Black Mesa for PC
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Black Mesa

Mar 6, 2020
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About this game

Content Rating: Mature


Black Mesa is a re-envisioning of Valve Software's seminal classic Half-Life. Gordon Freeman and his unforgettable journey through the Black Mesa Research Facility have been lovingly re-created to capture the full spirit of the original game, without 1998’s graphical limitations. This is Half-Life the way it was meant to be played!

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit) or Greater
  • Processor: 3.0 Quad Core Processor or Greater
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 2.5 GB Dedicated Video Card or Greater
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB available space


  • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista or Greater
  • Processor: 2.4 Dual Core Processor or Greater
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1 GB Dedicated Video Card or Greater
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 15 GB available space

Gamer Reviews

43215 Reviews
0 review
Apr 6, 2021

Thank god someone remastered this masterpiece otherwise I would have never played it, I tried playing the original once but because it was too dark and the graphics looked pretty bad I only played it about an hour or so, after completing the game I'm just left wanting more.

Dec 17, 2020
I liked very much the way the story got unfold in this one. You roam around in this facility and the surroundings tell the tale. At times the game felt a little too long and kind of a grind , though.

So the game was maybe a little too long, but overall I liked it still.

Nothing bad about the crew that remade the original one. The game didn´t seem dated at all anymore.

About time to play these Half-Life games. Next up Half-Life 2.


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Critic Reviews

17 Reviews
Kyle NicolMar 09, 2020
Black Mesa is a project made out of passion and that can easily be seen throughout the entire playthrough, being çovingly crafted to keep the core and the spirit of the original game alive while also fixing some of its shortcomings. Being fans of Half-Life, The Crowbar Collective knew exactly what needed to be done to improve on the original. Not only is this a great game for fans of the original, but this is a perfect new entry point into the franchise.
Dan StapletonMar 13, 2020
Whether you played Half-Life back in the day or not, Black Mesa is definitely the best way to experience one of the crown jewels of first-person shooter history. It doesn’t look like a 2020 remake – because it’s not, really – but it still makes great use of the distinctively creepy atmosphere and excellent combat that left such a mark on this genre. And what better way to get ready for Valve finally returning to the Half-Life universe?
Brandon AdamsMar 09, 2020
Now is the best time to jump into Half Life if you haven’t before, and if you’ve formally walked in Gordan Freeman’s boots then Black Mesa will set your heart a-thrumming in anticipation for Half Life: Alyx and whatever is to follow. Black Mesa may show its age in some areas, but that doesn’t detract from what is an otherwise stunning achievement. It’s not only Half Life at its best – it’s one of the finest shooters available today.

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