Winner of over 50 Game of the Year awards, Half-Life set new standards for action games when it was released in 1998. Half-Life: Source is a digitally remastered version of the critically acclaimed and best selling PC game, enhanced via Source technology to include physics simulation, enhanced effects, and more.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,100 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2004

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Includes 2 items: Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Half-Life: Source

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Includes 10 items: Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life: Source, Team Fortress Classic

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Includes 24 items: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Left 4 Dead, Portal, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Day of Defeat, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Half-Life: Source, Ricochet, Deathmatch Classic

 

About This Game

Winner of over 50 Game of the Year awards, Half-Life set new standards for action games when it was released in 1998. Half-Life: Source is a digitally remastered version of the critically acclaimed and best selling PC game, enhanced via Source technology to include physics simulation, enhanced effects, and more.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux

    Minimum: 1.2 GHz Processor, 256MB RAM, DirectX 7 level graphics card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: 2.4 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX 9 level graphics card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Minimum: OS:OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3
    Memory: 1GB RAM
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    Network: Internet Connection
    Other: Mouse, Keyboard
    Minimum: OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Half-Life... Easily one the first FPS done perfectly while other developers went through their own growing pains of figuring out the magic formula that makes FPS of today so awesome. I had the previlage of playing this class on the Playstation 2 first. I miss those sweeter graphics vs the PC but more importantly the PC plays exactly the same. I loved the game enough that a minor graphic downgrade it perfectly acceptable because I don't own a Playstation 2 anymore but I still get to keep Half-Life. Excellent gameplay with a story that makes you want to see what happens next. Even after beating this game a dozen times, I still come back one every two to three years. It just weathers time that well. If you never played Half-Life, don't let it's age and dated graphics fool you. As cheap as you can get it today enjoy a fresh experience that shows you how great games began before the rules were known. And if you owned this once, I can't imagine why you wouldn't want this classic gem back. Definitely great memories...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Great game, even if it is very old.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
OMG! I played it when it first came out and loved it. Made me hooked for life. Blue Shift, Opposing Force, 2, E1, E2, all of them. Was bored, bought and d/l Source and... IDK if it is original bugs or new bugs but with out noclip I don't know how I'd get through some of the areas. Oh, the vent is half an inch too short to just walk through but an inch too high off the ground to just crawl through.

But still, enjoying the some what updated graphics and ragdoll physics. Just started tonight and played through to Blast Pit before deciding it was time for bed.

But other than the few times I needed noclip, the game is as good as ever and makes me want to buy BS and OF and then move through HL2, E1, and E2 all over again on my next day off. I would say get this game if you love the series but if are new, maybe stick to HL2? Some will whine the graphics aren't amazing, and I do miss the gravity gun(Best gun in any game ever) but this classic is classic for a reason!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
you probably should play the original version
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17 of 31 people (55%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Ive been a steam user for 9 years, i loved the goldsource games, i even have the original WON version of Half-Life. I Love the Half-Life series and its mods. This game is not one of the games i love.

Sure it may look like the original half-life with uppgraded graphics.

Sure it may "Feel" like the original Half-Life untill the bugs happen...

When i reinstalled the game to see why i havent played this version of the game i finnaly rememberd..

This game has gamebreaking bugs, that will halt your progress. First of all, let me list down the issues i had when starting this game

If your steam is in any other language other than English, the main menu will say #clickeble menu ON EVERY OPTION. You will have to change the language on steam to English!

When playing, sometimes when you explore before "unforseen consequenses" be sure to pick up your suit before you talk to the guard or else, your save will be corrupted.

When in missile silo, where the tentacles are, resetting the power to the machine to later turn on the fuel, the hatch leading to the fuel will be permanently closed. For me there is no fix.

When the game needs the user to open up the console and cheat to get it working, then you know its wrong.

The game feels like it was halfassed. Every element in this game feels flawed compared to Half-Life (Goldsource). Where skripts to open doors will fail to load. Events wont happen. Buy Half-Life instead of this. I cant stress that enough..
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
cool game cool story 8/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
It's the original Half-Life, with less modding support, texture glitches, and improved water effects. If you already own the Goldsrc version of the game, the only reason to get Source would be out of curiousity during a sale. Otherwise, there aren't nearly enough additions to justify the additional purchase. Half-Life Deathmatch Source is fun...when you can find people to play it with, which isn't nearly enough.
So, while it is as good as the original Half-Life, it is also nearly identical to it as well. You're better off buying the standard version, which is compatible with Opposing Force and Blue Shift, unlike Half-Life: Source.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
This game is amazing, I would definitly recomend it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
10/10 Really ridiculous ties
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
i recomend this because of its a remake of the classic half life game i under stand why people are complaning about this because of some things are not the same as the original but valve is still working on the game and trying to fix it to look like the original game i dont have the original on steam but i have it on disc but it was easy to compare but i prefer this version because its got a hd mode so it looks more real but not like hl2 -ep1 -ep2 graphics but its nice valve added this

:D
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
48.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
So why would I write a review for a game that's been out for like over 10 years and that is one of the greatest games on Steam? Well because I wanted to, but all other things aside this game is a great game hands down. Now I know it is a remake of Half-Life on the Source engine so it does do things a little bit differently sometimes from the original game. But the original game in a nutshell is basically that you are a scientist named Gordon Freeman on a project doing with specimens from a dimension called "Xen". You arrive at work late one day to test a rather unstable specimen, causing a sort of bridge between the dimensions of our world and Xen. You must fight through these monsters that teleports through this bridge and find out whats causing this catastrophic event. You must also fight the military who are trying their best to quiet this event by killing all of the monsters and the faculty of Black Mesa. Shooting is very satisfying in this game and it goes by the traditional "You are Hulk ♥♥♥♥ing Hogan and you can put 20 guns in your pockets". Which means you can carry stuff like pistols, smgs to rocket launchers and alien weapon things. Overall I give this game atleast 9.5/10 in my book. (If it was IGN I would give it a 20/10)
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
They just ported gldsrc into source. I expected more from this. No significant changes.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Meh.
Its alright, but there is really no improvements in the graphics, but the interface is different. To me its not as fun a the classic half life. But its alright.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
against better judgement, i decided to purchase this game. the sound and physics in this are atrociously bad and the game is with no doubt, riddled with debilitating bugs, not the squishy kind. simple tasks that shouldn't be difficult become jarringly impossible because of the way your player moves in lightspeed mode, and the sounds... headsplitting. the graphics are goofy, but forgivable for its time, dont expect this "source" version to be much different from the original, if anything, it makes the game worse off. im a big fan of the half life universe and the only real thing i want out of this game is the story, and unless you're a fan of this original, source or not, i'd wait for a black mesa: source full release before i gave it a go, again. save your munnies.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
60.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Best Game. Especially in source. Buy now.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
i would recomend this game but the change game option wasn't they're as well if you get the original half life so please fix this
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
i had no idea where the ♥♥♥♥ to go

7/11 needs more helicopters
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Is a great movie
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Sauce engine
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
The original game upgraded to Source, yo!
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