Darkstar @ FileplanetGraphic by Eric Sutton

Graphic by Eric Sutton

Zoological Research Vessel

USS Darkstar is a brand new futuristic episode for Halflife. On average it takes about 7 to 10 hours to play through the first time.  It is available for download from FilePlanet.

It was also on PC Gamer's August 1999, and subsequent issue's CDs.

NOTE: Darkstar requires Halflife version or later, i.e. one of those versions that include "Team Fortress Classic". To update your version of Half-Life head on over to PlanetHalflife's Files Page or use Sierra's AutoUpdate feature.

There are some screenshots below.

The Enigma Connection Scandal

Spoiler Warning! Darkstar Walk-Thru

*Problems/Tech Help? Darkstar FAQs

What are the Gaming Sites Saying About Darkstar? Review Quotes Here

Read the reviews:

Map Realm  Dave's  10Four  Hotel  Ministry of Development  RUST June 'Map of the Month'   HALFLIFE.NET   IronPlanet The Maniacal Realm  A and S Zone The Lambda Map Complex

The Maniacal Realm


To: Mr. Walter Bennett
From: Dr. Einar Saukas
Subject: Offer of Employment

Dear Mr. Walter Bennett,

Black Widow Inc. would like to invite you to join our organization. You would be assigned as a member of the multi-disciplinary scientific team on board of the USS DARKSTAR, in a zoological research expedition to seek out, collect and investigate new alien life-forms in unexplored sectors of the universe.

This mission occurs in the year 2066, but since you have already travelled to the future before, this should not be a problem for you. The space-time window to come to our present time will be available in just a few days, please decide ASAP about your interest in this job opportunity.

You have been selected for this position by Cmdr. Neil Manke due to your broad knowledge on advanced biochemistry and extensive experience interacting with hostile aliens. Your proven capacity to survive under critical conditions was also considered. But actually you don't have anything to worry about, our project is adopting the most rigorous safety measures to prevent incidents. I can personally guarantee everything is under control and none of the crew will be ever submitted to any risk situations whatsoever. This is certainly going to be a calm, quiet and relaxing journey, as you can already predict from the pictures of our impressive spaceship installations at The Black Widow's Lair.

We are looking forward to having you on our team!

Dr. Einar Saukas
Administration Office
Black Widow Inc.

Mr. Walter Bennett is one of several famous scientists invited to participate in this mission. You are Dr. Gordon Freeman, a brilliant researcher who has always had problems waking up on time...