couple of months
HEAVY METAL ZOMBIE Jul 13, 2013 @ 2:09am 
Try Desura.com , i have and had so many FREE mods from there , some are short , some long , some suck , some are fantastic .
PatMan33 Jul 15, 2013 @ 10:56am 
Give Someplace Else a try. It's the "prequel" to MINERVA and was made by the same guy. The mod was done in HL1 so you'll need that. It is fantastic!

https://hylobatidae.org/minerva/parallax/someplace-else.html
XtremePanCakeMix Jul 17, 2013 @ 6:44pm 
My top Half-Life 2 MODs are: Station 51, Depot, Half-Life 2: Riot Act, Half-Life 2: Calamity

They're all pretty great and about 1 hour long each.
Khaos_WaRfaRe Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:52pm 
Look up Leon's Map Pack on HL2 Files. http://halflife2.filefront.com/file/;39881
a96camry Sep 21, 2013 @ 10:35am 
Research and Development is good and really unique. I LOVE MR. Whirly and the goofy ending trailer. My All-time FAV MOD is Strider Mountain....very complex and complete with some really nice puzzles.
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