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 (39 reviews) - 66% of the 39 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (749 reviews) - 75% of the 749 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 (39 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (749 reviews)
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Thomas
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
A classic game in the source engine, epic! Though it has some flaws, like double entity spawning bugs and several others in servers. Overall still playable and fun, but Valve seriously neglected the bugs on this one.
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★Souvenir★
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
The game is good but never, NEVER join a server with AFK manager, I got kicked for standing "still". I ran all around the place, that's considered standing, ♥♥♥♥ing, STILL!
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Soundcloud.com/WismicMusic
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
One of my all time favorite games, where evern if you're bad, you still have fun.
Been playing this game since 2004, and still nobody can take me down. ;)
Unfortunately there's only ONE active server. And that server is broken, and kicks you every 7 minutes for "being AFK". The server is also based in EU, so don't expect a ping lower then 150.
This game needs to be revived, I miss my favorite game.
In it's current state, it's unplayable. Literally.
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Splatt
( 21.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
broken game valve will never fix/10
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-Darkly-
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Me recuerda a esas tardes en el cyber
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the plagued doctor
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
i like it sorta eh should of been a workshop i mean there would be so much more to do if it hand a workshop but its fun for what it is so uh buy it also buy half life 2 death match
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rdavid1
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
It's a good game but why waste your money on it when on lucky days there are no more than two
servers, just get tf2, mean dude it's free.


don't get me wrong, this game is great but sadly, no1 plays anymore.
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mtsark RIP GTX 780 Ti
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
I have no clue how did i get this game, but its kinda fun i guess...
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Piazano
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
It's like half-life 2 Deathmatch, except it's old.
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Baaron
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
It just appeared in my library and I didn't know what to do, so I played it.

And how grateful I am that I did, it's gameplay is simple, but still fun, there isn't anything competitive and it just feels like a breath of fresh air from highly competitive games like LoL, Dota, CS and COD. Playing this felt so good and refreshing with no one raging or hacking and there isn't even voice chat to bear risk of driving everyone mad.
The 15 or so people that play this game come and go, being happy and silent as the familiar scramble to the nearest weapon becomes a new chalenge of getting those guns off the person who has the most.

Classic Deathmatch the way it should be, to be played casually or religiously, 10/10
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Venom1505
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Game of good
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Lesbillionaire
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Navigation: Spherical 2D where the viewpoint of the player is fixed to a vertical axis that is limited in it's vertical range of motion by 180° in each horizontal direction that the player is facing (90° up and down). The players motion is perceived as the distance that the world travels from the playe'rs pov relatively to how far the player itself travels in the world. This type of spherical 2D navigation represents the reference standard for any strategic and/or fast-paced first-/third-person shooters.

Presentation: Being an engine-port from the 1998's fps-ambassador, the source-version brought a set of graphical and minor gameplay-enhancements, such as improved lighting, better water-textures and ragdol physics.

Other than that it's just a heap of dumb fun.
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Diabeetus Cannon
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
This is a completely unneeded port. It's less fun than the original. The community is dead. A few textures are improved, but most are still the same exact stretched old ones. If you didn't get this for free, and you buy it. There's something wrong with you.
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VonHootie02
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
After the release of Half-Life 2 and then the Orange Box, Valve had already remade and ported Counter-Strike, Half-Life, and Day of Defeat to the Source engine, and also made the unreleased "Team Fortress: Source". These remakes varied in quality, with Counter-Strike getting a full overhaul and Half-Life getting a simple port with barely any changes. It was around this time that Half-Life Deathmatch: Source was released. Like Half-Life: Source, it was a simple port from the GoldSrc engine that introduced very little changes.

In 2013, Valve introduced Steampipe, which would simpify downloading their games and not have them take up as much space. However, the update caused numerous bugs and glitches across all of their games, notably Half-Life: Source and -you guessed it- Half-Life Deathmatch: Source. As of writing, Valve has barely fixed any of these glitches.

Now, where do I begin?

Again, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source suffers from countless bugs and game breaking mechanics. Like Half-LIfe: Source, it shoves so many special effects into assets and maps created in 1998 . The chrome effect that you could see on the revolver in the original Half-Life is slapped onto every weapon and every silver texture in the game. The lighting is okay by itself, but it's ruined by the overpowered bloom. I've seen better bloom in the Cinematic Mod for Half-Life 2! And there is so much more visualwise.

