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 64 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

92

Top Critic Average

97%

Critics Recommend

Based on 64 critic reviews
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IGN

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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10 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2020
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Mar 23, 2020

It turns out Valve just needed new tech. It just needed VR. And it’s what I needed, too.

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Mar 25, 2020

All future VR games will look to Half Life: Alyx as the gold standard hereon, and thanks to its absolute excellence in design and presentation we are all the better for it. Virtual reality will never be the same, nor will Half Life after Alyx's jaw-dropping conclusion.

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Mar 25, 2020

The classic shooter series gains a thrilling new perspective, thanks to VR tech that works symbiotically with the narrative

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Mar 27, 2020

The hysteria generated by last year's surprise announcement heralding the return of the genre-defining but long-presumed killed-in-action shooter series Half-Life was quickly tempered by news it would do so exclusively in virtual reality.

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Mar 31, 2020

A groundbreaking experience that makes the world of Half-Life more tangible than you could imagine.

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10 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2020

Through the lens of VR, Half-Life: Alyx is an amazing experience that blends action and storytelling with a profound level of immersion.

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VRSinge

Top Critic

10 / 10
Mar 28, 2020

Half-Life: Alyx is truly the new standard bearer for virtual reality. This is a major, not to say revolutionary, title, as was Half-Life and Half-Life 2 in their time. For more than 10 hours of play, we live the horrifying, supernatural and science fiction adventures of Alyx, as if we were there. A Masterpiece !

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10 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2020

Genre-bending and hauntingly mesmerizing, Half-Life Alyx brings the series as it should have always been experienced while doing the impossible: surpassing Half Life 2.

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