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Half-Life (Series) Alternatives

Half-Life is described as 'science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Software, the company's debut product and the first in the Half-Life series' and is a very popular first-person shooter in the games category. There are more than 10 games similar to Half-Life for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Steam, Linux and Nintendo Switch Online. The best alternative is Doom. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Hexen II or Sven Co-op. Other Half-Life like games are Quake, Black Mesa, The Darkness II and Clive Barker's Jericho.

Half-Life alternatives are mainly First-Person Shooters but may also be Horror Games or Action Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Half-Life.
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    Doom (Series)

    • Windows
    • Steam
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Xbox
    • Stadia

    Doom is a science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter video game in which players assume the role of a space marine, popularly known as "Doomguy", who must fight his way through the hordes of invading demons from Hell.

    Represent entire series of Doom games including Doom , Doom II: Hell on Earth, Final Doom, Doom 64, Doom 3, Doom (2016), Doom Eternal.
    ⚫︎ Single playerDoom has one or more single player game modes.
    ⚫︎ MultiplayerDoom offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    Quake (Series)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Steam

    Quake is a series of first-person shooter video games released by id Software.

    Represent entire series of Quake games.
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  3. Black Mesa icon

    Black Mesa

    • Windows
    • Linux

    Black Mesa is a re-envisioning video game of the classic science fiction first person shooter, Half-Life.

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    Hexen II

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • MS-DOS

    The Hammer of Thyrion project is a cross-platform source port effort of Raven Software's Hexen. Last updated 2018-06-06.

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    The Darkness II

    • Mac
    • Windows

    The Darkness II is an intense first person shooter that puts you in the role of Jackie Estacado, don of a New York crime family and wielder of an ancient force of chaos known as The Darkness.

    ⚫︎ Single playerThe Darkness II has one or more single player game modes.
    ⚫︎ MultiplayerThe Darkness II offers a game mode for more than one player.
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    Clive Barker's Jericho

    • Windows

    Jericho's core gameplay consists of leading the game's seven-man team codenamed Jericho, allowing control of all team members by jumping to each character during certain points in the game, through various environments that have been warped by the Firstborn while...

    ⚫︎ Single playerClive Barker's Jericho has one or more single player game modes.
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    Clive Barker's Undying

    • Mac
    • Windows

    The game begins in 1923, after World War I veteran Patrick Galloway receives an urgent letter from his friend Jeremiah Covenant.

    ⚫︎ Single playerClive Barker's Undying has one or more single player game modes.
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    Singularity

    • Windows
    • Steam

    Singularity is a first-person shooter with survival-horror elements. A main gameplay device is an artifact known as the Time Manipulation Device (TMD). The TMD is powered by an E-99 core, and can manipulate time.

    ⚫︎ MultiplayerSingularity offers a game mode for more than one player.
    ⚫︎ Single playerSingularity has one or more single player game modes.
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    We Happy Few

    • Windows

    From the independent studio that brought you Contrast, We Happy Few is an action/adventure game set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England. Hide, fight and conform your way out of this delusional, Joy-obsessed world.

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    Sven Co-op

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Steam

    Sven Coop is an Online Co-operative Modification for Valve's Game, Half-Life.

    ⚫︎ Single playerSven Co-op has one or more single player game modes.
    ⚫︎ MultiplayerSven Co-op offers a game mode for more than one player.
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