Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 26 March 2015 20:50 GMT

Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title.

The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied.

Here’s what the mod includes:

  • Complete lighting overhaul including enhanced lighting, more detailed world shadows, and full High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDR).
  • New particle effects and improved fog.
  • Countless bug fixes, correcting both visual and game-based issues.
  • An extensive Community Commentary Mode featuring the voices of well-known Youtubers, including Caddicarus, Brutalmoose, Ricepirate, Balrog the Master, ProJared, and Ross Scott from Freeman’s Mind .
  • Retains the iconic Half-Life 2 visual style and gameplay.

To apply the mod, you must own Half-Life 2, obviously.

Thanks, PC Gamer.

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