Back in November, Valve released the first trailer for Half-Life: Alyx, a new Half-Life game that’s made specifically for VR. The game’s announcement shocked gamers all over the world, especially considering that the last Half-Life game was released all the way back in 2007.
Given how old the series is, it won’t be surprising if a lot of gamers today have not played a single game in Valve’s beloved series. If you’re one of those gamers who have not tried out the Half-Life series, now is your chance!
Valve recently announced that the Half-Life series is free-to-play until the release of Half-Life: Alyx this March. The game’s in the series that will be free are the original Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, and Half-Life 2: Episode 2.
The original Half-Life’s expansion packs such as Opposing Force and Blue Shift are not part of the free-to-play promotion. And from the looks of it, gamers will not be able to play the games for free after the release of Half-Life: Alyx, meaning you’ll have to buy the Half-Life games if you want to play them in the future.
Still, this is a great opportunity to play (or replay) the Half-Life games. While the original Half-Life has aged quite a bit, Half-Life 2 should still hold up today for most gamers.