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:
Recent:
Mixed (35 reviews) - 68% of the 35 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (850 reviews) - 75% of the 850 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 1, 2006

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"Same as Half-Life: Deathmatch with small engine updates."

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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (35 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (850 reviews)
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BOT 3key
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
It's dead
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bamo305
28.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
Just like i said about Half-Life: Source, Half-Life Deathmatch Source was once a really great fast-paced online shooter, until Valve ♥♥♥♥ed it up with their update like there did with Half-Life Source, Terrible player hit-boxes, delayed Satchel Chargers animation, etc.
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Ishvii
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 21
Deathmatch port of the original Half-Life using the Source engine. Also empty and buggy. Avoid.
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Outsider
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 20
No one plays it. Its buggy as well.
4/10
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Nerdy ♌
2.3 hrs
Posted: August 20
Product received for free
ragdolls are just top notch in this game
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Steel Brow
6.3 hrs
Posted: August 20
What the hell. I dont understand why people are giving this positive reviews!!! I bought this as original hl multiplayer veteran, hoping it to be improved hl, free of cheaters. But instead I got complitely broken gameplay. I was so excited getting this game, even finding out that there are only 8 servers around and only 1 somewhat active, didnt dissapoint me much. Like, no problem, If the game is as good as I think, I will play even if there are only 3 people online. It wasnt even near good. Here are my complains:
- Weapons are rediculously underpowered. Good luck shooting player normally, as u would in original hl. To destroy anyone, u need at least heavy explosives.
- Considering explosives: rocket launcher also deals very low dmg. If u dont directly hit, it will hardly hurt anyone. BUT at the same time MP-5 granade is one hit kill, and deals very large area dmg. SO large that u probably blow up urself as well. Any kind of weapons are useless against it.
- THe only way to play is to spam MP-5 granades, which everybody does.
- If u liked to use crowbar as last chance weapon, forget it. In this game crowbar seems to be made of plastic. I was fighting a person, shot him for ages, ran of bullets, and stuck with him crowbar vs shotgun. I was chasing him and hitting maybe for hour, but no good, eventually I ran out of health first.
- Jetpack is overpowered. It is much faster and longer jump than in real half life. Animation for it is terrible. U would not even need bhop for that.
- Its buggy. U will get stuck or killed by moving objects. Some animations bug out too.
- Just 8 servers. its not a joke, 8 servers, only 1 has somewhat regular players. All the same faces.
- No way they will play custom maps.
- SKINS DONT WORK! All players are standard Gordons
- Ragdoll mechanics isnt as cool as it seems. Very low quality, and now way u can blow up player in peaces
- Maps combine half life 2 and half life 1 textures. The game feels more like a mod.
Please dont make mistake as me, dont buy this. I am requesting refund, hope I will get it. And I want to tell to most positive reviewers: u are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. whats the idiotic thing - give excited review to a game u are not even willing to play at the first place, or wich you enjoyed in ur childhood, along with many other idiotic and obgectively not interesting things.
This game cannot be considered neither successor of real half-life, nor a decent shooter at all. Maybe granade firing simulator, but even for that the whole thing is too freakish. This 'game' is just some misfit experiment.
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ಠ_ಠ
3.8 hrs
Posted: August 18
Product received for free
Got killed by leeches.
This is the result of radiation.
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Gandildo
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 18
Half-Life Deathmatch: Source is one of the greatest games I´ve played and go buy it.
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Gordon-Man
6.3 hrs
Posted: August 18
BEST GAME EVER
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QQQWWWEEE
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 16
Multiplayer dead
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
BEST GAME EVER
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
389.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Just your typical Deathmatch game from the 90s, But instead running on the Source engine with improved Lighting and Ragdolls. I would indeed highly recommend this game but however there are only a few issues with the game itself. The game was kinda forgotten and was later on updated in 2013 Which leaded Several issues like Hitbox Issues and all the in game Props/Entities being doubled on top of each other every time they spawn (Due to the game having such a messed up SDK) The game is lacking with people and does have a very small Community as well, But however you can spot servers with over 10 people at times. Most of the People who play this games are Expert's and have been playing this game for years (This will include myself) So don't go into Game thinking it's Going to be Great. Overall this game is very fun to play with friends and playing competitively.

Overall Rating: 8/10...
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
138 of 162 people (85%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: September 22, 2011
i always wondered what the source of hl2dm was
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105 of 133 people (79%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2015
----- PLEASE READ BEFORE BUYING THIS! -----

This game is no longer functioning and should not be bought. A few years ago I would've recommended this game to everybody, but due to the Steampipe update back in 2013 this game was entirely ruined. Before I go on, let me define the word "ruined" as it's used in this context. By "ruined" I mean that this game is so properly glitched that you cannot even change your player model anymore! Yeah, that should give you an idea of how much Valve cares for their games.

I blame Valve for this, but mostly an incompetent and lazy person whose name starts with an A and ends with a D, that was supposed to fix this using the input from the community on GitHub.

So yeah, rather buy the normal HL because not only do you get the singleplayer portion of the game with the multiplayer, the online play is still functioning like it should and there is at least a player base. Oh, and if you are planning to buy Half-Life Source which is the other half of this, then don't. It might not be equally broken, but broken enough to make you mad.

Or just get Black Mesa, then you will at least get something that is prettier on the eyes and functioning like it should.
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59 of 68 people (87%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Still waiting for Half-Life Deathmatch: Global Offensive.
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57 of 71 people (80%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2014
Finding a server that has people on it Simulator 2014. :(
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41 of 48 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
Very fun game, do NOT let the graphics decieve you.Here, I'll list the pros and cons of the game:

PROS:
1.People dont talk much,so not much of a risk of being called "♥♥♥♥♥♥" or any of that ♥♥♥♥.
2.Better than COD
3.Cheap!
4.Fun gameplay with a large assortment of weapons

CONS:
1.For some reason,it lags for me.I have no idea why.
2.Graphics are bad (But no one cares! :D)
3.Not many people actually PLAY the game.

So please,EVERYONE PLAY THIS!ITS FUN!
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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2014
played it with a friend, he said it was weird
i like it man why u gotta be like this
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46 of 57 people (81%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
better water = remake in valves eyes.
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48 of 61 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
Awesome classic multiplayer game although it needs more players
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