Frequently Asked Questions
While Half-Life: Alyx features horror elements like face crawlers, it is not a game based around scaring the user. For those unphased by horror, Half-Life: Alyx is not scary. However, Half-Life: Alyx can send a good shiver down your spine if you have a low threshold for horror.
For those on a budget and looking for the cheapest possible way to experience Half-Life: Alyx, the Oculus 2 offers a fantastic gaming experience. However, if you are a graphics connoisseur and expect games to be flawless and run on ultra-high settings at all times, you might find the Oculus 2 wanting.
The truth is that Half-Life: Alyx has so many layers that there is something to enjoy at all quality levels. The Quest 2 does an admirable job delivering that experience.
Released exclusively in virtual reality, Valve has no plans to provide a way to play Half-Life: Alyx without a VR headset. If you are willing to explore user-created mods, it might be possible to play Half-Life: Alyx without a headset. Depending on your comfort level fiddling with user-created technology, that might not be an option for everyone.