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  • Summary: 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. Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity's only chance for survival. The Combine'sHalf-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. 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 activityperforming 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.

    ABOUT GAMEPLAY IN VR:

    Valve's return to the Half-Life universe that started it all was built from the ground up for virtual reality. VR was built to enable the gameplay that sits at the heart of Half-Life.

    Immerse yourself in deep environmental interactions, puzzle solving, world exploration, and visceral combat.

    Lean to aim around a broken wall and under a Barnacle to make an impossible shot. Rummage through shelves to find a healing syringe and some shotgun shells. Manipulate tools to hack alien interfaces. Toss a bottle through a window to distract an enemy. Rip a Headcrab off your face and throw it at a Combine soldier.

    Extra content for Index owners
    Customers who have purchased Valve Index hardware by the end of 2019 will have access to unique bonuses starting early next year:

    * Explore environments from Half-Life: Alyx in your SteamVR Home space
    * Alternate gun skins to embellish Alyx's arsenal
    * Special Half-Life: Alyx-themed content for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2

    Community-built environments

    * A set of Source 2 tools for building new environments will ship with the game, enabling any player to build and contribute new environments for the community to enjoy. Hammer, Valve's level authoring tool, has been updated with all of the game's virtual reality gameplay tools and components.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 47
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  1. Mar 23, 2020
    100
    Half-Life: Alyx is one of the most richly detailed and immersive VR games to date, and a stunning take on the iconic franchise for virtual reality; City 17 and the sci-fi conflict at its core are incredibly well-realized throughout. Though it's slower than the run-and-gun pace of the originals, Alyx feels like a Half-Life game through and through as it successfully shifts between combat, exploration, puzzles, and even some notable horror. While the game doesn't offer much in the way of mechanical innovation, and the roster of weapons and enemies left something to be desired, Valve has polished the game to a bright sheen, the result of which is an absolute must-play experience.
  2. Mar 27, 2020
    100
    Alyx is the Half-Life 3 we wanted. The most important and ambitious game in VR, that knows how to make the most of it and deliver a great adventure with a great story.
  3. Mar 30, 2020
    100
    When all is said and done and everyone has had the chance to play it for themselves, I have no doubt that Alyx will be held in the same lofty regard as the first two Half-Life entries. It really is that good. Of course, I still want Half-Life 3, but it turns out that I wanted this even more and didn’t know it.
  4. Mar 25, 2020
    93
    Half-Life: Alyx is the new benchmark for future VR products. More generally, it is a magnificent game, the worthy heir of an immortal saga: an adventure that has nothing to envy among those episodes that have contributed to mark the history of gaming.
  5. Mar 28, 2020
    90
    Half-Life: Alyx is a true Half-Life, a real game that lives inside our VR system and expands the dimension made by a videogame.
  6. Mar 23, 2020
    90
    Intuitive, designed professionally and with a stirring presentation, Half-Life Alyx is in a league of its own – not only visually.
  7. Mar 23, 2020
    80
    It's an incredibly immersive experience. It's just one I didn't really want to be immersed in right now.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 395
  1. Mar 25, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Returning the crowbar to Gordon was a bold 10/10 move. Success Valve, Success. Passing on the torch. Expand
  2. Mar 27, 2020
    10
    This game is a real masterpiece if this was released the same year as gow it would have been a BIG competition
  3. Mar 23, 2020
    10
    Don’t listen to the troll reviews! Valve has worked hard on this game and made it compatible for even the most affordable HMDs. There are moreDon’t listen to the troll reviews! Valve has worked hard on this game and made it compatible for even the most affordable HMDs. There are more ways to use movement, such as smooth locomotion instead of teleportation. Ladder movement has been fixed! The level design, sound design, graphics and puzzles are phenomenal. Expand
  4. Mar 23, 2020
    10
    Jak na hl przystało, ...............................................................................................
  5. Mar 25, 2020
    10
    People who complain is because they haven't tried it. Total feeling of being in City 17 and the Half-Life atmosphere. Amazing second byPeople who complain is because they haven't tried it. Total feeling of being in City 17 and the Half-Life atmosphere. Amazing second by second. Overwhelming enjoyment for saga lovers.
    Great story and content.
    Masterpiece: the best game for both VR and PC/console. Essential.

    La gente que se queja es porque no lo ha probado. Sensación total de estar en Ciudad 17 y en la atmósfera de Half-Life. Asombroso segundo a segundo. Un disfrute brutal para los amantes de la saga.
    Gran historia y contenido.
    Obra maestra: el mejor juego tanto de VR como de PC o consola. Imprescindible.

    Las uvas no están verdes, afortunadamente.
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  6. Mar 23, 2020
    10
    Best Half Life game last 10 years!!! But it's only Half-life game last 10 years... Anyway, this game is great
  7. Mar 29, 2020
    0
    VR Perfection. Most revolutionary game in years. Nothing can compare to this from at least the last decade.

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