Pick up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, and find yourself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. You must rescue the world from the wrong you unleashed back at Black Mesa.

The original Half-Life sent a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title won more than 50 Game of the Year awards, was named "Best Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launched a franchise which has since sold over 11 million units worldwide. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original Half-Life and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player’s presence affects everything around him or her, from the physical environment to the behaviors and even the emotions of both friends and enemies.

Technical note: most mods “for Half-Life 2” are actually cross-compatible with all of Valve's Source engine games. Check a mod’s profile for details on whether a specific game is needed.

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AArcade's all-new and improved workshop update is now live! Many Early Access users have already shared some amazing creations onto the workshop.
If you're new to using the Steam Workshop, AArcade makes it easy with a built-in packing & publishing tool! You can share individual items, or entire arcades.

To share an arcade, just load up your arcade and press the P button to open the Packing Manager. Click Pack Arcade Save and then fill out the rest of the details on the form. After that, click Publish and be patient as your workshop item uploads. As soon as it's finished, AArcade will open the workshop profile of your newly shared item in the Steam overlay.
Also new in this update is the ability to share & subscribe to nodes! Just pull the lever next to a customized wall in the map named hub_walls to save your node and share it to the workshop!

Technical Improvements

  • Uses the newest version of the Steamworks API.
  • UNLIMITED workshop file size.
  • UNLIMITED workshop shares.
  • You don't need to subscribe to your own shares anymore.
  • You don't need to store an extra copy of workshop items anymore.
  • Backwards compatible with existing "legacy" workshop content.
  • As always, shortcuts to local files have their folder paths hidden.

Remember that Anarchy Arcade shares media items themselves, not your copy of them. That means that it's perfectly fine to share arcades that have shortcuts to games or movies on your PC. Other people using your arcade would need access to their own copies of the games or movies to launch the shortcuts, and everybody can watch the preview videos regardless.

Last year Anarchy Arcade participated in the Indie Games For Good charity pledge drive & marathon Twitch.tv stream (Iggmarathon.com). Hundreds of indie games participated, and in total the event raised over $19,000.00 US for the Child’s Play charity. Pledgers were allowed to choose a game that they were most interseted in seeing played during the stream, and in the end AArcade was the 6th most requested game!

Earlier this week Valve announced that they will be introducing SteamVR hardware and a refined Steam controller at the Game Developer's Conference in San Fransisco (March 4th - 6th, 2015). This is exciting news for Anarchy Arcade users because AArcade uses the same VR integration as Team Fortress 2 itself which is devloped in-house at Valve. For more information on SteamVR, check out their announcement: Store.steampowered.com

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Exterminatus Alpha 8.14D Installer
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Exterminatus Alpha 8.14D Installer

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This download is a self extracting installer including all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Two Species: Humans and Tyranids...

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Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.14D (Zip)

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This patch contains all the changes from Exterminatus alpha 8.14B to alpha 8.14D including an improved version of ex_forge, with a new skybox and updated...

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Project:Blue Room v1.03

Feb 23, 2015 Project:Blue Room Full Version 1 comment

A minor patch to fix bugs involving level changes.

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KamiMaze Beta v0.9

Feb 22, 2015 KamiMaze Forever Demo 0 comments

Latest build available. Contains 2 playable maps, solid gameplay and a lot of hidden content. Start-up video is just a placeholder.

Exterminatus Alpha 8.14B Installer
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Exterminatus Alpha 8.14B Installer

Feb 22, 2015 Exterminatus Full Version 1 comment

This download is a self extracting installer including all you need to host and play Exterminatus - Rival Species 2. Two Species: Humans and Tyranids...

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.14B (Zip)
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Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.14B (Zip)

Feb 22, 2015 Exterminatus Patch 1 comment

This patch contains all the changes from Exterminatus alpha 8.14 to alpha 8.14B including an improved version of ex_m, now called ex_forge, an improved...

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Metal_Sac Aug 12 2003, 1:33pm says:

awesome demo o the ragdoll physics engine HL2 will use. It's fun to play with, so enjoy!

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Metal_Sac Aug 12 2003, 8:47am says:

What if this game sucks? I mean sucks ***. I know it won't happen, but if it did? It would kinda funny. I'd have to laugh. I mean, all this hype and me becoming obsessed, and then HL2 blows. City-17.net It just might be possible...
I don't believe, though. HL2 0wnz UR face n00b1!!!11!!

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leilei Aug 2 2003, 12:55am says:

My k6 can run it fine.

Seriously, it can.

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EclipseRS Jul 25 2003, 6:52pm says:

Information :

A new HL2 modification revolving around the street racing world, you will be able to purchase parts for your car in game, we are going to make a central server similar to that of Motor City Online, however, we will need a sponsor, if you wish to sponsor us with a server or two (One for Beta Testing, One For Central-Server) then please email me.

If you wish to ask any questions please either email me or join our IRC channel at #HighOctane on the gamesnet server (irc.gamesnet.net), add us to you're auto perform list and just idle!

We are currently looking for the following; 2 Coders, 2-4 Modelers, 2-4 Skinners, 1 Graphics Artist, 2 Animations. We currently have one mapper (My Self) and one graphics artist (F|uxx).

To view our website : Click Here
To view our moddb profile : Click Here

Eric "EclipseRS" Pelezo

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Pengus Jul 23 2003, 9:40pm says:

How Many of you will have the hardware to play this though??

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ShortCutMan Jul 20 2003, 2:48am says:
waldenlongboards wrote:i need help wear do i get hl2 and do i need it to play hl2 mods

Its not out yet, and yes you will need HL2 to play HL2 mods. They aren't HL2 mods for nothing. :rolleyes:

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BiGDaWg12 Jul 17 2003, 2:01pm says:

Forget Multiplayer, if they did get rid of multiplay, i would still buy the game (though no MP would really suck) but this game's Single Player is gonna be much better than the MP is. I CANT WAIT :D

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waldenlongboards Jul 16 2003, 9:47pm says:

i need help wear do i get hl2 and do i need it to play hl2 mods

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hammy-bob Jul 9 2003, 3:12am says:

:-| why do you think none of us played hl single player, that was the great part of hl

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Scorcho Jul 7 2003, 1:11pm says:

This is probably gonna be a sweet game, but I bet half of you didn't even play half life single player, and are calling this game sweet because of modding capabilities :S
If you are gonna buy this when it comes out, don't expect mods for a couple months. Instead, PLAY SINGLE PLAYER.
Now for some subliminal messaging.

I like pie, pie is good to PLAY with. When I was SINGLE I was such a PLAYER!!


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Highest Rated (22 agree) 10/10

Sadly it never ends for Gordon Freeman, he is gaming worlds Jack Bauer, consistently going from one bad day to the next. No sooner have you blown up the head of the Xenian Nihilanth and discussed career prospects with the mysterious G-Man than he tosses you in the mix again. Another train ride another mysterious situation leaving Gordon (and you the gamer) none the wiser, but thats what we like about the Half-life series and all it's canonical universe, Valve will always give you a Palm d'or plot…

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