The hitboxes feel weird, and it seems that Valve fixed only the player hitbox so the game is somewhat fair. The MP5 grenade is a one hit kill and you'll bet that me and other players spam these like crazy. Just everything feels like it was stuck into the game, no adjustments, no tweaking, left the way it is.
Here is the final nail in the coffin for me: sometimes textures don't even show up on the map, and you'll be standing on an invisible floor.

This isn't Valve quality. This is the quality of a fan that just got into Source modding, and released this under Early Access as Pre-Alpha. But this game isn't the scams you'll find sitting under the Greenlight, this is a game released by Valve onto their own platform. And that's pretty disgraceful.

However, at it's core, it's still Half-Life Deathmatch, and it can be fun. So if you own the Orange Box and you're looking for something new, give this a try.

Otherwise, do not buy this game.
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Grandpa Soldier
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
its dead only 5 servers with 2-4 people playing on at once so unless you like a game with no function wallet away!
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Ľudoweed S.#submarinewipers.com
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
I dont know how did i get this game

9/10

2muchspooky5me
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Gordoge Shibeman
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Christ, even for a source engine game the ragdoll physics in this game are attrocious. There's really no need for anyone to be invested in this port, valve clearly weren't.
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Table
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
this game appeared on my library

pew pew pew
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
One of my all time favorite games, where evern if you're bad, you still have fun.
Been playing this game since 2004, and still nobody can take me down. ;)
Unfortunately there's only ONE active server. And that server is broken, and kicks you every 7 minutes for "being AFK". The server is also based in EU, so don't expect a ping lower then 150.
This game needs to be revived, I miss my favorite game.
In it's current state, it's unplayable. Literally.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
A classic game in the source engine, epic! Though it has some flaws, like double entity spawning bugs and several others in servers. Overall still playable and fun, but Valve seriously neglected the bugs on this one.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
I have no clue how did i get this game, but its kinda fun i guess...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
The game is good but never, NEVER join a server with AFK manager, I got kicked for standing "still". I ran all around the place, that's considered standing, ♥♥♥♥ing, STILL!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
Would be cool if people actually played the game. last I checked there were 3 active servers and no players. Do not purchase No one plays this!

great game but it is dead.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
this game appeared on my library

pew pew pew
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
It just appeared in my library and I didn't know what to do, so I played it.

And how grateful I am that I did, it's gameplay is simple, but still fun, there isn't anything competitive and it just feels like a breath of fresh air from highly competitive games like LoL, Dota, CS and COD. Playing this felt so good and refreshing with no one raging or hacking and there isn't even voice chat to bear risk of driving everyone mad.
The 15 or so people that play this game come and go, being happy and silent as the familiar scramble to the nearest weapon becomes a new chalenge of getting those guns off the person who has the most.

Classic Deathmatch the way it should be, to be played casually or religiously, 10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
PROBABLY THE ONLY GAME I CAN RUN WITH 60+ FPS!

Wish there were more people though :-((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
306.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
I can't really recommend this game due to it's dying community that's just *barely* hanging on to whatever is left of itself. I thought it was bad in 2009, but now...It's just sad.

Which is actually depressing to me since this game actually had a lot of history with my childhood. And to add insult to injury, the last updates Valve had slapped together to make the game "better", basically turned this game in a steaming pile of crap: I can't even change my player model anymore. I still have fun with the game every once in awhile, but it's just not worth the money now.

In short. Save your money and get something better.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Gets pwned by guy with shotgun. Spawns , gets mp5 . KILLSTREAK.Gets killed by RPG noob. Picks up loads of equipment and blows the #@×][{[˝][ outta newbies. Gets on top of the scoreboard. IGN 10/10 - Would killstreak again. This was funny part . Now for serious stuff.This game is pure oldschool with big O. It is port of Deathmatch: Classics to source engine. This game is pure fun.It has some glitches , but let´s wait for Valve to sort them out.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Im sad that I never knew I had this until now. ;-;
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
You know hackers are getting creative when they have lock on underslung grenade launchers.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
I dont know how did i get this game

9/10

2muchspooky5me
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
52 of 60 people (87%) found this review helpful
62 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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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
355.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
spend 300 hours using prop_dynamic_create to spawn thousands of blast doors to use as walkways, doors, walls, ceilings, floor tiles, garage doors, and garages. become the sole properietor of the color crew as you bound from kazakhstan-hosted server to russia-hosted server
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