Half-Life: Alyx

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.

Rating Summary

Based on 67 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

92

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 67 critic reviews
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Recommended
Mar 23, 2020

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

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92 / 100
Mar 23, 2020

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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Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

10 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2020

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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Mar 23, 2020

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

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8 / 10
Mar 24, 2020

An incredible technical achievement but one that is surprisingly short of genuinely new ideas, and often struggles to get the balance right between VR showpiece and satisfying gameplay experience.

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10 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2020
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9 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2020

The dense campaign never lets up with surprising reveals, new enemies, and witty dialogue to carry you through the exciting journey

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Unscored
Mar 23, 2020

Valve has succeeded at just about every goal it must have had for this project. The only thing left is whether hardcore fans will be willing to buy, and use, a virtual reality headset in order to learn what happens next in the world of Half-Life. The good news is that those who do will experience what is likely the best VR game released to date.

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9 / 10
Mar 23, 2020

Half-Life: Alyx is a tremendous VR experience that captures and elevates what makes the series special.

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Unscored
Mar 23, 2020

Half-Life: Alyx reaches some astoundingly high heights while also managing to be both too ambitious and too conservative for its own good.

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