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Half Life

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Half Life

  -  60.87 MB  -  Demo
  • Latest Version

    Half Life LATEST

  • Review by

    Jack Taylor

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

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  • Author / Product

    Valve Corporation / External Link

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Half Life is a landmark first-person shooter game developed for Windows OS in 1998 that managed to redefine the way videogames incorporated storytelling and worldbuilding. It’s a unique narrative approach, compelling level design, advanced graphics, numerous technical innovations, interesting story, and tactical gameplay ensured worldwide success, quickly becoming not only one of the most critically and commercially successful games of all time but also providing an incredible amount of inspiration to many future games who had to raise their presentation levels to compete with such successful release.

The game's central story campaign has 18 main chapters, of which the first five are available in here offered Half-Life: Day One free demo. The full game also features the support for built-in multiplayer modes and support for all popular mods that can transform the game and add to it new singleplayer and multiplayer experiences.

The success of the original Half-Life enabled developers from Valve to not only release official sequels and spinoffs but to also gather the development efforts from the worldwide modding community who has released numerous projects that have found millions of fans. One of such mods is Counter-Strike, a competitive FPS online game that has evolved into a standalone franchise that is today played by hundreds of millions of players.

To enjoy this demo, all you need to do is to download and install this package and follow the on-screen instructions.

Main Plot

The game is set in the underground top-secret research facility Black Mesa and follows the adventure of newly arrived scientist Gordon Freeman who becomes the witness of the opening of the portal to another dimension, and the hostile alien force that immediately mounts an invasion of the facility. Being forced to quickly learn to handle numerous military hardware, Gordon quickly becomes a hero who will not only fight against the alien force but also the US military who was given clear orders that nothing and no-one can exit Black Mesa facility alive.

Main Features
  • One of the most famous and influential first-person shooter games of all time.
  • Realistic visuals and story that rivals many Hollywood blockbusters.
  • Trendsetter that impact game development of many early 2000s games.
  • Extensive singleplayer campaign.
  • Built-in multiplayer with several modes of play.
  • Full support for various mods, ranging from slight enhancements to full-blown newly designed SP and MP games.
  • Modest system requirements.
  • Optimized for modern Windows OS.
  • Available for free as an unrestricted demo of the first 5 lengthy chapters of the game.
System Requirements
  • CPU: Single-core 500MHz
  • RAM: 96 MB
  • GPU: 16MB of Video memory

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