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  • Summary: Return to the Black Mesa Research Facility as one of the military specialists assigned to eliminate Gordon Freeman. Experience an entirely new episode of single player action. Meet fierce alien opponents, and experiment with new weaponry. Named 'Game of the Year' by the Academy ofReturn to the Black Mesa Research Facility as one of the military specialists assigned to eliminate Gordon Freeman. Experience an entirely new episode of single player action. Meet fierce alien opponents, and experiment with new weaponry. Named 'Game of the Year' by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Expand
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  1. Mar 22, 2015
    10
    Half Life - Opposing force sets you in the perspective of Adrian Shepard, a marine sent to the Black Mesa research facility to find andHalf Life - Opposing force sets you in the perspective of Adrian Shepard, a marine sent to the Black Mesa research facility to find and capture Gordon Freeman. However, upon reaching the facility, their chopper is attacked and forced to crash land just outside the premises. Fortunately a scientist is able to pull you and your team inside. However you are the only survivor of the crash. Adrian is forced to make his way through the research facility and find Freeman at any costs. Expand
  2. Feb 4, 2012
    10
    An excellent expansions for a pioneering and enjoyable game, I finally got to play as the marines I so despised. No longer did we have toAn excellent expansions for a pioneering and enjoyable game, I finally got to play as the marines I so despised. No longer did we have to "Follow the Free Man", I could instead be part of the assault on the doomed facility. And of course, we had CTF in Half-Life. And a portal gun. YES! Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2010
    10
    Phenomenal.
    Gearbox has literally outdone them self on this masterpiece of a game. With strikingly superior graphics for this games time and
    Phenomenal.
    Gearbox has literally outdone them self on this masterpiece of a game. With strikingly superior graphics for this games time and innovative story telling, this game honestly deserves a ten.
    I remember sitting,waiting for this game to be released at a young age after beating the first Half-Life.
    The story is fantastic, showing a different perspective. Instead of being the protagonist Gordon Freeman, you now take place as an antagonist known as Adrian Shepard. Moving on the the multi player, it is insanely fun. The excessive amount of explosions going on around you is an exciting add-on to this game. With servers still running eleven years later, this game is fantastic. Don't think that Opposing Force lacks a cooperative mode, because one Coop server is currently running with a maximum slot of 32 players per match.

    Overall, this game is a splendid masterpiece and I would recommend anyone buying. It's a ten dollars worth spending on a game such as this one.
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  4. Sep 4, 2016
    9
    Before we start the review I usually dont do short reviews on metacritic, unless they console games, if they are pc and on steam , i usuallyBefore we start the review I usually dont do short reviews on metacritic, unless they console games, if they are pc and on steam , i usually leave them on steam, but as this is an expansion pack this is and exeption . PS i am between an 8.5 and a 9

    A great expansion pack to the main game . Worth playing even to this day ( same i say with goldeneye for n64) , very fun to witness the events from a different point of view. Just long enough. Just hard enough, great level design. Good weapon variety and enemy variety.
    The only minor complaint is arguably the aiming. While the aiming works, sometimes the autoaim is a hindrance.
    However a great fps game. And while fps isnt my fav genre , sometimes fps , especially when the fps is good and hard they tend to stick with me. Like this game , moh frontline, nolf, golden eye, perfect dark etc.
    Recommended.
    PS: play it after you done with the orginal.
    Thanks for reading.
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  5. Mar 3, 2013
    8
    My favorite of the original Half Life and it's expansions. It's a unique spin on the traditional add-on where you play through the originalMy favorite of the original Half Life and it's expansions. It's a unique spin on the traditional add-on where you play through the original campaign path from the military's view point. Less box puzzles and more squad based combat make this a more straightforward shooter but still stands strong as a fantastic expansion. Expand
  6. Aug 12, 2017
    8
    Opposing Force shouldn't be held on a pedestal the way Half-Life is, simply because Gearbox (the developers of this one) stood on Half-Life'sOpposing Force shouldn't be held on a pedestal the way Half-Life is, simply because Gearbox (the developers of this one) stood on Half-Life's already established shoulders in order to reach even higher. It's hard to deny though that Opposing Force is more consistently fun than Half-Life is, and doesn't have Half-Life's low points, like "On a Rail". Xen makes several reappearances, but it's only used sparingly for effect, which is how you do Xen properly. Awkward platforming sections are kept to a minimum. The new weapons are super fun, the new enemies are creepy in all the right ways, and the level design is top notch. You can tell they were full of ideas for this game, and there are quite a few new features and concepts crammed into the game's comparatively short playtime.

    It doesn't quite have Half-Life's level of polish, and it lacks a certain subtlety that Half-Life had, but it's a great game absolutely worthy of the name.
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  7. Mar 28, 2014
    0
    this game sucks. gearbox is literally pissing all over the HL franchise with this piece of garbage. linear boring and trying to force canon tothis game sucks. gearbox is literally pissing all over the HL franchise with this piece of garbage. linear boring and trying to force canon to accept it are just a few of the things this trashbag does wrong Expand

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