A completely free and extensive community-developed update for Half-Life 2 featuring beautiful lighting, countless bug fixes, and a brand new Community Commentary Mode. With Half-Life 2: Update, there’s never been a better time to revisit City 17.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (81) - 92% of the 81 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (7,544) - 93% of the 7,544 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Mar 27, 2015
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Community-Made Mod

This community-made mod requires that you own Half-Life 2.

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About This Game

2004's Half-Life 2 was a landmark for PC gaming and the First Person Shooter, setting the standard for immersion, animation, and physics-based play for years.
Meticulously developed by Half-Life community member Filip Victor, Half-Life 2: Update offers both long-time fans and first time players the most visually advanced, stable, and fully-featured version of Half-Life 2 to date in one free mod download.

Features:

  • Complete lighting overhaul including enhanced lighting, more detailed world shadows, and full High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDR).
  • New particle effects and improved fog.
  • Countless bug fixes, correcting both visual and game-based issues.
  • An extensive Community Commentary Mode featuring the voices of well-known Youtubers, including Caddicarus, Brutalmoose, Ricepirate, Balrog the Master, ProJared, and Ross Scott from Freeman's Mind .
  • Retains the iconic Half-Life 2 visual style and gameplay.
  • All available in one free standalone download!


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System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS *: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP/8.1
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 2.4 GHz or Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.80 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE)
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Download size with Half-Life 2 installed: 3.5GB
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
* Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.

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