Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx
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$29.99
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23 March 2020
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Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival.

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Half-Life: Alyx system requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 580 - 6GB VRAM
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SuperSteemUserFunTime
SuperSteemUser…

Finally beat this game after having for a long time. So amazing. Believe any positive reviews of this game and any negative ones are dirty liars.

Russ Angel
Russ Angel

Fantastic. I'm an older gamer and played since I was a teen, seen them all and played them all. Now VR has come and we have this.......masterpiece. The benchmark is now set at god level.

Zoltan
Zoltan

My first VR title, and from the sound of things, one that can't be beat right now. This game really showcases the potential of this new medium, with immersion simply not possible in traditional first-person games.

The Good:
-Level design up to the standards of Valve
-Weapons and objects feel great to use and interact with
-combat is exhilarating, with shooting and utility mechanics simply not possible without VR
-beautiful graphical fidelity, art direction, and audio
-Never got motion sickness (thanks, blink movement!)

The Bad:
-overused, tedious mini-games; fun the first time and less so the fiftieth
-story is one giant tease for long-time fans of the series; ending was cool but felt a little tacked-on
-locations, story, enemies...none of these go far beyond what we've already seen in Half-Life 2. So it doesn't truly feel like the next leap the way Half-Life 1 to 2 does. I'm okay with that for this VR title, but worth mentioning.

The Ugly:
No session I played went without some VR mishap or another. I have a very big head and wide-apart eyes, which made the Rift S I bought borderline unusable. I borrowed a friend's Index to finish this game, and even with the IPD set to maximum distance I still couldn't get full-screen focus. Then there's the sensors losing track of me, fiddling with the tightness and positioning of the headset...there are so many points of failure. It made me feel like VR is very much still iterating and needs more time in the oven before becoming mainstream.

Conclusion:
A strong recommendation. This game shows the promise in the future of VR. If you're a fan of first-person action games--Buy, borrow, or steal a headset; do what you have to to play this game!

vigilantecrow
vigilantecrow

Game is great. Love the puzzles, and the story. My old gaming rig could barely handle it, so made some upgrades. Looking forward to a second play through.

[m3At] Jammo
[m3At] Jammo

Valve is actually the greatest drug manufacturer to ever exist in the history of the world because of their power to cause thousands of grown men to play their games for hours on end and causing so much dopamine that we breathe half life after playing just one hour of any half life game. Valve will take over the Government one day and cause everyone to live just for half life and when that happens you will realise that i was telling the truth the whole time.

Anyway games a 10/10 you should definitely get it

Consequences
Consequences

Captured the fundamental essence of a great modern game, great graphics and attention to a level of details around the behaviour of hand tracking and ensuring an immersive experience with interesting take of some motions.

But unfortunately at the same time, it's modern take, of what games are these day, causes it to deviate from the franchise, the complexity of Half Life 2 in story telling, dialogue and level design and the way it balances the struggle and immersive story telling cannot be compared to what Alyx offers. Half Life 2 VR mod probably would give you a way better VR experience, with more that a decade old graphics, than HL Alyx.

Be There Or Be Square
Be There Or Be…

After 2 years of its release no VR game came even close to this... is a little shame...because after ALYX all other games looks meh.

Zee
Zee

How TF DID THEY MAKE THIS GAME?!?!

EASY RECCOMEND LOVE THE GAME AND LOVE THE HALF LIFE SERIES!
xoxo to valve and thanks for making this game

Puffy
Puffy

This game has fundamentally chnaged m,y hopes amd dreams about the half life frsanchie. Yes, a abundance of cvontent for the eyes of many. I would give thius adiquete gamme a thumbsx up. thanks u...

creepyzebra
creepyzebra

This is the game that I wanted a VR system for. It's a great follow up to the previous Half Life games. It's not just a novelty VR experience, it's a great game by itself.

TheMightyJohnFu
TheMightyJohnFu

Fantastic game. Stunning visuals, great story, plenty of interaction. This is the kind of games VR was made for.

Wolfranger
Wolfranger

Great story. Incredibly immersive and responsive VR. Reminded me of playing Half-Life 2 and being blown away with how much you could interact with the environment.
I only wish it were longer but it was still worth every penny and more.

【Adam】
【Adam】

Graphics: 10/10
Gameplay: 10/10
Story: 10/10
This Game almost doesn't even deserve to be this good. Yet it achieved everything. I will say the price is expensive, but it's definitely worth it. I do think the game is a bit overrated, but that doesn't mean it's a bad game. It's definitely in my top 3 favorite games.

eye_con
eye_con

This is absolutely one of the best VR games ever made!!! I've been through the main campaign so many times already!

