Half-Life vs Half-Life 2 vs Half-Life Alyx Graphics Comparison

YouTube’s ‘PlayGround’ has shared a video comparison between Half-Life, Half-Life 2 and Half Life Alyx. This video compares the graphics of these three Half-Life games, and shows off their graphical evolution.

The first Half-Life came out in 1998 and used the GoldSrc Engine. On the other hand, Half-Life 2 came out in 2004 and used the Source Engine. And, as we all know, Half-Life Alyx came out this year and uses Source 2 Engine.

To be honest, it’s pretty fascinating watching such comparison videos. These videos can give us an idea of the graphical improvements that an X company implements in its sequels. And, even though Half-Life Alyx is a VR game, we can instantly notice its better visuals.

As we’ve already stated, Valve does not plan to release a non-VR version of Half-Life Alyx. And since this latest Half-Life game looks great in its VR version, we kind of wonder what visuals a modern-day non-VR Half-Life game would have.

But anyway, enjoy the following comparison video and stay tuned for more!

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John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email