Half-Life 2 for PC
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Half-Life 2

Nov 16, 2004

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About this game

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

59824 Reviews
9.51
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2 reviews
8.50
Sep 3, 2019

One of its kind...

10
Aug 30, 2019

Half Life 2 is indeed a revolutionary game that changed gameplay of almost all games after it. The physics implemented is better than many of the games of te present time. you have to be well aware of your own capacities and environment to complete the game. Though it is revolutionary in terms of gameplay, the story provided is not that strong and does not succeed in dwelling the players into. And the absurd ending does not reward our time invested into.

No gamer will hate this game, but those who are in for a good narrative, are probably to be disappointed a lot

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Critic Reviews

4 Reviews
8.54
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.
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.

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