Half-Life: Caged is a free mod for the classic first-person shooter Half-Life, created by Cayle George, an ex-Valve employee, who previously worked on both Team Fortress 2 and Portal 2. The mod itself consists of a brand new single-player episode, which is a prison escape adventure, breathing new life into the classic game.
The basic premise of Half-Life: Caged is that the user must solve puzzles and fight their way out of a prison facility. It is a mod, which makes use of the Half-Life software and engine, meaning users need to already own the original game. The creator of the mod, Cayle George, has a long history of design work for top developers and has used his expertise to create an engaging adventure, with new cut-scenes and music from Lazerhawk. Half-Life: Caged is one of the most popular recent mods for Half-Life and represents an ideal way for fans of the franchise to revisit the game and experience something new along the way. The map is based upon a level the designer previously made for Project: Quantum Leap and audio commentary is also included.
Ultimately, Half-Life: Caged is a short story mod, which serves as a compelling single-player re-imagining of the classic shoot 'em up. The level designs are intelligent, the puzzles are challenging and the gameplay is based upon one of the best and most popular video game engines ever created.