ShadowTheLight
ShadowTheLight

Good story, once again wish for more Half-Life. Perfect VR game. Wouldn't have it any other way. Everything is thought out and perfectly made to be the best experience.

Late Night Ghost
Late Night Ghost

I find it hard to say just how much I enjoyed this game. I've been gaming for 40 years, and I've never experienced anything quite like this. A killer experience which translates the Half Life fiction beautifully into VR. It's hard to talk about VR without citing platitudes around how immersive and real it feels... but it really is true. The game feels great and is uniquely absorbing. I spent a lot of time just looking at the environments around me and listening to the soundscape. Love the characterisation, too. Alyx is one of my favourite videogame characters of all time, and Russell is now a new favourite, delivering that same kind of dry humour which Wheatley nailed so well in Portal 2. I played on Quest 2 with Airlink, which worked far better than I expected it to. 10/10 will play again (with mods!)

Texas Shanesaw
Texas Shanesaw

This game is stressful, horrifying, immersive, doom filled, soul crushing, puzzling, scary..... I love it.

✪The Punisher
✪The Punisher

with every individual game just different innovation in gaming industry, even in VR. worth buying VR just for this masterpiece btw

Agent 127
Agent 127

This game is more immersive and tense when you hold your poop hoping that no headcrabs will spawn in your way

Zimziel
Zimziel

Between 2007 and 2022, Half of my Life waiting for this.
But finally, Half Life is back and i have never been more ready.
Thanks Valve, I knew we could thrust you.
Half Life 3 confirmed !

Walter Black
Walter Black

I think its one of the best vr games out there the story was very good and nice i loved it and i love it that there is a workshop that if u finnish the campaign then you can download custom maps and play them the graphic is very nice and the gameplay like the combat or physic in this game wow
9,5/10

Anonymous
Anonymous

Absolutely amazing! Bring an extra pair of underwear you will soil the first pair. If this is the future of gaming then count me in.

complex
complex

one of the, if not the best game i've ever played. gameplay wise you'll never be bored for a bit, if you have VR this game is a requirement

hannagargour
hannagargour

Hey there. This is just another positive review. For details, please see the other reviews. Thank you.

SolidOberon
SolidOberon

One of the most immersive VR experiences.
✓Quality sound design
✓Top notch graphics and highly optimized
✓Plenty of room for experimenting with the environment
✓Controls are easy to learn
✓Half Life universe

uther5000
uther5000

Super fun physics matched with a mix between a first person shooter, a survival game, a horror movie. The ambiance it fantastic had my heart racing more than a few times. I'd highly recommend this for any VR enthusiast!

Anonymous
Anonymous

best vr game on earth love the attention to detail. when i picked up a box of matches n shook them by my head i heard matches in a box .. its the little things are so detailed on here

Arkhamkey
Arkhamkey

After playing a lot of indie VR games and then playing a triple A company game I can definitely tell the difference realistic graphics and believable physics ooze from this addition of Half-Life.

Octak Emperor
Octak Emperor

This was my first experience with the Half-Life series, and wow I was blown away. its very clear valve tested and retested things over and over again to ensure everything felt just right for VR. The only complaints i personally had was that there was no proper jump button, and no way to sprint with smooth movement, so I was forced to teleport/jump when i wanted to move quickly and it was very immersion breaking. I am aware that many people experience motion sickness in VR and so the movement speed and lack of proper jumping is probably perfect for most people, thats just my personal taste. That being said, nothing felt underbaked or hastily thrown together, and the game made great use of VR's unique strengths as an entertainment medium. Everything from the puzzles to the combat was exquisite. From simple things like being able to draw with markers and put on hats, to covering your mouth to avoid making noise, to being rewarded for looking in drawers and cupboards, and daring to inch just a little further into scary areas.
This game looks incredible even on the lowest settings, and the story was excellent. The voice acting and dialogue are absolutely perfect. My favorite character is Russel because his interactions with Alyx had me consistently laughing throughout, and he was a fantastic comedic relief to break the tension in some of the scarier areas. I went into this having no prior knowledge of what half-life was about I was still able to get invested in the story and now I'm looking forward to going back to play the first 2 installment in this series and cant wait to see whats next.
As everyone has already said a million times over, if you own a VR headset and capable PC, you owe it to yourself to experience this gem of a game. This is the full package, Great gameplay, great story, and now im going to mess with some mods!

Leviathan
Leviathan

Definitely in my top ten of all time for sure. You owe it to yourself to experience this masterpiece.

facundoelmejor
facundoelmejor

knocked half my room scaping from jeff 10/10 need to buy a new tea brewer

the mods are so damn god its worth every penny

Permadeaf
Permadeaf

This is the VR game you've been waiting for. Great graphics, sound, story, animations, gameplay. It's the first game that takes all the little VR tech demos you've seen and makes a cohesive, real, honest-to-god full-length game out of them. And it's more Half-Life to boot.

