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Minerva: Metastasis is another single-player masterpiece by Adam Foster. This is a modification for Half-Life 2 and it uses some of its single-player story to add depth to Minerva. Foster had made a single-player map called "Something Else" for the original Half-Life, and the plot of Minerva follows the plot of this first map. Minerva is a female character that guides the player through his missions via text messages. Minerva's purpose is to find out what Combine (the multidimensional empire of HL2) is planning on a remote island base. You are Minerva's tool, and she treats you just like it. The storytelling of this mod is the best you can find out there, the story is creative and intriguing. Metastasis is the first chapter of the Minerva series, it has four episodes (just like Half-Life): Carcinogenesis, Downhill Struggle, Depth Charge, and Pegasus. The storytline is so good, and the map design so prefect, that you start to get inside the story. If you have Half-Life 2 then Minerva is a mod you must have.
- The best user-made, single-player mod out there
- Not as much interaction as in HL2