Valve makes all Half-Life games free in anticipation of Alyx

Valve makes all Half-Life games free in anticipation of Alyx 1

In preparation for the triumphant return of the Half-Life series in the form of the upcoming Alyx VR sequel, Valve is making all the previous games free-to-play. Now you can get up to date on this older series before it makes its big comeback.

Half-Life: SourceHalf-Life 2Half-Life 2: Episode OneHalf-Life 2: Episode Two, as well as Opposing Force and Blue Shift are all listed as free for the next two months. The notification advertising the event went out yesterday by mistake before being officially announced today. Given how crowded the spring release bracket is, Valve needed something to remind us that Alyx was coming, and it succeeded.

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There’s a motive besides just generating publicity for Alyx. When I heard that Valve was offering the games to get everyone caught up, I thought, “No shit, genius. How long has it been since anyone played Half-Life?” While I’m sure there are franchise devotees who replay the series constantly, or the occasional neophyte who discovers it late, most of us won’t have played a Half-Life game much since the last game came out. Just to catch you up, that was almost 13 years ago.

The Valve team seems just as aware as we are that it’s been a while since Half-Life was relevant, as the announcement reads:

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.

Whether you haven’t touched the series since then, or whether they were after your time and you never tried them, it’s very helpful to have the chance to get all caught up. Also, it’s a chance to play more Half-Life, and though the series is so enshrined it’s almost more legend than actual game at this point, that will never be a bad thing.

Half-Life Alyx is due to launch some time in March (the fact that the two-month free period starts now makes me suspect its projected release date is March 20), for all PC-compatible VR headsets.

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