MGlBlaze
MGlBlaze

Valve's game design excellence, a return to Half-Life after thirteen years, and one of the full-length killer apps for VR as a whole. Absolutely sublime, and worth multiple playthroughs to notice stuff you might have missed the first time around and check out the developer commentary.

SoundDrone8
SoundDrone8

A very solid VR game with great mods for extra gameplay.
The game itself is very polished, It's easy to get into, even for people who don't play VR a lot, to more experienced players (like me) it can feel a bit slow because you can't run, but a teleport solves this problem for me as I actually like taking my time walking and exploring, the teleport function is great for backtracking.
Combat and puzzles can be a bit challenging at times, but it's all very doable.

KiwiKing
KiwiKing

YOU CAN NOT RUN IN THIS GAME.

Some people get nauseous in VR, i understand why you have to enable smooth turning and stuff like that in the options first before playing. Its no problem, because u can enable it.

But remove the ability to run, because SOME people get nauseous is just stupid.

if you want to have a good VR expierence, try modding Resident Evil 7 and 8 for VR. It has even less bugs then this game.

The game is still okay. But meh

Jsuis Vulverine
Jsuis Vulverine

Defenitly one of the better VR games out there but i think ive spoiled myself by playing HL 2 VR before this.

The gameplay is good and varied. You get action,little exploration, horror and puzzle solving. The action is good but the pacing is much slower than HL 2 .Most of enemies require different strategy to dispatch. Most of their behaviour are similar to hl 2. Only disapointment is the combine action setpieces are smaller in scale and theres only 3 main weapons that are upgradable. Also theres a lack of melee weapon which is a bit odd.

Most of the puzzle are minigames for unlocking supplies, doors and stations. Theres a couple of clever physics puzzles but not as much as HL 2. I also love the lack of hand holding for those. Also explorations are rewarded with extra supplies and upgradable points.

The horror elements are perhaps Alyx strongest points. Many of the horror scenario are tense and one whole chapter is pure horror. The atmosphere during these segments is amazing.

Graphics and level design is pretty good for a VR game. Again the facials expressions are amazing. Lots of interactivity with the environment.

The story is fine. It quite good for a while but im not a huge fan of the last third. I partially like what they've done but they started playing with a mechanic that does'nt make sense. The payoff feels a bit tacked on and i would'nt call it clever but at least they did something after all these years.

Overall HL: Alyx is a pretty good game, it Half-Life but on a smaller scale.

SmixyRooster
SmixyRooster

After finally completing the whole story, I now can make a proper review.
So, here we go!
Don't worry, no spoilers! I'm not that kind of person! ;)

So I am very hesitant on buying VR games. One reason is because, most of the time, I am either buying a very horribly made VR game, with not much to do.
OR
I am buying a VR game that is so ported at the last moment to add some "special flair" so people will buy it.

But so many of my friends kept telling me I should buy this one. And after a lot of thinking and time, I decided to just do it!
And to be honest, Half Life Alyx is amazing!
The story is slow at the start, but after a bit of time, it picks up and becomes really fun and immersive!
The game mechanics are spot on and very easy to pick up, and fun to use!
And the overall graphics are so crisp and clean that it sucks you into the world as soon as you put on the headset!

Overall, this is one of my greatest purchases and risk I've taken in the VR Game Market!
(10 Mr. Freemans / 10 Mr. Freemans)

zudamusic
zudamusic

This game as many others have said is just the pinnacle of VR gaming so far - there are few games that even come close. This is the game to beat for the forseeable future of VR. The only things I don't like about it are general things about VR that will have to improve technology-wise, meaning this game is really only limited by hardware (and granted I'm using the entry-level Quest 2 w/ Link cable). I would love to see what valve could do with the franchise in another 5-10 years when VR technology has greatly improved.

Bjoern
Bjoern

A quick glance at the positive reviews shows you that most people are gushing over this.

And they are all completely justified to do so. NOTHING on VR that's out at this point in time is even remotely as complete a package as this. Most focus on being sandboxes with lots of options. Or they try to make you move around as much as possible.

But few developers seem to have realized (even now, with HL: Alyx being out for several years) that you could create incredible vistas, actually visually-stunning levels with dense atmosphere, and create gripping narratives that give players in VR a deeper sense of immersion than was possible before.

