Although, fans of the franchise have been patiently for Half-Life 3, which we still hope will happen soon, the most recent entry in the franchise, Half-Life: Alyx, has received critical acclaim. Unfortunately, it makes use a VR headset, which has resulted in many fans of the franchise not being able to play the game. Until now.
A brand new mod for Half-Life: Alyx claims to let you finish the game without a VR setup.
While this isn’t the first VR-less mod for the game, previous iterations have been a tad on the janky side, making finishing the game without VR a daunting task. This new mod, however, seems to work much better, which is quite a feat considering that the controls for the game had to be adapted to work without VR controls. The game basically controls like a standard first-person shooter.
Although the mod seems to work great, it is still obvious that Alyx was made to be played with VR. Even the walkthrough included with the mod, suggests players use ‘god mode’ during the tougher sections of the game.
The Half-Life: Alyx mod is available online, along with instructions on how to install it and play the game using the mod.