Valve's Half-Life series is free on Steam for the next two months
Half-Life fans eager to get their hands-on Half-Life: Alyx coming out as a VR exclusive in March have a great opportunity to refamiliarize themselves with the franchise ahead of its launch. Valve is using its Steam platform to offer all the previous Half-Life titles free for the next two months to Steam account holders. For people unfamiliar with the original titles, it is also a great opportunity to see what all the fuss about Half-Life has been since the Half-Life 2: Episode 2 was released in 2007.
“Half-Life: Alyx is set before the events of Half-Life 2 and the episodes, but the games share characters and story elements,” Valve said in a post. “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.”
Titles available for download include Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode 2 along with Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life Blue Shift and Team Fortress Classic. Half-Life: Alyx will launch in March for US$80, although customers who buy Valve’s Index VR headset will get the game for free.