Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

Infiltrate a Rebel base with a little stealth play and then clear the base of rebels and set some explosives. Can you get out in time?

Basic Details
  • Title: Big Explosion Theory
  • File Name: hl2-sp-big-explosion-theory.7z
  • Size : 4.38MB
  • Author: Chuwis720
  • Date Released: 17 June 2008
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Installation Instructions
  • Copy the 3 .bsp files into your Half-Life 2 Maps folder.
  • Copy the Hand Skin folder into your Half-Life 2 Materials folder.
  • Launch Half-Life 2
  • Open the console and type map big_explosion_theory_1.
  • Press enter/return or click the Submit button.
  • Play and Enjoy.

Note: I don’t know whether you need to install the ClientScheme.res file or not.

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Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3
Reader Recommendations
5 recommendations, average score: 4.4 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0.24
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Average: 0 Hours, 18 Mins
Shortest: 0 Hours, 18 Mins by JellyBeanDude27
Longest: 0 Hours, 18 Mins by JellyBeanDude27
Total Time Played: 0 Hours, 18 Mins
Published

15th February 2009

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12 Comments
  1. Phillip says Play It!

    Not as good as the author’s most recent release but still quite good. The beginning is very hard, especially if you hate stealth gameplay, like I do. HINT: Crouch as soon as you can once you enter the grate in the roof.

    The level joins were a little weird and some rebels seemed to appear from nowhere but that said at least it made you focus on your surroundings.

    The use of cutscenes was just about right but the ending could have been a little more dramatic.

    Worth playing but don’t rush.

  2. andyb 1052 comments

    15th February 2009

    I can’t even get past the first part without getting caught lol.Time to take a break for a bit.

  3. I can

  4. mel 6403 comments

    17th February 2009

    Play It Later

    The following my contain possible spoilers.

    The beginning is a bit frustrating and I never see the sense in making a mod/map hard to start. Once you get going the encounters are on the tough side, so don

  5. mel 6403 comments

    17th February 2009

    Where is the edit facility? Did not show with posting last comment.

  6. andyb 1052 comments

    17th February 2009

    Where is the edit facility? Did not show with posting last comment.

    Sorry mel.The unapproved posts has been catching yours and others at a horrendous rate the last few days.I’ve been checking every hour that I’m near a pc to approve and delete your anonymous posts that are the same.I have no idea what is happening at the moment.

  7. mel 6403 comments

    17th February 2009

    OK andyb and thanks. So I am not going mad.

  8. some clever person 6403 comments

    28th February 2009

    yes, I am very clever

  9. Anon-00013 6403 comments

    18th March 2009

    Play It Later

    Very good map, specially liked for being a combine.

  10. eeVee 290 comments

    19th March 2010

    Play It Now!

    I hated the beginning, too. After 3 tries I stopped for a couple days, then came back. I got a little farther, so kept going even though it probably took me 10 times to be successful.

    Definitely watch where you’re going. I don’t know how many times I died in this map (not sure if I should blame the stupid Vortigaunts or the stupid player). :)

    Very good for being short.

  11. JellyBeanDude27 96 comments

    28th March 2014

    Play It Later

    This could’ve been a Play It Now or even a Personal Favourite from me if it weren’t for one thing. The Vortigaunts. In HL1, Vorts got rid of a decent amount of your possibly 100 health. In this, they can kill you in one hit at 100 health, and that’s just not fun. They also have TONS of health, taking two double barrel shotgun blasts to take down. Not even Elites do that (at least on medium)! Apart from that, I only have one complaint, and that’s the stealth segment in the beginning. It’s atrocious and doesn’t work right. I don’t like it.

    Anyway, you play as a Combine soldier and need to infiltrate and destroy a rebel base. I really like the nighttime mountain-esque environment, it has a lot of atmosphere. The gameplay is really good too. Apart from the Vorts, it’s rather difficult (in the good way), with tough ambushes and encounters that don’t give either side an advantage (again, apart from the Vorts). The ending with Dr. Kleiner is a bit comedic to me, possibly because I’m demented. The only problem is that you don’t fight any large enemies (this is possible playing as a Combine, see Combine Combat for an example). Otherwise, I really recommend this, despite the flaws.

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