November 19 marks the 25th anniversary of the original half life, and to celebrate, Valve made a special announcement. No, Half-Life 3 Was not declared. But Valve celebrated the anniversary with a massive update to the game on PC and a new documentary detailing its development. The best part: It’s all available for free.
half life 25th anniversary update includes Half-Life: Uplink The demo which Valve gave away as a CD through magazine and hardware manufacturer promotions in the 1990s featured several multiplayer maps. It includes four brand new maps – Contamination, Pool Party, Disposal and Rocket Mania – and three more maps that were previously only included in Half-life: additional data CD Releases: Double Cross, Rust Mill, and Zen DM. It is now also possible to play as Space Biker, Prototype Barney, Skeleton and Too Much Coffee Man, and use dozens of additional data sprays. Half-Life: Deathmatch,
This update also finally makes the original half life Verified for play on Steam Deck. In turn, this means the game now has controller support by default, supports Steam networking and friend list features, and is playable in widescreen. For those who want a more nostalgic experience, Valve has brought back its original company introduction video and original main menu artwork with this update. More minor bug fixes and gameplay changes are detailed on the official anniversary website. For those who want to learn more about the development of the original game, a documentary was also released today to celebrate.
The 25th Anniversary Update is free. it’s the same half life On Steam – November 20th at 10am PT. Valve also noted with this release that it is “reducing the visibility of” Half-Life: Source on the Steam Store” after this update and players will need to find the publicly visible beta branch to play the Pre-Anniversary Update version half life,