Half-Life: Alyx was hands down the most memorable game I played last year. That’s partly because I played it during the first week of the UK lockdown and the game places you for several hours in the City 17 ‘Quarantine Zone’. But it’s also because it’s a groundbreaking VR game and a brilliant prequel to my favorite game series. .
As of today, it is one year old and 40% off on Steam.
Half-Life: Alyx takes place in City 17 before Gordon returns in Half-Life 2. Instead of the silent scientist, you play as a young Alyx Vance, who wields a pair of gravity gloves that allow you to interact with the world from distance. . They are a fun toy to play with and a nifty solution to many VR FPS design problems.
To celebrate Half-Life: Alyx’s birthday, Valve has also put together a roundup of their favorite community-made mods. It’s spelled with a familiar name: Craig Pearson, the author of our own mod column, Superior Modder. Craig knows his mods and VR, and highlights mods for HL: Alyx that add new enemies, weapons, campaigns, and levels.
I loved HL: A, as I wrote in my Half-Life: Alyx review. It’s fun, smart, beautiful, and a big shame that more people can’t play it. While it is inseparable from its VR format, hopefully this discount will propel some more headphone owners to take the plunge.
Half-Life: Alyx’s 40% discount brings the price down to £ 27.89 / $ 36 / € 30, via Steam, natch.