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 (1,471 reviews)
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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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
134 of 170 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
you probably should play the original version
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143 of 193 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
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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196 of 289 people (68%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
In Half-Life: Source, you play Mario's brother Luigi, who can jump higher than Mario and has less traction while running.

Consequently, where Mario Freeman cannot jump completely over every NPC's head without a running triple jump in the normal Half-Life, Luigi (the protagonist of Half-Life: Source) is capable of such a feat. His jumping abilities allow him to easily bypass many obstacles that were originally designed with only Mario Freeman in mind. In this regard, Half-Life: Source is much like the bonus game of Super Mario Galaxy, wherein you get to replay the exact same game with a different Super Mario Brother. Jumps that would have been impossible for Mario Freeman to clear are easily performed by his brother Luigi Freeman.

Unlike Super Mario Galaxy, though, Half-Life: Source does not come included with the game it is based on. While it's interesting playing the game with a different character's physical capabilities, Mario Freeman is still the true star and the one you will remember and return to more often.

So, should you get Half-Life: Source? My recommendation is to stick with the original. Maybe Luigi Freeman will get a spin-off of his own someday, but this is not his game.
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
It's Half-Life, but on Source Engine.
It has no advantages over Half-Life on Gold Source engine.

If you have played the original Half-Life, there's no reason to play this.

The only use for it is to mount it in Garry's Mod.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
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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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
41.2 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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Absolutely grand game, but this version is slower and has glitches galore, so just stick with the original version if you ask me ;)
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22 of 36 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
843.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
I use to recommend this game... I don't anymore.

Valve gone and ruined this game with their stupid updates that have just made the game more unstable and glitchy.

Valve please come back and fix your ♥♥♥♥.

0/10
BROKEN
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Simply put, hell yes I would recommend this game.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
Great game, even if it is very old.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
it didint work on Windows 10
11/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
It's Half-Life.
You like it or you're wrong.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Is it worth it if you already own the original? YES!!! Now, please, come ON people! Stop hating it because it is "the same as the original". I will tell you why it is BETTER than the original. 1. If you beat the game but forgot to save, this game allows you to go to ANY point in the game. 2. It is a nice love letter to those Half-Life 1 and exansion players. 3. Yes, it is the same game, BUT, Valve wants new players to go try the 1998 classic, with better lighting, physics, and just some better mechanics that Gold Source could not handle. BONUS FOR GMOD PLAYERS. 4. You can't use Gold Source models in the game without addons, so now you don't have to. So I give this game a 10 out of 10. So new players who haven't had a chance to try the original, hope you like it, and people hating the game because the reason stated before, hope you know see reason Valve made this game!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
A higher graphics verion of half life.

its a very very interesting game, i was suprised how into the story i got even though its pretty basic, the shooting is solid adn the veriety of weapons are wierd and solid and they feel like the have weight and hit hard.

the puzzle solutions make sence but are sometimes really hard, say i spent 2 hours trying to get past the are with radioactive barrels and a river or radioactive waste yet wtill felt into the game.

also this game can be punishing auto saves can be far apart and if your unprepaered you can be destoyed by enemys.


this game is amazing i recamend it to any puzzle or fps fan

8/10


aslo plz ignore any spelling mistakes, also im bad at rating /10 just accept this game is amazing
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Not worth the $10. Unlike Black Mesa: Source, this isn't a total conversion, just unneeded weapon model updates and small changes to water and NPC's. Play the original for the experience, play Black Mesa for the graphics.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Hey Valve who's the administrator? is it Dr. Breen from half life 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Now, I didn't encounter any game-breaking bugs that I've read some other people complain about, but since I need to complain about SOMETHING, here is my review.

Hitboxes: They normally work fine. Except the time I wasted 10 bullets shooting a barnacle realising they all go through it. Had the same problem with houndeyes during the Blast Pit chapter. The real problem was with the Apache helicopter during the Surface Tension chapter where most of my rockets seemed to go through it, so unless you're lucky or skilled enough to hit it in a specific spot, you're ♥♥♥♥ed.

The AI was really ♥♥♥♥in' dumb in some situations. I'm not saying that it was perfect in the original GoldSrc version, but how did they manage to dumb it down?

Also, some textures and sound files were missing.

tl;dr - Stick with the GoldSrc version.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
you take on the role of gordan freeman, the most powerful guy who ever did live. you get to shoot cops. you get to shoot sciencers. you get to shoot aliens. you get to mess up some guys lunch. good graphics too 10/10 i guess
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
houndeyes are adorable oh my goodmoss
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Even so many years after it's release, this holds up really nicely and the Source update adds an extra pop to the visual splendor. But, visuals aren't everything in a game and Half Life understands it. Building on the puzzle mechanics of Doom and Quake, the puzzles are challenging, complex and they are quite accessible once you are involved in them. The combat mechanics are very immersive. The A.I. is really good and the enemies are challenging to defeat, especially the marines. Black Mesa is a delightful post-apocolayptic base that is a lot larger than initially expected. The voice acting is a little hoakey but it gives the game a more narritve feeling that was unique at the time. The sound effects are impressive and the enemies are well-designed. The amount of effort put into the game and the satisfaction you'd get from playing it is certainly admirable. It invigorated the FPS genre and its not hard to see why. :)
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