Time to fire up the old Gordon Freeman crowbar headcrab removal simulator – Half Life 2 Update is here!
Besides new visual goodies, this community-made update brings a bunch of stability and bug fixes.
Note that you need to own Half Life 2 on Steam in order to install this mod, but come on, if you’re a serious gamer, you probably have it already.
Check out the comparison video below:
While not as obvious as the infamous Cinematic Mod, Half Life 2 Update mod tweaks some lighting and shadows effects without sacrificing the actual look and feel of the original.
Get it at Steam
Other notable free Half Life 2 mods on Steam:
Fortress Forever – with mostly positive reviews on Steam, Fortress Forever is a free, Community-made Source mod inspired by the earlier versions of the Team Fortress series (Team Fortress Classic and QuakeWorld Team Fortress). HL2 required.
Modular Combat – Based on Half Life 2, Modular Combat is a role-playing shooter with 3 modes.
Note that the HL2 is no longer required for Modular Combat! Check it out in action:
Zombie Master – this one has been out for a while but we had to mention it – come on, it’s Half Life with Zombies!