Surface Tension

 Few moments stick out in video game history like the first time you view the canyon landscape in Half Life.  After battling it out for a while in the labs and escaping to the outdoors, it still gives me goosebumps thinking about looking out into the desert canyon.  The team of developers and artists that tackled the Black Mesa video game (aka Half Life remastered) did an outstanding job keeping the feeling and design elements in tact.

 If you haven't played Half Life, it's something you absolutely need to experience.  If you have, or you aren't keen on reliving graphics from the 90s, Black Mesa is worth the price of admission and then some.

Half Life (1998)

Black Mesa (2020)