The Specialists

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The Specialists
Developer(s)The Specialists mod team
Designer(s)Filippo "Morfeo" De Luca, Lorenzo "John_Matrix" Pasini
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
ReleaseOctober 29, 2002
Genre(s)First-person shooter

The Specialists is a multiplayer modification for the first-person shooter computer game Half-Life.


The Specialists was created by Filippo "Morfeo" De Luca and Lorenzo "John_Matrix" Pasini.[1] Originally made to be a team-play game (much like Counter-Strike, but with added action movie realism), The Specialists soon evolved into a death-match game with action movie realism. The Specialists 1.0 was first publicly released on October 29, 2002.


The Specialists is intended to resemble a generic action movie, featuring mechanics such as Bullet Time, and stunt jumps. It also features an unarmed Kung-Fu system for melee attacks, incorporating a wide range of punches and kicks, along with the ability to disarm an opponent by knocking the weapon out of their hands. The amount of equipment picked up also affects players' speed. The game features a variety of power-ups that are awarded if a player defeats a certain number of opponents without being defeated themselves.


  1. ^ "The Specialists mod for Half-Life". ModDB.