Valve seems terribly reluctant to deliver on the game front... and this game shows that this isn't due to lack of talent or vision. Just as HL and HL2 each created a new gold standard for FPS games when they came out, HL: Alyx set the bar very high for VR games.
Oh, and they managed to finally deliver an addition to their flagship franchise.
It's no HL3 but it proves that they haven't abandoned it.

barneq
barneq

[email protected]*king WOW !!! Jaw dropping visuals ! My most immersive experience with VR to date, the game play is so natural the gun reloads are cool the accuracy playing it with my vive pro 2 after using psvr just can't be compared. I will be playing this game for years to come hopefully with some new content down the line!
11/10

Jerry VRcia 🏓
Jerry VRcia 🏓

valve is lazy and should make more games

pretty buggy as well. i had numerous strange issues. loading screen crashes and my headset rendering strangely happened a few times during the play through.

DaddyJ73
DaddyJ73

The best VR game I have played just a word of advice play some other VR games before you play this as it kind of spoilt the rest for me.

Johnny Silverhand
Johnny Silverhand

One of the main reasons for wanting to get a VR headset. Quest 2 will run max settings as long as you run wired without any lag at all. Hope something equal comes out later other than the HL2 VR Mod that also came out.

fraggyb
fraggyb

Holy shit. That ending.
Essential game to play if you're a Half-Life fan and easily one of the best VR games out.
Puzzles get a bit repetitive, but overall it's an incredible game and you're insane if you don't own this and have VR.

Moriarty
Moriarty

10/10.

Anyone whose played this knows why. If you've only watched 2D videos on YT then you're missing out on this experience for yourself.

Put simply, not only is this the best entry in the HL series in my opinion, but, this is the absolute gold standard for VR games at the time of this writing. This game is next level. The graphics are incredible, the story is great, and the depth of realism cannot be overstated. Looking down at the detail of the gadgets on your gloves, to the level of detail in your weapons down to the scratches.

Just play it.

1sneakyBoi
1sneakyBoi

Honestly so well made, a lot of design process went into this and a beautiful game came out, anyone trying VR for the first time or if you have had a headset for a long time, this game is an absolute must. There is so much to do and explore in the first play through and ever sequential play through afterwards.

Crabby
Crabby

Amazing story with great controls, I do wish I just enjoyed it myself instead of streaming, but, the modding, wow the modding, so many talented creators make stuff for this. Entire campaigns, retextures, remodels, so many modding capabilities thanks to valve being so amazing. #1 game I recommend when getting a VR.

Big Jim
Big Jim

Very overrated VR title, any other VR title can do what it does and more, no idea why everyone licks this games ass.

Boss
Boss

After replaying it after about a year, the game is still very entertaining and the mods for the game give it more content.

Gamerboi123
Gamerboi123

I havent played it all but its good I got it from valve from purchasing the index i'm going to play it with the index

Isaac9449
Isaac9449

Incredible game, long lasting, and packed with lots of exciting features. Too bad the story ended so soon, wish I could play more.

princessellaedwards
princessellaedwards

Honestly... if you have VR, get this game.

I know there's lots of hype, but you'll find yourself drawn into the storyline, wanting to know whats going on.
Also special shout out to Rhys Darby (kiwi represent!) for an amazing character in game.

fireteller
fireteller

The giant upon who's shoulders all future VR games will stand

If you have steam and a VR rig obviously you already own this game. Should you Buy a VR rig to play this game? Actually YES! This game showcases some of the exciting new game mechanics that are possible with VR. Spacial puzzles, actual aim, a solution to traversal without nausea are included. The developers understand the new requirements well enough to include ultra high object and texture detail that stands up to a new level scrutiny from players expectation that they can examine objects and spaces in the same way they would in the real world.

Maybe wait for the next gen VR rigs with more resolution, if you're buying the whole kit for the game, but regardless once you have a VR rig, this should be the very first game you buy.

Glacie (Icey)
Glacie (Icey)

Im not too invested in the story BUT HOLY SHIT the gameplay mechanics are golden this is a standard setting title look to Half life Alyx when games are made for vr because this is the best mechanics for a vr game I've ever seen

R∃M1X
R∃M1X

The game is an absolute massive treat for Half-Life fans and an amazing several hour long adventure that's worth every damn penny over my chronic shrimp posture giving me severe back pain and causing me to take frequent breaks.

