Half-Life: Alyx

Valve

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92
Top Critic Average
97%
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Half-Life: Alyx

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Based on 67 critic reviews
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92

Top Critic Average

97%

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Based on 67 critic reviews
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Half-Life: Alyx Reviews Summary

Summary: Half-Life fans will find plenty to love in this groundbreaking VR title.

Great VR Action

Gameplay is fun, satisfying, and varied.

Strong Storytelling

Alyx is a compelling protagonist to follow as the Half-Life story continues.

Immersive World

City 17 is a world worth visiting.

General Information

Available on:HTC ViveMar 23, 2020
Oculus RiftMar 23, 2020

Developer: Valve

Genres: Action, Adventure

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’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 activity—performing 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 out the window.

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City 17 provides the setting for a VR adventure filled with brilliant detailing.

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With old friends, new enemies, and an exciting story, revisiting City 17 in VR is a thrill in Half-Life: Alyx.

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Half-Life: Alyx has set a new bar for VR in interactivity, detail, and level design, showing what can happen when a world-class developer goes all-in on the new frontier of technology.

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Not just a Half-Life game, but an invitation to live in its world.

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Valve Index VR Headsets Will Be In Stock Ahead of Half-Life: Alyx Launch

Valve Index VR Headsets Will Be In Stock Ahead of Half-Life: Alyx Launch

Valve promises more of its proprietary Index VR headsets will be in stock this Monday, which is great timing with Half-Life: Alyx just around the corner.

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Half-Life: Alyx Now Has An Official Release Date

Half-Life: Alyx Now Has An Official Release Date

An official March release date has been confirmed for Half-Life: Alyx

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