December 1, 2023

Valve has issued a twenty fifth Anniversary Replace for the unique Half-Life alongside a brand new hour-long documentary celebrating the sport. As a part of the celebration, Half-Life is out there totally free this weekend and the whole franchise is on sale with deep worth cuts on Steam.

(Be aware: Sorry I’m late to the occasion on this one: I flew dwelling on Friday and spent all day Saturday shifting, so it’s been a bit busy.)

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“We launched Half-Life on November nineteenth, 1998,” a information submit to Valve’s Steam explains. “We’re very happy with what we constructed again then and we stay extraordinarily grateful for the group of gamers who’ve been having fun with it ever since. The sport hasn’t acquired as a lot consideration in recent times as many different titles in our catalog, so we thought this milestone was a fantastic alternative to spruce up the participant expertise and add some enjoyable new methods to play the sport.”

Valve has a wealthy historical past of ignoring the hundreds of thousands of people who find themselves nonetheless Half-Life followers, so this sudden turnaround is all of the extra poignant: This new model of the OG sport has been “restored, augmented, and revitalized” with up to date graphics settings that assist it make sense on immediately’s PCs and help for controllers, Steam Deck, and Steam Networking.

There’s additionally a ton of recent content material, together with that hour-long documentary, 4 new multiplayer maps, three older multiplayer maps that have been within the “Half-Life: Additional Knowledge” CD, authentic important menu art work, some early prototype participant fashions from the alpha builds of the sport, the unique Half-Life demo, the unique Valve Intro video, and much more.

As famous, the OG sport is out there totally free this weekend and all the different video games within the franchise are on deep sale reductions. For instance, you’ll be able to seize Half-Life 2 for simply $0.99, Half-Life 2 Episode 1 for $0.79, Half-Life 2 Episode 2 for $0.79, and Half-Life: Alyx for $20.39. Half-Life 2 Opposing Drive, Blue Shift, and Deathmatch are all $0.69 every, and the Half-Life Full bundle, which incorporates all of the older (non-Alyx) video games plus Half-Life 1: Supply, is simply $6.55.

You may be taught extra in regards to the Half-Life twenty fifth Anniversary Replace on the Half-Life web site. However be sure you try the sale first.