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Half-Life: Alyx is 40% off on Steam right now

It's $36 until April 1.

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Half-Life: Alyx is $36 until April 1.

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Half-Life: Alyx is the best reason for a gamer to own a VR headset, and now it's 40% off. The critically acclaimed game is one of many at a great discount on Steam right now, as Valve, the studio behind both Half-Life and Steam, has kicked off a week-long sale. 

Half-Life: Alyx launched last March, free for owners of Valve's Index VR headset and $60 for everyone else. It's now $36 until April 1. As will come as no surprise to those who've followed Valve's record of success, Half-Life: Alyx has received widespread praise, with a score of 93 on Metacritic

"As it concludes, Half-Life: Alyx hits you with something unforgettable, transcending VR tropes for one of gaming's greatest moments," Michael Higham wrote in his review for GameSpot, our sister site. 

Half-Life: Alyx follows Alyx Vance, a character introduced in 2004's Half-Life 2. In the original Half-Life, you play as Gordon Freeman, a survivor of an experiment gone wrong that accidentally opens an inter-dimensional portal. By the time Half-Life 2 starts, Earth has already been conquered by an alien race called The Combine. In Half-Life: Alyx, you mount a resistance movement against the inter-dimensional threat.   

Alyx is one of several games discounted on Steam until April 1. Other notable sales include Cyberpunk 2077 (20% off) Red Dead Redemption 2 (33% off), Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition (80% off) and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Seige (60% off).

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