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

USS Darkstar is a futuristic episode for Half-Life set on a Zoological Research Vessel.

To: Mr. Walter Bennett
From: Dr. Einar Saukas
Subject: Offer of Employment

Dear Mr. Walter Bennett,

Black Widow Inc. would like to invite you to join our organization. You would be assigned as a member of the multi-disciplinary scientific team on board of the USS DARKSTAR, in a zoological research expedition to seek out, collect and investigate new alien life-forms in unexplored sectors of the universe.

This mission occurs in the year 2066, but since you have already travelled to the future before, this should not be a problem for you. The space-time window to come to our present time will be available in just a few days, please decide ASAP about your interest in this job opportunity.

You have been selected for this position by Cmdr. Neil Manke due to your broad knowledge on advanced biochemistry and extensive experience interacting with hostile aliens. Your proven capacity to survive under critical conditions was also considered. But actually you don’t have anything to worry about, our project is adopting the most rigorous safety measures to prevent incidents. I can personally guarantee everything is under control and none of the crew will be ever submitted to any risk situations whatsoever. This is certainly going to be a calm, quiet and relaxing journey, as you can already predict from the pictures of our impressive spaceship installations at The Black Widow’s Lair.

We are looking forward to having you on our team!

Dr. Einar Saukas
Administration Office
Black Widow Inc.
Project USS DARKSTAR

Mr. Walter Bennett is one of several famous scientists invited to participate in this mission. You are Dr. Gordon Freeman, a brilliant researcher who has always had problems waking up on time…

Basic Details
  • Title: USS Darkstar
  • File Name: hl1-sp-uss-darkstar.7z
  • Original File Name: darkstar.zip
  • Size : 7.55MB
  • Author: Neil Manke
  • Date Released: 26 May 1999
PlanetPhillip Download Options

Download to your HDD [7.5MB]

Installation Instructions
  • Copy the darkstar folder into your Half-Life folder.
  • Restart or start Steam.
  • USS Darkstar should now be listed in your Library tab.

If you require more help, please visit the Help page.

Awards

USS Darkstar is a HALL of FAME entry

Screenshots

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WARNING: The screenshots contain spoilers.

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

    It’s been established almost beyond question that Neil is the best amateur mapper around and this latest release has generated almost as much hype – and probably as many delays – as a lot of games. USS Darkstar has a hell of a lot to live up to, both in terms of expectations and of those Quake and Quake II units that have gone before it, and Neil also had to overcome the challenges of working with a new game engine. With these things in mind, I prepared myself for perhaps some disappointment as I loaded it up.

    Approximately three seconds later, I realised I needn’t have bothered. The introduction to this unit is astounding – it’s not just content to be far above anything you’ll have seen in a user map but is almost as impressive as the start to Half-Life itself, albeit in a very different way. From the very instant it began, it was obvious that any doubts about Neil’s ability to maintain his previous standards in this new setting had been unfounded.

    What also soon becomes evident is that he’s adapted his style, and not just his skills, for Half-Life’s demands. Ever since Valve came along and raised the bar a few notches, it hasn’t really been enough to release a straightforward action-oriented Half-Life level. Just as in the full game, the build-up here is slow and deliberate, setting the scene for the chaos to come, and you’ll be waiting a while before you even get your first weapon. Throughout the first few levels, you know exactly what’s coming but it doesn’t matter; just like a good horror film, even though the outcome is inevitable, the path to get there is so well-crafted that the tension just keeps building anyway. It may just be another map but there’s a hell of an atmosphere in USS Darkstar.

    Continue reading the review on Ten Four

  2. TolisXTRM 54 comments

    14th April 2014

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    What would you think I would rate this. It’s USS Darkstar.

    The mod is as classic as it gets, for getting released 7 months after the original game (thanks Phillip).

    The setting is very original if you compare it to other mods; it takes place in a spaceship. Though, everything gets ****ed up and you have to escape.

    Every area is incredibly detailed, it never gets old and, I think this NEEDS a sequel.

    PLAY THIS RIGHT NOW YOU WON’T REGRET IT.

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