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 (36 reviews) - 77% of the 36 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,547 reviews) - 81% of the 2,547 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

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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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Mostly Positive (36 reviews)
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The Phantom Painis
11.2 hrs
Posted: September 22
I dunno why people hate this game. This game is actually better compared to Goldsrc half life. There are more console commands, and you can cheat without achievements disabling because there are none. There's nothing wrong with this game, aside from a few bugs.
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Princess Combine Assassin™ λ
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 21
it has its ups and downs
rag dolls
Noice gliches
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Dows
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♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ GLICHES
nothing else then i got told go kill your self if u play HL1S
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han solo greatest
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 20
its just half life on sauce
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npc_barney
72.6 hrs
Posted: September 16
Don't expect anything, it's just Half-Life with better physics and effects. It's also buggy as hell. Play the original game or Black Mesa, they are better. But still, it's a Half-Life game, that's enough :-)
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♥ Yohene ♥
1.9 hrs
Posted: September 11
just amazing <3 :
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elrobertosuperio
40.8 hrs
Posted: September 10
still wating for garrys mod 2
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Still waiting for Half Life: Global Offensive
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Half-Life ported to the Source engine with no extra work done. If you want original Half Life, play Half Life non-Source. If you want better Half Life, play Black Mesa.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
If you want to play Half-Life then get the original for it offers you access to hundreds of Mods and it works better.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
I should have listened to the reviews that mentioned all the bugs. I managed to keep playing through the seemingly minor glitches all the way up to the On A Rail level. Halfway through, I get off the tram to fight some people, and when I come back it's gone.

I thought I just came back to the wrong part of the track, but I ran all the way up and down the track, and around all the turns, and just couldn't find it. Game breaking bug.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
A few relatively minor glitches, but still a great game even now.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
It's just like Half-Life! But a glitchier and much more clunky and less polished Half-Life. And best of all, it barely works! The only reason I bothered to buy this game in the first place was litterally so I could just have the Garry's Mod content for it. If you're thinking of buying this game for any other reasons besides that...

DONT DO IT!!!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Don't buy this abomination. This is probably the laziest port of a game I've seen. There are so many bugs and glitches that ruin the immersion and experience. Some of the scripted events don't even happen at all. Also, why is everything so LOUD!?! I can't hear even hear a person's voice without having my freaking footsteps drown out the voice. Yhe worst part is the stupid loading screens. The original Half Life had very seamless transitions between areas so the loading screens were unnoticable. But here the loading screens are like 20 secs long and I HATE it. You're not missing out on much with this version its only better textures and realistic water. Just buy the original Half Life it's far superior than this ♥♥♥♥.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
514 of 568 people (90%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2015
Half-Life vs Half-Life: Source

Feature Half-Life Half-Life: Source
Mods Many not many
Soundtrack free DLC Yes -
usable in Garry's Mod - Yes
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360 of 411 people (88%) found this review helpful
184 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
This game is history
Children should be taught this in school
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155 of 166 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2013
I know this almost goes without saying, but any gamer alive should play the Half-Life games. Even compared with the modern flashy big-budget single-player shooter extravaganzas of today (I'm looking at you, Far Cry and Bioshock), which are rightly heralded as amazing games, Half-Life makes your jaw drop at how amazing of an experience it is to fight throuth the crumbling Black Mesa facility battling humans and headcrabs alike. This game really makes you realize how much Jason Brody, Booker Dewitt, and every other major fps protagonist since owe the man with the crowbar, Gordon Freeman. If you are a sane human being who can play a video game, there is no excuse for you to not play Half-Life. None!
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