Half-Life 2 System Requirements

 

Recommended Requirements

  • Processor: Intel Pentium III 1200Mhz / AMD Athlon XP 1500+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon 9000 Series 64MB or NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 64MB
  • RAM: 0MB
  • HDD: 4.5 GB
  • DirectX 8 Compatible Graphics Card
1998. Half-Life sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer. NOW. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment to the behaviors, and even emotions, of both friends and enemies. The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people he cares about are counting on him.
FPS System Benchmark
200+ FPS
High
Graphics Card
8.85
How well optimised is Half-Life 2 for PC? 9.8
9.8
Where does Half-Life 2 rank in the list of the most demanding games?
Genres: Shooter , Sim , Adventure
Can I run Half-Life 2
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Half-Life 2 System Requirements

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Recommended
Processor
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VRAM
RAM
0MB
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DirectX
8
HDD Space
4.5 GB

Half-Life 2 PC Release Date:

16 Nov 2004

Alternative Game Tags: Half Life 2, Gordon Freeman, Black Mesa, Combine, Valve, City 17, 2004, hl2

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10:48 Sep-14-2019
Can I run Half-Life 2 at 60FPS on ultra at 1080p?
Ryzen R7 1700 Radeon R7 370 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition 12GB
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13:06 Jan-31-2021

Oh absolutely, your rig will even run this on 4k

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02:19 Nov-03-2018

can i run with 9900k and 2080 ti on low with at least 30 fps 480p?

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12:37 Jun-03-2018
Can I run Half-Life 2 at 30FPS on low at 720p?
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12:21 Jun-19-2018

lol its half life 2 ofc you can run

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14:13 Apr-15-2021

I voted yes because...I run in weaker CPU and the same GPU in 4k 60FPS in maximum settings.

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14:31 Oct-23-2017
Can I run Half-Life 2 at 60FPS on medium at 1080p?
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15:15 Mar-02-2018

Very easily. If I can get it running very well on a Core 2 Duo E7300 and GMA 3100 system, then yours will do well too.

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19:01 Aug-11-2017
Can I run Half-Life 2 at 60FPS on high at 1080p?
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17:16 Oct-25-2017

maybe not 1080p maybe 720p

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13:10 Jan-31-2021

It should be able to, just make sure you dont push the hardware to its limit otherwise you'll get fps drops.

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14:19 Jul-15-2017

Other than a few drops when there are a lot of barrels explding at once, this is a very consistent 60FPS for me on maxed out settings with a mediocre laptop. This should run a basically anything.

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07:49 Sep-24-2016
Can I run Half-Life 2 at 30FPS on low at 720p?
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08:13 Sep-24-2016

Of course. ;)
Even 10-year-old GMA 950 can run it really well.

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13:07 Jan-31-2021

I see no issues with this, you'll run it smoothly.

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17:54 Apr-21-2016

one of the greatest fps of the world Freeman rocks

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21:43 Dec-26-2015

For some reason all Source games lag to me. Any other works fine. Solutions?

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04:43 Mar-12-2016

Try turning off AA. I used to have the same problem.

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12:45 Nov-13-2015

All the system requirements is passed but why there is an ERROR, maybe because My windows is 32-bit?

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17:52 Apr-12-2016

Good luck getting above 5fps with that gpu. You must be a sad man.

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19:47 Nov-03-2015

My childhood, still think best game, and waiting final part of greatest franchise! Lord Gaben, when?

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22:44 Oct-20-2015

Legendary game

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02:06 Jan-26-2016

indeed.

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18:39 Oct-06-2015

Why does everyone keep asking if they can run it in the comments? JUST ****ING CHECK! That's why that thing where you enter your computer specs is there.

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12:52 Oct-19-2015

Sometimes the requirements given by devs are higher than what's actually needed to play or in some cases, lower

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00:24 Oct-21-2015

Exactly.

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09:12 Aug-28-2015

Settings and fps pls

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00:24 Oct-21-2015

Min settings, 800x600p 12fps.


Really though you can Max everything at 60+fps

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19:12 Feb-20-2016

My laptop vs The Divison in a nutshell

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19:38 Apr-29-2015

Guys, can i run it properly on my laptop? P9500 2.53 6MB, 4GB RAM ... this is fine, but my GPU is GMA 4500HD. I hope i can run it on medium, possibly on 1440 x 900.

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14:57 Mar-23-2015

If you have a similar rig like me you can run the game on ultra (4MSAA & 16 antrosophic)
on about 300 fps


But i think this comment was bloody useless :D

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22:54 Jun-02-2015

Hi my rig is very similar, I am downloading HL2 right now I will get back to you, although I doubt 300 fps lol

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00:03 Jun-03-2015

too my own surprise yes i got 300 fps lol, highest settings(AA and all), at 1080p 300 fps.

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08:27 Mar-01-2015

Can i run it?

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23:06 Mar-07-2015

You should be able to, your GPU however is a big bottleneck here, if you had a better one then you could run this at max settings easily. Currently you should set it at medium-high settings to get a good framereate.

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14:24 Jan-19-2015

One of the best games ever made. It was so before it's time. I remember when it came out, i could not belive the graphics, back then it was so real and the story was awesome. I hope they make HL3.

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14:47 Dec-24-2014

can i run it low with 1fps at 1x1p?

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20:12 Jan-10-2015

lol

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21:13 Feb-21-2015

No you can't, sorry.

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17:54 Apr-12-2016

I think your phone can run this game at high no aa...

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22:25 Sep-29-2014

Just curious how many FPS will i get on this game? :)

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03:17 Oct-18-2014

More than you would ever possibly need.

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17:54 Apr-12-2016

Translation: Above 300 fps.

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