Half Life 2 Mod Goes Standalone, Renamed as Lambda Wars

It has been around 10 years since Half Life 2 came out and gave us an experience we’ll never forget. Since that time, fans have been requesting Valve to bring back this franchise in the form of Half Life 3.

Although, its been a while but Valve still doesn’t seem intent on bringing the third installment of the series anytime soon.

If you wish to experience Half Life once again, then you should try out Lambda Wars. Though not exactly Half Life, but it is a reimagining of the masterpiece which we know as Half Life 2.

Lambda Wars originally started as a mod under the name of Half Life 2: Wars but was renamed.

Now, developer Vortal Storm has revealed that the mod has gone free to play and standalone. Currently, in its beta phase, Lambda Wars can be played without owning a copy of Half Life 2.

Where Half Life 2 was a first person shooter, Lambda Wars has turned the Half Life universe into a real-time strategy game.

According to the game’s official page on Steam:

“Lambda Wars is a free multiplayer Source Engine modification for Alien Swarm set in the Half-Life 2 universe that brings the war between mankind and their brutal Combine overlords to a traditional real-time strategy (RTS) setting.”

Other features of the game include:

  • Game lobbies and multiplayer support along with a spectator mode.
  • 8 players supported on a variety of different maps.
  • You can choose to play as either resistance or combine.
  • Single-player missions and an offline AL skirmish mode.

To run the game you will need a minimum of 2GB system memory with an Nvidia GeForce 8600GT or better. You can read more about the required PC specs here.

The beta version of the game is now available on Steam, try it out and let us know what you think in the comments.