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'. 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 (Paid), Black Mesa (Paid), The Darkness II (Paid) and Clive Barker's Undying (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 25, 2020

    1. Doom (Series)

      • Windows
      • Steam
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      • 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.
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    2. Quake (Series)

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      • Steam
      Quake is a series of first-person shooter video games released by id Software. In the game, players must find their way out of various maze-like, medieval environments while battling a variety of monsters using a wide array of guns. The successor to id’s... Represent entire series of Quake games.
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    3. Black Mesa is a third-party remake of Half-Life developed and published by Crowbar Collective.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      The Hammer of Thyrion project is a cross-platform source port effort of Raven Software's Hexen.
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    4. 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. The Darkness 1 is released only for consoles.
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    5. The game begins in 1923, after World War I veteran Patrick Galloway receives an urgent letter from his friend Jeremiah Covenant.
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    6. 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...
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    7. 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.
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    8. 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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    9. Online co-op game based on Half-Life.
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