You are definitely familiar with this project if you are a true fan of Mr. Freeman. We are talking about the updated version of Half-Life, created by the programmers of Black Mesa Team. In fact, they are not even an official development company, just a team of guys working out of pure enthusiasm.
Back in 2004, Valve released their version of Half-Life based on Source, without making any conceptual changes to the graphics. Fans of the original creation reacted very negatively to the return of the old game. Then, in 2015, Black Mesa Team released their remake in early access, and this version was already well received by people. Valve also appreciated it.
At first, it was not a full-fledged game project, but just a user modification compatible with the licensed version of Half-Life. However, gamers welcomed the development so well that they soon started working on a separate commercial project in collaboration with Crowbar Collective. In 2020, the game was officially released and quickly became popular among players after testing. The game’s plot remained unchanged: a shooter with Freeman in the lead role starts with research in a secret laboratory and ends in the world of Zen.
All other aspects of Half-Life underwent significant changes: the level remake made them simpler and more logical, with cool graphics, no more unnecessary transitions and mazes, completely new enemy spawn points, and the gameplay is now maximally intuitive. The project has been worked on for over 16 years, so the result is definitely awesome and deserves attention. Players are hoping that the remakes of Blue Shift and Opposing Force by Tripmine Studios will be just as interesting.