Screw all those VR veterans negatively reviewing the game "BeCAusE It'S NoT As GoOD aS BOnEwOrKS," eat my pasty white Polish ass.

spoongrman
spoongrman

---{ Graphics }---
☐ You forget what reality is
☑ Beautiful
☐ Good
☐ Decent
☐ Bad
☐ Don‘t look too long at it
☐ MS-DOS

---{ Gameplay }---
☑ Very good
☐ Good
☐ It's just gameplay
☐ Mehh
☐ Watch paint dry instead
☐ Just don't

---{ Audio }---
☐ Eargasm
☑ Very good
☐ Good
☐ Not too bad
☐ Bad
☐ I'm now deaf

---{ Audience }---
☐ Kids
☑ Teens
☐ Adults
☐ Grandma

---{ PC Requirements }---
☐ Check if you can run paint
☐ Potato
☐ Decent
☑ Fast
☐ Rich boi
☐ Ask NASA if they have a spare computer

---{ Difficulty }---
☐ Just press 'W'
☐ Easy
☐ Easy to learn / Hard to master
☑ Significant brain usage
☐ Difficult
☐ Dark Souls

---{ Grind }---
☑ Nothing to grind
☐ Only if u care about leaderboards/ranks
☐ Isn't necessary to progress
☐ Average grind level
☐ Too much grind
☐ You'll need a second live for grinding

---{ Story }---
☐ No Story
☐ Some lore
☐ Average
☐ Good
☑ Lovely
☐ It'll replace your life

---{ Game Time }---
☐ Long enough for a cup of coffee
☐ Short
☐ Average
☑ Long
☐ To infinity and beyond

---{ Price }---
☐ It's free!
☑ Worth the price
☐ If it's on sale
☐ If u have some spare money left
☐ Not recommended
☐ You could also just burn your money

---{ Bugs }---
☐ Never heard of
☑ Minor bugs
☐ Can get annoying
☐ ARK: Survival Evolved
☐ The game itself is a big terrarium for bugs

---{ ? / 10 }---
☐ 1
☐ 2
☐ 3
☐ 4
☐ 5
☐ 6
☐ 7
☐ 8
☑ 9
☐ 10

Get a good PC and enjoy the loveliness of getting attacked by headcrab!

evilloh
evilloh

This is THE game for whoever has a VR headset. I wish there were other games with a quality as high as this one out there for VR, but the market is hard to tackle apparently.

This is not just a game it's an experience. It's like going to a theme park and going on a 10+ hours ride full of excitement, fear, surprises. I won't talk too much about the gameplay, which is awesome, but it's pretty standard: a fps with few "horror" aspects and some easy puzzles. What makes this game incredible is the fact that you have to phisically do everything in order to play the game. Maybe in 10 years this will be the standard, and we won't get surprised anymore, but right now I find it out of this world to be able to pick up a marker and draw things on the window glass. Or pick up a hat and walk around with it on it.

The realism in some things is what makes you wanna cry for more games like this. The way you reload your gun, every cabinet is explorable, every book, bottle, item is super detailed. This game is so immersive that I ended up screaming in real life due to in-game events for how much exciting it was.

I mean, tell me a game where you have to react to a bottle falling off a furniture by physically moving your hand and grabbing it before it falls down and alerts the enemies with the sound?

This game is totally worth the 350 euros I paid for it.

Cth2lhu
Cth2lhu

10/10 for the VR experience, 7/10 gameplay. Still worth $60.

Once (if) VR fully takes off, I'm betting this won't age perfectly, but it's still the best VR experience to date.

Cope
Cope

This is one of the best VR games i have played. Graphics and game play was very well even playing on a quest 2 over air link
10/10

SoundSmoth TF2
SoundSmoth TF2

This game is the best VR game to date and it's a brand new half life game in 13 year's (15 at the time of writing) who doesn't what that.

dj.blubber.nuggets
dj.blubber.nuggets

Played on the Oculus Quest, wired into my gaming laptop. Loved this game, it's what I compare other VR games to.

YEET_Yeeterson6
YEET_Yeeterson6

Half-Life: Alyx is easily the most polished and well thought out VR game I have ever played.

NoUrOtherLeft
NoUrOtherLeft

This and Resident Evil 4 were the only reasons I bought the Oculus Quest 2. This game did not disappoint me at all. Love the mods for this game in the Steam Workshop too. Worth buying 100%.

Miebu
Miebu

I drew a Amongus character on a window

10/10

ilikecheese24
ilikecheese24

good game but the electric dog things are annoying 8/10

Awesomeguy56 | #SaveTF2
Awesomeguy56 |…

This game was the best Half-Life experience I have ever had, and the ending was incredible.

Cringe002
Cringe002

Been anticipating getting to play this for a few years since it came out. I wasn't disappointed.

Combat takes some getting used to, but became a blast once I got better at it. This is an easy recommendation for any kind of gamer, but would be especially good for someone new to VR. It offers a mix of action, exploration and puzzle solving (like all Half-Life games), but also has that extra polish that makes it really impressive. Interactions are intuitive, and you can interact with nearly anything.

spindel
spindel

10/10 on everything. has great mods on the workshop

Mud Flap - cheapdigitaldownload
Mud Flap - che…

its one of the better vr games

SuperAce09
SuperAce09

This game is what all VR should strive to be. The sound and level design are top notch and really pull you in to the Half-Life universe, which this is my first time experiencing, and made me want to learn more about it. When you complete the campaign, the short length being the only con in my opinion, there is a flourishing modding community. Want more Alyx and Russell shenanigans? Download a side mission. Want to roam through a bar / art gallery as a hired assassin? There's a mod for that too. All in, this is an amazing experience and I hope that Valve continues to push what VR can be.

