Fifteen years after its initial release, the legendary first-person shooter Half-Life has been quietly released for both Mac OS X and Linux. While the game’s page on Steam still lists the game as Windows only, several sources such as Cult of Mac and The Verge confirm that the game appears in Steam’s library, and runs well on a Mac. No Official announcement has been made by Valve as of yet.
The original Half-Life was released in 1998, and is a big name in the gaming world, even for non-gamers. It’s played through the eyes of Dr. Gordon Freeman, who’s trying to fight his way out of a secret research facility in New Mexico. The game was revolutionary for its time, and while it may seem somewhat dated today, Mac and Linux users can still take the time to finally enjoy it.
The game was followed several years later by Half-Life 2, which was already available for Mac. It was also remade last year by a third-party team, and released under the name Black Mesa. If you’ve played any other Half-Life game, there are good chances you already own a license to the original Half-Life, as it was often bundled into other games. If not, you can get it now from Steam for $9.99, and enjoy a sweet ride into the past, this time on your modern OS X machine.
Did you try Half-Life on Mac or Linux? Did it work? Is it still worth buying after all these years?
Source: Cult of Mac
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