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  2. 9 (5119)
  3. 8 (1241)
  4. 7 (229)
  5. 6 (65)
  6. 5 (31)
  7. 4 (12)
  8. 3 (22)
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  • User Rating 7.8

    Decent filler for bigger things?

    Rated on July 14, 2006 by corlorde

    It seemed to me that the intent of this expansion pack was for the developer to float a few, "trial balloons" out there with the puzzles and interactions with other characters in the game like Alex. A...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Far too short, but still amazing.

    Rated on March 30, 2008 by TheAcejoel99

    Half-life 2 was one of my favourite games of all time, and as I played episode one I was pretty sure this was going to be even better. And if it had been 3x's as long then yes.....It would have been. ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    As short as Episode One is, it lives up to its name and manages to surpass its predecessor in several fields.

    Rated on July 17, 2006 by UnlivedPhalanx

    With each passing game, Half-Life developer Valve seems to have refined its winning formula down to what makes an award winning game. Even more interesting, they manage to do it with each and every ti...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7

    Valve's first stab at episodic content is, on it's own indivdual merits better than most stand alone games.

    Rated on July 17, 2006 by ben_kahn

    No one is going to debate it - Half Life 2 : Episode 1 melds more of the same fantastic atmoshperic and engrossing shooting and puzzling action that benefited it's predecessors. The real question is, ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Like they said...It's a great game, but it's over to fast

    Rated on July 17, 2006 by marijuana_man2

    Episode 1 takes after the destruction of the citadel, as well as the meeting with Gordon and the G-man.... Gameplay is still the same, but the aux power (in my opinion) has twice more juice in the ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.3

    Nothing new, same old same old!!! **spoilers**

    Rated on July 18, 2006 by lokisul

    Im sorry, but ive loved Half-Life since i was in high school n HL1 came out for first time, but this is just... well borin!!! I finished it all in one sitting, i play my games normally for a story,...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7

    A short but intense game!

    Rated on July 18, 2006 by carlospeixoto

    All the gameplay, grafics and atmosfere on half life 2: episode 1, is at the higher level! but it comes to be a short game, with only a couple of hours of playtime! Its more the same than half life 2,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7

    Five or Six of some of the best hours of your life

    Rated on July 18, 2006 by FireSlash117

    I have always loved the Half Life series, and feel that Episode One is a worthy successor to Half Life 2. It has fun and captivating gameplay, suberb voiceovers and an engaging story. This game part...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    Half -Life is half-life, some of the game keep you busy, while some was so-so. The game is too short, more levels ......

    Rated on July 19, 2006 by pidow

    more action. Deeper interaction between players in the game would make it better. Gordon, could be alittle more involved. He needs to show he is alive(get mad, happy, etc.). Stronger flashlight. ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7

    Much better than the original Half Life 2

    Rated on December 23, 2006 by matrixman313

    If you like Half Life 2 than you will definitely love this game. It continues the story from HL2 right after you defeated Dr. Breen. This game has a great story to it just like all of the Half Life ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.