Kejzly
Kejzly

Valve did it again and pushed the boundaries of gaming once more.

The Toxic Avenger
The Toxic Avenger

Simply an amazing experience and a must play game

Austin1jz
Austin1jz

Solid 10/10 vr game. puzzle game with fps. highly recommend/

STREETLIGHT
STREETLIGHT

this is the best game in world if u didnt play this game u r gay

awesome korey guy
awesome korey guy

my fatass thought this was fried chicken

TAJack
TAJack

My fear is that I finish this game and nothing else on the VR platform comes close to the the feeling this has given me ever again. It's just THAT good, and it runs amazing on Virtual Desktop via Quest 2.

Lil_SpOOn
Lil_SpOOn

really great vr gameplay and although i wasnt loving the game at first this game is so incredible, truly a masterpiece once again.

M.A.T.A.R
M.A.T.A.R

The Best, The only one u can't forget

MR CAGE
MR CAGE

Step 1:
Grab rat

Step 2:
Grab yummy turkey

Step 3:
Hold gun like gangsta then waste bullets

Monty
Monty

Scary make me go AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

ashby987
ashby987

not my favorite half life. but it's a perfect return to it

fourtheye7979
fourtheye7979

buy it get it i dont care just play it

Its_Jaxx
Its_Jaxx

This is the best Vr experience i have ever had. iv'e played Boneworks and that was amazing. But H-L-A Is way better 10/10 good job valve.

Waffle
Waffle

Max graphics on this in VR is insanely detailed. Most of the time I'm messing around with the environment. Absolutely stunning. Worth it!

WARKRIME
WARKRIME

The pinicle Of VR since Alien Isolation! ,also helps that theres a workshop with Unlimited potential!! BUY BUY BUY!!!!

ButtonBuck
ButtonBuck

the liquid in the glass bottles looks good

Warborg
Warborg

Very immersive, have to switch gears in the way you think about the puzzles if you are used to the flat HL games. Been having a blast.

LucaBoy
LucaBoy

Worth the money.. All i gotta say

Aerys Targaryen
Aerys Targaryen

It's the greatest VR Game I've ever tried. No Resident Evil, no beat saber, nothing can stop Half-life: Alyx

Sandler
Sandler

A must have for any Half-Life fan out there!

Suoy
Suoy

After years of bad video games... i thought, it must be me... that i lost the excitment and joy in video games.
I'm so happy that i've been proven wrong.

Valve, never dissapointed me with the Half Life Series.
Thank you Valve!

RustyTuppence
RustyTuppence

The graphics in the vr is top notch. the story and gun play are good too.
using the hp reverb g2 i did get annoyed in a section using flashlight and gun as my headset didn't pick up my left controller behind my right one. this section was meant to be nerve racking but ended in frustration.
the mod games are a great way to keep coming back to this game.

Wadde
Wadde

Simply WOW! Can't really describe how amazing this game is, it is a true testament of what VR should always be like. Hands down really impressed, my only wish is that this would have been Half Life 2 Episode 3 or Half Life 3 if you will.

First game played with my own VR headset, works as you expect with the Valve Index, amazing!

G_Sergeant
G_Sergeant

Feels good to be back to City 17 in current gen graphics, even with no-VR driver this is very enjoyable and at times feels like you're using actual VR kit if you're willing to put up with a few control changes.

I'd recommend holding off until the proper no-VR mod is released to the public if you want to try this but don't want to spend money on VR stuff, but if you're impatient like me and don't mind putting up with a few janky VR-centric sections then a somewhat decent alternative driver already exists.

Anonymous
Anonymous

after playing this you'll have HALF the friends because you played this instead of living your LIFE.
And I cant be bothered to make a pun for ALYX

arnbristerdjr
arnbristerdjr

the best vr game money can buy. don't sh** ur pants, it's gonna get scary

Blue.
Blue.

pretty good, but for some reason the hammer editor wont work but it might in the future

Finch
Finch

half life more like whole life

Matt
Matt

I get dizzy in VR but this game is amazing

DallerDyr102
DallerDyr102

i would describe this game as
beautiful, scary and fun

ElDanteDelAnte
ElDanteDelAnte

Supremely polished VR experience. Loved Russel. Ending was better than I could have hoped for.

