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Cry of Fear Half Life

An in-game screenshot from Cry Of Fear, one of the newest released Half-Life Mods from 2012.

Sven screenshot

In-game screenshot of Sven Co-op, one of the oldest Half-Life mods to be still in development.

They Hunger church

In-game screenshot of They Hunger.

0003-c0a0 release12001

In-game screenshot of Black Mesa, a total conversion of Half-Life to the Source engine.

Dystopia 2

In-game screenshot of Dystopia.

Gmod late 2009

The Garry's Mod menu.

Fakefactor Alyx V8

HD Alyx based on Brazilian model Adriana Lima in FakeFactory's Cinematic Mod, Version 8.

The Half-Life series spawned countless mods, among which many that became highly popular in the Half-Life gaming community. Some original mods, such as Counter-Strike, Team Fortress, Day of Defeat, Ricochet, The Ship and Alien Swarm (originally a mod for Unreal Tournament 2004) have been "adopted" by Valve and made into commercial games. However some mods such as Garry's Mod having been turned into commercial games remain independent. Some mods are also based on cut content, featured in the released files for Half-Life, and in the leaked files for Half-Life 2.

Some of these mods include minor or major alterations to the original game, others consist in a total conversion, i.e. made from scratch, only using the existing engine, models, sounds, textures, etc. The non-commercial mods can be downloaded for free, as they are not licensing the engine.

Notable mods[]

The list is incomplete; feel free to complete it with other notable mods.


Launched 1998 with the seminal Half-Life. Other popular modded games: Half-Life: Opposing Force, Counter-Strike. 70+ mods.


Launched 2004 with the revelatory Half-Life 2. Other popular modded games: Counter-Strike: Source, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, Garry's Mod, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, Alien Swarm, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Black Mesa. 90+ mods.

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