The first-person shooter space is absolutely booming right now. It\u2019s usually the go-to genre for developers looking to make a splash right away. It\u2019s nice \u2014 though \u2014 when a game in this arena takes a different approach to first-person shooting action. That\u2019s certainly the case with <i>Black Mesa: Xen<\/i>, the fan-made recreation of <i>Half-Life<\/i>.\r\n\r\nFans who love this series can celebrate because the game is now completely finished, even though it\u2019s still in Steam\u2019s Early Access program. Thus, you can expect a few bugs and issues here and there \u2014 but they\u2019ll be sorted out sometime in the not too distant future. If you\u2019re looking for a unique shooter experience or just so happen to be a fan of the Half-Life franchise, then this is an incredible pickup.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=TAIJich73NY\r\n\r\nThe single-player portion is a true gem, featuring over 15 hours of content. There is plenty to see and do. You\u2019ll enjoy an enriched experience thanks to the amazing voice-overs and updated graphics. There are also new Xen chapters that you\u2019ll have the pleasure of diving headfirst into, with gripping plot twists that will have you on the edge of your seat.\u00a0The environments and soundtrack also do a great job at immersing you in the lore.\r\n\r\nOnce you\u2019re finished with the single-player action, you can head over to multiplayer and enjoy two distinct modes. If you\u2019re a Half-Life veteran, you\u2019ll enjoy seeing some iconic maps. These include Gasworks, Crossfire, and Undertow. Fighting against friends never ceases to be fun.\r\n\r\nIf you\u2019re looking for even more novel experiences, <i>Black Mesa: Xen<\/i> has a workshop system that pretty much lets you create your own mods. That\u2019s right. There\u2019s a game that welcomes them from the community. It\u2019s pretty rare that developers give players the liberty to tweak things according to their own preferences. It just shows the developers at Crowbar Collective are adamant about giving fans of the Half-Life series the best experiences possible.\r\n\r\nIf you don\u2019t know much about using the editing tools, that\u2019s completely okay. You can just sit back and watch the pros work their magic. The community pages are filled with user-created mods, ranging from maps to modes. The content is updated regularly too so there is never a shortage of things to add to an already fantastic first-person shooter.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s great to see <i>Black Mesa<\/i> finally finished. A couple of more months and it should be out of Early Access entirely.