• Genre: FPS
  • Platform: Linux
  • Developer: Valve
  • Publisher: Valve
  • Release year: 1998
  • Wine CD (GOTY) version last published 1 month ago , last edit made 2 days, 22 hours ago

    Installs from the original Sierra branded CD-ROM without the need for the Steam client. To my knowledge, this is the only way to run Half-Life on Linux legally without the Steam client.

    When it prompts "Did you hear the sound file?" say yes, even if you didn't hear anything.
    Click the default options in the installer.
    Don't opt to update the game during installation.
    Don't opt to register or to run the game through the windows installer at the end.
    On first run, the game will ask for a CD Key. You can either use your legitimate key or find one online.
    The game won't play its CD audio OST without the disc inserted, but the game is quite playable after install without a disc.

  • Steam Steam version last published 5 years, 10 months ago

They're not just chasing you.
They're hunting you.
Just another day at the office. Or so you thought...until your experiment blew up in your face. Now, with aliens coming through the walls, a military death squad killing everything in sight, and your colleagues in bits and pieces, you're scrambling to stay alive. Where should you go? Who can you trust? And can you figure it all out before they scrape you into a body bag?

Enemy Teamwork
It isn't your imagination. These guys are working together. They'll lay down cover fire, flank you and use grenades to flush you out.

Extraordinary Realism
Monsters have the most fluid and intricate motion ever seen in an action game, thanks to Half-Life's skeletal animation system.

Scripted Sequences
This interrogation is getting out of hand. You can watch this scientist die or come to his aid -- he may return the favor later on.

Worldcraft 2.0 Included
Create your own custom Half-Life levels with Worldcraft 2.0, the most popular level editor available.

New To Action Games?
Use the training room to build your skills. And multiplayer games are just a click away with Half-Life's easy-to-use interface.