Valve has quietly made the original Half Life available for Mac and Linux, no one knew that they were doing this as I know. The original Half Life is one of the most popular FPS games of all time, and even though I never got into the game, a lot of people loved the game. Valve hasn’t made any official announcements regarding the new versions, in fact, they still have the game only listed as Windows compatible. Half Life is one of the many games that have been Windows exclusive, but it looks like the company is finally going to start porting the games to Mac and Linux.
The game was originally released back in 1998, and the price is pretty cheap if you’re looking to play it for the first time. Valve currently sells the game for just $10 bucks, and from what I’ve heard from the game’s cult following, it’s worth way more than that. Phoronix has stated that the Linux version uses a heavily modified version of the Quake engine, and is considered to be in the beta stages, but it’s definitely still playable. I’ve also read that the Mac version will run on any modern Mac machine, so any compatibility issues shouldn’t be a problem.