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  1. Aug 5, 2012
    7
    The game itself can be a lot of fun and feel familiar for fans of classic deathmatch games like Half Life: Deathmatch or Unreal Tournament, and if played as such this game can be greatly enjoyed. Unfortunately, the community seems to be really putting an effort into deliberately ruining the game. There is a decent sized selection of servers, but only about 20% of them are probably evenThe game itself can be a lot of fun and feel familiar for fans of classic deathmatch games like Half Life: Deathmatch or Unreal Tournament, and if played as such this game can be greatly enjoyed. Unfortunately, the community seems to be really putting an effort into deliberately ruining the game. There is a decent sized selection of servers, but only about 20% of them are probably even running a deathmatch gamemode. All of the other community created gamemodes are completely and utterly horrible. Even worse, out of all the servers running deathmatch maps, less than half of them are running Valve/stock maps. Most of the are running awful "killbox" maps, which are...well...just awful. tl;dr The game is good granted you are lucky enough to be able to find a server that isn't horrible. Stick to default gamemode and play Valve maps and/or Valve-tier community maps. Expand
  2. Dec 17, 2012
    5
    This was a fun diversion once upon a time but feels tacked onto HL2. Gameplay revolves around your typical online shooter gameplay (memorize map, find & camp 1 hit kill weapons) and has nothing remarkable about it. A real disappointment considering how amazing Half Life 2 was.
  3. May 18, 2013
    7
    I had a lot of fun playing this game. The gravity gun adds a whole new dimension to the deathmatch game. I actually like the server system. The problem is many weapons are way too overpowered and way too many maps are just boring killboxes. For instance, the crossbow was meant to be a different way of sniping that required timing and physics logic. However in close combat the crossbow'sI had a lot of fun playing this game. The gravity gun adds a whole new dimension to the deathmatch game. I actually like the server system. The problem is many weapons are way too overpowered and way too many maps are just boring killboxes. For instance, the crossbow was meant to be a different way of sniping that required timing and physics logic. However in close combat the crossbow's one hit kills just make close combat not fun at all. Expand
  4. Aug 27, 2010
    8
    Half-Life 2: Deathmatch brings back the adrenaline pumped feeling from old Deathmatch classics such as Unreal tournament and Quake. With improved graphics, physics and a combination of the half-life 2 story this game is filled with rush. Equip your gravity gun and throw a toilet at the enemy, the amount of props will get annoying though since they are in your way.
  5. Jan 3, 2012
    4
    In addition to having very few servers with more than five people playing at a time, you will spend 90% of your time downloading custom server files, and the rest of the time realizing that the servers you join, even though advertised as deathmatch, are playing some indescribable and unplayable version thereof in awful maps. This was a complete waste for something that could have been aIn addition to having very few servers with more than five people playing at a time, you will spend 90% of your time downloading custom server files, and the rest of the time realizing that the servers you join, even though advertised as deathmatch, are playing some indescribable and unplayable version thereof in awful maps. This was a complete waste for something that could have been a lot of fun and provided countless hours of gameplay. If there was ever an actual game here, it has been long dead. Half-Life 2: Deathmatch is a disappointment and disaster! Expand
  6. Sep 4, 2010
    7
    While not nearly as good as other Valve multiplayer games we've come to expect (such as Counter Strike) HL2 Deathmatch is a nice new take on the old deathmatch formula improved with Half Life 2 weapons and teams. My only major complaint is the lack of offline play with bots and the lack of actual people to play with. I would find HUNDREDS of servers but almost no Team Deathmatch servers!While not nearly as good as other Valve multiplayer games we've come to expect (such as Counter Strike) HL2 Deathmatch is a nice new take on the old deathmatch formula improved with Half Life 2 weapons and teams. My only major complaint is the lack of offline play with bots and the lack of actual people to play with. I would find HUNDREDS of servers but almost no Team Deathmatch servers! Overall, a pretty good game. Expand
  7. Oct 24, 2011
    2
    Half-Life 2 multiplayer. Is there really any point? Given how there's no recoil or skill in the gunplay of HL2, it kinda justifies why CSS was included with HL2 rather than this. HL2 DM is just a cheap multiplayer mod that achieves nothing but a mess-about within the HL2 universe with other people. I just cannot see why someone- even if they were an avid HL2 fan- would want to play this rubbish.
  8. Aug 20, 2011
    10
    Half Life 2: Deathmatch is a fantastic Game. The Gameplay is really good, the Graphics is good (Yet Simple), The Maps are great. The only thing about Half Life 2: Deathmatch that disappointed me was the fact few play it. And it's hard to find a Server with Players. But when you do find a Server with Players, you'll love it. A fantastic Multiplayer Experience. If only there were more PeopleHalf Life 2: Deathmatch is a fantastic Game. The Gameplay is really good, the Graphics is good (Yet Simple), The Maps are great. The only thing about Half Life 2: Deathmatch that disappointed me was the fact few play it. And it's hard to find a Server with Players. But when you do find a Server with Players, you'll love it. A fantastic Multiplayer Experience. If only there were more People to play it Expand
  9. olo
    Nov 12, 2018
    2
    Poor gameplay mechanics. Slow matches. Inappropriate weapons. Counter-Strike is way better.