BE HAMIN CUMT PICKLES
BE HAMIN CUMT …

Only game so far I've taken the time to get all the achievements in. 10/10

BengalBoy
BengalBoy

I have played the Half-Life games prior to this and I do understand the love of the franchise, BUT I do not call myself a "fan".

I understand the impact this franchise has had on the Gaming Community and for good reasons but I am not one of these "Half-Life 3" beggers, so I feel my review of this game will be more fair.

My review:- This game is incredible. Highly recommend!

Gordon Freeman
Gordon Freeman

Buy This Game If You Own A VR Headset, Its A Must Have!

jeffrey.gerring
jeffrey.gerring

this game is super immersive and the story and gameplay is incredible. I got this expecting not much but was blown away from everything from graphics to player modles to even physics. this should probable be more expensive. 10/10

bing bong
bing bong

only 4.8 hours in and is the best vr game I have played everything looks so real

Average_Owen
Average_Owen

Very immersive game play, looks amazing (even on the lowest settings).

WizEye
WizEye

Super immersive, highly polished. I missed being in the Half-Life world.

Joesiry
Joesiry

One of those games that has you looking if they are making a sequel once you finish it.

MrButterkins
MrButterkins

An absolute masterpiece, so incredibly immersive because well, it's in vr, but the levels are so god damn gorgeous, and the gameplay never gets old, it puts you into an immersed panic of just fighting to survive, 70 billion/10, my god. Not only that but the dialogues so amazing too, the soundtrack, everything, everything about this game has been worth the wait, now for the wait that comes after it

Beebles
Beebles

There's not much I can say that adds to the metric ton of glowing reviews for this game. But it seriously is that good. One of the only campaign based shooters I've been able to finish in the past few years, and it manages to delight you at every turn with new and innovate mechanics that make you feel like your $1300 Valve Index was worth every penny.

UnitThree
UnitThree

Pretty sad that they abandoned the game with no official mod support (which they promised) or significant updates.

The game is a 10/10 and worth 60 bucks anyway. One of the most incredible experiences I've had with any piece of media. If you get PCVR, you need this game period. No hesitation. It must be the first thing you get.

czechm8 athiestz
czechm8 athiestz

they still couldn't make hl3
but this is ok i guess.

TheManOfSex
TheManOfSex

Love the headcrab jumping into my face

Omikron
Omikron

Hands down, the best VR game I have ever played. The level of interaction with the environment and shooting is second to none. The benchmark that all other VR titles will be measured against.

Dock
Dock

Really great title to play through if you've got a VR headset. I wont call it perfect, but its certainly an incredible experience. Good to see that Valve still knows how to craft great SP games ;)

amComma
amComma

Do I even need to say anything? It is everything we expected from Half Life 3.

Blizzard Boi
Blizzard Boi

Very good VR game! Worth the price :).

Atsuko
Atsuko

I can say I love as much Half Life as the people still waiting for HL3.
But I don't know how to put it. It's not a bad game, you should definately play this, but the game is not as good as people think. I may think they are overreacting on it being one of the best vr games ever.

Half Life Alyx is a great game but it isn't what I wanted out of Half Life Alyx. There isn't as much combat as I had hoped for and the arsenal is really lacking. Pistol, SMG, and a Shotgun. Like really.. is that it? I really wanted to be firing a full size AR2 or any of the other guns, but instead stuck with a baby ar2 and a junkyard shotgun. The Alyx gun is cool though but that does not make up for the entire arsenal just being 3 weapons. In my playthrough ammo was pretty limited and you couldn't just go shoot your guns for fun. I barely even used the shotgun because it had so little ammo. So i pretty much only used the pistol throughout the entire game. Great.. right?

Take it like this, I've played the VR mod for Garry's Mod, and i used it to play the entire Half Life 2 campaign including the episodes probably 4 times already by now (the upside is i can play it with friends too!)

I have not touched Half Life Alyx after finishing it in 10.6 hours. Playing the Half Life 2 campaign in VR had so much more of an impact to me, and that's a mod for Garry's Mod.

I was also hoping the modding community would empower the game with content but the workshop content is also dissapointing, i've yet to see any reason to return to Half Life Alyx. I'm a pretty picky VR gamer, but it is really easy to tell from the amount of hours in other VR Titles where i can actually still play and enjoy the game and put way more hours in.

But like i said, not a bad game. It is just really dissapointing.

rrusson
rrusson

The gold standard of VR gaming and story telling. Creative, inspired, and constantly exceeding my expectations. More please.

bibby
bibby

i'm a huge pussy but if you're not and you own a vr set, buy this game. it is outrageously good.

valtherr
valtherr

half life alyx is cool and yes. You should buy now

busterblock
busterblock

G-man is the type of guy to not like cereal.

