Half-Life 2 for PC
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Half-Life 2

Nov 16, 2004
9.56
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Excellent
3rd of 38537

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About this game

Developer: Valve Corporation
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Half-Life 2 takes the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original Half-Life and adds startling new realism and responsiveness. Welcome to a world where your presence affects everything else. From the physical environment to the behaviors and emotions of both friends and enemies, every move has a consequence. Enjoy the unique combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Characters can assess threats, navigate tricky terrain and fashion weapons from whatever is at hand. Lush and realistic environments - objects obey the laws of mass, friction, gravity and buoyancy.

System Requirements

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7, Vista, XP
  • Processor: 1.7 Ghz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 8.1 level Graphics Card (requires support for SSE)
  • Storage: 6500 MB available space

Gamer Reviews

83472 Reviews
9.65
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Jun 14, 2022
VERIFIED

Probably the best game I've ever played. The story, combat, physics, atmosphere, and gameplay overall, this is an amazing game 100%. There is so much attention to detail. Everything about this game is amazing.

Jun 15, 2021
VERIFIED

New PC in 2021, but no GPU.

Doesn't matter, let's play this GOAT with my integrated intel uhd630

New AAA games are better looking of course but damn, what a game

May 10, 2021

Ive always heard of this game and ima be honest i did start with this game rather than the first because y not lol. Even tho I dont know much about what took place in the first this game makes u feel like u fit in enough to the point you believe you know what happened.

Critic Reviews

4 Reviews
9.48
John BrandonDec 18, 2007
Like the original Half-Life, this sequel has cinematic presentation and a better-than-Hollywood plot written by a legit science fiction author. There are memorable, well-written characters, such as the beautiful scientist Alyx and your friend, Dog. We can't spoil it, but watch for him. Plus, there's a presence in this game; it inspires an ominous unease. Half-Life 2 has an artistic but militaristic feel, and there are some genuinely scary moments, especially if you have any sort of headcrab phobia.
9.70
Dan AdamsNov 15, 2004
Like I said before, it doesn't do a whole lot differently than other games in the shooter genre in terms of pure gameplay innovation, but it takes existing styles, then mixes, matches and makes them better. ...It'll hook you, reel you in, and hold you captive for serious hours of hardcore brilliance. This is gaming at its best and shows that the future holds no bounds when the might of technology, precision of design, and touch of artistry work in tandem.
Jason OcampoNov 15, 2004
The original Half-Life shipped with such a mode, and it was fun to play with some of those settings and weapons in a multiplayer arena. ...When you combine the strong single-player campaign of Half-Life 2 with the popular online play of Counter-Strike, the result is one of the most complete and compelling first-person shooter packages available. While Half-Life 2 breaks little new ground, it's still a superb and engaging first-person shooter, as well as an amazing technological accomplishment.

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