Game of the Year
Publisher: Sierra Studios
Developer: Valve Software
"Half-Life is, by far, the best single-player game since X-Wing. Right now, it's the benchmark to which all other games must aspire. Half-Life is the first first-person shooter since Wolfenstein 3D that's actually taken the time to make sense in its presentation, and the only FPS ever to make its level design look like architecture and not a giant maze full of traps and double-sided ambushes. Offices look like offices, research labs look like research labs, and alien worlds look positively nightmarish."
- Sean McCann, GameSpot Player Review
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