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Score Breakdown Based on 17458 ratings
  1. 10 (9381)
  2. 9 (5916)
  3. 8 (1360)
  4. 7 (366)
  5. 6 (132)
  6. 5 (73)
  7. 4 (46)
  8. 3 (23)
  9. 2 (35)
  10. 1 (127)

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  • User Rating 8.1

    Freeman! What are you doing!

    Rated on December 26, 2005 by differentiation

    I remember seeing this game collecting dust on the shelves while Starcraft was flying off the shelves. I remember looking at it and thinking how much fun it'd be playing as a nerd scientist holding of...

    1 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1

    Almost as good as Halo! For such an old game, that is amazing!

    Rated on July 15, 2006 by s2a

    Apart from the graphics which are still pretty good, this game offers, thrill, a believable world, characters that make the gameplay feel more realistic, and what I find the most important, the sense ...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    The game that completely changed the most famous genre of computer gaming.

    Rated on March 31, 2008 by DrewTheSchu

    ***PLEASE NOTE: All my reviews are based off the single player version of the game only.*** The most famous genre ever to debut on the PC is without a doubt the First Person Shooter. Wolfenstien ...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    I remember playing this game for hours and loving it and I still do

    Rated on August 10, 2009 by aramoe

    Story - In Half-Life, players assume the role of Dr. Gordon Freeman, a recent graduate theoretical physicist who must fight his way out of a secret underground research facility, whose research and ex...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Rated on April 23, 2003 by MrPolitics

    The game that evolutionized the PC game market. Half-Life is the known to be the best PC game EVER. With the hundreds of mods and expansions, Half-Life lives on. Half-Life has it all. The Best storyli...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.6

    7 years on and who would have thought it's still a fantastic game. Hey, it's happened with Zelda: Orcarina of time.

    Rated on December 27, 2005 by patchtheman

    Ritey, I usually start with the good points and then show the bad points: (I am judging this game as if it were the year 1998 on it's release) Good points: -Very intelligent and well scripted s...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Valve definitely must be crazy, because only crazy people invent the best of things...

    Rated on April 05, 2008 by Str1keR-S1R

    There is simply nothing too much that can be said about this game, absolutely stunning... The thing that makes it great are it's battles with the huge variety of enemies it contains. The puzzles are j...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8

    Possibly the best FPS ever

    Rated on August 24, 2004 by Big-Dog

    With the release of Half Life 2 nearing I thought I'd attempt to write a short review of one of the best first person shooters ever. Its hard trying to describe why Half Life is so good, so long af...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.7

    Rated on September 14, 2003 by Hunk4thSurvivor

    THIS GAME KICKZ ARSE!!! EVERYONE GET IT NOW. IF YOU HAVE JUST HEARD OF IT, YOU MUST EITHER BE A NEWBIE OR SOMEONE THAT JUST DOESNT PLAY VIDEOGAMES. OK TO THE REVIEW.... The gameplay for...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9

    Half Life was revolutionary in what it brought to the first person shooter gemes

    Rated on July 16, 2006 by zz1234

    In Half Life you play as Gordan Freeman but he isn"t a musle bound thinkhead. He is a scientist how hasn"t even shot a gun let aloun use one.The game starts out kinda slow Gordan is just going to work...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.