Stalin-kun owo
Stalin-kun owo

As of today (July 3rd, 2022) this is the only AAA quality, full story driven single player experience game out there for VR, and boy does it shine. An absolute must for whomever has a VR device and a beefy pc to run it.

PERSIAN STALKER
PERSIAN STALKER

by far half life alyx is the best VR game ever
i wish one day we see half life 3 and beyond
but
this is not what community need it
the entire steam community begs for half life 3 so please do what we ask

Cainos
Cainos

One of the best VR experiences out there.

Edward
Edward

This is the Half Life 3 we all waited for.

Carlton Banks
Carlton Banks

Stunning Visuals, Great story telling.The mechanics feel natural you can get completely immersed in this game Must have

RandyZaMan
RandyZaMan

This is how I imagine VR should feel and play in this decade, adn it really gives me hope for what VR could be.

Sly
Sly

Greatest game ever made. Can't really call it a game its an experience.

TheLikexCZE
TheLikexCZE

This is the best VR game. If you own a VR headset and you don't have Half-Life: Alyx in your Steam library, then there's something wrong with you.

YumYumSauce
YumYumSauce

Wow.

Thank you, Valve! May I please have another?

kreaven3165
kreaven3165

Have never been able to really play it due to constant stuttering. This is the only game I own that stutters. I searched for a long time how to fix and none of the solutions worked. Which is unfortunate as it seems that it would be a good game. But I can not give a good review when the game for me, remains unplayable.

Golfnado
Golfnado

Life long HL fan. Another great release. I hate to admit it but VR gaming is far superior to flat screen. Can't wait for HL3VR.

Remark4ble
Remark4ble

Awesome game with really good graphics.

Just have a good pc that's all

grahmcracker69.word
grahmcracker69.word

if you have a vr i most defenityly recomend this game ive played it 5 times now

MadPsychoBob
MadPsychoBob

The greatest VR game ever made

Jonny
Jonny

Nothing more I can say that hasn't already been said. One of the greatest of all time.

SaggyHaggy
SaggyHaggy

11/10 - one of if not the best VR game out right now

DasherJakeTTV
DasherJakeTTV

Love dying multiple times because I walk off a ledge. Very fun game, interactive and funny.

Menace 2 Society
Menace 2 Society

A must have game for any VR collection, i have not finished this yet and i am very early on but i am really enjoying it - very Immersive

Payton
Payton

Easily the best VR game I've ever played.
The story, gun/glove mechanics, enemies, puzzles and overall physics... all incredible.

I essentially payed $999 to play this game and it was more than worth it.

TrouserDemon
TrouserDemon

Just fantastic, best implementation of VR in gaming I have encountered, really feels like this is the potential of what VR can be when the game is really designed from that perspective from the ground up.

Sealax
Sealax

Yes the physics are insanely good, but when it comes down to spending $60 for shooting a gun at guys with floating hands, i want my money back. The games isnt fun. The only thing you do is shoot people with floating hands. for a triple a titled vr game it should have more. Dont waste your money on this if you're looking for fun vr games.

VeRsiTiLitY
VeRsiTiLitY

MONGOOSE ERROR, OVER AND OVER AND OVER.

Lots of people get this error. And Valve doesn't care if some of us can't play or if there are bots in TF2. They just don't care about their customers.

Moon
Moon

A top VR game, if I didn't already have my VR headset this game would have convinced me to buy one.

I don't normally play VR games for very long, maybe an hour at most. But Half Life Alyx is such a fun game with a good story to follow; I find myself playing for 2 to 3 hours in one session, it's only because my head starts to overheat and sweat starts dripping from my brow that I take a rest.

I find the game plays very smooth, the hand movements keep in time with controllers with no lagging or floating hands. (unless my batteries are getting low) And the graphics are the best I have seen so far in a VR game.

The story is about 15 hours long, so I don't think it's worth full price, but now it's on sale get it bought and bag yourself a bargain, you won't regret it.

iszoto
iszoto

Beast of a virtual reality game. To understand the story more you should start by playing the first half life games.

☆Zenxo☆
☆Zenxo☆

Give me the half life 2 episode three now. I've waited for 5 fucking years

Alien Killer
Alien Killer

Amazing. A life changing experience and one of the best games and best vr games you could play. BUY VR for this and be amazed. Also runs on old weak pc perfectly...some how lol Amazing and scary and amazing but the ending is a little off. Needs dlc ASAP.

RaVeN
RaVeN

I was looking for VR porn and came across this!!!!

Totally worth it... and I never pay for it normally! ;)

Waffle-mix232
Waffle-mix232

hehe head spider go brrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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