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.
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Mostly Positive (27 reviews) - 77% of the 27 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (847 reviews) - 75% of the 847 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."

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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.

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    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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
nobody's gonna read this so nobody will know that i'm gay
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: September 6
Product received for free
-Quick Review-
Half-Life Deathmatch: Source is an exclusively multiplayer FPS developed by Valve, and released 2006 (God I feel old)
Basically Half-Life Deathmatch: Source is where you use all the weapons from the first Half-Life game, and you play against other people. Unlike another game I played over the weekend (09/03/16) there were actually people on this game. But there's not very many people playing this game.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=757644964

-Detailed breakdown review-
Story: The story is Gordan Freeman has gone batsh*t crazy and fighting against himself. Apparently once upon a time you could change skins, and there was a community for this game. But just like walking through a ghost town, all you see are the houses where people used to live. There are still PLENTY of servers to join, but no one to play with. It's always kinda sad to see this happen to a game.

Gameplay: As far as I can tell, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source uses the same weapons as Half-Life. Just like Half-Life 2: Deathmatch uses pretty much the same weapons and features of Half-Life 2. The only difference is that as of now there are still people playing Half-Life 2: Deathmatch.

For those that like handholding and my sarcastic descriptions, here are the weapons you get: The almighty Crowbar, whom I informed everyone that I was a master of crowbar-fu. A pistol, which I had the accuracy of a stormtrooper... was it lag? or am I bad? The world will never know. You've got your revolver, which Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door (yeah, I stretched for that one.), your various assortment of SMG, shotguns, railguns, crossbow, laser tracking rocket of death, grenades, trip mines, alien gun, mining laser, and death-by-blue-vortex.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=757644974

Conclusion: I feel like it's weird to see Half-Life Deathmatch: Source is priced at $9.99, while Half-Life 2: Deathmatch is priced at $4.99... I guess it's that extra 5 dollars for the retro-status. *sigh*
This game is probably a pass, I could go either way on the recommendation status of this review. Based on what I played the game does what it's supposed too, there were a few people to play against, it wasn't a bad FPS death match game ... back in it's day it was quite the popular game, chances are you'll pick up this game in a half-life bundle, and truthfully you'll have more fun just playing Half-Life offline.
But, that's my thoughts on it, thank you for taking the time to read this review!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=757644986
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
I like this game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
until they fix entity duplication i am never gonna buy a valve game again >:((((((
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Fun to play with friends but the community is extremely cheap and it gets annoying after a while.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Quite a fun game indeed. I had loads of fun and, whilst it's not Black Ops 3 or Battlefield 1, it's one of the best, fun and quick-paced action games I've played on this platform. I highly recommend it. It's free, too!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Almost nobody plays this but if they did this would be awesome.

It's basically half life but with way harder targets and also the targets have way more health.
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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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60 of 69 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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No Retribution
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
Another valve multiplayer game with a serious case of the jitters. I rally dont get it. If anyone can iluminate this ball ache for me I would be most gracious. It appears my machine just doesnt want me to play valves games.
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TimothyCrawfordBOSS
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
This game is a HL1 Deathmatch. It's graphics have improved!
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aaronfranke
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
Pretty great I'd say.
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npc_barney
72.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
This is just a bad port of Half-Life's deathmatch to the Source Engine, and it's almost unplayable. Bugs are countless. But still, it's a Half-Life game, that's enough :-)
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tfw censorship (jxk46)
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 22
It's like quake.
but nobody plays it.
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Volxx
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 19
actually got some good stuff and then game crashes

10/10 would FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU again
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Lax Axl
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 17
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CheesY^
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 13
Product received for free
Great graphics
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