Download for free before the next game releases next month.
To celebrate the upcoming release of Half-Life: Alyx in March, Valve is offering the previous Half-Life games for free on Steam. This includes Half-Life and Half-Life 2 including its expansions Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two.
The games will be free to download through Steam for the next two months until Half-Life: Alyx releases. After that, the games will revert to their original pricing.
Half-Life: Alyx is coming in March, and we're celebrating early by making all past games in the Half-Life series free to play for Steam users, from now until the day Half-Life: Alyx launches! https://t.co/giz801AKfu pic.twitter.com/ndUpN8NDYs
— Valve (@valvesoftware) January 21, 2020
“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,” Valve said in a news post about the release.
The games may be old, but there’s a reason why they’ve been loved by fans all over the years. While the VR-based Half-Life: Alyx isn’t the sequel everyone was waiting for, it is still being named as one of the most awaited games of the year.