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Half-Life: Blue Shift

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Half-Life: Blue Shift
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Standalone Expansion
Gearbox Software, Valve Corporation
Sierra Studios, Valve Corporation
Half-Life
First-person Shooter
Microsoft Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux
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Retail Features
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Ratings
This title has been rated M by the ESRBThis title has been rated 16 by the USKThis title was classified MA15+ by the OFLCAOFLCNZ-R16+This title has been classified 15+ by the ELSPADJTCQ-18
Technical Information
GoldSrc
Retail Localization Information
Interface Language(s)
EnglishFrenchGerman
United Nations International Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows
June 122001

macOS and GNU/Linux
July 132013
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Half-Life: Blue Shift is the second official expansion for Half-Life, made by Gearbox Software and released in a stand-alone package that also included Half-Life: Opposing Force. Half-Life: Blue Shift wasn't well received due to its short playtime, lack of multi-player, and lack of new weapons or enemies. Like Half-Life: Opposing Force, the expansion casts players in a new role; that of Security Guard Barney Calhoun.

Half-Life: Blue Shift was originally a bonus level for the now-cancelled Dreamcast version of Half-Life, but was later ported to the PC. It was also included as part of the Half-Life: Generation compilation.

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