Half-Life: Alyx

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Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2.

Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, Alyx Vance and her father Eli mount an early resistance to the Combine's brutal occupation of Earth.


Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival. The Combine’s control of the planet since the Black Mesa incident has only strengthened as they corral the remaining population in cities. Among them are some of Earth’s greatest scientists: you and your father, Dr. Eli Vance.

As founders of a fledgling resistance, you’ve continued your clandestine scientific activity—performing critical research, and building invaluable tools for the few humans brave enough to defy the Combine.

Every day, you learn more about your enemy, and every day you work toward finding a weakness.

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Half-Life: Alyx Reviews & Ratings

Review by Nidman [user]
August 2, 2020

This is about as perfect as a game could be. I didnt know games had gotten this evolved until I put my roommates Oculus Rift on and becameThis is about as perfect as a game could be. I didnt know games had gotten this evolved until I put my roommates Oculus Rift on and became fully immersed in this living world they've made. Classic Valve puzzles make the linear story seem like it branches. And the mechanics SCREAM VR

Review by Screen Rant
May 15, 2020

A special mention should be made of the game's dialog, mainly consisting of Alyx herself and Russel, a scientist who Alex remains in constant communication with throughout the game. Their relationship feels genuine, the conversations between them are enjoyable, and almost all of the intended comedic moments land perfectly, which is something most video games seem to have trouble with.

Review by AusGamers
April 1, 2020

Too often Half-Life: Alyx feels like baby's first VR shooter and for many — especially those who purchased VR hardware to play it — this isn't a dealbreaker. But trading off the Half-Life name for an introductory course to VR relegates HL: Alyx to spin-off territory when the characters involved and the story it tells could be so much more. Alyx Vance deserves better, and so too do VR gamers.

Review by Wazalike [user]
April 1, 2020

Not just an exeptional game, but the best game i ever player cause it's not just a game, it's an expérience.No spoil just play this incredible game

Review by Meristation
March 30, 2020

Although it doesn´t perfect every single thing it does, the experience as a whole cannot be called anything short of a masterpiece.

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Game Information
Release Date March 23, 2020
Publisher Valve
Total Rating 93%
Game Modes Single player
Player Perspectives Virtual Reality
Genres Shooter, Puzzle, Adventure
Themes Action, Science fiction
Platforms Windows Mixed Reality, SteamVR, Oculus Rift