I never played the PC version of this. I played the orange box for Xbox360(that one year when my xbox 360 worked) and it was one of the best games I have ever played. Everyone should get it.
Hang on, did Counter Strike Source come with Half Life 2? It didn't when I bought the Orange Box, how annoying.
I played the demo for this and I was HOOKED. This is probably the most immersive game I have EVER played. Still, I have Windows XP 2000 and while the graphics were really good, I didn't get any lighting where I should've. Is this normal for Windows XP users?
i love the half life games no other game offers so much i remember playing half-life and thinking.... wow wtf did i just play i was stunned the story the game play blows u away. and then u play half life 2 and that is even better but i have to admit i broke my mouse at the end of half life 2 lol i didn't want it to end!!! please valve please as your fan release hl3 this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!=)
Come on now Episode 3. It's been a long time. I know the traffic there isn't much, so come fast ! You can even bring Half Life 3 too. We'll have fun, killing Antlions :P
oh i am sorry williebazerka. If you play HL2 straight away the story will make sense straight away the only thing you miss are the characters from the first HL. If i were you just jump straight into HL2, its a game you cant miss. Dont worry the story has similar connection as Gman is sending you back into the world but besides that you will fully understand it. There are some scary moments *Spolier* "we dont go to revenholm" i hated that level. DO IT JUMP STRAIGHT INTO HL2 :D. i would rate this 10/10
@zeussrapidfire-My question was can I just play Halflife 2 first without playing Halflife 1 first or will the story not make sense.I actually played some of the beginning of Halflife 2 and these guys were chaseing me through a hallway and I was so scared/excited running down the hallway hoping I was going the right way.I never felt that way playing a game and it was only the beginning.
@Williebazerka Deffo play HL2 (from start to finish), it may of stopped working because your pc probs wasn't good enough. Check for viruses aswell. This game was amazing even till this day, i feel that Valve wasted their time on the episodes. i would rather wait 6 years for HL3 then play HL2 EP 1,2,3 I am waiting for HL3 valve :D
I've never played HL2.I bought HL on Steam and it stopped working.I know Halflife 2 is supposed to be the greatest ever so should I just play HL2 or start from the beginning?
This game is good. Everything works like it should. The story is a let down. And the game was about 2 hours too long. Valve should have trimmed up some fighting sequences at the end.
I got bored of HL2.It doesn't have the staying power of the original.It's just gimmicks & that's it, it's not even a complete game, it's divided into episodes & we still don't know the ending yet...pff. HL1 is the equivalent of Terminator 1:dark, scary, claustrophobic, intelligent, thriller etc, just like Alien 1.HL2 is the equivalent of Terminator 2:action, explosions, dumb characters, gimmicks & that's about it, just like Aliens.
only today u can truly appreciate what an amazing game half life 2 was. After all these years i can still say hl2 was the best fps game ever. Nothing released to this day even comes close to it. Which is why i think hl2 deserved a 9.8 or 10.
I got the Orange Box at Christmas and I'm loving Half-Life 2, and as soon as I'm finished I'm going on to Episode I & II. Too bad the Orange Box does not include Counter Strike as well.
@beepyou35 get the orange box if you can, ou get all the hl2 you can get plus team fortress and portal! this game is nothing short than pure genius! and don't worry if you didn't play hl1, you can keep up to the story with no problem
this game should have been a 10 and they kinda hated on it because it wasnt as revolutionary but the gravity gun was revolutionary and they didn't even describe it
we all know that this game was a huge success!! nd we also know that episode 2 was a great game too but the sales was terrible!!! reason being piracy!!!evryone had the game months be4 its release!!! if ny one of u havent played this game yet, then please donot download it... buy a legit copy!!! let uss support the companys who bring us such games!!! as we all know pc gaming is in tough times and its mainly because of piracy!!! even if u have played this game , buy a legit copy!!! this game deserves being bought!!!! so plzzzz!!! lets bring back the times when the pc was considered to be the alpha male among platforms!!!!! if that happens, all these stupid consoles wont even stand a chance!!!!
Which would you rather have half life 2 episode 1+2 or Black Mesa Source Thumbs up for Source Thumbs down for 1+2
by far the greatest fps ever to grace the planet it not only revolutionised fps it evolutionised gaming as a whole these days i rank a fps shooter to half life 2 and no game since has gotten close the day this game gets old is when there is no humans left on the planet to play this game bloody combine
Looking back at this, they have no idea how wrong they were! Half Life 2 DID revolutionize the fps genre and was a HUGE steping stone in the gaming industry. Even the graphics hold up to todays standards and the physics engine is still the best to date. The pacing was amazing and it had a deep and personal story. The Orange Box was an amazing product with an amazing value. If you have not played this game yet then you owe yourself to play it threw.
Half Life got a 9.4?! Half Life 2 got a 9.2?! Why so low WHY!!!!???? They are both 10 out of 10 games... Seriously WTF!
Half-Life 2 and it's 2 episodes are as good as the first halflife series...and the 1st halflife series was epic. HL2 just gets even more wild! I just wish this game had more guns.
I think they were a bit hard on the game when they said it wasnt as groundbreaking as the first one, because its very very hard to surpass the original Half Life in terms of innovation
I still don't understand why the story is dissapointing... i mean, it's like the best story i've ever seen in a game, so what that it ends in a cliffhanger, that's how you know there's gonna be more.
i cant believe how good this game is. just got it today and it is better than most fps that are available now. i cant believe thsi game is from 2004 even its graphics are still great.
the single greatest game, imo. The graphics still hold well even today and the story and universe surrounding half life is what keeps gamers coming back for more, not just gameplay additions. It takes a truly amazing game to do that.