Hunt Down the Freeman
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Hunt Down the Freeman is a Half-Life 2 mod created by Royal Rudius Entertainment which was released to mostly negative reviews online in late February 2018.
On January 31st, 2018, the Royal Rudius Entertainment YouTube channel uploaded a trailer for the game (shown below). On February 23rd, the game was released on Steam.
On January 21st, 2018, the @LambdaGen Twitter feed published a statement written by a person claiming to be an ex-developer for the game, alleging that the game took weapons, maps and textures from other developers without their permission.
On February 14th, YouTuber U.S. Games uploaded a video about the game titled "Don' But Hunt Down the Freeman," which explained the controversies behind the game (shown below).
On February 22nd, Redditor Edvis64 posted a screenshot of a post in the game's Steam forum, showing a ban message for "slander" (shown below, right). Within four days, the post gained over 3,500 points (86% upvoted) and 280 comments on /r/Steam.
The game received mostly negative reviews, accumulating a "Mostly Negative" score on Steam of 20% within 72 hours of release. On February 24th, an entry for the game was created on the Crappy Games Wiki. The following day, Gggmanlives uploaded a review for the game, in which he refers to it as "the worst thing ever made by another human being" (shown below, right).
 Steam – Hunt Down the Freeman
 Crappy Games Wiki – Hunt Down the Freeman
 Twitter – @LambdaGen
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