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Black Mesa is a re-envisioning of Valve Software's classic science fiction first person shooter, Half-Life. Powered by Source Engine, You will re-visit the inaugural role of Gordon Freeman and his memorable journey through the Black Mesa Research Facility. Expect detailed environments to explore, a huge cast of characters and experimental weaponry. All-new music, voice acting, choreography and added dialogue give way to a more expansive and immersive experience than ever before. Learn more.

It's a brilliant tribute to one of the greatest videogames ever made, and it's also a good game in its own right.


Unforeseen Consequences

Surface Tension

Questionable Ethics

Surface Tension

On A Rail

On a Rail


On a Rail

Surface Tension

Power Up

Questionable Ethics

Lambda Core

Black Mesa succeeds in faithfully recreating the original Half-Life experience and improving upon it in ways that weren’t feasible.


Composed by Joel Nielsen, the Black Mesa soundtrack is available for streaming, in full, below. You can listen to each song individually, or download the entire soundtrack in a compressed archive. Interested in showing support? Please donate. If you can't afford to, it's on the house.

It isn't perfect, but Black Mesa is one of the most entertaining shooters we've played this year. That's pretty amazing when you consider it's based on a game released 14 years ago.


The first of two releases of Black Mesa is currently available free for download. This release includes over 8 hours and 14 chapters of gameplay. The final release, via steam, is under development.

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