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Half-Life: Opposing Force
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- Return to the Black Mesa Research Facility as a soldier.
- Experiment with a host of new military, experimental, and alien weapons.
- Battle a fierce new alien race and interact with more human characters.
- Compete in new multiplayer maps designed by industry all-stars.
- Expansion pack: requires full version of Half-Life.
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Half-Life: Opposing Force is the official game expansion for Half-Life, the thrilling PC CD-ROM named game of the year by more than 50 publications. In Opposing Force (aka Op For), players return to the Black Mesa Research Facility to experience an entirely new episode of single-player action. In addition, Op For contains a massive collection of new multiplayer content.
Opposing Force returns the player to the Black Mesa facility, but tells the tale from the perspective of Colonel Adrian Shephard, one of the soldiers, sent to clean up the scientists and their reality-altering mess. Just as in Half-Life, things quickly go badly for Colonel Shephard and his men. Ambushed by aliens, Adrian must fight his way through the ruins of the facility in an attempt to reach a helicopter extraction point.
What makes Opposing Force shine is the way it expands on the story of Half-Life. Colonel Shephard passes though areas that players of Half-Life are sure to recognise, and he occasionally runs into characters from the original game, including the infuriating Man in Suit. Opposing Force also introduces several new weapons, such as a sniper rifle (with scope), heavy machine gun and a .357 Magnum with a laser sight. There's even a "weapon" that is actually a common alien creature from the first game; its unique features allow it to be used as a kind of grappling hook.
Several new aliens make an appearance as well, almost all of them deadly. They exhibit the same sophisticated AI (artificial intelligence) as the monsters in Half-Life, relentlessly and intelligently attacking Adrian as he makes his way through the game's impressive levels. Fortunately, Colonel Shephard's rank allows him to take command of any soldiers he encounters. Riflemen and machine gunners can be ordered to follow Adrian and provide covering fire, or assigned to guard a door or room. Engineers can cut through locked or blocked doorways, while Medics can heal the injured. Unlike Half-Life's solitary "me against the world" gameplay, the addition of competent friendly forces provides a feeling of camaraderie: there's nothing like leading a squad of loyal Marines against an alien horde. --Mike Fehlauer
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In half-life you are Gordon Freeman trying to escape from the Black Mesa facility, while Marines are tracking you down and trying to kill you. in opposing force you're one of them. In opposing force there are lots of new things. You get to talk to the other marines like medics who will heal you or engineers who will weld down locked doors. You also have the new ability to swing and climb up ropes. You also get a large range of new weapons from guns that can teleport you to heavy machine guns. If you've completed half-life and just can't get enough of annihilating aliens then get this game.
The half-life series is the best series of first person shooter games you will ever play.
In a nice twist on the original game, the player takes on the role of one of the soldiers sent in to shut down the Black Mesa complex and to take out Gordon Freeman (hero of the first game) into the process.
The overall look and feel of the original game have been preserved here, giving the gameplayer more bang for the buck and the set pieces are every bit as good as they were first time round. Even the game intro, which shows choppers filled with troops travelling to Black Mesa is engrossing and the clever use of cinematic effects really draws you into the storyline.
The only downfall of Opposing Force is it's length, it suffers from being a little short - way shorter than Half-Life in fact but if you can put up with that, this is a sure-fire hit, especially when you consider that the brilliant multi-player Team Fortress is included in this package too.
As you move through the game new, more powerful weapons will find themselves in your possession, and new, more powerful aliens will try to stop you finding any more. Permanentely.
Being a soldier you see the labs from a different perspective and, in my eyes, it is better because you have more allies. Fellow soldiers and security gaurds provide valuable cover-fire, and scientists if required (after they have served their purpose) can be used for target practice or cannon fodder.
The game obviously has a Half-Life feel about it but offers almost completely new areas, also, players of Half-Life will recognise some of the scenes as being from the original. Nice touch. The game itself is, unfortunately, a bit small esspecially in the shadow of Half-Life but is still very, very good.
There are a few new weapons (alien lightning gun, Desert Eagle) and some new features. You get to lead other soldiers with various specialties: engineer who can cut doors, medic who can heal you. You learn to climb ropes and at one point you can use alien technology of grappling gun.
Graphics is not great, but it's cool enough and the level design with brilliant color schemes and lighting styles makes up for it.
Music sets the mood nicely, especially dynamic themes when something serious is going down.
It's 2015 and I definitely enjoyed playing Half-Life: Opposing Force!
But DO NOT buy this product. Instead get Generation which has this, the original, and about 8 other mods...
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