To celebrate the release, Valve has made the rest of the series free-to-play until the game comes out.
There are compelling reasons that the series should remain free once the game comes out.
Half-Life is a great series. It basically caused a narrative revolution in video games. Then Half-Life 2 went on one-upped it brilliantly. Since then, Half-Life has basically been over. Despite ending on a cliff-hanger, multiple times, we’ve never received a final entry to the series.
We’ve had some luck over the past few weeks though. Valve has announced a new title in the Half-Life series. Sort of. It’s a VR title and it’s set before the events of the second game. But, at this stage, we’ll take what we can get.