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Half-Life Alyx Bioshock Mod Takes Us Back to Rapture

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BY October 21, 2020
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There are few environments in a video game as immersive and inventive as Rapture. Back in the mid-to-late-2000s, there seemed to be a weird trend occurring in games. Both Bioshock and Fallout capitalized on dystopian futures with a sprinkle of early-20th century aesthetics. Rapture felt like a flapper’s underwater nightmare. As drug addicts ran around trying to kill you, the roarin’-20s seemed to drip off every wall. That and blood, of course. Well, a new Half-Life Alyx Bioshock mod is transporting us back into this terrifying yet captivating world. In VR, it’s a hell of a lot scarier. Overall, the sub-30 minutes spent in Rapture will hopefully lead to more content. In short, that all depends on community support for the developer’s project. Let’s talk more about why this new project is so exciting and bone-chilling.

The Story Behind a Terrifyingly Brilliant Half-Life Alyx Bioshock Mod

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One dedicated developer on Steam, wim.buytaert.1988, made our dreams (and nightmares) come true. Half-Life Alyx wowed players earlier this year with its state-of-the-art VR experience. As the game’s community becomes more and more inventive with modifications, two huge gaming worlds are colliding. In short, the world of Rapture is thrust upon Alyx as she crashes into the horrifying underwater hell-world. From there, the Half-Life Alyx Bioshock mod uses assets from both games to create a really cool experience.

Offering around 30 minutes of gameplay, the mod shows off some impressive features. For one, you get to move through the world of Rapture in VR. That alone is a huge bit of fun. Likewise, the games combine into a surprisingly fitting experience. The developer plans on making more within the mod for players to enjoy depending on support. Downloading won’t be enough, however. This is a fairly costly and time-consuming process. wim.buytaert.1988 is hoping they can get support via Patreon to continue the effort. The process of using mods on PC games helps make games more expansive. It’s a great community in which to explore and get involved.

If you haven’t checked out the base game yet, then you can see a gameplay preview from Valve below. Ovearll, the game is a masterpiece and really set a new standard to VR. If you have any thoughts on the Bioshock mod, then let us know in the comments!

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Taylor loves to play video games in his spare time. He has two degrees in Political Communication and wrote his thesis on Marxism and the exploitation of college athletes. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and two Toy Australian Shepherds. He’s always got headphones in, and he’s a diehard Cubs fan.

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