Half-Life 2 Comes To Mac, Gets New Graphics, New Achievements

As promised, Half-Life 2 has come to the Mac as part of Valve's weekly updates to the Steam library. PC gamers are also in for an update, as the classic first-person shooter gets a few new tweaks.

Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two are now available via Steam on Mac, sporting Steam Cloud support that will let players access cross-platform save games remotely. Half-Life 2 and Episode One have also been updated with "improved graphical effects" and new Steam achievements, an excuse to revisit those games.

EVE Online: Tyrannis is also available via Valve's digital distribution service as of now, representing Steam's first day-and-date release for the Mac and PC.


    Ah, the orange box engine (:
    atlast. i am happy

      Yeah its running on a modified orange box engine, because they finally got opengl working with it allowing them to port everything to mac. Valve seems to have done an awesome job with moving to mac, i'd recommend everyone to pick this game up, it has an awesome storyline with a constant air of mystery and a surreal dehumanised earth (plus gman appearances make the game), need I say more get going!

    Half Life 2 is a terrible game. I would advise people who are thinking about trying it out not to.

      Somewhere a puppy died because of that statement, I do hope your happy, wolf.

      Could you qualify that statement? Personally I would recommend everyone try out Half-Life 2, but considering that seems to be the general consensus, I'd suggest that your comments on why it's terrible will be more interesting.

      Given that the only people who are still "thinking about trying it out" are probably Mac people.... yeah, he's right. Don't even think about playing this awful*, awful* game.

      And Wolf just failed as a person.

      Was that sarcasm wolf? I JUST DON'T KNOW ANYMORE :(

      successful troll is successful.

      Your statement is invalid. As is your face

    I agree with dire wolf, half-life 2 is one of the worst games I've ever played. Valve adding fine touches to this is like adding fine touches to a piece of shit.

    Any one know if they're also going to release original Half-Life for Mac?
    Considering I haven't played it, it seems silly to jump straight into the sequel

      There is a version of the original half life that has been ported to the source engine so it is entirely possible. Having said that, HL and HL2 are quite different games story wise and it would not really matter what order you played them in.

      If you were to play the episodes of HL2 however, than I would advise playing them in order.

    Oi Valve, F*CK mac development, release Ep 3 already.

    Looks like Left 4 Dead.... oh wait

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