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What is the Source Engine?
What games use the Source Engine?The Source Engine is a 3D game engine developed by Valve Corporation. Its unique features include a large degree of modularity and flexibility, an artist-driven, shader-based renderer, accurate lip sync and facial expression technology, and a powerful, efficient and completely network-enabled physics system.
Source supports both 32-bit and 64-bit environments and the Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 platform (launched with The Orange Box). It debuted in October 2004 with Counter-Strike: Source.
There are currently 15 games (excluding mods) that use the Source Engine.
SP = Singleplayer | MP = Multiplayer - Prices from the Valve Store as of 12 April 2008
|Counter-Strike: Source||Oct 7 2004||Valve||$19.95||88||SP/MP - team-based tactical first-person shooter|
|Day of Defeat: Source||Sep 26 2005||Valve||$9.95||80||MP - team-based WWII first-person shooter|
|Half-Life Deathmatch: Source||May 1 2006||Valve||--||--||MP - source version of the original Half-Life: Deathmatch|
|Half-Life: Source||Nov 16 2004||Valve||$9.95||--||SP - source version of the original Half-Life|
|Half-Life 2: Deathmatch||Nov 30 2004||Valve||$9.95||--||MP - online play using Half-Life 2 weaponry|
|Half-Life 2||Nov 16 2004||Valve||$19.95||96||SP - enter City 17 and fight the resistance|
|Half-Life 2: Episode One||Jun 1 2006||Valve||$9.95||87||SP - escape City 17|
|Half-Life 2: Episode Two||Oct 10 2007||Valve||$29.95||90||SP - reach White Forest before the resistance|
|Half-Life 2: Episode Three||--||Valve||--||--||SP - the final of the episodic trilogy|
|Half-Life 2: Lost Coast||Oct 27 2005||Valve||--||--||SP - game developed to boast the source engine|
|Team Fortress 2||Oct 10 2007||Valve||$29.95||93||MP - source recreation of Team Fortress Classic|
|Portal||Oct 10 2007||Valve||$19.95||90||SP - solve a series of puzzles using a specialized portal gun|
|Garry's Mod||Nov 29 2006||Team Garry||$9.95||--||SP/MP - Manipulate objects and experiment with physics through the Source engine|
|The Ship||Jul 11 2006||Outerlight||$14.95||76||MP - Hunt down your enemy...while you're being hunted|
|The Ship Single Player||Nov 20 2006||Outerlight||$9.95||76||SP - A singleplayer version of The Ship (see above)|
Honorable Mod Mentions
The below table features a list of mods that are considered honorable. This list is every growing! Think of a Source mod that deserves to be honorable? Give me a shout!
|Insurgency Mod (Beta 2)||Nov 22 2007||Insurgency||Yes||Here||A realistic, online combat experience|
|SMOD||Sep 10 2006||SMOD||Yes||Here||Adds more weapons to the HL2 storyline|
|SMOD Tactical||Aug X 2006||SMOD Tactical||Yes||Here||A more realistic version of SMOD (see above)|
|Fortress Forever||Nov 15 2007||Fortress Forever||Yes||Here||A total Source conversion of Team Fortress Classic|
|Dystopia||Mar 17 2007||Dystopia||Yes||Here||A 'cyberpunk game for the source engine'|
|Rock 24||Nov 17 2006||Rock 24 Team||Yes||Here||Save a scientist, then escape prison|
Last edited by kylef (2008-06-09 03:20:11)