If there is a will, there is a way and Half Life 2 fans have found a way to make the beloved Valve game work on Nintendo Switch. Half Life 2 is one of the most acclaimed PC games ever released, partly because it was a major leap forward for games at that time. It had amazing graphics, a revolutionary physics system, excellent gameplay, and an engaging story. It then spawned several episodic “sequels”, but the story never really ended, as the legendary Half Life 3 has still not been published. The release of Half-Life: Alyxa prequel to Half Life 2end up picking up where Half Life 2: Episode 2 scrapped, possibly suggesting a sequel is on the way…but no one really knows.
Nevertheless, there is a new way to live Half Life 2type of. Twitter user OatmealDome found a way to mod Half Life 2 on the new Portal: Companion Collection which brought both Portal games to Nintendo Switch. Half Life 2 revolves above Portal 1 and that’s largely because the two games share the same code. Of course, given that it’s not a native port of Gordon Freeman’s adventure, it’s far from perfect. The game crashes a lot, only a certain number of levels are actually available, etc. Even though it’s just a mod and it’s not perfect, it was done in about a day, which is pretty impressive. The images also show that the game can run very well, so maybe Valve will bring Half Life 2 at some point or maybe even give us The orange box on Nintendo Switch.
If fans want to play the Half-Life series on the go right now, they’ll need to pick up a Steam Deck. The Valve-made handheld is a sturdier Nintendo Switch and can run a lot of truly amazing PC games, including titles like Ring of Elden. It’s pretty impressive technology and one that gave the Nintendo Switch a run for its money.
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