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App ID 220
App Type Game
Developer
Publisher Valve
Franchise Half-Life
Supported Systems Windows macOS Linux
Technologies Engine.Source
Last Change Number 23976151
Last Record Update 14 June 2024 – 16:39:22 UTC ()
Release Date 16 November 2004 – 08:00:00 UTC ()

1998. HALF-LIFE sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launches a franchise with more than eight million retail units sold worldwide.

Additional Information

Developer Valve
metacritic_url pc/halflife2
gamedir hl2
metacritic_name Half-Life 2
icon steam/games/icon_hl2
controller_support full
icon2 steam/games/icon_hl2_dull
metacritic_score 96
metacritic_fullurl https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/half-life-2?ftag=MCD-06-10aaa1f
primarycache 221
state eStateJustReleased
serverbrowsername Half-Life 2
ValidOSList macOS Windows
developer_url http://www.valvesoftware.com
community_visible_stats Yes
directx_minver 4.09.00.0903
sourcegame Yes
Supports64bit No
Publisher Valve
Store Release Date 16 November 2004 ()
osarch empty string
community_hub_visible Yes
Primary Genre Action (1)
Store Genres Action (1)
Steam Release Date 16 November 2004 – 08:00:00 UTC ()
Store Asset Modification Time 28 April 2023 – 15:52:56 UTC () (1682697176)
osextended empty string
Aliases hl2
review_score 9
review_percentage 97
Detected Technologies (?) Engine.Source, SDK.Autodesk_FBX, SDK.Bink_Video, SDK.CEF, SDK.Miles_Sound_System, SDK.SDL
Steam Deck Compatibility
  • category: Verified
  • test_timestamp: 26 May 2022 – 07:00:00 UTC
  • tested_build_id: 8270642
  • configuration:
    supported_inputgamepad
    requires_manual_keyboard_invoke0
    requires_non_controller_launcher_nav0
    primary_player_is_controller_slot_00
    non_deck_display_glyphs0
    small_text0
    requires_internet_for_setup0
    requires_internet_for_singleplayer0
    recommended_runtimenative
    requires_h2640
    gamescope_frame_limiter_not_supported0
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
deckresolutionoverride Native
controllertagwizard Yes

Supported Languages

28 Languages Interface Full Audio Subtitles Achievements
English Yes Yes Yes
French Yes Yes Yes
German Yes Yes Yes
Italian Yes Yes Yes
Korean Yes Yes Yes
Spanish - Spain Yes Yes Yes
Russian Yes Yes Yes
Simplified Chinese Yes Yes
Traditional Chinese Yes Yes
Dutch Yes Yes
Danish Yes Yes
Finnish Yes Yes
Japanese Yes Yes
Norwegian Yes Yes
Polish Yes Yes
Portuguese - Portugal Yes Yes
Swedish Yes Yes
Thai Yes Yes
Hungarian Yes
Czech Yes
Romanian Yes
Turkish Yes
Portuguese - Brazil Yes
Bulgarian Yes
Greek Yes
Ukrainian Yes
Vietnamese Yes
Spanish - Latin America Yes

Tags

Categories

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header_image
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library_assets
library_capsuleen view image
library_heroen view image
library_logoen view image
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Web Assets
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capsule_467x181.jpgLast-Modified: 22 May 2013 – 20:37:21 UTC
capsule_616x353.jpgLast-Modified: 11 October 2022 – 17:06:47 UTC
header.jpgLast-Modified: 22 May 2013 – 20:37:23 UTC
hero_capsule.jpgLast-Modified: 26 October 2022 – 22:32:45 UTC
library_600x900.jpgLast-Modified: 26 August 2019 – 20:23:38 UTC
library_hero.jpgLast-Modified: 26 August 2019 – 20:23:38 UTC
logo.pngLast-Modified: 26 August 2019 – 20:23:38 UTC

Steam charts

  • 997 players right now
  • 1,012 24-hour peak
  • 16,182 all-time peak 14 August 2021
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Store data

  • 79,509 followers
  • #1536 in top sellers
  • 188,942 positive reviews
  • 4,682 negative reviews
  • 97.58% positive reviews

Twitch stats

  • 54 viewers right now
  • 124 24-hour peak
  • 162,911 all-time peak
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User reviews history NEW

  • 😎 Overwhelmingly Positive
  • 96.36% SteamDB Rating
  • 188,942 97.6% positive reviews
  • 4,682 2.4% negative reviews

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Markers

Date Label 30-day Peak
16 November 2004 – 08:00 Steam Release -
4 February 2012 "A Red Letter Day" Community Event -
21 January 2020 – 18:00 Free Week -
14 August 2021 – 15:00 "Breaking the Bar" Community Event -

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How many players are playing Half-Life 2 right now on Steam?

Steam player counter indicates there are currently 997 players live playing Half-Life 2 on Steam.

Half-Life 2 had an all-time peak of 16182 concurrent players on 14 August 2021.

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