Want HDR? Want the updated Orange Box Engine? Want new Models and Textures! Mod to the HL2 rescue!
A first-person-shooter that looks better on a console than on the PC? Blasphemy! But that's the way things were for Half-Life 2 and HL2: Episode One, which when ported to the Xbox 360 as part of the Orange Box, received several graphical upgrades.
PC gamers longing for the upgraded experience needn't wait any longer, as modder Filip Victor took matters into his own hands and created a mod which bumps Half-Life 2 up to slightly more modern times.
Half-Life 2 Update Mod Features:
↗ Updated to Orange Box Engine.
↗ HDR (HighDynamicRange) Lighting.
↗ Updated Models & Textures.
↗ Includes 32 Steam Achievements.
Check out the YouTube comparison here. (Be sure to view it in one of the HD formats for a better look!)
There isn't any official comment or word yet on whether or not Valve approves of this mod, so those of you wishing to revisit one of the best PC games of all time with a fresh spit-shine should check out the download links here.