Half-Life 2 (Sep 29, 2004 prototype)

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Half-Life 2 (Sep 29, 2004 prototype)
Build date Sep 29, 2004
Build name Build 2153
Dump status Released
File release date September 29, 2004
Origin CD-R disc
Game Half-Life 2
System PC
Genre First-Person Shooting
Final build WW Sep 29, 2004
Release date WW Nov 16, 2004

A late prototype of Half-Life 2 for PC.


The Cutting Room Floor research
  • Near identical to final build.
  • The only differences are bugs and friends menu, It was included with the Collector's Edition package, likely due to it taking more time to produce than the other editions due to including a T-Shirt and Guide.
  • At this time, the Steam overlay didn't exist and you had to use a Friends menu to see your friends. When the Steam overlay was added in 2009, all Source Engine games were updated to remove the Friends menu.
  • The Friends menu doesn't function anymore as the old Valve servers are offline.