This chunky Half-Life: Alyx mod can awaken your desire for more Half-Life

Half-Life Alyx: Levitation is the most compelling reason to dust off my VR glasses I’ve seen since Half-life: Alyx. Released today after two years of development, this ambitious mod promises 3-4 hours of barrel-breaking, window-breaking, train dodging, blasting.

Perhaps the full package would pale in comparison to Valve’s polish, but the bit in this trailer where players run down a train while twisting around thieves looks intriguing in transit. I think it’s time for me to dig my lighthouse.

The mod takes place right after the main game, with Alyx returning to City-17 after a clash with the G-man. “A mysterious flying building” appeared above “area X”, explained mod’s Steam workshop pagewith Alyx to find two missing resistance members who went to investigate.

Mod team members including level designer FMPONEbest known for working on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive maps, and Corey Laddowho is known for his Source Filmaker animation.

In Graham Half-Life: Alyx Review, he called the original game “a master of first-person shooter design that clearly shows that the company hasn’t forgotten anything about making these types of games in the nine years since Portal 2, or 13 years since Half-Life 2: Episode 2”. It’s a tough move for a mod to follow, for sure. Here’s hoping it allows Graham to pretend he has a little more Half-Life.

If you want to try, you need to own a VR headset and Half-Life: Alyx. Nice, Alyx is currently 60% off On steamfor £20/$24/€23.60.


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