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  1. 10 (9390)
  2. 9 (5926)
  3. 8 (1362)
  4. 7 (369)
  5. 6 (132)
  6. 5 (74)
  7. 4 (46)
  8. 3 (24)
  9. 2 (35)
  10. 1 (127)

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  • Review Score:8.1

    Freeman! What are you doing!

    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 off an alien invasion,... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.1

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

    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 that you are the peo... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

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

    ***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 3D made it famous, D... Read Full Review

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

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

    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 experiments into telep... Read Full Review

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

    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 storyline, the best graphic... Read Full Review

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

    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 story line. -Intense... Read Full Review

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

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

    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 just fun and amazing ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8

    Possibly the best FPS ever

    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 after you first played... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.7

    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 this game is awesom... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.9

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

    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 at the Black Mesa R... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful