Fast multiplayer action set in the Half-Life 2 universe! HL2's physics adds a new dimension to deathmatch play. Play straight deathmatch or try Combine vs. Resistance teamplay. Toss a toilet at your friend today!
User reviews: Very Positive (2,748 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 1, 2004

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Buy Source Multiplayer Pack

Includes 3 items: Counter-Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch

Buy Half-Life Complete

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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"Fast paced underplayed almost dieing epic game"
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About This Game

Fast multiplayer action set in the Half-Life 2 universe! HL2's physics adds a new dimension to deathmatch play. Play straight deathmatch or try Combine vs. Resistance teamplay. Toss a toilet at your friend today!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X

    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 X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
Helpful customer reviews
125 of 131 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3,232.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
After playing this for a few hours I've decided that this game can be considered worth it.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
620.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Fast-paced game where you need more than an aim. Kinda hard when you're new, but as you play it longer, you're getting better and better you'll start love this game. You can enjoy friendly oldschool community with older players and less ragers. For me, personally, it's the best FPS game I ever played. 4€? 100% worth it. Just try.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
Played until my arm got dead. Great game. Gonna spend hours on it :) ps. My arm hurts.

Story:
11pm: "Gonna wake up early tomorrow, I'll sleep in an hour".
11:15: Purchased hl2:dm.
11:30: Finished downloading it.
11:31: Tried game and joined random server...
1am: Saw a rocket launcher on a building.
1:30: "I'M THE KING OF THE HILLLLLL".
2:00: Someone named bob killed me and now he's K.O.T.H. "go to hell, bob".
2:05: killed him, again the K.O.T.H.
2:10: he killed me, now he's the K.O.T.H.
02:20(now):realised it is 2am, exited server and game, gonna sleep.

K.O.T.H. = king of the hill.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Valve has a history of making famous Deathmatch games, and thats beacuse they don't bother over complicating the concept of Deathmatch. Tihs game along with Day of Deafeat Source and Counter Strike Source are simple and yet have raked in players by the thousands upon millions. It's a simple Deathmatch experience but it's not anything new. 2 Teams pitted againnst each other with your usuall Team Deathmatch action, nothin to complicated but it is still fun.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
56.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Imagine Valve had a boy genius.
He had excellent results, got his PHD and for a time was its favourite son.
Now this guy works in a corporation, and he is barely remebered for his genius by his coleagues.
Valve, tell your son you love him, give him a big hug and don't let him waste his talent - he deserves a better job!

This game is AWESOME, it's fast paced (try to play COD and then go back to HL2DM and you'll see what I'm talking about).
Also the ONLY game that lets you kill your friends with a heating radiator! 10/10

See what I'm talking about:
http://youtu.be/pryNr7WLZ9E
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2,309.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
After 10 years still a good game with nice physics engine. Slowly the community is almost dead, but some good players and servers you can still find. At deathmatch its better than CounterStrike, at teamdeathmatch not as its not so high tactical game. Maps are also many nice ones around made by the community. Some servers use funny mods or settings. The community itself could be a bit more friendly, as some players flaming around a lot. But in other games its mostly the same. About gameplay... it takes a while till you get involved with some tricks and the physcannon, but after a while you won`t miss that game. Cheaters are also some around, but not as much as in CounterStrike. Try to learn nade-throwing with physcannon and good jump techniques beside your aim, than you have a lot of fun. check out hl2dm.net, tsgk.com, half-life-gaming.net, bloodsuckers.de.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
SHOT SKOL FOR SATAN
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
At almost 20 years old, this was the first Half Life experience I ever had. Yes, I live under a rock. After playing JUST 45 mins, I had a big goofy smile on my face, my problems all disappeared, my ♥♥♥♥♥ grew by 3 inches and I can now suddenly play guitar like Eddie Van Halen. Thank you HL2 Deathmatch!!
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
46.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Got hit by a flying toilet by a kid yelling:"Get pwned,noob".
Would get toilet rekt again 69/10.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
I killed someone with a toilet. 10/10.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3,123.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
This game used to be one of the best multiplayer games for its wide ability to modify your gameplay the way you like and enjoy creative addons and plugins made by the community for a different experience in each server.
It had all sorts of fun, from playing with the engine itself and explore its capabilities with cheat-free servers to a huge organized competitive community. The things in between are countless, Roleplay, Fishing, Co-op and much much much more!

