State of Play: Gordon Freeman’s House of Horrors

Whisper modern horror’s name three times into a mirror and the images it conjures will be enough to sink a masochist’s heart. Once the playground of the daring, it’s now the training ground of the future stars of triple-A shooters.

Yet horror’s demise has been exaggerated. It’s now the domain of the indie developers and modders; in the latter’s case, of those brave enough to dissect Valve’s magnum opus and reanimate its corpses in the name of fear. But why mods? And why, of all things, Half-Life?

Available in Issue #114 of PC PowerPlay Magazine