Black Mesa was developed and released on May 6, 2020 by Crowbar Collective. Black Mesa is the fan-made reimagining of Valve Software’s Half-Life.

Black Mesa is designed to relive the Half Life stories in a modern setting. The development has spanned some 15 years.

You are Gordon Freeman, a theoretical physicist at the Black Mesa Research Facility. When a routine experiment goes horribly wrong, you must fight your way through an interdimensional alien invasion, and a bloodthirsty military clean-up crew in order to save the science team… and the world!

The graphics have been cleaned up extensively which is expected with a remaster. Loading screens seen to be an artifact of the original game. The original game loading was faster. The usual crow bar was not immediately found either amid the changes in the gameplay.


Operating SystemWindows 7 or better
CPUIntel i3 or better
Memory6 GB or more
Hard Drive Space20 GB
Graphics HardwareGTX 660 or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required

This game uses the Source engine and features complete Source works integration. This game needs at least 2GB of VRAM.