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Valve's Half-Life series is free on Steam for the next two months

The entire Half-Life series is available to download on Steam for free till March. (Source: Valve)
The entire Half-Life series is available to download on Steam for free till March. (Source: Valve)
To help drum up the hype ahead of the launch of Half-Life: Alyx in March, Valve is offering gamers an unbeatabale deal. For the next two months, anyone with a Steam account can download and play each of all previous Half-Life titles for free to help refamiliarize gamers with the franchise or attract new fans.

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.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-01-22 (Update: 2020-01-23)
Sanjiv Sathiah
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I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.