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.
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Mostly Positive (57 reviews) - 75% of the 57 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,391 reviews) - 82% of the 2,391 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 1, 2004

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"Dont expect anything its Half-Life 1 with ragdolls and better water."

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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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Recent:
Mostly Positive (57 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,391 reviews)
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The_Guardian™
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Really nice
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TatarSK
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Don´t buy it. This version of game is broken. Missing 60% of textures!!! Buy the original version and you will have no problems.
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c11chaicadet
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Get the original Half Life. This game has too many bugs to make it worth it. This version updates the graphics so things look slightly better, but save yourself the frustration and just get the original version.
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SkrillBonkX1X
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Is the old good Half Life,but ported in Source engine
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Adven
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game is really old and has poor sound but this game is playable as space invaders. Play as a scientist who has to survive as radioactive material poisend the earth. Meet new people and new places that will astound you. The graphics are alright not the kind we have today but like I said the game is old but still fun to play.
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LeonardoW
( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This is simply the original game on the Source engine. Everything that made the first one a masterpiece has been ported here. Although, i would only recommend buying this on a sale or in a bundle.
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Schizophist
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
don't buy this mess; get the original, missing textures, invisible enemys, horrible graphical errors, this port is ♥♥♥♥, just ♥♥♥♥, get the original or black mesa
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SuriViruS
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
1st: If your new to HL, play the original version.
2nd: If your new to HL, play the original version.

Never understood why I was supposed to spend 10 bucks
(in the early days 20 € ?!) for a game license I already own (HL1),
based on an game engine I already used (HL2+Extensions).

Now that is was on sale for 1.99€ I took it and started the intro (probably for the 394th time at least).

2€ for just giving a look at it seems pretty wasteful,
but now I know: "I can not recommend it."

And I'm glad I didn't pay the full price.
That's something !
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A Happy Duck
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I dont like this game for 2 reasons, the rouch ymovement speed and the fact that when your running and then crouch you skid allong the floor. This makes many points in the game annoying to play and sometimes allmost impossible. However the rest of the game is flawless in my opinion half life 2 is far better in every way
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Alt
( 20.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
+ Garry's mod content
+ SFM content
+ Ragdoll Physics
+ Flashlight
+ Shader Water


- No singleplayer maps/mods
- Buggy as hell
- Cubemap problems

In conclusion i want to say that you should have it as well as original GoldSource version.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Anyone else not like the fact that you can't beat corpses to a pulp with your crowbar in this version?
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
eh its okay
its basically the same as half life 1
except they added higher res textures making things look shiny and some special shading for \"better graphics\"
yeah honestly it just looks horrible and unnatural
they added some different stats on some items and nmes and i honestly don\'t agree with these changes (although some of you may agree)
also this game is bugged since they re released it all it took was an hour of gameplay for me to relize some gliches such as
-missing textures
-invisable beings (bad guys or good)
-the entire map just breaking
-the screen blacking out (yes i know this is for falling damage but sometimes ill reload and it\'ll still be there)
-the game crashing
-broken hit detection
-broken voice (like sometimes you\'ll just hear a sciencetist just keep screaming or do the in pain sound when they are just fine and voice often loops this can make you want to leave this area ALOT quickier

honestly thats not all of them but this review is getting long as it is

don\'t buy this one go buy the one that dosen\'t have source cause playing this game is alot better when it isn\'t broken and the textures don\'t look just plain hideous in order to make it \"better\"
2/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
If you just want to see Half-Life in the Source engine, then get this game. It doesn't add anything new, just a new engine.
If you want a complete reimangining of Half-Life, get Black Mesa.

Overall, get this game if you're looking for an excuse to replay Half-Life. It also adds assets to Garry's Mod, if you want that.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
It's basically the same thing with prettier water, more comfortable flashlight, faster movement speed and ragdolls instead of original death animations. They fixed the Barney's miming of numpad sounds but broke a ton of other things like: specific weapon selection sound, gore, Barney's friendly fire, less blood on walls after shooting, the elevator lights are broken, music stopping after loading, echo in vents and larger areas, the subtle head bobbing, the weapons now have recoil and look more oily, the crowbar makes the same sharp sound when hitting stuff, explosions are less satisfying, transparent water, headcrabs don't move around they just stare at you. But on the other hand: crowbar is stronger, swimming is better, flashlight now casts shadows, the textures look crisper and nicer thanks to shaders, FOV is adjustable and higher in weapons, meaning you can see them better. If you want to play HL1 then play HL1, or try Black Mesa, but HL:S is still HL, so play it anyway, to enjoy the few nuances that make the game even better.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Go and buy the original version, this version is kinda of broken.
Other than that, pretty good game.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
This version is broken DO NOT BUY IT. Buy the original Half Life instead. They updated the game and refuse to fix anything that they broke as far as I can tell.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Half life 1 On source engine.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I've owned 5 copies of this game.
THIS is the game by which all future story driven FPS games would be measured by. It is one of the greatest games of all time.

Now understand that even though I love this game (LOOOOOOVE!!!!), it's been toyed with.
Updates to the Source engine have caused issues.
So, it's a play at your own risk kinda thing.

Favorite quote -
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-Gordon Freeman
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
+ Garry's mod content
+ SFM content
+ Ragdoll Physics
+ Flashlight
+ Shader Water


- No singleplayer maps/mods
- Buggy as hell
- Cubemap problems

In conclusion i want to say that you should have it as well as original GoldSource version.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
The only reason I am giving this a reccomendation is because I love half-life. Other than that it's a pretty poorly worked port of half-life to source engine with bugs that honestly make it look like you bought a comedy movie with the game. For example, sometimes friendly NPCs keep screaming even after their attacker is dead.
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