Random Encounter - Half-Life 2

Danny celebrates two years at GameSpot with an extended trip around City 17 and it's lovely coastal region.

Discussion

130 comments
krishnaV_
krishnaV_

What's nicer than the actual game is to see Danny get all Nostalgic..!

TehMasterer2
TehMasterer2

Graphics and technologies evolve, but good game design never dies.

Cryio
Cryio

I guess Danny loves Black Mesa and FakeFactory 12 

gvidzix
gvidzix

In 2004 this was ingenious. Still love this game.

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

I loved HL2. I also enjoyed playing Half Life 2 cinematic mod 12.

art_vertex007
art_vertex007

Playing HL2 was one of the best time i spent on gaming in my whole life.

MegaX-
MegaX-

Haha this was awesome, glad I am not the only one who recites G-Mans speech at the beginning, thought I was the only one doing it... nice one Danny! 

This one was a really good game to pick and I hope HL1 will be featured some time in the future. (or was it already featured?)

RGN07
RGN07

does it run on Win7?

RGN07
RGN07

much ado about yourself dude. Just get on with what you're supposed to do.

vadagar1
vadagar1

I always found the crab aliens horrifying in HL, not because they are annoying to kill, but because they zombiefy people, but those people are still alive and are in constant pain.

it like they are in hell but they can't ever escape and the only way to end their suffering is by killing them... well at least that's how I imagined it :P 

vadagar1
vadagar1

HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED RABBLE rabble 

AUAUUUUGHHHHHHH

* chokes on bile and dies* 

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

play FEAR 1 and SWAT 4 and original Ghost recon:)

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

I cant believe the user friendly go this way :>:>:> arrows or :<:<:< go that way arrows and little minimaps and icons all over the screen ,  in linear games now, its pathetic and horrible. I hope we get back to this exploration style of single player games again, where you have to look around a little and the game doesn't just play itself,  even if its not complicated back then, it still felt like we had more control over what we did in the game despite how linear this and FEAR and DOOM 3 was, compared to games now.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

Half Life 2 was amazing, still is amazing. that's exactly what I do, I replay it each year to :) Its still awesome. I bet the Last Of Us wont still have people playing it 10 yrs later .

ziproy
ziproy

First time Barney took me in I grabbed a book off the table and had it held above his head ready to hit him when he turned around. How many other games ever let you do something even remotely close to that

qewretrytuyiuoi
qewretrytuyiuoi

couldn't of picked a better game to celebrate with, congrats on two years Danny.

if you like the mod side of HL2 give Crylife a try, for those that don't know its Halflife 2 but wearing the Crysis suit :), there are still a few minor bugs but it gets updated on a regular basis.

Also if you are not keen on the graphics of Halflife 1 (I love them personally) , then give Blackmesa a shot , it's a fan remake of HL1 using the source engine although it's missing "ZEN" its still worth a play (yes I know it was released last year) it's just a heads up if you haven't heard of it before :)

mrsqwid
mrsqwid

i fell bad for danny he looked so sad when he sed about the pigeon game

echolimaromeo
echolimaromeo

I feel the same way about Doom.  Guess that shows my age lol.  

loafofgame
loafofgame

Half Life 2 was a breath of fresh air after all the bad simulation games. I mean, those games are fun to watch once in a while, but they are also very similar in their horribleness. Hatoful Boyfriend is of course another class of bad. Looking forward to that one.

Congratulations on the 2 years.

Vojtass
Vojtass

Danny knows something...

zvirsky
zvirsky

this is my favorite show on the citadel...

NovahJCMP
NovahJCMP

Thank you Oscar for giving South Africa more bad reputation. Honestly people South Africa can be an awesome country!!!

zvirsky
zvirsky

my good man i replay it every year to,i went and bought a PC just for this game!saw it at a friends when it came out and saw Alex & said to myself I must play  that sweet digital girl...

Halloll
Halloll

man this game is so overrated.

Badboy2008s
Badboy2008s

lets protest here :p and ask for halflife 3!!!!!!!!!

KingofCabal
KingofCabal

Grats on making it 2 years at GS Danny. In 2 years you have become the best presenter on GS. Scratch that the best in all of Gaming Journalism! GIve him a raise GS!!

hystavito
hystavito

Those poinson headcrabs, man that sound they made, I hated that.  I remember that vividly, going into a room or something and hearing it.

mruizinho
mruizinho

I feel that im the only one who found half life 2 episode 2 better than half-life 2.

Cryio
Cryio

@RGN07 It runs on Windows 8.1 x64 no prob.

diskotheque
diskotheque

@nyran125tk He played F.E.A.R. in the first season of Random Encounter. Look it up on Youtube or Twitch.

Cryio
Cryio

@nyran125tk Don't make so high assumptions. Believe in Naughty Dog.


People still play Crash Bandicoot.

echolimaromeo
echolimaromeo

@Halloll It's overrated now, sure, but back when it came out (when you were 6) the game was amazing.

zvirsky
zvirsky

@KingofCabal He is a very good,I can even relate to him and he is Irish,what more can u want!

RogerioFM
RogerioFM

@hystavito God I hate those things, the only thing worse than then are the space monkeys of System Shock.

snova9308
snova9308

@echolimaromeo @Halloll

I experienced it day one, had absolutely no problem with steam, and I've been a steam user since half life 1, I've been a VERY LONG  steam user.

hell, I've been a steam user way back when it was considered a 'piece of crap'

echolimaromeo
echolimaromeo

@Halloll @echolimaromeo  I never had a problem downloading or playing it.  Maybe I was lucky, but I doubt that you never experienced it on day one, so why are you talking?