Half-Line Miami is a Magical Blend of Half Life and Hotline Miami

Half-Line Miami is a free standalone mod, created by Thomas Kole and combines Half Life 2 and Hotline Miami in a spectacular way. The project was designed to hone Kole’s development skills and honour two of his favourite games of all time. Currently, the game features 8 thematic levels and each one represents a unique sector in Half Life 2’s environment. Additionally, there is a level editor and user-created maps are available from www.reddit.com/r/HLM. As a result, Half-Line Miami could end up with a huge array of missions if the community becomes quite popular.

The iconic gravity-gun is a fantastic addition and allows you to hurtle objects into an enemy’s face. I was quite impressed by the small touches and variety of objects which makes the gameplay stay fresh. The combat is accompanied by a thumping, 80s-style soundtrack and vibrant visual style. It’s surprising how well the two themes combine and contains 8-bit renditions of Half Life 2’s cutscenes.

Half-Line Miami is available for download from here and doesn’t require any installation. Over the years I’ve played a number of fan-projects and it’s staggering how good community content can be. Half-Line Miami exemplifies this and illustrates why PC Gaming is so special.

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Hotline Miami 2 Creator Tells Australians to Pirate the Game

Jonatan Söderströmm, co-creator of video game Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, has told Australians that, if they want to play the game, they should “just pirate it”.

Hotline Miami is the latest victim of Australia’s draconian video game certification system, in a list that boasts such luminaries as Grand Theft Auto V and Syndicate. South Park: The Stick of Truth was also banned certain scenes were removed.

Söderströmm’s advice comes from an e-mail, screencapped by a reddit user. Ben Kuchera of gaming website Polygon confirmed the e-mail’s authenticity. In response to a potential customer, dismayed at Hotline Miami 2 being refused classification in Australia, Söderströmm wrote:

“If it ends up not being released in Australia, just pirate it after release.

No need to send us any money, just enjoy the game!


Source: Kotaku