Half-Life 2 is simply one of those games that can be held up as art, as something that is smarter than Halo or Gears of War while still being engrossing to play and fun to explore. I remember there being a couple of people who were unable to run the original half-life mods on os x (and this fix applies for linux as well 1). Anyways, I have managed to find a fix here I'll rewrite it here in order to make the fix more general. Download a half-life mod, from where-ever (I suggest RunThinkShootLive). Open the compressed package 2. Open another Finder window, open the 'go to.
Most of the game is set in a remote desert area of New Mexico in the Black Mesa Research Facility, a fictional complex that bears many similarities to both the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Area 51, at some point between the 2000s. The game's protagonist is the theoretical physicist Gordon Freeman, an 27-year old MIT graduate who holds a Ph.D. Freeman becomes one of the survivors of an experiment at Black Mesa that goes horribly wrong, when an unexpected 'resonance cascade'—a fictitious phenomenon —rips dimensional seams, devastating the facility. Ovi for mac games.
Aliens from another dimension known as Xen subsequently enter the facility through these dimensional seams (an event known as the 'Black Mesa incident'). As Freeman tries to make his way out of the ruined facility, he soon discovers that he is caught between two sides: the hostile aliens and the Hazardous Environment Combat Unit, a U.S. Marine Corps special operations unit dispatched to cover up the incident by eliminating the organisms, as well as Dr. Freeman and the other surviving Black Mesa personnel to keep them from talking. Throughout the game, a mysterious figure known (but not actually referred to in-game) as the 'G-Man' regularly appears, and seems to be monitoring Freeman's progress. Ultimately, Freeman uses the cooperation of surviving scientists and security officers to work his way towards the mysterious 'Lambda Complex' of Black Mesa (signified with the Greek 'λ' character), where a team of survivors teleport him to the alien world Xen to kill the Nihilanth, the semi-physical entity keeping Xen's side of the dimensional rift open.