But as time passes games tend to die, and that is what is happening right now in this following game. It is pretty much unsupported anymore by community developers and ValvE in most cases.

It has a low number of players, quite limited I would say in each server. It is not your typical first person shooter, it is quite difficult to master and get used to in all ways there is.
Blending in with a server's community might get you to enjoy it a bit for the first few weeks/months , but then you will realize that you have been playing with the same players over and over again with a few number of newcomers playing with you.

So if you would like a game to enjoy playing with people, feels alive, supported by community developers and the game developers themselves, play competitively and even create content for it (maps,skins...etc) this is NOT the game you would want to buy.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
-Started the game
-Didn't read the controls
-Got on a Team Deathmatch server
-Immediately got hit by 3 toilets
-Died
"Ok, lets try that again"
-Read the controls
-Got back on the same server
-Headshot
-Died
"Um, Alright.."
-Practiced on my own server
-Left it
-Got ready
-Went back on same server
-Admin Yelled at me for taking last slot during "Game Night"
-Banned forever
-Got off Game
-Deleted it
7 Toilets out of 10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
Classic as fak, Go play it at once before going into Call of Kids.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,238.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Before trying to play HL2DM I advice you to play Half-Life 2 Episode 2 (or HL2 EP 1 or just HL2 but second episode is the best) so you will get the basics because HL2DM is multiplayer version of Half-Life 2. Its hard to play this game. You will need to play a lot to get a good skill. There are a lot of ways to kill your opponent so it may be unbalanced sometimes. But if you play on same level as your opponents the game will be VERY fun and interesting. Many people say that HL2DM is dead. Of course it doesn't have so many players as counter strike but you can easy find enough public servers with 10-30 players playing there. So if you are a positive and patient man and you don't pay attention to trollers I promise you that you will enjoy it.
HL2DM is when :
you rush opponent with shotgun and being on 1 hp he kills you with table
you enter a server and its full of hackers
in 1vs1 on lockdown your opponent through into you about 5 balls and 5 smg nades
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Two words: Roleplay. Servers. What was once an amazing deathmatch-type game has steadily devolved into a hub for horny little children to roleplay, and for stoners just to be stoned. In the servers that Aren't for roleplay, you won't really have too much fun unless you joined early, as you can guarantee everyone else will have gotten the RPG, full ammo, and have memorized every spawn location, meaning the moment you spawn, you get bombarded with rockets. If you're lucky, you'll get 5-10 seconds before they take aim with their crossbows. Either way, this is a game for the lucky, and for the cheap, so pick up your one-shot-kill guns, take down noobs, and feel unwarranted self-importance over your fake skill until karma catches up!

Ultimately, the appeal of the game is ruined by the overzealous try-hards who don't understand their "skill" ultimately ruins the game for everyone else.

2/10, but only because you can throw toilets at people.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
This game is BEAST! No doubt about it, Once i played my first match it was like love on first sight, this game is sooo fricking good, unbelieveable....Will be staying up for the next couple of weeks playing it...If you don't download this then you're a ballbag

''STAY OF CRACK KIDS''
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Love HL2:DM.. Just wish more people played..
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
121.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Other account had like 1300 hrs.
One word that can sum up this game for me is this: Memories
I had some of the greatest times playing this game. Back when it
was a community full of the greatest gamers ive ever met, and
some real pros at it too. Spending hours upon hours in puzzle maps
and roleplay servers.
10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,228.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Easy to learn and hard to master, easy to play but hard to win. One of three best online oldschool shooters besides UT2k4 and CS 1.6.

P.S. Lagged, bugged, causing many people to insanely raging mode and make their assess bleed with blood from pain it hurts, but still lovely by every1 around here in community.

Not reccomended for ♥♥♥♥♥s.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Still active with lots of players!

Fans of Half-Life 2 will LOVE this game!

Take Half-Life 2, add online servers, add every weapon in the game, add Free-for-all, and you have this game!

If you love battle arena deathmatch games or Half-Life 2, you'll LOVE this game!
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