Fan-made mod turns ‘Half-Life 2’ into a fully playable VR game

if left you itching to revisit its groundbreaking 2004 predecessor, now you can in virtual reality. On Friday, a group of fans known as the Source VR Mod Team released Half-life 2: VR mode. As long as you own the original, you can download and play the mod for free .

Although it is currently in public beta, the mod will allow you to play through Half-Life 2s single player story from start to finish. The Source VR Mod Team has integrated a handful of features found in Half-life: Alyx to modernize the experience and make it playable in VR. For example, you switch between weapons with the same selection grid as in Valve’s game for 2020.

Other VR-focused tweaks include the addition of optional laser sights, over-the-shoulder ammo storage, manual reloading, and two-handed weapon use. There’s even room-scale motion support. The Source VR Mod Team Says The Project but that doesn’t stop people from enjoying the experience as the mod currently has an overwhelmingly positive rating out of 732 reviews.

Like for the, Half-life 2: VR mode has been a long time coming. As the project was first announced in 2017 and went through development hell before being rejoined in 2021. The fact that you can play it today is thanks to a recent influx of new team members who “revitalized” the development.

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