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 (108 reviews) - 70% of the 108 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,491 reviews) - 81% of the 2,491 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 (108 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,491 reviews)
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RawMeat
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I would not say its better then the original Half Life but the ability to go 1920x1080 beats it.
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Big Shep
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Positive:

+Ragdoll death animations on NPCs
+Prettier shaders and water

Mixed:

+/- Decent multiplayer that is still inferior to the original because of bugs (including not being able to change your playermodel)

Negative:

-Game breaking bugs and glitches in recent builds of the game
-Visual issues in recent builds of the game
-Few mods


Play the original or get Black Mesa since this is a major downgrade.
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WheatField
( 23.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I don't really know. The loading mechanics in this game are pretty bad though. I killed the Gonarch. Then an explosion happened. Then I died. I respawned. And I had to fight the Gonarch again. I don't know about the original Half-Life. Also in a part in Surface Tension, the sky was all glitchy. Hopefully the original doesn't have all these bugs. The game is still pretty good though.
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ErrorUnknownGT
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
A really good game, really enjoyed my time playing it. Only encountered 2 bugs, one game breaking. The game breaking one being that after Freeman got captured, I spawned outside the map, however reloading an earlier save fixed the issue. Another being a graphical glitch that happened a few hours into the game where the textures were messed up and spazzing all over the place, but I managed to get out of that area. And also near the end of the game, the final Gargantua didn't chase me around a room for some reason. It was just pacing back and forth, ignoring me firing led into it.

But other than that a great game, got stuck at several points because I'm not the best with seeing the obvious but whatever. Worth the buy in my opinion and experience.
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cet
( 51.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
meh its k
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TheAlmightyDave
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Like Half Life but better graphics, Only had one bug, if you press E on the guard at the door when you get the HEV suit he won't open it, but all in all better than the original.
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Throwingrock838
( 7.1 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 25 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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13 of 20 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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10 of 16 people (63%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) 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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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 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
Bom d+! Otima campanha, jumpscares, dificuldade. TUDO PARA SER UM JOGO BOM ! Porem devia ter conquistas.
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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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