Half-Life series free to play for a limited time
Valve lets fans play through the franchise ahead of VR game release
Valve has announced that all games in the Half-Life Collection are free to play for Steam users, from now until the launch of VR game Half-Life: Alyx.
The free games include Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, and Half-Life 2: Episode Two. Also included in this bundle and available to play for free are Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life: Blue Shift, and Team Fortress Classic.
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.
Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It's planned for launch in March.