Monday, June 19, 2006
Check out this Half-Life 2 mod: The Hidden.
In it, players are split up into two teams: Hidden and IRIS. One player is The Hidden, a freak with superhuman powers of cloaking, strength, and tracking. This player is only armed with a knife and 3 pipe bomb grenades. He can pounce, kill in one strike, and generally scare the hell out of people by being nearly invisible. Using the Source engine's physics, he can also toss objects at people, or pick up dead players and toss them at their comrades. The IRIS team consists of the rest of the players on the server. They're basically your typical gun-toting commandos.
"The Hidden" is a great game. Unique, well polished, and professionally done. Fans of "stealth action" games should definitely check this out. My only gripe is that I have to lower the game's graphics to DirectX 8.1 to make it run smooth.