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 (1,106 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2004

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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
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
you probably should play the original version
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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
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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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
this game is such a trip. I love it!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
30.3 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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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
50.3 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 3 people (33%) 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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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
60.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Best Game. Especially in source. Buy now.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
The original game upgraded to Source, yo!
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1 of 4 people (25%) 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
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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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
not working? failed to load launcher dll. verified integroty 3 times.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
its like super mario with a lense flare 9.1/9.1
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Sauce engine
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1 of 6 people (17%) 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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