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:
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Mostly Positive (132 reviews) - 71% of the 132 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,486 reviews) - 81% of the 2,486 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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mostly Positive (132 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,486 reviews)
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Throwingrock838
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
back when i had hl platnium version and opossing force but now I play hl source and I saw gamepad and i enabled it and I pluged in my xbox one controller and tried to move andnothing happend and I restarted and tried again did not work please help
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Mr. Rony
( 45.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This was pretty good... until Valve Decided to poke ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t at it and break it.

Go buy the original.
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doomguy64bits
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
wow is like the original but not like black mesa graphics it have kinda better graphics
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Jabberwocky
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
This game seems to be full of bugs and it unplayable for me past getting the Tau Cannon.
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Dorn Keane
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Don't but this individual game. You'll have a bad situation. I begeth of you. The only upside from HL1 is better water. Get BMS instead.
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68657869
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
a buggy version of the original that has absolutely no mods for it.
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Tohru Adachi
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
The game is full of bugs and the Source engine is the cause i say buy the old Half life its a better game because there are little to no bugs in it at all if you are looking to buy it at your own risk
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DOOM GUY
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
freaking love it the CROWBAR IS KEY
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Hyo
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
It's like Half-Life, but with better watter and a lot of bugs.

★★☆☆☆ | Disliked it
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mschmengler
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
I'm a big fan of all Half-Life games, but this version has a lot of bugs. I even experienced a bug at the end of the game after killing the final boss. Furthermore, the graphical improvement is not what I expected. If you have never played Half-Life 1, I recommend the original version.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Worst way to play a great game. The source engine adds very little to the game. The engine’s properties such as realistic water look very unnatural with the surroundings. If you want a graphical upgrade, Black Mesa is a tremendous recreation of the game in the source engine. Otherwise, stick to the original game.
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15 of 23 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
If you own or have already played Half-Life 1 I highly discourage buying this game. The graphical improvements are really minor and would only be barely noticeable when making a direct image comparison. If you want to get a true reimagining of this game then I highly recommend Black Mesa. It's too bad they didn't update Half-Life with improved graphics like they did with Half-Life 2.


Edit: Also has a lot of bugs and glitches that Valve still hasn't fixed, some don't really affect the overall experience but some do.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
One of the best game I've ever played from Valve. Wonderful story and gameplay.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
It's like Half-Life, but with better watter and a lot of bugs.

★★☆☆☆ | Disliked it
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
the game itself may have funny game breaking glitches at times
but there is still a way to enjoy a buggy game......
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Ahhhh memories of going in circles scratching my head ang getting killed in many different ways, awsome trip down memory lane, The first chapter of an awsome game title that valve have let go to waste
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
10/1010/1010/1010/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Half-Life Source: It's Half-Life 1 with the source engine. HL1 is my most favorite game if all time. I like it better than HL2. I'm really happy they brought it to the source engine. It has some few minor problems. It crashes every once in a while. Sometimes, some graphics don't load. Despite those minor little issues, which happen rarely for me, the game is very nice and plays smoothly. I like playing HL1 on the source engine more than the original. It has better physics and fixes some problems with the original. Worth the money! Has a great, in depth story, awesome guns, great settings, awesome enemies, and the best protagonist of all time, Gordon Freeman.
10/10 Would crowbar headcrabs again!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Half-Life: Source is a really bad port of Half-Life. Why you may ask?
First of all, there are a lot of bugs that will ruin the gameplay.
Maps: the maps are horrid, not because their just a lazy port. But because the skyboxes are ♥♥♥♥.
Engine: you would expect from a new engine that it will have new features
There are ragdolls and ♥♥♥♥ but they arent a improvement, if there would be dynamic lighting
and stuff like that, it would be cool but they were too lazy to dont use these features.
I only bought this game because i was really curious. Take my advice and buy the original Half-Life
Tl;dr Its a ♥♥♥♥ port and you should buy the orignal instead.
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