All Half-Life games are available as free to play on Steam for the next two months. As part of a pre-Alyx promotion, the game series developer valve announced that all of the major Half-Life games and add-ons available for free on Steam.
This free to play offer will be available until the release of Half-Life: Alyx (maybe in March month) and after that, all the games will go back to their original price.
Half-Life: Alyx is coming in March, and we are celebrating early by making all games in the Half-Life Series FREE to play for Steam users, from now until the day it launches!
Here’s the list of games that are available for Free:
- Half-Life: Opposing Force
- Half-Life: Blue Shift
- Half-Life: Source
- Half-Life 2
- Half-Life 2: Episode One
- Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Clicking above store links will launch the Steam desktop client and let you download the games.
Half-Life: Alyx is set before the events of Half-Life 2 and the episodes, but the games share characters and story elements.
The Half-Life: Alyx team believes that the best way to enjoy the new game is to play through the old ones, especially Half-Life 2 and the episodes, so we want to make that as easy as possible
About the Half-Life Game Series:
Half-Life is a series of first-person shooter games developed and published by Valve. In most instalments, players control Gordon Freeman, a physicist who battles an alien invasion. The games combine shooting combat, puzzles, and storytelling.
The original Half-Life, Valve’s first product, was released in 1998 to critical and commercial success. Players control Gordon Freeman, a scientist who must survive an alien invasion. The innovative scripted sequences were influential on the FPS genre, and the game inspired numerous community-developed mods, including the multiplayer games Counter-Strike and Day of Defeat. Half-Life was followed by the expansions Opposing Force (1999) and Blue Shift (2001), developed by Gearbox Software.
In 2004, Valve released Half-Life 2 to further success, with a new setting and characters and physics-based gameplay. The series continued with the episodic games Half-Life 2: Lost Coast (2005), Half-Life 2: Episode One (2006) and Half-Life 2: Episode Two (2007).
The first game in the Portal series, set in the same universe as Half-Life, was released in 2007.
Valve experimented with further Half-Life concepts for over a decade. After years of speculation, it unveiled its flagship virtual reality game, Half-Life: Alyx, in 2019, with a release date of March 2020.
Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, players control Freeman’s ally Alyx Vance in her quest to defeat the alien Combine