Is Steam power the future?

Your guide to Valve's online store and its essential downloads

A no-brainer, to be fair. Half-Life 2 is the daddy of first-person shooters and arguably the best game of its era. Surely you haven't ignored it thus far? If you're still not convinced, download the show-off level Lost Coast or the main demo - they're free. Lost Coast in particular is also stunningly gorgeous if you have modern hardware.

Above: Play it now or they stop smiling and beat you to death

Above: Play it now or they stop smiling and beat you to death

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