MINERVA is one of the first and most critically-acclaimed mods for Half-Life 2 — so much so in fact that its designer was immediately offered a job at Valve so his talents wouldn’t go to waste.
Now you can experience MINERVA for yourself without having to fiddle around with annoying mod installs: it’s just been released as a proper Steam application, so you can grab it with one click. Find it here. You’ll need to own Episode One to play it.
A statement to Kotaku by the creator Adam Foster describes it as a “super-fancy Director’s Cut edition with tweaked visuals, bug fixes, better puzzles and all kinds of subtle improvements. Nothing hugely new, just old stuff tidied and polished for this re-release.”
And hey, it’s free!