What order to play Half Life games in?

I just bought the Half Life: Complete package from Steam (Only $10? Don't mind if I do) and I was curious as to what order to play them in so the story flows better. Figured I had the basics down:

Half Life

Half Life: Opposing Force / Blue Shift

Half Life: Source / Deathmatch: Source (?)

Half Life 2

Half Life 2: Episode 1 / Episode 2

Half Life 2: Lost Coast

Half Life 2: Deathmatch

Still kind of lost -_-


I was looking for a little more specificity (not the blatant fact that there's a 'first' game and a 'second' game). Source and Deathmatch sound like multiplayer so they might not affect me, but what about the parts not in the vanilla game?

2 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    Play them in their chronological order, you won't want to play Half Life 2 and then go back to one where the graphics and gameplay are comparatively more frustrating.

  • 4 years ago

    purchase a million/2-existence a million Anthology on Steam! It includes all 3 of the unique video games (halflife, blue shift AND Opposing tension) to no longer point out, group fort classic. that could be a great interest, and you will desire to understand the Black Mesa tale earlier persevering with onto HL2.

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