Half Life

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Named Game of the Year by over 50 publications, Valve's debut title blends action and adventure with award-winning technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players must think to survive. Also includes an exciting multiplayer mode that allows you to play against friends and enemies around the world.

Customer reviews


Revolutionary Hallway Sim

cameronb | Dec. 26, 2014 | See all cameronb's reviews »

Great game. It was impressive at it's time, and still holds up today. Half-Life is a love letter to walking down a hallway with scripted events telling you what to shoot, yet still makes it fun. Varied enemy types, quick pacing, and a creepy atmosphere make this game one of the all-time classics. If you are interested in physics, I recommend you buy Half-Life: Source, and remastered version.


A ravishing game.

Stryker77 | Aug. 24, 2014 | See all Stryker77's reviews »

Half-Life is a video game first-person shooter science fiction. The story follows the adventures of Gordon Freeman, a theoretical physicist at the Research Centre of Black Mesa, a huge scientific complex-secret military base installed in a disused completely under the surface. By participating in an experiment, Freeman accidentally opens an inter-dimensional hole to a parallel world, Xen, populated by alien creatures. The aliens destroy the center and brutally attack their staff. The testing room where Freeman was partially destroyed by the sequence of resonances, but manages to escape from there by the protective suit. After recovering from a brief fainting after being caught in a storm of portals, will have to deal with the unintended consequences of the experiment. The primary objective of Half-Life is to use logical thinking and a variety of weapons to survive in a complex environment where the main character is attacked by opponents of various skills and potential danger. Gameplay: It's easy to understand how to play, and is controlled by keyboard and mouse. The keyboard is used for most actions such as movement, equipment management and communication. The mouse serves to direct the player's view and using a stationary gun look that is at the center of the screen, in addition to attacking and use the secondary functions of the weapon. Graphics: To be graphics of 1998, they are very well made. In addition, different skins for scientists and soldiers. There are also different types of weapons and aliens. Sound: It is very well done, being different for each weapon type, different voices for scientists, army soldiers and guards of Black Mesa and the sound of each alien. Furthermore, it will change depending on what type of surface we shoot or walk, for example. Anyway, Half-Life is one of those games that, if you like video games disparos in first person, YES OR YES you have to play.


Great grandaddy FPS

Lorddyran | Aug. 22, 2014 | See all Lorddyran's reviews »

This is where FPSs became modern games. Wolfenstein 3D and Doom have their place in the annals of gaming history, and they invented the genre, but Half Life perfected it. It's dated now, but just like the Mona Lisa will never stop being an impressive piece of art, neither will Half Life.


One of the most important games of all time

Demilisz | Aug. 21, 2014 | See all Demilisz's reviews »

Without this game, Valve wouldn't probably be where they are now. Graphics was great (of course back then, when game was released the first time), but what really sales this game was climat, plot and gameplay. A research laboratory overwhelmed by aliens and lone scientist (that doesn't says a single word the entire game) is up to clear his own mess. And while fighting plays a crucial part, there are times where it is better to hide and find a different rout than charge head on (and usually get killed quickly)

True masterpiece of the genre


Amazing game

kawette | June 19, 2014 | See all kawette's reviews »

This game has never attracted me but I decided to buy it to make an idea of this game.

First of all, the graphics are old now but it isn't a big problem for me. At the beginning of the game I noticed one thing, it looks like Outlast Whistleblower (for the laboratory universe) maybe I am wrong.

The story and the gameplay are really good and the game is still played thanks to the different mods.

This game is the origin of the actual FPS, you should get it, it is a must have.