Celebrating 10 Years of Source Engine with 10 Source Games
It’s hard to believe that
Valve’s Source engine
is turning 10 years old this month. We still remember being amazed at the Half-Life 2 tech demo shown back in 2003 at E3 and how we marveled at the huge leap in graphics as the notorious G-man appeared looking extremely lifelike.
While the Source engine’s focus was primarily made for first-person games, it hasn’t stopped modders and developers from creating side-scrolling, RTS, top-down shooters, and puzzle games too. Over the years, Valve has improved and updated the engine for anyone wishing to use it. From the
to better authoring tools, Source is a versatile engine that has allowed developers to create games on a wide variety of platforms.
So we decided to celebrate the engine's tenth anniversary by choosing what we think are the 10 best Source games out there and list them in chronological order. We have to admit, it was tough considering that there is a 10-year span to choose from. As a result, we chose only one game for each franchise that made it on our list.
Let us know what you think of our list and tell us what your favorite Source engine game is.
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Half-Life 2 won an astonishing 39 Game of the Year Awards. It is considered to be one of the best shooters of our time due to its advanced physics, narrative, animation, AI, and graphics. Need we say more?
Release Date: November 16, 2004 - Metacritic Score: 96