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The Black Mesa Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) is a vehicle used by Black Mesa Personnel as an alternate transportation method to the Black Mesa Transit System. Since the Black Mesa Research Facility features a large road network that can be used to travel around the entire facility, SUVs are most likely a very useful and quicker option for above ground transport.



In the Topside Motorpool visited during the chapter Surface Tension, two SUVs are stored for reparation in a garage. Later, Gordon sees SUVs being thrown at HECU soldiers by a Gargantua in an underground parking lot, before being attacked himself.

Half-Life: Opposing Force

In the chapter "The Package", Shephard enters an underground parking garage inside an Ordinance Storage Facility where the Black Ops are setting up a bomb to destroy the facility and fighting Race X creatures. There he finds several damaged SUVs.

In Opposing Force, the SUV was slightly improved from the first version seen in Half-Life, and parts of its interior, though very simple, can be seen.

Half-Life: Blue Shift

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Abandoned SUV with its occupants killed.

In the Freight Yard area featured in the chapter Captive Freight, Barney Calhoun discovers an SUV with its occupants killed, its driver door open, and its hazard lights blinking. Two damaged and blood-covered SUVs can also be seen parked near the Freight Management Offices traversed with Rosenberg. Finally, at the very end of the game, Barney, Rosenberg, Walter, and Simmons teleport out of the base and use an SUV to escape from the facility after reuniting at the Black Mesa South Access Tunnel.

In Blue Shift, the SUV was again slightly improved. Its interior can now be completely seen and it has realistic, transparent windows.

Half-Life: Decay

One SUV is seen in the Ordinance Storage Facility parking lot with a dead scientist who went through the windshield when he crashed the vehicle into a container.

In Decay, the SUV brush was finally replaced by an actual worldmodel.


Black Mesa SUV in Counter-Strike

The Black Mesa SUV in Counter-Strike.

  • The brush SUV license plate reads "Valve."
  • A Black Mesa SUV can be found in the Counter-Strike map Piranesi, Militia, Iraq (Beta map), and Siege (without the Black Mesa logo).
  • The Decay model is based on a '98 Jeep Cherokee. Although the brush model appears to be a "generic" SUV, its shape and profile also match the Cherokee.
  • In the PS2 version, the regular PC SUV model is used when found in the Topside Motorpool; however, the Decay model is used for all SUVs in the part with the Gargantua in the parking garage.



Half-Life: Opposing Force

Half-Life: Blue Shift

Half-Life: Decay

List of appearances

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