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Raising the bar
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Dec 2, 2013 @ 3:33pm
This Mod is based on the book Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar, which revealed many of the game's original settings and actions that were either cut down or removed entirely from the final game. Half-Life 2 was originally intended to have a much darker atmosphere with far grittier artwork where the combine were more obviously draining the oceans for minerals and replacing the atmosphere with noxious, murky gases.

In the original storyline you will fight alongside characters, Captain Vance, Odell, Eli Maxwell, and others.
Several maps were removed from the original game both before and after Half-Life 2 was leaked by a hacker.

This Mod will recount the original storyline from the earliest versions of the game, with completely new models, maps, and the originally removed characters. This will be a complete mod, so you won't have to wait for separate map packs. When the mod is finished with original dialogs and a revised storyline it will be uploaded as a full MOD.

"Rise and Shine Mr. Freeman, Rise and shine..."
Popular Discussions View All (2)
Jun 30, 2015 @ 6:58pm
Finnish subtitles?
Aug 11, 2016 @ 4:43pm
Spanish subtitles
Mr.Wolf ☭
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The Renegadist May 17, 2017 @ 2:55pm 
Just came here to pay my respects.
P҉u҉m҉a҉҉ 👻 Nov 21, 2016 @ 11:48am 
Egol Houstuvk  [author] Nov 9, 2016 @ 3:45pm 
@Avanox Not quite dead. We may eventually come back to it.
Lisiasty Nov 9, 2016 @ 10:10am 
If someone will ask, this mod is dead :(
See for yourself:
{*} Rest In Peace {*}
michael Oct 7, 2016 @ 2:21pm 
Well when you need an actor,please message me! I have experience in the field of va,so i would gladly love to help!
Egol Houstuvk  [author] Sep 24, 2016 @ 10:45am 
@Michael We plan on finding our own voice actors, but we're not looking for anyone just yet
michael Sep 24, 2016 @ 10:44am 
Do you plan on using va's for the characters? Or do you just going to work with the voice files that were found in the leak? If you plan on using a voice actor;I'll gladly be of service to lend my voice for a role.Also if you need someone to help fill in the story gaps,I would love to that as well.If i could help with anything,please let me know! I would love to help push this project far along.
Egol Houstuvk  [author] Aug 1, 2016 @ 3:40am 
@PapiGandou Not at all, we're very active on Moddb
Mam8 Jul 31, 2016 @ 10:02pm 
Game is dead ?
☢DoctorNephi☢ Apr 9, 2016 @ 2:04pm 
This is fucking amazing!