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Half-Life: Opposing Force (Windows)

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Back of Box - Windows (Germany):
    IHRE MISSION: SCHALTEN DIE GORDON FREEMAN AUS

    Erinnern Sie sich noch an die furcheinflößenden Regierungssoldaten aus Half-Life? Jetzt sind Sie einer von ihnen und Ihr Auftrag ist es, nach Black Mesa zurückzukehren und Gordon Freeman zu neutralisieren. Doch plötzlich finden Sie sich mitten im Kampf um Leben und Tod gegen eine unbekannte, feindliche Alien-Rasse wieder.

    Als trainierter Kämpfer ziehen Sie jedoch nicht unbewaffnet in die Schlacht. Um Ihren Auftrag zu erfüllen, steht Ihnen ein umfangreiches Arsenal an militärischem Gerät, Experimentalwaffen und tödlichen Alien-Equipment zur Verfügung. Und während Sie unbekannte Bereiche von Black Mesa erkunden, treffen Sie auf eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher Charaktere, die Ihnen nicht unbedingt freundliche gesinnt sind!

    Zum Spielen von Opposing Force wird die DEUTSCHE VOLLVERSION von Half-Life oder Half-Life Game of the Year Edition benötigt.

    Ein einzigartiges Singleplayererlebnis und ein umfangreicher neuer Multiplayer-Modus. Inklusive neuer Waffen, Spielercharaktere und 15 neuer Multiplayer-Maps. Half-Life lebt!

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    Kehren Sie zurück nach Black Mesa. Doch diesesmal als Soldat der Regierung, mit dem Auftrag Gordon Freeman auszuschalten.

    Experimentieren Sie mit einem komplett neuen Arsenal an Waffen und interagieren Sie mit neuen Charakteren und Alien-Rassen.

    Multiplayer á la carte: Neue Inhalte, Skins und Maps! Die Leveldesigner- "All-Stars" stellen Ihr Können in Opposing Force unter Beweis!

    Contributed by jaXen (19961) on Dec 29, 2010.

Sierra Entertainment Official Website:
    Look alive soldier! And stay that way!

    ThereÂ’s been an "incident" at a government lab, some God-forsaken place called Black Mesa. It is imperative to National Security that no one learns what has happened there.

    You and your squad must infiltrate the lab, eliminate the hostiles, neutralize all resistance and secure the facility. This is no cakewalk. YouÂ’ll have to rely on your training and trust your fellow soldiers if you want to survive this mission. No one knows what youÂ’ll find there, but expect the worst. So pack your gear, the chopper leaves in 15 minutes.

    In addition to its exciting new single-player experience, Opposing Force features a large collection of fresh multiplayer content, including new weapons, player characters and 15 new multiplayer maps.

    Half-Life or Half-Life: Game of the Year Edition is required to play.

    http://www.sierra.com/product.do?gamePlatformId=351

    Contributed by Indra is here (19699) on May 04, 2003.

UK Sierra catalogue 2000-2001:
    MORE THAN YOUR AVERAGE EXPANSION

    Half-Life: Opposing Force is the first official expansion to the award winning 3D action game, Half-Life. Built upon the amazing technology and visceral action of the original, Opposing Force returns you to the Black Mesa Research facility as one of the military specialists sent in to eliminate Gordon Freeman. The plot soon twists and you'll find yourself stranded and confused - battling new creatures and a variety of other foes in an effort to save your own life.

    In addition to the extensive and challenging single player experience, the game also contains a collection of new multiplayer maps specially commissioned from the gaming industry's lead designers. Opposing Force is the perfect accompaniment to the awesome Half-Life.

  • Massive and incredibly challenging single player experience.

  • Experiment with a host of new military, experimental and alien weapons.

  • Battle a fierce new alien race and interact with more human characters.

  • Compete in 12 new multiplayer maps designed by industry all-stars.

    PC Gamer 93% Game of Distinction
    "Opposing Force is a laudable add-on that lives up to its superior pedigree"

    PC Zone 85% Recommended
    "The game of the millennium finally gets a tough little kid brother to play with"

    Contributed by MAT (71034) on Oct 17, 2001.

US Box Cover (inside flip-out and back side):
    LOOK ALIVE SOLDIER! AND STAY THAT WAY!

    There's been an "incident" at a government lab, some God-forsaken place called Black Mesa. It is imperative to National Security that no one learns what has happened there.

    You and your squad must infiltrate the lab, eliminate the hostiles, neutralize all resistance and secure the facility. This is no cakewalk. You'll have to rely on your training and trust your fellow soldiers if you want to survive this mission. No one knows what you'll find there, but expect the worst.

    So pack your gear, the chopper leaves in 15 minutes.

  • Opposing Force's advanced AI allows you to lead a squad of military specialists.
  • Explore never before seen areas of the Black Mesa Research Facility.
  • Opposing Force contains all the incredible technology that made Half-Life the Game of the Year.

    YOUR MISSION: ELIMINATE GORDON FREEMAN

    Half-Life has been named Game of the Year by over 50 publications and dubbed "The best 3D action game ever made," by PC Gamer. Now there is an entirely new episode for the Game of the Year, Half-Life: Opposing Force. Built upon the amazing technology and with the visceral action of the original game, Opposing Force returns you to the Black Mesa Research Facility as one of the military specialists sent in to eliminate Gordon Freeman. In addition to its exciting new single-player experience, Opposing Force features a large collection of fresh multiplayer content, including new weapons, player characters and 15 new multiplayer maps.

  • Return to Black Mesa as one of the military specialists sent in to destroy Gordon Freeman.
  • Experiment with a new arsenal of weapons and interact with new characters and aliens.
  • Experience a robust collection of multiplayer content, including new maps created by industry all-stars.

    Half-Life or Half-Life Game of the Year Edition is required to play Opposing Force.

    Contributed by MAT (71034) on Apr 01, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Remember the soldiers who gave you so much trouble in Half-Life? Now you are one of them--and life is not so easy as part of the Opposing Force.

    As a soldier sent in to eliminate Gordon Freeman, you are separated from your base unit and discover a new alien race amidst the chaos. It's quickly revealed that these highly advanced alien life forms descended upon Earth to pillage the planet from the Black Mesa facility when Gordon Freeman transported to the border world of Xen.

    Although you were originally sent into Black Mesa to silence Freeman and his fellow scientists in the facility, you now find yourself stranded and confused--battling fierce new alien creatures and a variety of other foes in an effort to save your own life.

    But as a military specialist, you are not unarmed. You'll gather a custom arsenal of new military firearms, experimental weapons and deadly alien devices. And, as you explore further areas of Black Mesa, you will encounter a new variety of human characters to interact with--on both friendly and unfriendly terms.

    In addition to the extensive new single player experience, Opposing Force will also contain a robust collection of fresh multiplayer content, including new weapons, player characters (models), and several new multiplayer maps designed by the experts at Gearbox Software. Opposing Force will also feature new levels created by all-star legends of the Dallas gaming community.

    Contributed by MAT (71034) on Mar 26, 2000.