Not a Half-Life Alyx mod this time around, but a VR adaption of Half-Life 2: Episode One – the community-made Half-Life 2 VR Mod for Episode One.
Released in 2004 for PC, Half-Life 2 is widely considered one of the best games ever made. Two years after the game’s release, developer Valve released Half-Life 2: Episode One – a standalone title in a series of Half-Life games revealing the impact of Half-Life 2, and offering fans a journey beyond City 17.
Fast forward sixteen years, and we now have an interesting VR adaption of Episode One in the same vein as the Half-Life 2 VR mod, courtesy of the Source VR Mod team. This mod works with any SteamVR-compatible VR headset, and packs support for bHaptics vests for additional immersion. “Return as Gordon Freeman to City 17 and deal with the consequences of your actions”, the description of the mod reads. “Operate the gravity gun to deadly effect, battle gunships and striders and survive the darkness. Can you manage to escape City 17 with Alyx?”
Those interested in giving this new Half-Life 2 VR Mod spin can download it from Steam here. Please note that you’ll need to own Half-Life 2 Episode One in order to be able to install and play this VR adaption ( you don’t need to have the original game installed on your system). Down below you’ll find a video of this mod in action:
As said, Half-Life 2 was released for PC back in 2004. The shooter was later released on other platforms as well. Exact sales numbers haven’t been shared, but we do know that the game sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Back in 2020, to the delight of many fans, Valve returned to the Half-Life franchise with Half-Life Alyx – a VR installment in the series set five years before the events of Half-Life 2.
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.