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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Project:Blue Room v1.03

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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.

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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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kou123
kou123 Jan 14 2014, 7:26am says:

I want to try this game but my pc lagggg

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Dr.Aftertaste
Dr.Aftertaste Jan 7 2014, 10:01pm says:

Meow

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ShadowStar125
ShadowStar125 Jan 7 2014, 9:59pm says:

vaginal monsters go slurp!!!

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brendanspaar
brendanspaar Dec 31 2013, 2:58pm says:

This is one of the best games of all time. Not as good as the original Half Life in my opinion but still an awesome and amazing game. - Brendan Spaar

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EDOC_32
EDOC_32 Dec 31 2013, 10:40am says:

i have Windows 7 Professional 32 Bits, Memory: 2048 MB, DirectX 11 and Intel Atom CPU N2600 1.60GHz...
i can play Half-Life 2 and the mods of HL2?

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MysteriousLady
MysteriousLady Jan 12 2014, 7:10am replied:

You try to play on a netbook?

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EDOC_32
EDOC_32 Jan 14 2014, 10:19pm replied:

I play in a netbook, and when i play some games, the game is "freezed", and in some times, like a slow motion effect ^^, i try play CoD:MW 3, and i play it in low definition, i failed, in some times i play HL, but like CoD, in some times (a lot of time when i stay in a strobe light) the screen is "freezed" and i can't play, is very annoying, but I get used ;), also, i have a netbook because is of my brother, the goverment gave it, and i haven't money for pay a notebook or a PC, is out of my hands.

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rhettman519
rhettman519 Jan 3 2014, 11:37am replied:

Really, almost any version of Windows works for this game. You don't need a 64-Bit system for it so you're good there, and you have 2 GB of memory, which is more than enough. DirectX 11 is 2 versions ahead of what you need (a good thing), the only bad news... You need a 1.7 GHz processor to run this game. Now the mods shouldn't affect the game's standards, unless they mess with video settings. Now, I'm not saying that the game won't run on your computer, but your processor might not be able to handle the game. Make sure you set all of your settings for game quality to the lowest settings.

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EDOC_32
EDOC_32 Jan 3 2014, 5:04pm replied:

and What is the best processor for play a lot of games??, as Crysis, HL2, and without be 'freezed' the screen, or that work very bad, and the "GHz", Does it have anything to do with the screen's "freeze"?.
And I Live in Argentina :), only sold "NVIDEA Ge Force" Video-Card, I can't remember the model, but in this link [ Computacion.mercadolibre.com.ar ] you can meet many models of NVIDEA :). What do you recommend me,of all these models? :)

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CptMold
CptMold Jan 2 2014, 7:46pm replied:

It might if you play on low graphics (processor matters, but don't lose hope, warframe is only just out of my reach, and i have a pentium 4), but be careful, some mods don't use lod's or any sort of graphics settings, meaning textures that are new may cause severe lag. Be warned, this happens to me sometimes in tf2, and because of that processor, you're at even more of a risk of this.

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EDOC_32
EDOC_32 Jan 3 2014, 5:13pm replied:

yes :), I will try play in Ultra-Mega Low Definition, because my netbook not work very good with goods game, this, or I will follow playing Pac-Man and Space's Invaders ^^

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MysteriousLady
MysteriousLady Jan 1 2014, 2:35am replied:

That's depend.

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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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