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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.
Release Date: Jun 1, 2004

Packages that include this game

Buy Half-Life 1: Source

Includes 2 items: Half-Life: Source, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source

Buy Half-Life Complete

Includes 10 items: Team Fortress Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life 2, Half-Life: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Buy Valve Complete Pack

Includes 24 items: Counter-Strike, Team Fortress Classic, Day of Defeat, Deathmatch Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Ricochet, Half-Life, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Left 4 Dead, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

About the 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.

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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

Linux System Requirements

    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
48 of 54 people (89%) found this review helpful
44 products in account
4 reviews
12.3 hrs on record
I've stayed away from the Half Life series for a very long time, solely because I didn't even have a Steam account! But I recently bought Half Life: Source and Half Life 2, and I must say, they've already become some of my favourite games.

The formula in this game, although the game is 10 years old, still feels fresh to me, and feels like a new game. It's also one of the first games I've tried of this genre that I've actually enjoyed. The graphics are also fantastic for their age.

Well done Valve!
Posted: May 28th, 2014
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
34 products in account
1 review
35.3 hrs on record
Half-Life is an amazing adventure, sci-fi, and FPS game from Valve. Your goal is to escape the ruined Black Mesa (the same one that is rivaled with Aperture Science from Portal) while fighting the invading aliens. Even though first person shooters are generally hated today becayse they are considered rehashes and uncreative, this game is the exact opposite.
You start off in a train ride on your way to some sort of test chamber everyone is talking about. As you take the ride, you will see a lot of different places that you will visit later, so pay attention. You eventually make your way to the test chamber when disaster strikes and aliens invade. It sounds a bit cliche at first, but the game tells the story in such a great way that it works. You eventually meet a security guard and encounter enemies. The security guard then helps you, which brings me to my first point.
One amazing thing about Half-Life is that it gives choices. When you meet the security guard, you already have your first weapon: a crowbar. Since a crowbar is a weapon, and there is a person with a gun in front of you, and you need to survive... well, you can see what most people would do. About 20 minutes into the game, you can already get a gun early, or you can have the security guard help you, until he is apparently can't crawl through a whole that an average scientist can... what a security guard. This is just one example, and there are a lot of security guards willing to help you.
Anyway, onto the graphics. They're not as good as other Source games, but don't let that discourage you. Games are meant to be played, not looked at. Also, if you want to, you can make the game look like the original Half-Life.
I would reccomend Half-Life to pretty much everbody, as long as you don't get scared easily. Trust me, you will get a bit scared. There is a creepy atmosphere, zombies, and A LOT of tension and a feeling you are being watched. There are no jumpscares are other cheap scares, luckily (I'm looking at you, Slender).
This game gets a 10/10
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
58 products in account
2 reviews
19.9 hrs on record
Pinned scientists to walls with a crossbow and fed them to barnacles.

10/10.
Posted: June 6th, 2014
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29 of 41 people (71%) found this review helpful
37 products in account
4 reviews
9.0 hrs on record
Shooting Barney is so fun
Posted: June 22nd, 2014
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
12 products in account
8 reviews
26.2 hrs on record
brillient gameplay, some bugs but who cares! improved graphics, physics and sound. this should have a game of the year edition of its own!!!!

im a big fan of half life and valve plz make HL2 EP3 and HL3.

thanks
Posted: March 26th, 2014
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125 of 134 people (93%) found this review helpful
95 products in account
7 reviews
13.9 hrs on record
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!
Posted: July 28th, 2013
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