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Score Breakdown Based on 4005 ratings
  1. 10 (2087)
  2. 9 (1543)
  3. 8 (253)
  4. 7 (48)
  5. 6 (16)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (9)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (37)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:10

    A masterpiece, in every sense of the word.

    Yes, Half-Life 2 Episode 2 has arrived, and it was well worth waiting for. This game is fantastic from beginning to end... The source engine still amazes me with it's beauty. Whilst it doesn't have the impact that it... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Half-Life 2: Episode Two

  • Review Score:9.5

    Better and longer then Episode one.

    I was a little disapointed with a few things on Episode one, like no vehicle parts and it being a little too short, and the ending being pretty stupid. But Episode two fixes all of those problems and then some. Episode ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    The Episode Two has excellent continue of Half-Life 2 series

    Like its predecessors, Episode Two has the player navigate protagonist Gordon Freeman through a linear set of levels, fighting off transhuman troops known as the Combine as well as hostile alien creatures. Puzzles and se... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6

    I just don't get it......

    Ok - I've come to this game a bit late - largely because of feeling rather less than enthusiastic about episode 1. But really..according to many reviewers ....perfect? It simply isn't. Aside from the problems that I'v... Read Full Review

    1 of 27 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    With this rollicking roller-coaster ride thru the country, Valve makes us forget all about missed deadlines.

    Does anyone do it better? Since the debut of Half Life more than ten years ago, Valve has consistently and successfully built on the award-winning franchise. With the possible exception of 2001's Blue Shift, every new ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    Woohoo HL series strikes back with Ep 2 to make us forget Ep 1!

    Woot Half Life 2 Episode Two is THE BEST in the series "so far" What makes this game so good is its really different from the other games and also the same. In this game you will have much more feeling of the map being o... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    More of what you've come to expect, which is mostly a good thing. Mostly.

    I paid $5 (roughly) for Episode Two. Let me say that I got my money's worth. Whenever I pick up one of the Half-Life games, I know exactly what I'm going to get: Fairly strong narrative punctuated by exciting action and ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Advances on the epic struggle against the Combine

    Half Life 2: Episode 2 extends the experience towards the outdoors for a more free-form experience. While I wouldn't necessarily call it sand-box, let's just say its a more wide-open linear progression. Most of the e... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    The best gameplay since Half Life 1.

    Good: -great soundtrack that stands out -better balance of puzzle solving and shooting compared to the last two installments -same immersive and detailed environment, incredible visual design, and great voice actin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Half as long. Twice as fun.

    Episode Two takes you on a thrilling ride, the ultimate goal of which is to deliver a data stick containing vital information to the resistance before the Combine open a great big portal to their homeworld at the ruins o... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    Better than Episode 1....

    Episode 2 is better than Episode 1 in many ways. The graphics looks better, the enemies are better and the companions are better drawn. The AI is more intelligent. The music is entertaining and according to the situation... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful