The Source VR Mod Team has released Half-Life 2 VR Mod Episode One for free on Steam, giving gamers the chance to experience a virtual reality adaptation of the classic first-person shooter. The mod offers support for all SteamVR headsets, including the Valve Index, Meta Quest 2, and HTC Vive, and features a fully integrated radial menu, two-handed weapons, and manual reloading. The VR gravity gun is perhaps the biggest draw of the mod, allowing players to pick up and hurl objects and enemies with the Zero Point Energy Field manipulator.
Half-Life 2 Fan-Made VR Mod Is Out Now
Players take on the role of Gordon Freeman, returning to City 17 and teaming up with Alyx Vance to take on the Combine. The mod requires players to own the original Half-Life 2 Episode One on their account, but it is not necessary to have the game installed to play the VR conversion. The mod also includes support for bHaptics vests, allowing players to feel the immersion all over their bodies.
The community-made Half-Life 2 VR Mod Episode One comes hot on the heels of Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx, which has been a huge success. The mod expands the virtual reality adventures available for the classic FPS game and offers all the modern conveniences of virtual reality, such as functional iron sights, optional laser sights, and quick reload accessibility settings.
The announcement trailer for the mod showcases just how much fun the VR gravity gun can be, picking up everything from barrels to Combine soldiers and hurtling them around the environment. The mod is sure to appeal to fans of the original game and virtual reality enthusiasts alike, offering a fresh take on a classic game that continues to captivate gamers over a decade after its initial release.