I fully understand that posts have been made that already address this question. Just give me a chance to differentiate.

I am in love with the Half-Life series ever since I finished the first game (Half-Life 1).

I bought the rest of the Half-Life series on Steam. I want to play ALL of them, no matter if it is source, a tech demo, a multiplayer game, or a fan-made remake. I was just wondering what order I should go about playing them.

So far, the recommendations I have read do not include all of the games from Steam.

The games I have are:

  • Half-Life -- [finished already]
  • Half-Life: Opposing Force
  • Half-Life: Blue Shift
  • Half-Life: Source
  • Half-Life Deathmatch: Source
  • Half-Life 2
  • Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
  • Half-Life 2: Episode One
  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two
  • Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
  • Black Mesa

(I have already played Portal and Portal 2, if that is useful info)

Thanks, I really appreciate your feedback

  • You're asking the same thing, I'm afraid. Unfortunately, we don't allow duplicates, even if answers are missing things you want to know.
    – Frank
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 3:34
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    @Frank Thanks for letting me know, I'll try my best to piece things together on my own. Have a great day :)
    – John Doe
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 3:37
  • @Frank I would argue that it would likely be the other way around? This question is more complete than the other - (for a terrible analogy) the other question is asking about apples and pears, whereas this question is asking about apples, pears, oranges, and grapes? There's no way that a person asking this question can gain an answer a question that is only addressing half of what they're asking?
    – Ben
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 3:42
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    @Ben The question is the same. The answers may not address all the various games, but the question wants to know the same thing. That's an argument for updating the answer, not asking it again.
    – Frank
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 3:45
  • @JohnDoe if you do find a specific order - feel free to add/update the answer to the original question :)
    – Ben
    Commented Jun 1, 2016 at 3:54


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