While short, this riveting entry in the Half-Life 2 saga boasts some of the most memorable moments in all of gaming.
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What follows is a five hour jaunt that throws many, thrilling set-piece moments at you and between exciting shootouts, clever puzzles and big plot points in between, there is never a dull moment. In one sequence you will traverse some excentric looking underground mines and setup a perimeter to fend off a massive Antlion counter attack. Next thing you know, you are driving around in a muscle car, fighting the new Hunter enemies, deal with an attack helicopter and race to shut silo doors as you combat an enemy breach in a missile facility, its all pretty spectacular. Episode Two boasts nothing but fantastic gameplay and no element feels underwhelming as you will exercise your trigger finger, just as much as your brain when you tackle the more trickier puzzles.
Like that of Half-Life 2 the only real issue are the abrupt, sometimes overly long loading times that get in the way of an otherwise, extraordinary adventure and yes, five hours isnt the longest length but since Episode two is practically being sold at the price of peanuts on steam, anyone with a even a remotely interest in Half-Life 2 will want to check out Half-Life 2: Episode Two.
+Paced perfectly--never a dull moment or boring downtime
+Same great Half-Life 2 gameplay, visuals and physics
+Its really cheap.
-Long and abrupt loadtimes.
Game Emblems - The Good:
Great Sound Effects
Terrific Voice Acting