With Half-Life nonetheless free to maintain for a short time and Valve releasing a colossal Twenty fifth-anniversary replace for the long-lasting FPS, we’ve seen a monumental participant enhance within the sport. Between restored reduce content material, totally new multiplayer maps, and even an hour-long documentary celebrating the sport, Half-Life is effectively and really again.
If, for some cause, the sport isn’t already in your library you’ve nonetheless bought a while to redeem the Half-Life free sport provide. The Valve FPS sport is a real traditional and one which I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying for the primary time at first of this yr. 1998’s Half-Life holds up astoundingly effectively, and the quantity of individuals flocking again to the halls of Black Mesa proves it.
Over the previous decade, Half-Life has sat round 500 concurrent Steam gamers, however with the Twenty fifth-anniversary replace, we’ve seen a brand new all-time peak (from SteamDB’s fashionable monitoring a minimum of) of round 31,000 gamers. By my estimations, that’s a median enhance of just about 6,000% simply from one replace.
The Bear in mind Freeman group occasion from 2022 additionally noticed 10,000 gamers flock to the sport at one time, so that is triple the quantity, however apart from that we’re taking a look at a median of 500 gamers at any given time since 2008.
That is totally due to the current Half-Life anniversary replace, which provides within the authentic Uplink demo, 4 brand-new multiplayer maps, Steam Deck verified standing, a UI rework for 4k, and a complete lot extra. The sport is free proper now too, after all, however I’d wager that the Valve shooter doesn’t should be free to pump the possession numbers up. Everybody already owns Half-Life, in spite of everything (now particularly).
I’ve even put collectively a listing of the perfect Half-Life mods you want now that it’s free too, as there are a handful of fantastic methods to replay the FPS or improve it on your first-ever go to to Black Mesa.
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