Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half Life 1, 2 and 3
Basic Details
  • Title: Run for life
  • File Name: hl1-sp-run-for-life.7z
  • Original File Name: rfl.zip
  • Size : 2.4Mb
  • Author: Air-dan
  • Date Released: 04 April 2001
PlanetPhillip Download Servers
Reader Recommendations
6 recommendations, average score: 3.5 (out of 5), standard deviation: 1.25
Broken Link?

Please email me about a broken link and I will do my best to repair it as soon as possible - thank you.

Total Downloads

Please note: These statistics are valid from December 2010

  • 179
    Overall
  • 0
    Today
  • 1
    Last 7 days
  • 6
    Last 30 days
  • 74
    365 days
Meta Review Data
Statistics based on 1 comment(s) with meta review data.

Installed
Using MapTap: 0 Users
Manually: 1 Users

Time Taken
Average: 0 Hours, 30 Mins
Shortest: 0 Hours, 30 Mins by Qwertyus
Longest: 0 Hours, 30 Mins by Qwertyus
Total Time Played: 0 Hours, 30 Mins
Published

27th February 2006

Categories
Tags
Mod not working?
An update by Valve to some Source engines has caused a number of mods to stop working properly and give errors. Please visit my Get Mods Working post for more details.
Jump to a review
Play It Now!Play It Now!Maybe?Maybe?Think TwiceMaybe?
Get the most from the comments
Follow these comments by RSS feed
10 Comments
  1. piledriver

    17th June 2007

    OK, I've played a few hard mods where at least you get a chance of living by using initiative, tactics or just running away. This one starts with you getting killed after about 3 seconds, even on easy. I thought games were meant to be fun, not annoyingly impossible. 1/5

  2. geekofalltrades

    26th June 2007

    Play It Now!

    Wow… what a rush! This map is short but sweet, and definitely suited for very experienced players. Expect to die a few times (or more than a few). The map's title sums up the gameplay very nicely: you're consistently low on ammo and health and faced with a number of enemies, forcing you to use blitzkrieg-style tactics to take them all out before they can finish you off. The maps are very interesting… I would almost describe them as steampunk, except they have more of a South American Ancient Maya/Aztec feel, as opposed to the Wild West setting that's typical of most things steampunk. The new weapons were nice too, although it was strange that their icons didn't change in the HUD. If you're good (like, REALLY good), then this map'll provide you with a ten-minute adrenaline rush. Otherwise, you might end up bashing your face against your monitor from sheer frustration… in which case you might want to avoid it.

  3. piledriver

    26th June 2007

    Anybody else get past the start?

  4. piledriver 128 comments

    15th July 2007

    I'd like to see video from geek showing the way to do it. Use GameCam. Gauntlet thrown!

  5. Play It Now!

    Just finished it (I think)Its hard at the beginning I wacked the guy with the hatchet got his gun and wasted the soldier as he blew the hole for exit.( spoilers)I snuck around the corner and blew the explosive crates and ran back into the cave turned and shot the soldier that followed.Then I ran into the open doorway turned and shot whoever tried to enter.Operated the lever to close door,threw a grenade at the guy above ducked and went upstairs got shot gun wasted guy high up switch for suit had 8 health.Battery in vent .If you need more let me know.I am at a scene on Zen which says thanks for playing RFL is it the end?

  6. Mel 914 comments

    3rd April 2008

    Maybe?

    Good as far as it went/very hard combat/nice balance/weak on story, puzzles and ending.

  7. Anon-00293

    3rd February 2009

    Maybe?

    hard and hectic, leveldesign not so exciting, short.

  8. Technic 474 comments

    20th March 2012

    Think Twice

    Mostly agree with piledriver here. It's absolutely okay and sometimes I'm just in the mood for tactical combat, but this here? Already the start is frustrating, either it needs just one hit to get killed or you're low on ammo. So the difficulty and ammo fact is a balancing problem.
    There is even more negative to say (see Con's) but also some positive like the mapping, puzzles.

    You start being thrown down into a cave and only can find some sort of melee weapon in there as the first grunt already comes by for a cup of coffee with you.
    Outside then, it's night and there are three bigger outdoor areas filled with even more grunts awaiting you already. At last you're on Xen, and that's it. So the sign "thanks for playing RFL" is selfexplanatory.

    Pro's:
    -Some decent mapping, good textures and lighting, architecture
    -Very tough combat, strategies needed
    -New weapons (from where do I know the assault rifle?? "Alien vs. Predator" ??)
    -A few puzzles
    -A few cutscenes showing what happens when you switches

    Con's:
    -Balancing, too tough for even semi-pros – also less health, armor (ammo too at the beginning)
    -Silly placed mapchanges – annoying, cause there's combat
    -Very short playtime
    -No HEV at start
    -Disappointing end
    -No story
    -AI grunts recognize you as soon as you THEM – kidding?
    -Almost no atmosphere as you can guess what happens next (only mapping is realistic & nice)

    Result: If the mod would have at least a more or less useless ;) story, combined with longer playtime and way better balancing, it would easily get a "play it later" or even higher recommendation!

  9. Ten Four Reviews

    5th August 2012

    Run for Life is the second Half-Life single player episode from author Daniel Broder, the recently reviewed Death=Power being his first. This level is so different than his first that it's hard to judge whether his maps are truly improving.

    Run for Life really lies at the opposite spectrum of Death=Power. The latter is a collection of jumping puzzles set predominantly in Xen, and is merely interspersed with combat. This pack, on the other hand, is basically full-out combat with nary a puzzle in sight (besides the old open-the-door-with-a-button bit). Whether the combat is good or bad, I'll leave up to you to judge. I will tell you that Run for Life is probably the most difficult HL level I've ever played; specifically, the first map is insanely hard. Not very hard, not extremely hard, but insanely hard. And despite what the title says, you can't just run through while avoiding the combat. It took me well over a dozen tries to get past the first level – I'm that stubborn. But I am proud that I finally made it without cheating – and you better believe I was all over that quicksave key like (insert clever analogy here).

    Continue reading the review on Ten Four…

    Notes
    This review is republished here by permission and was originally published Saturday, 27th January, 2001 by Unquenque.

  10. Qwertyus 151 comments

    2nd April 2013

    Maybe?

    The last map is nice, others – so-so. And all maps are very compact, I think they can be easily combined in 2 maps instead of 5.

Post a comment

Recommendation System

You must be registered and logged in to use the Recommendation System.
Why not register now? It's free and easy. If you are already registered then please login.