What would the world of PC games be without the many hardworking modders who add improvements to games. And sometimes completely new games are created, as is the case with this mod for the VR shooter Half-Life: Alyx.
The modder Wim Buytaert sends protagonist Alyx in Return to Rapture to the Bioshock game world. With the permission of the developer, he even uses original assets from Bioshock, like the modder opposite UploadVR explained.
He combines these with gameplay features from the great Half-Life: Alyx and thus creates a kind of hybrid of Half-Life and Bioshock, which anyone interested can experience for themselves free of charge with a VR headset. Return to Rapture is a seven-part mod on Wim Buytaert’s website Steam Workshop available.
What is remarkable about Return to Rapture is that it is an entire campaign, so a story of its own can be experienced and played out. The modder even hired professional voice actors to add audio recordings to findable audio.
Most of the opponents Alyx encounters in Rapture come from Half-Life, but there are also a few surprises.
As Alyx in the world of Bioshock you also use skills that you unlock later in the game of Half-Life: Alyx and have been adapted for the mod to better fit into the story. You can see how high quality the gameplay looks in the video.
But beware of spoilers: If you don’t know Half-Life: Alyx yet and would like to experience some interesting aspects yourself, you shouldn’t watch the following video:
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You can read in the test why there is no way around Half-Life: Alyx in the field of VR games. The game convinced Petra Schmitz of virtual reality, although she was rather skeptical beforehand:
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