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Half-Life: Opposing Force (1999)

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Play as Adrian Shephard, a HECU soldier assigned to kill the Black Mesa personnels, especially Gordon Freeman. But, the assignment may not be easy as he thought.

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Rob Heironimus
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Shapiro Michael Shapiro ... Barney Calhoun / Otis / G-Man / Security Guards / Scientists / Male Black Ops (voice) (as Mike Shapiro)
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Storyline

Set in the same time frame as the original game, you now play one of the army grunts sent to eliminate Gordon Freeman when you realize that he is the least of your worries. Now, you must fight though the Black Mesa facility and face the alien invasion if you want to get out alive. Written by Paul Lacayo

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Action | Sci-Fi

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M | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1999 (USA) See more »

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Gearbox Software See more »
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Trivia

A console during one of the minor boss fights reads "Gearbox" and "Valve". Valve developed the first Half Life game, while Gearbox developed the expansion packs "Blue Shift" and "Opposing Force". See more »

Goofs

Occasionally several marines, if/when injured, will say 'medic'. Medic is an Army term so they should use 'corpsman' instead (Navy personnel attached to Marine units for medical specialties). See more »

Quotes

Various Marines: Nobody said anything about Black Operations in the Mission Briefing.
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References Die Hard (1988) See more »

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It's 2015 and the game is 16 years old... but still good
30 September 2015 | by elessardunedainSee all my reviews

Half-Life: Opposing Force is an expansion for the original Half-Life. This time you are Corporal Shepard, a soldier tasked with hunting down Gordon Freeman while fending of aliens at the same time. It soon turns out that in general chaos everyone fights everyone, including new alien species and black ops soldiers.

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! GAMEPLAY 8/10 GRAPHICS 7/10 AUDIO 8/10 STORY 9/10


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