3D artist Ivan Fernandez has recreated the Plaza environment from Half Life 2 in Unreal Engine 4. As such, this fan recreation can give us an idea of what a Half-Life 2 Remake could look like in modern-day engine.
Though the artist has used some textures from Quixel megascans directy on Unreal Engine for floors and walls, he also used Substance Painter in order to create some additional textures.
This isn’t the first time we see Half Life 2 in Unreal Engine 4. In April 2018, we shared a video showcasing the original assets of Half-Life 2 in Unreal Engine 4. Then, in January 2019, we shared some screenshots from an environmental remake in UE4. And let’s not forget that amazing City 17 Apartment Remake that amazed everyone in 2015.
Still, we can safely say that this latest remake is the best we’ve seen so far. Ivan Fernandez has retained the art style and atmosphere of the original version. At the same time, the artist was able to overhaul the game’s graphics with better models, effects and textures.
Unfortunately, this fan remake has not been released to the public. However, we’ll be sure to share a download link once – and if – Fernandez releases it.