Released in 2020, Black Mesa will go down in history as one of the best remakes of the year. Considering the original series of Half-Life, things could hardly ever reach its level. But Black Mesa broke the trend by gaining critical acclaim for being a well-executed follow-up for an already celebrated franchise.
This Black Mesa walkthrough guide shall elaborate on all the key happenings and challenges you may encounter while playing the said chapter for the Half-Life franchise. But first, let us learn a little about Black Mesa and the rich complexity of its gameplay.
What exactly is Black Mesa
Black Mesa can be summarized as a first-person shooter game. It actively involves elements of rich combat and engaging puzzles.
While Black Mesa is a remake of the original Half-Life series, it does Half-Life perfect justice by keeping the original gameplay intact. However, Black Mesa has improved largely upon pieces that Half-Life lacked. Black Mesa follows a storyline through different stages where the character can carry and manage several weapons, health, and suite charge packages.
Black Mesa Walkthrough – the plot
Black Mesa here is the facility dedicated to research. The problem roots from an experiment gone wrong. The scientist, during his analysis, accidentally rips open a rift through Xen, an alien parallel in an alien dimension. We learn that the entity which is keeping the portal open has to be destroyed. This is the only way in which we can protect the earth against continuous alien invasions.
Black Mesa Walkthrough – introduction
Half-Life – Opposing Force begins when an aircraft was attacked by alien invasions as a result of the cascading. The aircraft had several soldiers making their way towards the research facility of Black Mesa for a mission that was deemed classified.
As a result of the alien invasion, the aircraft crashes into a building situated near the Black Mesa facility.
Black Mesa Walkthrough – welcome to Black Mesa
Dive into the chapter where Black Mesa is key:
Our character finds himself in the research lab at Black Mesa’s facility.
Walk down the specified corridor. As soon as you see a soldier on a stretcher, stop to pick up the armor at the back of the room. The armor can be utilized to monitor the character’s health and thus is to be frequently consulted. You can also press F to deploy night vision.
Now walk ahead. If you see a room for MRI, move past it. See a zombie attacking a Black Mesa scientist? Walk right ahead!. If you see a damaged door, move in that direction. A flight of stairs would be visible. Once you have climbed down the stairs, press E to talk to the security guard.
Move towards the scanner near the door. The guard shall open up the doors for you.
See a pipe wrench? Pick it up. You will see a course of lasers. All you have to do is duck. The wrench you picked up earlier? Use it to shatter the mirror. This will shut down the lasers for good.
Continue your journey up the stairs. See some green goo? It can cause damage to health so avoid it. Jumping over it helps. In the corridor with boxes, destroy some to yield useful items.
Once you reach the ending note of the destroyed path, it is time to jump over the chasm. You will have to make your way until you reach the top of the building. Walk over the corpse of the Vortiguant to get a knife for yourself.
After entering, you will see a small hole in the wall. You are instructed to move down the pipes and enter the large set of gates. Once you see a fence, go towards the right of it to enter a vent. Make a run for the left vent after entering since the generator will spew bolts. Switch the generator off by flipping the switch on the control on the right.
Go back through the tunnel. Now go down the ladder on the left. Locate a door then continue your descent to enter the gray door. A couple of Vortigaunts will be on your toes.
The facility starts to crash down at this point. Don’t panic! Just wait till the platform crashes for you to climb. The G-man then opens up the gates. Use the lift to go up. Take a left and make your way to the moving platform. Position the platform using the controls. Ideally, the position should be in front of the gates.
Open the gate using the buttons on the left. Jump over the goo using the platform.
Reach the buttons near the gate on the left to open it. Reach the barrier to enter the cracked pipe. Use the ladder to cross the path. Collect ammo and continue moving on. When you see a robot stuck between some crates, shoot the said crates to mobilize the robot.
Black Mesa Walkthrough – survive
Now all you need to do is to move down with the ladder and jump to the other side using crates. Just drain the goo using the available controls. With the buttons on the right, open the gates. Now go up and push the cart so that it is near the tram. Now move into the tramp and lay low a little.
And there you have a detailed Black Mesa walkthrough. Interested in different games and connectivity? Read from our comprehensive guide list.