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With Valve's blessing, it seems the Half-Life 2 series is getting a full update from the team that made Half-Life 2: Update in the form of the Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection.

You can see the entry up on SteamDB, with a Steam page not yet live. However, this has actually been listed since May 2020 so why is it getting noticed again now? It seems Tyler McVicker, known for doing the Valve News Network which is now just under McVicker's name, posted on Twitter noting that it will include the additional episodes too and in a later Twitter post McVicker mentioned speaking to the team behind it to confirm it is indeed legitimate.

For people who are still somehow yet to play through Half-Life 2 and the episodes, perhaps this Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection might end up being the best way.

Pictured - Half-Life 2: Update.

Whenever we see more information on it, we'll let you know.

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CatKiller 30 Jul
QuoteFor people who are still somehow yet to play through Half-Life 2 and the episodes, perhaps this Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection might end up being the best way.
I haven't. I loved the first one to bits, but I never got very far in the second one. I gave it a shot a couple of times, but I just couldn't get into a groove with it.
AzP 30 Jul
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Quoting: CatKiller
QuoteFor people who are still somehow yet to play through Half-Life 2 and the episodes, perhaps this Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection might end up being the best way.
I haven't. I loved the first one to bits, but I never got very far in the second one. I gave it a shot a couple of times, but I just couldn't get into a groove with it.

A bit the same for me. I never played the first one (only the original TF mod) and then got the second one for my PS3, years later, and I've never liked playing FPS games with a controller, so I played an hour or so, didn't quite get into if, an I kind of never continued.

I have been meaning to play the remastered editions of both of them though. It is probably worth it, instead of playing the originals. It tends to bug me if the graphics is too far off, in a game like that.
sub 30 Jul
I still love the Half Life series to bits and play through them from time to time.
Would even love to get new story content from Valve with that old tech.
Ofc, I know, that's out of question.

Imho, the half life series has aged extremely well and I miss those kind of games.
Handcrafted single-player campaigns with a really good story.

Those plenty sandbox games with procedurally generated (infinite) levels or size
are just not my cup of tea. They highlight the total freedom with infinite possibilities -
yet, to me, it seems this is often just a cheap argument, because doing
handcrafted single-player campaigns and a good story is hard.
Too pricey and too hard for those many small indie devs.
Unfortunately, and I totally understand that.
pb 30 Jul
Wait, *additional* episodes? My heart skipped a beat before re-reading the sentence and noticing "the".


Last edited by pb on 30 July 2021 at 11:58 am UTC
sub 30 Jul
Quoting: pbWait, *additional* episodes? My heart skipped a beat before re-reading the sentence and noticing "the".

Damn. Thanks. I misread it in the very same way.
Just didn't notice it.

Was so pumped for some new content.
Anza 30 Jul
Quoting: CatKiller
QuoteFor people who are still somehow yet to play through Half-Life 2 and the episodes, perhaps this Half-Life 2: Remastered Collection might end up being the best way.
I haven't. I loved the first one to bits, but I never got very far in the second one. I gave it a shot a couple of times, but I just couldn't get into a groove with it.

It has some pacing issues. The sewer chapter (also known as Route Kanal) at the beginning of the game is way too long (I think developers even admitted to that somewhere). It's trying to keep things interesting, but if you don't know what you're doing, you'll get confused multiple times and it might take hours to complete the chapter.

It's bit of a shame that it might make people quit the game as the coolest things are introduced after that. Pace literally gets faster in the chapter after Route Kanal.
kokoko3k 30 Jul
Quoting: subImho, the half life series has aged extremely well and I miss those kind of games.
Handcrafted single-player campaigns with a really good story.
Me too.
I suppose you already played borderlands series, right?
BielFPs 3 years 30 Jul
Wow seems like the perfect game to test my brand new setup
Would be nice if this remaster was in source 2 but I doubt it'll be the case

Quoting: subThose plenty sandbox games with procedurally generated (infinite) levels or size
are just not my cup of tea
I second that. For me procedural generated content is usually just a fancy copy & paste content, It's good in some cases but I rather have a handmade environment because it feels more immersive, specially combined with a good in game lore.
emphy 30 Jul
Still peeved at the forced install of that shop to be able to play the game. I'll keep skipping it.

Yes, I can hold grudges for a long, long time.
CatKiller 30 Jul
Quoting: AnzaIt's bit of a shame that it might make people quit the game as the coolest things are introduced after that. Pace literally gets faster in the chapter after Route Kanal.
I was going to say that I might give it a third try, maybe using this update, after I'd played some more of the games that I've never played before...

...but then I thought of using the Deck to play games on the toilet (multitasking!) as "clearing your backlog" and now I can't unthink it.
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