Half-Life Deathmatch: Source is a recreation of the first multiplayer game set in the Half-Life universe. Features all the classic weapons and most-played maps, now running on the Source engine.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (371 reviews)
Release Date: May 1, 2006

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

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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

 

Recommended By Curators

"Same as HL1:DM with small engine updates"
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About This Game

Half-Life Deathmatch: Source is a recreation of the first multiplayer game set in the Half-Life universe. Features all the classic weapons and most-played maps, now running on the Source engine.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Processor, requires support for SSE
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.5.8
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 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: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Its a cool game, But its dead
It needs some fixes, Too.

It needs more players..
Some bug fixes
Maybe some updates?
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
If your one to enjoy the source engine, but want to play the classic half life 1 deathmatch, then this title is recommended, but personally for me, the classic brought to the source engine is crap.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Personal rating: 6/10

PROS:
+ fun gameplay
+ lots of mods

CONS:
- not that many active players
- clunky graphics

Comment:
Same case as with Team Fortress Classic, I've missed the golden days of this game when there were many players. Nowadays the community of active players is small and there are not a lot of games to join. I got this game with some other Valve games I wanted so I took a look at it. It's a classic Quake-type shooter so there isn't much to criticize. Gameplay is fun but lack of people to actually play with pulls down the score I give it.
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15 of 24 people (63%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
The only people there are left playing this are diehard HL veterans. Go get HL: DM 2 instead. It will be impossible for any newcomers to get a chance to learn the game to know or survive on the servers.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Hopped on a server and died repeatedly for no reason 10/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2014
I just got this in a bundle, and not many people play it so my play time is very low, but holy ♥♥♥♥, more people NEED to play this. Some of the most fast-paced, over the top, frantic fun I've had on any game. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
This is pretty much the same treatment that was done for Half Life: Source, except it's the multiplayer this time. Again, I fail to see the point, as the engine is less utilized here than before, to the point that you feel like you were scammed. If you want a Source engine Half Life deathmatch game, go for Half Life 2: Deathmatch.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
450.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
It's alright I guess
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
It's basically Half-Life, but in Free-for-all form. All the weapons from Half-Life are in here.

This game is DEAD though. So if you can host a private server and get a couple of your friends to play, then this game is awesome!

Great for fans of the original Half-Life. Not so good for people who just wanna play. Just don't expect to find anyone playing on a Public server.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
its half life 1 weapons physics etc, but with the ability to create new and intresting maps due to the hammer editor with stuff like acess to the havok physics engine, rope physics etc, oh and theres also ragdoll, beutiful beutiful ragdoll :3
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
i love this old game! Half-Life is also one of the most popular games in the world too!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Perfect for those who liked HL1 before!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
a crazy fps set in the half-life universe! theres none of that pay to win bull so its actually very fun. although theres a better chance of half-life 3 coming out than for you to get into a full lobby.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
This game is GREAT.
The only problem I have is that there are too little players!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Quite fun, but almost dead.
Luckily, you get it with Half - Life.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Ran into a laser tripmine and my game crashed. 10/10 would play again. The ppl who say this is not reccommended, you suck.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Half-Life Deathmatch: Source
I'm sure this game was a ton of fun back in the day but the community is completely dead. You'll most likely find a maximum of 20 or less playing this game and that's if you're lucky. There are also a bunch of mods for this game as well, so if you find it challenging to find a server, see if some of your buddies will play.

Pros:
1. The gameplay is fun but very challenging at first, can take awhile to get use to.
2. Probably some of the best maps I’ve seen for a multiplayer title.
3. There are a crazy amount of mods.


Cons:
1. Community is completely dead.
2. Graphics are very dated. (If you care about that..)

Overall, this game was a bunch of fun back in the day, great maps, tons of mods and a bunch of fun weapons that for the most part, are balanced pretty well. But the community is completely dead and I’d only recommend picking this game up for Garrys Mod, so you'll have extra content.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
The deathmatch version of Half-Life, so you can do constantly do you love, kill people
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
I'd love to play this but the servers are completely and utterly empty.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Crossbow+air-port=Fun
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