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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About Anarchy Arcade with 1 comment by SM_Sith_Lord on Dec 19th, 2014

Player Hubs - New Feature Coming in January

Recently I explained how to create massive virtual worlds that are functional representations of your PC & the internet: Imgur.com

The new feature I am announcing today takes it a step further by bringing together the virtual worlds that you have created with those that your friends have created.

There's an awesome new feature on the horizon that will bring together the AArcade community like never before and link us all together in one huge woven VR web. It's called Player Hubs, and thanks to the successful Kickstarter, it is one of the new features that will be working its way into the end of January release.

Player Hubs are simple, small, themed spaces that you fully customize to represent yourself and your favorite stuff. You can create how ever many hubs you want.After you have created a Player Hub, you share it to the Steam workshop so your friends can spawn your hub as part of their own, larger, virtual world!

If you ever update your player hub, your friends will automatically see your changes everywhere that they have your player hub spawned at. This means that the content in your and your friends' arcades will always be fresh and have your favorite stuff!

There are only 2 days left to pledge to the Kickstarter and reach the 1st stretch goal. If this goal is met, 3D artist Black_Stormy will join the development team and make us some great props to use in our arcades.


Don't miss out on the metaverse! AArcade is a fully functional Windows Desktop wallpaper image replacement! Browse YOUR files and launch YOUR favorite stuff from a 3D multiplayer environment instead of looking at Windows's boring old desktop & file explorer! The future is now!

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Exterminatus Alpha 8.08 Installer
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Exterminatus Alpha 8.08 Installer

Dec 14, 2014 Exterminatus Full Version 0 comments

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 8.08 (Zip)
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Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.08 (Zip)

Dec 14, 2014 Exterminatus Patch 0 comments

This patch contains all the changes from Exterminatus alpha 8.07C to alpha 8.08 including: Leviathan infestation of the ex_city_conflict map. Aesthetic...

Full vertion beta release ver1.1
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Full vertion beta release ver1.1

Dec 11, 2014 EBOV Full Version 1 comment

Fixed a bunch of stuff that did not work. Also balanced the game a bit better.

Kreedz Climbing 2.0
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Kreedz Climbing 2.0

Dec 10, 2014 Kreedz Climbing Full Version 0 comments

Here is the revived and latest Version 2.0 of Kreedz Climbing, a "spiritual successor" to KZ from Counter-Strike 1.6, bringing the game to the latest...

Exterminatus Alpha 8.07C Installer
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Exterminatus Alpha 8.07C Installer

Dec 6, 2014 Exterminatus Full Version 0 comments

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 8.07C (Zip)
Half-Life 2

Exterminatus Alpha Patch 8.07C (Zip)

Dec 6, 2014 Exterminatus Patch 0 comments

This patch contains all the changes from Exterminatus alpha 8.07B to alpha 8.07C including: Updated soundscapes from DontAsk, updates to ex_valley and...

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GAMESOULjA
GAMESOULjA May 17 2003, 12:29am says:

i want doom3 and UT2004...so what if its HL? :/

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INtense! Staff
INtense! May 16 2003, 11:03pm says:

I wanna be shooting human marines mainly not aliens... thats what i want, though i do love a bit of cover... even better when they take the bullets for you :D

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ShortCutMan
ShortCutMan May 16 2003, 10:18pm says:

The second In-Game image looks like the kind of stuff I want. Working in a real team, killing hundreds of aliens! But the look of team work in that second shot really makes me want to buy it!

+2 votes     reply to comment
leilei
leilei May 16 2003, 5:26pm says:

The hyphen was missing, so I fixed it.

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Turtle
Turtle May 16 2003, 5:09pm says:

And by the same coin, a game isn't bad until one actually plays it and evaulates the gameplay.

Me, I'll be getting on release day simply because Valve has already proven itself capable of making a good game, and at least one person I know on the Valve team is a very dedicated and skilled artist.

If I'm disapointed, it's my own damn fault for not waiting for reviews. ;)

+3 votes     reply to comment
hammy-bob
hammy-bob May 16 2003, 4:28pm says:

well the sequal to hammy-bob mod will be made for this :)!

+4 votes     reply to comment
lillbrorsan
lillbrorsan May 16 2003, 4:11pm says:

This game is gonna own all other games out there!!!

+2 votes     reply to comment
leilei
leilei May 16 2003, 11:59am buried:

(buried)

I can smell a flop. A game's not great until one actually plays it and evaulates the gameplay.

-7 votes     reply to comment
Spartan
Spartan May 16 2003, 11:56am says:

oh man
oh man
oh man
i think i've fallen in love..

+3 votes     reply to comment
azzDB
azzDB May 16 2003, 11:13am says:

I r want!!!11

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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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lol

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