1998. HALF-LIFE sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launches a franchise with more than eight million retail units sold worldwide.
NOW. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment to the behaviors even the emotions of both friends and enemies The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people he cares about are counting on him.
The intense, real-time gameplay of Half-Life 2 is made possible only by Source, Valve's new proprietary engine technology.
Source provides major enhancements in:
Note: Natively available for Linux.
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|Version||Description||Latest Rating||Latest Wine version tested||Test results||Comments|
|Deathmatch||The deathmatch version of the game "Half Life 2" by VALVe.||Gold||1.4-rc2||4||1|
|Demo||Demo version of Half Life 2, only contains 2 chapters. Otherwise the same as full game. See Half-Life 2 for more information.||Silver||0.9.52.||9||0|
|Episode One: Retail||Episode One is the first in a series of games that reveal the aftermath of Half-Life 2 and launch a journey beyond City 17.||Platinum||1.1.35||21||0|
|Episode Two||Half-Life 2: Episode Two is the second installment in Valve Corporation's series of episodes for the computer game Half-Life 2. It introduce new kind of gameplay, new backgrounds and improve the Source engine from previous versions.||Platinum||4.0.2||18||0|
|Half-Life: Source||Half-Life & Half-Life Deathmatch under the Half-Life 2 source engine.||Platinum||1.5.19||10||0|
|Lost Coast: Steam (32-bit)||Lost Coast is a free add-on for HL2 owners.||Silver||1.6-rc2||12||0|
|Retail (32-bit)||Full retail version of the Half-Life 2.||Silver||4.0.3||86||0|