Half-Life 2 Mod: Riot Act


There’s a new Half-Life 2 mod up on Half-Life Files. Riot Act is a small single player mod featuring full HDR. You play as Jamil Lee, a young member of the resistance, who’s been captured by the Combine and imprisoned at Nova Prospekt. The opening is enough to raise my interest.

Numbness and rage.
Fright and anger.
I open my eyes. Oh, well. My cell is pitch dark anyhow.
“Block E1″. I heard their inhuman voices.
Lying on this cold metal bed, I stretch my arms along my sides.
This must be the right posture to fit in a pod.
I do not tolerate the idea of not being ready.

Yes, but ready for what?
No, I won’t give way to grief.


A squeaky sound…
No, no way. It can’t be true.
The door opens, light replaces darkness.
I will ask for a reason later. Now I have a choice to take. An easy one.
I will run the hell out of here, whatever it takes.
It’s time to get a little revenge.


It’s time to start my own riot act.

You can download Riot Act and some accompanying screenshots from Half-Life Files,

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2 Comments on Half-Life 2 Mod: Riot Act


On April 9, 2008 at 12:08 am

I’ve played the mod… LOVE IT. Short and sweet – gave me something to do until I can afford HL2 EP2. Wish the team had a forum or something b/c I’d love to send them my compliments. I’d rate it 11 out of 10 stars! They kept the spirit of the original game amazingly, plus tied it in to the story line with out intersecting it directly (and ending up destroying any “un-knowns” about the current story line)… They could fork the franchise and probably make some money if they decided to take it further! I know if they come out with more, I’d pay for it!


On October 23, 2009 at 2:36 am

This was a seriously good mod. It wasn’t super long, but so far it’s the only mod I’ve ever played where it wasn’t obviously second rate level design and execution. Could have passed for a Valve level.