  10. Feb 23, 2012
    7
    A FANTASTIC multiplayer experience, that is if you have the skill. If not, it gets incredibly annoying and frustrating. Even if so, getting this along with the regular HL2, is definitively worth it, I never really knew why they released the two games separately...
  11. Jun 12, 2012
    8
    Like the original, there is only one game mode and playable foundations are virtually identical, with graphic changes and now with the use of physical (which is the most innovative factor). It has a variety of maps and there is no progress, therefore there are many factors that encourage you to keep playing longer. It is a multiplayer made â
  12. Jan 8, 2012
    8
    I consider this game to not really be a full-game, its more like a mod with price for Half-Life 2, but if it's a mod then its a great mod. The guns blazing, balls crazy action of this game is just epic with the great gear of Half-Life 2 weapons at your hands. The gravity gun is the real star of this game, its so much fun blasting objects into other players. This game however, isn't a realI consider this game to not really be a full-game, its more like a mod with price for Half-Life 2, but if it's a mod then its a great mod. The guns blazing, balls crazy action of this game is just epic with the great gear of Half-Life 2 weapons at your hands. The gravity gun is the real star of this game, its so much fun blasting objects into other players. This game however, isn't a real step forward since its really buggy and it has no recoil like Half-Life 2 and it really achieves nothing but its still fun. Overall I liked this game a lot despite some downsides, the affordable price is also another thing to consider but this game won't please everyone. You should consider this game but analyze before you buy it. Expand
  13. AWG
    Jun 17, 2013
    6
    Adding a multiplayer mode to Half Life 2 was a great idea but I feel like this Deathmatch title could be way more better than it is. Maps are too difficult to memorize and if you don't have a large group of friends available to play you either end up playing a very large map with a few people (spending more tiem searching for people than actually fighting them) or playing online withAdding a multiplayer mode to Half Life 2 was a great idea but I feel like this Deathmatch title could be way more better than it is. Maps are too difficult to memorize and if you don't have a large group of friends available to play you either end up playing a very large map with a few people (spending more tiem searching for people than actually fighting them) or playing online with strangers (getting pounded by cheaters who can pass through walls and fly). Also no official Alyx skin to pick.
    Important note: this short review could be slightly affected by the fact I'm VERY bad at this game.
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  14. May 15, 2014
    9
    If you are looking for a good game where you can play online or LAN party, buy this game. It's only $2.49. You will need the source engine, which you get if you have half-life 2. This is fast-paced, fun, and does not require a lot of setup or long loading times. You can start or stop playing quickly.
  15. May 17, 2014
    5
    Game worn. You can not judge a game like today of course, but we can say that this game is now useless. The graphics are not made ​​for today's computers, even if Half Life 2 was a huge success, he is getting old and it is time that Half Life 3 takes over.
  16. Oct 26, 2016
    6
    В принципе пойдёт, живые сервера есть, физика классная.
    С друзьями можно поиграть пару вечеров.
    Такая оценка, поскольку нет новизны. Вообщем-то HL2 не особо то и нужен был сетевой режим, в отличии от первой части, где он был реально крутой и в тему.
    В принципе пойдёт, живые сервера есть, физика классная.
    С друзьями можно поиграть пару вечеров.
    Такая оценка, поскольку нет новизны.
    Вообщем-то HL2 не особо то и нужен был сетевой режим, в отличии от первой части, где он был реально крутой и в тему.
  17. Nov 27, 2015
    6
    Half Life 2 Deathmatch.
    Gameplay:
    It has good mechanics, but it feels all over the place and not focused at all. It can be fun at times, but it's not really impactful and satisfying. It's just not smooth and the maps are not very good. Also, it can be painfully easy. But, I like that you can have so many weapons with you, making the experience liberal. And, also, I like how you can use
    Half Life 2 Deathmatch.
    Gameplay:
    It has good mechanics, but it feels all over the place and not focused at all. It can be fun at times, but it's not really impactful and satisfying. It's just not smooth and the maps are not very good. Also, it can be painfully easy. But, I like that you can have so many weapons with you, making the experience liberal. And, also, I like how you can use the gravity gun to throw objects to other players. However, the game gets boring really quickly, since it's not a very popular game, but it's still played by hundreds of people. (6/10)
    Graphics:
    Fantastic graphics for it's time, and it's physics save the game from it's mediocrity. (9/10)
    Sound: It has good sound effects for it's time. (8/10)
    Replay Value: A poor replay value at best. (4/10)
    Half Life 2: Deathmatch is a very forgettable game, but I play it rarely just to relax myself.
    from other games. It's pretty cheap, but still forgettable. (6.8)
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  18. Jun 22, 2016
    7
    Simple, straightforward deathmatching with Half-Life 2 weapons. Unremarkable on its own, but the basis for many, many a mod, and an icon of an era when higher health pools mattered.
  19. May 30, 2018
    8
    Um multiplayer divertido, mas por um tempo começa a enjoar, e tambem não tem nenhum br jogando
  20. Oct 24, 2018
    5
    Half Life 2 Deathmatch is a very forgettable multiplayer game that still had its moments.

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