Half Life 2: Episode 1

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Description

Half-Life 2 has sold over 4 million copies worldwide, and earned over 35 Game of the Year Awards. Episode One is the first in a series of games that reveal the aftermath of Half-Life 2 and launch a journey beyond City 17. Also features two multiplayer games. Half-Life 2 not required.

Customer reviews

85

The Masterpiece Returns

DDEMOLITOR | July 5, 2015 | See all DDEMOLITOR's reviews »

Hl2 episode one is first episode of valve's universally acclaimed fps hl2.Episode one isn't a lenghty game like hl2 but game really has some great moment.Games has many really fun mission designes like escorting civillians to train station and blocking antlion holes by cars.During most mission alyx's has a companion role that makes episode one different from hl2.Episode one has also some novelties like combine zombies, alyx's rollermine hack ability etc.By presentation side game has game top notch graphics and sound design like it's predecessor also some textures has better resolution. Hl2 episode one is a very enjoyable game.The short length isn’t a detractor, you’ll definitely come back to fell great atmosphere of the game.

90

I Play It

Mamaguevos | June 11, 2015 | See all Mamaguevos's reviews »

This game has some problems because it is divided into different episodes this Gordon Freeman is located in city 17 and must be able to overcome all those faces to go to another level, this game is a little complex but playability is fantastic and 100% is recommended for good graphics and little demand in requirements would be nice if they have the opportunity to buy the "Half Life Completed" brings all its episodes.

90

Must play after Half Life 2

abelegu2 | Jan. 16, 2015 | See all abelegu2's reviews »

This game is a must-play, simply because the first game in the series leaves such a gigantic plot-hole (pretty literally, even), that you'll need to jump into this Episode promptly after you're done. Granted, it's a little too short to be entirely satisfying, it feels more like an update than a whole "episode", but it does introduce a few new concepts and fun enemies/levels. I would recommend getting the whole HL2 (or Half Life Complete) Pack, better bang for the buck, but definitely a must play.

91

The next chapter

vipe_1 | Dec. 15, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »

Half Life 2: Episode 1 is a direct sequel to the events of Half Life 2, putting Gordon Freeman on his way out of City 17. This game is very similar to HL2, with a nice bump to graphics from the original game. Most of the action takes place in the city, and is fast paced and generally challenging. You will tag along with Alex Vance for virtually the entire length, and her character is not only fun to go through the story with, but is one of the few quality AI companions in the video game genre. The amount of other friendly NPCs is nice as well. The Episode is somewhat short, lasting only a handful of hours. Still, the extra content added to the Gordon Freeman story is well worth the trip and a must for Half Life fans.

90

Sequels are always good, but...

Fourclops | Sept. 1, 2014 | See all Fourclops's reviews »

Cutting the story very abruptly and starting it back again in another "expansion" of the game, seems a little unnecessary. Then again, it leaves a lot of expectation and suspense for the player The game continues with the same amazingness from the first part, and then ends again for a final chapter. HL2 Episode 2 I'm glad the game doesn't cost much, otherwise I'd feel cheated, and it does give you a great backstory for what's next