Now for those non-believers I have but a few words for you. If you think this game is bad I'm going to have to say you are easily one of the stupidest 10 year olds I've ever had the displeasure to speak about. And yes, punksurf30, I am talking to you. I've had it with stupid little kids who post bad things about amazing games just because they suck at video games so much that they can't defeat them. Now getting to the review of this great game. In this game you play as Gordon Freeman, a rambo scientist from the future. You start the game with few weapons, and your trusty crow-bar. Along the way of this incredibly immersive game you find really cool weapons and powerups. This game's graphics are top notch, along with the breathtaking gameplay, great controls, amazing sound, and dim scare-esc atmosphere and you have here one of the best games ever made, so go buy this game already....and HL2 comes with one other great game- Counter-Strike Source absolutly free. With just the single-player experience of HL2 this game runs around 20 hours or so depending on the difficulty you put it on. But with the addition of CS:S and the online of HL2 you will keep playing these games until your eyes roll into the back of your head from staring at the computer screen to long. If you pass these games up then you are either retarded or marginally reatrded. Your pick.