After 15 years of hard work, Black Mesa is finally out

Gordon’s alive…

Friends, Romans, countrymen, I never thought I’d live to see the day. The day when what started as a small fan project to update the classic shooter Half-Life into the (at-the-time) revolutionary Source engine would actually come to fruition, but today is that day! Black Mesa which has been in development since 2005 has received its 1.0 release. Here is a triumph of fan love and perseverance, when comes such another?

To say I’ve been waiting for this for a long time would be an understatement. I’ve been waiting for this since…well since I finished Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and needed more of it in my veins. I still have my copy of the pre-Xen release from back before it came to Steam as a retail release. To put it in perspective, Destructoid has reviewed the game twice in its long road to release.

Surprisingly the game is launching at an MSRP of only $19.99, which, after so long feels like such a small price to pay.

Black Mesa in its completed state is now available on Steam.

Anthony Marzano
Contributor for Dtoid and news editor of Flixist. Lover of all things strategic and independent.