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Game Box for Half-Life 2: Episode Two (PC)

Half-Life 2: Episode Two PC

The second official expansion pack to Half-Life 2 that shows the following adventures of the two characters known from the previous installments – Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance.

This is Half-Life 2 expansion pack.

Action | FPP | science fiction | FPS | episodic | shooters

PC / Windows
Half-Life 2: Episode Two cover

developer: Valve Software

publisher: Valve Corporation

Official website

Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

10October2007

Episode Two is the second official expansion to Half-Life 2 - first person perspective shooter released in 2004 and considered by many critics as the best FPS in the history of video games. The story of the expansion revolves around the data taken by Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance from the ruined alien Citadel (these events happened in Episode One released in the middle of 2006).

In the second episode, which is of similar length as the first one, the player will visit territories outside City 17. In addition to realistic forests, the developers prepared a hidden military base that stocks rockets with nuclear warheads and an old abandoned mine. Part of the route will be travelled inside a completely new vehicle that can be used by two people (the driver plus the gunner).

The expansion offers a completely new weapon that will help Gordon in exterminating Striders giant robots that are a great threat in Half-Life 2. The Gravity Gun that can be used for interacting with the surroundings received new properties as well. In Episode Two, the player will face complicated riddles (hardest in the series) that, to be solved, require not only creativity but the understanding of basic physical rules as well.

A new enemy appears in Half-Life 2: Episode Two Hunter, who, due to his small size, can travel through even the most difficult terrain. Robots of this type are communicating with Striders this makes them very dangerous.

The game is distributed in two ways as part of The Orange Box set and as a standalone set containing Half Life 2: Episode One and Episode Two.


Game score 8.98 / 10 calculated out of 2282 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.9 / 10 calculated out of 7 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Pentium 4 3 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 5700 or better), 5 GB HDD, Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Internet connection

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Game Guide & Walkthrough
Half-Life 2: Episode Two Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 11 April 2007

Full walkthrough. A new episode for one of the best-selling action games of all time.

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