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 (1,706 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

 

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"Dont expect anything its Half life 1 with ragdolls and better water."
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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
349 of 383 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Half-Life vs Half-Life: Source

Feature Half-Life Half-Life: Source
Half-Life Mods Many -
Half-Life: Source Mods - not many
Soundtrack free DLC Yes -
usable in Garry's Mod - Yes
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78 of 110 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Original review from 30 Jul, 2012 @ 12:58pm --- This is more of a comment; Half-Life Source is Half-Life upgraded onto the source engine and with some minimal graphic enchanments. There really is no difference between this and Half-Life other than chapter selecting, gmod compatibility, and source enging modding and editing etc.

Edit:

With the current EA release of Black Mesa it made me think. A bunch of people on the BM forums are complaining about how it's a paid mod and all that junk, but really BM is a giant remastering, a complete overhaul built from the ground up in a whole new light, and yet Half-Life: Source still lingers around and has no real fresh thing about it other than it's simply on the source engine and there is no mod community for it at all.

People should be getting ♥♥♥♥♥♥ off at this than BM, because this has more reason for it. If BM was released by Valve, or just suddenly popped up without anything previously knowing about it, it would have no hate whatsoever.

Half-Life: Source should not be sold separately because it has nothing to it that's worth a full 10 dollar price tag on it's own. It should just be bundled and sold with the original Half-Life.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
It's just the original Half-Life running on the Source Engine instead of the original GoldSrc Engine.

So the what's the point in getting this?
+Well, all the maps and models are indeed usable in Garry's Mod
+Runs off Source
+Has slightly better graphics
+Singleplayer and Multiplayer Deathmatch modes are seperate so it lets you download what you want.
+Isn't capped to just 100 FPS

Why should you avoid it?
-Graphics aren't that noticeably better (Black Mesa did a much better job at that)
-Not many mods are made for it
-Deathmatch mode is DEAD
-Has more bugs than the original (LOL WTF Valve?)

Overall if you got this with the Half-Life Complete bundle, go ahead and give this a try! If you want a TRUE remastered HL1 experience, go buy Black Mesa.

Overall rating 6/10 - It does what it said it does. Play Half-Life on the Source Engine
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Its an amazing Game, but has a lot of Bugs (Shotgun sounds are not playing when HD Pack is enabled, map really messed up, etc.)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
For my review of Half-Life, check out my review of the original game. This is just a short insight on my thoughts of the Source version.

Half-Life: Source is simply the original Half-Life ported to Valve's newer (at the time) Source engine, it doesn't bring anything new to the table aside from a few new menu options such as selecting a chapter, but it does improve a handful of aspects, mostly minor and technical. The most noteable changes are to the water, the ragdoll physics and the map lighting (in some cases).

There are plenty of other minor things that you will notice after playing through once, it's like a new layer of polish, but nothing that would make me recommend buying this version over the original game as unfortunately the Source port has also caused a large number of bugs and errors to arise that were never in the original version. While some of the new features and mechanics in the Source engine are nice, the game hasn't really been updated to take those aspects into account, and thus, more problems popped up.

So I have mixed feelings about Half-Life: Source, but I'd say that this version is worth playing through at least once if you are a Half-Life fan, it has a slightly different feel to it but ultimately I'd say to just stick to the original version of the game instead. It may be dated but that's what gives it it's charm.
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