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Half-Life: Alyx (PC VR Digital Download) EXPIRED

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Steam has Half-Life: Alyx (PC VR Digital Download) on sale for $35.99.

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Product Features:
  • Single Player
  • Requires a compatible virtual reality headset to play.
    • Visit the Steam VR Support section here for more info.
  • "Half-Life: Alyx is Valve's VR return to the Half-Life series. It's the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity's only chance for survival."

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    • Offer ends September 20, 2021.
    • This price is $24 off (40% savings) the standard list price of $59.99 and marks the lowest this title has ever been on sale.
    • This offer also matches our very popular frontpage deal from June.
  • Reviews:
    • This title currently has a 8.7 out of 10 user score and 93 out 100 professional critic score on Metacritic.
    • Rated Overwhelmingly Positive (98%) on Steam from over 51,000 reviews.
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This game rules. I got it during the last sale. Totally worth it.
Finally! I haven't even got my wish list alert yet!
It's extremely good, probably the best VR game so far. If you don't want to take my word for it there are ~52,000 reviews with a 98% approval rate.

I enjoyed it much more on my Quest 2 than my Samsung HMD Odyssey+. The only thing I can attribute to the reasoning for this is the immersion capabilities of being wireless. I was disappointed with the Quest 2 at first as it wasn't nearly as capable as it is now to be driven by a laptop. Games that worked flawlessly with the HMD headset would barely run on the Quest 2, wireless or not.

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Finally! I haven't even got my wish list alert yet!
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nice finally a price drop, anyone play this recommend it? Too bad it doesn't look like it can have an addon like counter-strike on top of it or else that would be pretty crazy.
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This game rules. I got it during the last sale. Totally worth it.
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nice finally a price drop, anyone play this recommend it? Too bad it doesn't look like it can have an addon like counter-strike on top of it or else that would be pretty crazy.
It's extremely good, probably the best VR game so far. If you don't want to take my word for it there are ~52,000 reviews with a 98% approval rate.

I enjoyed it much more on my Quest 2 than my Samsung HMD Odyssey+. The only thing I can attribute to the reasoning for this is the immersion capabilities of being wireless. I was disappointed with the Quest 2 at first as it wasn't nearly as capable as it is now to be driven by a laptop. Games that worked flawlessly with the HMD headset would barely run on the Quest 2, wireless or not.
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Best game ever! If you have a capable system, don't debate it, just get it!!
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Quote from Jason060514 :
It's extremely good, probably the best VR game so far. If you don't want to take my word for it there are ~52,000 reviews with a 98% approval rate.

I enjoyed it much more on my Quest 2 than my Samsung HMD Odyssey+. The only thing I can attribute to the reasoning for this is the immersion capabilities of being wireless. I was disappointed with the Quest 2 at first as it wasn't nearly as capable as it is now to be driven by a laptop. Games that worked flawlessly with the HMD headset would barely run on the Quest 2, wireless or not.
I have an odyssey+, how well does it work with alyx? Any issues?
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Buy the game now, or wait for a price drop?

Hmmmm.... My i5-6600k/1070/16GB RAM/SSD with a Rift gen 1 can barely run it supposedly.
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I have an odyssey+, how well does it work with alyx? Any issues?
Well, it seemed to work fine but the issues that I did have happened after over a half-hour of play and were during hectic scenes. I'd go to reload or turn quickly while multiple enemies were on screen and the screen would go somewhat haywire, bouncing around. I can't give you an answer beyond that because this was relatively close to the release of Alyx and not sure if this was attributed to an overheating graphical issue, drivers, or the game itself. I did a quick search and there doesn't appear to be an issue with other users that a reinstall of WMR for Steam or a reopening of the game didn't fix. I can say that the game looked amazing not having to compress the graphics the way the Quest 2 does. Going from the Odyssey+ to the Quest 2 I was incredibly disappointed with the initial graphics on the Quest 2. Despite having an extremely powerful desktop the Quest 2 looked noticably worse than Odyssey+ on a laptop with half the power. It's not as bad anymore as there's been a lot of optimization. I did have an official link cable on launch of the Quest 2 and it wasn't any better than using Virtual Desktop.
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This game is unreal with the Valve Index
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Buy the game now, or wait for a price drop?

Hmmmm.... My i5-6600k/1070/16GB RAM/SSD with a Rift gen 1 can barely run it supposedly.
Eh, it should be fine as long as you use the recommended settings. Statistics show the 1070 is roughly 30+% faster than the 1060 and it's a GPU intensive game. There are many videos on YouTube with benchmark testing. I know most of the time you don't enjoy playing a game on a system with the minimum requirements but I would assume Valve went against the norm and instead of suggesting a minimum requirement that the game will run on they suggested a minimum requirement to enjoy the game as they intended. I can only speculate but the benchmarks seem to support that. I remember playing Stalker with the minimum settings and was dropping to like 20 fps.
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Man I paid $1,000 for it! 🙁
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Really fantastic game.
I bought a Quest 1 just to play this, and while I've played a few other games on it, nothing compares to me, so far. Virtual Desktop worked great with my strong WiFi signal, once I got it set up.
I really can't imagine anybody who enjoys gaming not loving this. If you are already a fan of the Half Life series, it's an absolute lock that you'll love this (unless you get motion sickness, I suppose!)
I plan to keep my Quest 1 until FB forces me to link it to my FB account (sometime next year if memory serves) and then I'll either buy an Index 2 (if Valve has something like that available,) or muddle along with the Quest 1 until something really revolutionary is released.
Maybe a Quest 3, but I'm hopeful that in 2 years time something much, much better without the Facebook compromises will be available - and yes, I'll be happy to spend ~2x the cost of a Quest to have no ties to The Social Network :-)

Anyway, if you have a VR setup that can play this, buy it - at this price it's a steal given the hours of quality entertainment and fun you're going to receive.
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The best VR game out there.
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