A downloadable level

A single-player level for Half-Life 2: Episode Two by Matt Glanville.


27th June 2016

This level is a greybox block-out, but is playable start to finish.

My main focus was creating challenging combat scenarios that provide a variety of options for the player, as well as a rough overarching goal.

The level only includes very basic visuals, no lighting, and may contain bugs. I hope you enjoy it all the same!

Current progress status

  • Level blockout - Done
  • NPCs (first pass) - Done
  • Items (first pass) - Done
  • Logic (first pass) - Done
  • Intro - 0%
  • Outro - 40%
  • Textures (first pass) - 20%
  • Lighting (first pass) - 0%
  • NPCs (final) - 80%
  • Items (final) - 20%
  • Logic (final) - 0%
  • Lighting (final) - 0%


  • It's a fairly combat-heavy level, aimed at experienced players. I recommend Normal or Hard mode.
  • The level has some autosaves but you might want to use quicksave as well.
  • I've tried to keep combat open and flexible, allowing players to use a variety of methods to resolve conflicts. It pays to be observant of your surroundings.

Please leave a comment to let me know what you think!



casimir.rar 529 kB

Install instructions

  1. Copy the files into your Episode Two "maps" directory, typically found here:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2\ep2\maps
    (This might be different depending on where you installed Steam and/or Episode Two.)
  2. Run Half-Life 2: Episode Two.
  3. Open the console by pressing the ` key (you might need to enable it in Options first).
  4. Type "map casimir" (without quotation marks) and hit Enter.

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