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!
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Very Positive (123 reviews) - 86% of the 123 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,121 reviews) - 89% of the 4,121 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 1, 2004

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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

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    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
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Very Positive (123 reviews)
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ダイナマイト1
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Dead game, barely any servers and if there is one, you'll be stuck with 300 ping or higher.
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MisterAnonymus
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This game is nothing dull or not-fun. It's really fun actually. This game is a DeathMatch that uses hl2 models and weapons only, it means no counter strike weapons, only half life2. It uses some maps that I haven't seen in half life, still it makes it even better. This game is really fun. 8/10, would play again.
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Star Platinum
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I am very disappointed. About only 10 players where online when i first played. This is a horrible game and the weps are bad and the aiming mechanics are just bad.
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Bigode
( 116.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
One of the best games I've played. It was really fun, and it is yet. Unfortunately, this game hasn't many players as old times... I miss that core maps like that in normal HL has an antilion guard in a place it looks like a big bathroom, so gravity gun plus toilet seats were the main weapons...
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tacocat backwards is tacocat
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
10/10 would throw a toilet at a combine again.
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Nameless
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Pretty gud 12/10
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H̶a̶m̶m̶a̶r̶n̶
( 854.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This game is one of the best FPS's evermade.

Really hard to get into if you want to become decent at it, but that's whats fun about it, it's really hard to get good at but at the same time fun. The only problem is that the game is basically dead and no one plays it anymorem, it was way more active 2011 than it is now. Some servers are good but others aren't because they dont allow the skills that comes with this game such as Bhopping, knowing spawns, gravity-gun tricks and other stuff, im pointing my finger at you JKAL.

Solid game that sadly has been abandoned by people.

One of my all time favorite FPS's with in-depth mechanics which takes hours to master.

Score 9,5/10

Worth every penny.
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Lord Rump
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
Barebones multiplayer.
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Camper Strike 2.0
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Eampty servers. High skill requirements with little population, but otherwise good game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch. Physics can be really silly, but there are great communities- both veteran and new, various aspects to open source benefits, and much fun to be had.

12 years later, and this game is still alive.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
somewhat dead community but still a great game if you can find players
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
It's the multiplayer DM version of HL2, with every HL2 weapon + the CP stunstick. This game is one of the few Valve multiplayer games without a toxic playerbase.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Product received for free
Like the Classic Deathmatch from the first one!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch. Physics can be really silly, but there are great communities- both veteran and new, various aspects to open source benefits, and much fun to be had.

12 years later, and this game is still alive.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Atleast its better than Ricochet.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
-Quick Review-
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch is basically Half-Life 2 multiplayer, with custom made maps in Source SDK and a few members within the community still playing.

-Detailed breakdown review-
Story: Now, this is the story all about how. Atratzu life got flipped-turned upside down. And I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there. I'll tell you how I became a red splat on the side of the wall.

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch suddenly appeared in my steam library, I believe it was recently added to a bundle that I've purchased (specifically, with my past purchase of Half-Life 2: Episode One). Half-Life 2: Deathmatch used to be a very large FPS community which started after the huge success of the Half-Life 2 series. But because Half-Life 2 is only single player, the community asked for a multiplayer competitive game, and valve delivered.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=701298322

Gameplay: Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, controls EXACTLY like Half-Life 2. Which honestly I always thought I would be alright at a Half-Life multiplayer FPS, but it's been a long time since I played through all the Half-Life 2 games, so my skills were quite rusty.
You have the same weapons, but the maps/servers are customized. I joined and played a Free for all, and a team death match. There is still several active people playing the game, at the end of one game people were actually congratulating the person who got first!
I'm not sure if it's because so few play the game that they're all a tighter knit group, or I just found the one small patch in space time where people are still friendly, but it was nice to actually play a few rounds with some people who aren't screaming little kids swearing and speaking profanities they cannot comprehend.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=701298307

Conclusion: To be completely honest, I haven't been on a FPS craze for a long time, the game has aged the same way as Half-Life 2. If you ever wanted to play a multiplayer FPS of Half-Life 2 there are plenty of servers, many are empty, you could even figure out the technical know-how to set up your own server and own maps.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=701298347

I actually probably have used source SDK more then Half-Life 2: Death Match. It's a shame to see a community shrink so much, but props to those of you who keep playing one of your favorite games, don't change and keep on shooting!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
What can I possibly say that hasn't been said abouth HL2: Deathmatch? It's all good, classic, old-style shoot-everything arena style fun. Though I must say it does tend to drag after about an hour or so playing straight.

If you're gonna get this game, make sure you either find a good server or some friends to play it with because sadly this little gem probably ha slittle online life left. Whenever I get on, more than half the servers have nobody on them and another 1/3rd is way too customized or geared towards veteran players.

Provided you can get some people to play with, this game is awesome. Throwing toilets at your friend's heads at 80 miles an hour has never been so fun. It's cheap and definitely worth the price- get it of you have some minor cash lying around, during a neat sale or just getting the whole damn Valve pack!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
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
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
You can play this while waiting for Half-Life 3 !
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