In Opposing Force you'll meet (or kill) some new
faces, along with the old ones for the original
This time around, the grunts are your
colleagues. There will be at least four
new types of grunts (and existing grunt
models have been improved upon), and you
will be able to command certain ones
much like you were able to team up with
security guards in the original game.
You can also order fellow soldiers to do
certain tasks, like cutting through
doors or healing your wounds. You'll
also be able to call in these guys as
A security guard who probably is
responsible for eating all of the
donuts. Expect him to exchange some
nifty dialogue with Barnies. Otis won't
be alone. Other variations on the
security guards and scientists will
occupy the facilities which Adrian
ventures through in Opposing Force.
Walter and his friends are back again,
this time sporting some brand new duds.
Like the scientists in the original
Half-Life, these guys can help you out
in a number of ways, including healing
you up, unlocking doors, activating
retinal scans, and providing convenient
cover for incoming gunfire. They die
This is the Drill Sargeant who'll guide
you through the Boot Camp (Opposing
Force's version of the Hazard Course).
He's a rough and ready feller, and with
the voice acting of the man behind Duke
Nukem, you can be sure he'll be barking
orders in true Full Metal Jacket style.
Don't give him any flak and you should
come out just fine.
An unfortunate grunt who got himself
headcrabbed and turned into a zombie.
Expect headcrabbed security guards, as
well. These creatures are, as you might
expect, rather mindless, though don't
underestimate them. They're quite
dangerous enough, especially if they get
close enough to start slashing at you
with their claws. Very nasty stuff.
The Pit Drone is one of the new Race-X
aliens, a race of aliens that appeared
in Black Mesa after Gordon left for Xen.
The Pit Drone is somewhat similar to the
Alien Slave, and are controlled by
mysterious and unseen entity. Pit Drones
have the ability to shoot spikes from
their forehead, which regenerate in
An incredibly intelligent breed of
Race-X alien. They work in packs and
communicate with each other, much like
human grunts, and can open portals to
bring in reinforcements.
A pint-size buddy to its trooper
brethren, this little varmint spits
electricity. Being a parasite, it's
usually near one of the larger aliens,
so watch your step in a fire-fight or he
might pop his head up and zap you.
Big, bad-ass four-legged momma-jamba.
'Big' being somewhat of a feature on
Voltigore, the frontal claws are just
so, and deadly. It likes spitting
electricity, too. And in true Geiger
fashion, when it dies, it becomes
unstable and explodes, causing you quite
a bit of pain if you're in the near