It's been a long time coming but the Half-Life Source remake Black Mesa is here and it is slaying the Steam charts. People love their Half-Life and with many not being able to partake in the latest adventure due to the VR limitation, the Black Mesa addition makes it an easy win in terms of player enjoyment. 

Black Mesa's reviews have been Overwhelmingly Positive on Valve's Steam platform and for good reason. Black Mesa takes what so many loved about the original game and made it even better with updates and overhauls meant to bring it into this generation of gaming. 

Players once again assume the role of the theoretical physicist Gordan Freeman as he fights his way to safety and freedom after a terrible Black Mesa experiment goes dreadfully wrong. What's worse than having to fight through an alien invasion? Fighting through an alien invasion and fighting through a trigger-happy military clean-up crew at the same time. It's up to you to save the world, you know - no pressure or anything. 

Another Half-Life treasure also made the Top 20 list for the month of March with Alyx in addition to a few other surprise successes as well, which you can see below: 

March's Steam Top 20 List - Game, Developer

Black Mesa

Crowbar Collective

Yes, Your Grace

Brave at Night



Ori and the Will of the Wisps 

Moon Studios & Xbox Game Studios



Borderlands 3

Gearbox Software

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

Cygames INC and Arc System

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition

Undead Labs

AI Shoujo 


DOOM Eternal

Id Software

Panzer Corps 2

Flashback Games

Half-Life Alyx


The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

Nihon Falcom

Bright Memory

FYQD Studio

Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms

Codename Entertainment

Last Oasis

Donkey Crew

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

Koei Tecmo

One Step From Eden

Thomas Moon Kang


NEXT Studios

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

TaleWorlds Entertainment

Ready to learn more about Black Mesa? You can check out the game's Steam page right here. You can also learn more about Half-Life: Alyx with our Game Hub here to learn more about the incredible VR take on this amazing story. 

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