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All Half-Life games are now free to play on Steam for a limited time

By Tim Augustin - on 23 Jan 2020, 5:46pm

All Half-Life games are now free to play on Steam for a limited time

Why not relive the glory days of Valve? | Image: Valve's Twitter

You can now play Valve’s legendary first-person shooter series for free on Steam - until March, that is. 

Valve has made the entirety of the Half-Life game series free to play on Steam in anticipation of the newest entry to the series - Half-Life: Alyx. The VR game is set to release sometime in March, so Valve is letting everyone try out the series for free until then. 

Valve’s statement on the promotion 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.

If you’ve never played a Half-Life game before, now is probably the best time to find out what all the fuss is about. The Half-Life games Valve has made free are Half-Life (1998), its 2004 remaster and two DLC missions Opposing Force and Blue Shift. Half-Life 2 is also free to play, along with its follow-ups Half-Life 2: Episode One and Episode Two. 

You only have until March to play these games for free, so hop in!