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Half-Life (PC cover
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Half-Life

An FPS set in a science-fiction world, created by the debuting American studio Valve Software. The story takes place in secret research facility of Black Mesa and begins the main character of the game – Gordon Freeman - arrives at the facility.

Action | FPP | science fiction | FPS | shooters

Half-Life Release Date

19Nov1998

PC

30Nov2001

PS2

developer: Valve Software publisher: Sierra Official website

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Despite the fact that Half-Life is considered a first-person shooter, it is unusual representative of the genre. Even the beginning of the game doesn’t resemble a typical FPS game – we arrive at work as Gordon Freeman, a scientist working in a secret lab called Black Mesa. Everyone is friendly and there is no need to kill anybody, not to mention the fact that we are unarmed. Only after a big disaster the actual action starts.

We don’t save the world in this game, we need to save ourselves by escaping the destroyed complex. Our escape path is blocked by alien invaders, though, as well as human marines tasked with making sure that no one comes out of the lab alive. However, some of our collegues survived, too, and it is possible to cooperate with them.

The atmosphere of horror is much better than in many productions of that genre. Our enemies are very intelligent and even fight among themselves, so we can avoid combat in more than one occasion. Great graphics and sound only boost the suspense and the fear of what’s around the corner. Half-Life is definitely a game worth checking out.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1 - 32  

Media type: 1 CD

User score: 8,7 / 10 based on 5061 votes.

PEGI rating Half-Life

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Half-Life System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium II 266MHz
  • 32MB RAM
  • graphic card
Sony PlayStation 2

PlayStation 2

  • Uses:
  • memory card
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