Half-Line Miami is a super cool mash up of Half-Life 2 and Hotline Miami that sees you playing Gordon Freeman as he battles soldiers and the Combine armed with his trusty Gravity Gun.
The Gravity Gun is a joy to use – you simply grab objects with the right mouse button then hurl them forwards with the left mouse button, mutilating anyone unlucky enough to be in the way. The map sizes in Half-Line Miami are nice and large, offering a wonderful 2D pixel art representation of Gordon Mason’s world. To counteract the large map sizes, you get a health bar instead of Hotline Miami’s one-hit instakill, but it’s still satisfyingly challenging, especially in later levels. Also of note is the excellent Hotline-esque 80’s synth soundtrack, which adds a great sense of immediacy to the action. And if all this wasn’t enough, there’s even a fully functional level editor for players to craft their own maps.
There have been a few Hotline Miami fan games (such as Hotline Hyrule, SUPERHOTline Miami), but nothing as polished and well crafted as Half-Line Miami. The blend of Half-Life 2’s setting and Hotline Miami’s run and gun gameplay works remarkably well and the Gravity Gun is great fun to play around with. Also, it’s the best Half Life game that’s likely to be released any time soon!
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Aim, RMB – Grab Object, LMB – Fire Object
Available On: Windows Only
Gameplay Video: Here