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A classic becomes new again with Half-Life: Absolute Zero Mod

Half-Life: Absolute Zero Mod is a free add-on for Half-Life that aims to recreate a much earlier version of this classic game: one from before it was published.

Revisit the history of the Half-Life saga

As hardcore fans of the Half-Life series may be aware, before the first game's release in late 1998 the developer showcased publicity material that included elements that were eventually removed from the game prior to its publication. Half-Life: Absolute Zero Mod is the ideal add-on for anyone curious about these early Half-Life prototypes as it is designed to recreate the game as it is known to have existed in earlier builds.

Long-gone elements are back again

The mod reinstates a number of elements removed by the developers. You will be able to explore deleted areas including the Communications Center and the Surface Tension military camp, and go up against rejected enemies such as the Human Sergeant, Stukabat and Pannthereye.

As close a recreation as possible

Of course, as it is replicating a game that was never made publicly available, the Half-Life: Absolute Zero Mod is based in part around guess work. But the creators have scoured available material relating to the early Half-Life builds, and ultimately restored as much as is possible.

An unusual mod for Half-Life

The Half-Life: Absolute Zero Mod is unusual in that, unlike other add-ons like the Half-Life: Half-Craft: the Half-Life Minecraft Mod which strive to expand and build upon Half-Life, this mod tries to return the game to an extremely early version. For avid fans of the Half-Life games who are interested in the franchise's roots, the opportunity to explore an early, never-released form of the game will be appealing.


  • Closely recreates early, unreleased builds of Half-Life.
  • Has multiple areas to explore.
  • Deleted monsters and weapons are back again.


  • Only hardcore fans will see the appeal.
  • Certain areas remain incomplete.
  • Some may find the retro-90s graphics too dated.

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Half-Life: Absolute Zero Mod for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V demo
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