It’s a big day for the Half-Life series, as Valve’s popular and excellent VR game, Half-Life: Alyx, celebrates its first anniversary today, March 23rd. To mark the occasion, Valve is discounting the game by a healthy 40%, bringing the game’s price down to just $ 36 USD.
This discount is only available for a limited period, since the agreement expires on March 31 at 10 PT. Take a look at the Steam store page to learn more and to order the game, which requires a virtual reality headset to play.
“We are very grateful to the Half-Life community. Gaming has been a much-needed bright spot for many of us over the past year, and we consider ourselves lucky as part of it,”
Valve also called out society’s “enthusiastic” response to Half-Life: Alyx when it comes to courage. Players have collectively created and released more than 800 of them so far. An overview of some of the notable ones is available here on Steam, and it includes a mod where Alyx’s hands are weight guns, another that automatically picks up and stores ammunition, and one that adds Gordon Freeman’s two-handed crowbar to the game.
Half-Life: Alyx was GameSpot’s 2020 Game of the Year. “Not only has Half-Life: Alyx done well in the transition to VR, it has lifted many of the aspects we’ve become fond of Half-Life games,” said reviewer Michael Higham in GameSpots Half-Life: Alyx review. “Half-Life: Alyx hits you with something unforgettable, surpassing VR tropes for one of the game’s greatest moments.
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