Half-Life 2 : Popularity, reviews, price, and Steam data

Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 is a game released on Steam on 16 Nov, 2004. The developer of this game is Valve and the publisher is Valve. This article will analyze the number of players, playing time, comments, price and other data of this game on the Steam platform. Tip: The data in the article will be updated regularly. Most of the data we use for Half-Life 2 comes from the Steam platform.

Game popularity

According to Steam data, the highest number of concurrent players in Half-Life 2 yesterday (April 01, 2024) was 1,559, and the highest number of concurrent players in the past 30 days was 2,397. Historically, the game’s highest concurrent player count was 14,378, which occurred in August 2021. The number of concurrent players means the number of people playing the same game at the same time. If ranked based on the number of players, Half-Life 2 is currently ranked #516 on the Steam platform. Most Popular Games Ranking – Steam Tools

Time range Maximum number of concurrent players
2024-04-01 1,559
Last 30 days 2,397
All Time Past 14,378

If you want to see the real-time player count of Half-Life 2 on the Steam platform, you can find it at the top of the game's community homepage.

Check the current number of players (real-time): https://steamcommunity.com/app/220

Game Time

According to Steamspy, the average game time for Half-Life 2 is 28.1 hours, which includes data since the game's release. According to Gamalytic.com, the average game time for Half-Life 2 is 17.3 hours. You can combine these two data sources to determine how long players spend playing games. Game time represents the time a player spends playing the game. Something to consider is that online multiplayer games typically have longer playtime than single-player games. You may spend more or less time playing Half-Life 2. Game & Player Time Ranking - Steam Tools

Time range Average play time (hours)
All Time Past 28.1 (Steamspy)
All Time Past 17.3 (Gamalytic)

Country distribution

Players of Half-Life 2 mainly come from the following countries: United States (21.4%), Russia (10.4%), China (9.0%), United Kingdom (4.9%), Germany (4.5%), Turkey (4.2%), Canada (3.7%), Brazil (3.0%), Poland (2.5%), Australia (2.4%), Japan (2.2%), France (2.2%), Argentina (1.9%), Ukraine (1.9%), Spain (1.2%), Sweden (1.1%), Netherlands (1.1%), Italy (1.0%), Finland (0.9%), Mexico (0.9%). Due to possible missing data, this data may not list all countries. This is not an exact number, but it can be used as a reference.

Country Proportion of gamers
United States 21.4%
Russia 10.4%
China 9.0%
United Kingdom 4.9%
Germany 4.5%
Turkey 4.2%
Canada 3.7%
Brazil 3.0%
Poland 2.5%
Australia 2.4%
Japan 2.2%
France 2.2%
Argentina 1.9%
Ukraine 1.9%
Spain 1.2%
Sweden 1.1%
Netherlands 1.1%
Italy 1.0%
Finland 0.9%
Mexico 0.9%

User Reviews

Half-Life 2 currently has a total of 189,156 user reviews on the Steam platform and a user rating of 97. If the user rating is greater than 70, we think most people like the game. Among all user reviews, 184,643 reviews are positive and 4,513 reviews are negative. The game currently has a score of 96 on metacritic.com. You can judge whether Half-Life 2 is a good game based on these user reviews.

Review Types Data Details
Total Reviews 189,156 (A)
Positive Reviews 184,643 (B)
Negative Reviews 4,513
User Ratings 97 (B/A)
Metacritic score 96

Price Comparison

According to Steam's regional pricing, Half-Life 2 may be priced differently in different countries. This game is not a free game. We will collect price data for this game in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Turkey. Due to missing data, the table below may not list all countries mentioned above. Judging from the data, Half-Life 2 currently has the lowest price in Turkey, which is 46% cheaper than the highest price. The current data update time is April 01, 2024.

Country Price USD
United States $9.99 $9.99
United Kingdom £8.50 $10.74
Germany 9,75€ $10.52
France 9,75€ $10.52
Italy 9,75€ $10.52
Brazil R$ 32,99 $6.59
Turkey $5.79 USD $5.79
Argentina $5.79 USD $5.79
Mexico Mex$ 123.99 $7.49

Number of game owners

According to Gamalytic.com, the number of players who own Half-Life 2 is approximately 14,039,108. According to Steamspy, the number of players who own Half-Life 2 is somewhere between 5,000,000 and 10,000,000. You can combine data from these two sources to determine the total number of players for the game. It should be noted that this data is not an accurate value and may be significantly different from the real data. The game's developer or publisher may disclose Half-Life 2's real sales figures.

Game name Number of game owners (forecast data)
Half-Life 2 14,039,108 (Gamalytic)
Half-Life 2 5,000,000 - 10,000,000 (Steamspy)

Sales and Revenue

According to data from Gamalytic.com, it is estimated that the number of people who have purchased or downloaded Half-Life 2 directly on the Steam platform is approximately 9,503,655. The game's total revenue is approximately $37,612,421 (USD). For premium games, this data includes base game sales. For free-to-play games, this data takes into account all revenue sources. Tip: The sales volume and revenue of this game are calculated based on data simulation, which may be different from the actual data.

Data type Data Details
Copies Sold 9,503,655
Total Revenue 37,612,421

Number of followers

Half-Life 2 has 78,553 followers on the Steam platform. Usually the more followers a game has, the more popular it is. There is a certain degree of correlation between the number of followers of a game and the number of players of the game.

Game name Number of followers
Half-Life 2 78,553


The appid of Half-Life 2 is 220. The appid is a unique ID assigned to each game by the Steam platform. You can splice the appid into the URL, which can help you easily find the game on Steam. Example: https://store.steampowered.com/app/220/

Game name APPID
Half-Life 2 220

Supported languages

Half-Life 2 supports 18 languages, including English. The list of supported languages for this game is: English*, French*, German*, Italian*, Korean*, Spanish - Spain*, Russian*, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese - Portugal, Swedish, Thai
*languages with full audio support

Language Availability
Spanish - Spain*
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Portuguese - Portugal

System Requirements

According to Steam data, Half-Life 2 supports systems including Windows, Mac, Linux.

System Availability

Windows Minimum:

  • OS *: Windows 7, Vista, XP
  • Processor: 1.7 Ghz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 8.1 level Graphics Card (requires support for SSE)
  • Storage: 6500 MB available space

Mac Minimum:

  • OS: Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, Intel HD 3000 or higher