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Half-Life: Alyx Review

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Initial release date: March 23, 2020
Engine: Source 2
Developer: Valve Corporation
Composer: Mike Morasky
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux
Writers: Erik Wolpaw, Jay Pinkerton, Sean Vanaman

Half-Life: Alyx is a 2020 virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter developed and published by Valve. Taking place before the events of Half-Life 2 (2004), players control Alyx Vance as she and her father Eli fight the occupying alien Combine. Players use VR to interact with the environment and fight enemies, using “gravity gloves” to manipulate objects, similarly to the gravity gun from Half-Life 2. Traditional elements from the series return, such as exploration, puzzles, and physics-based combat.

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