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

90

Unforseen consequences indeed

lconanl | Jan. 3, 2016 | See all lconanl's reviews »

There is much a could say about Half-Life, one of the first videogames I played, but I think that it would be better (and easier) to just play the game for yourself. For someone familiar with the FPS genre, this game won't take too long to complete (hard mode not included), but it will certainly prove to be a memorable experience. With solid gameplay, excellent soundtrack (that you can hear about 5% of the time), scary-looking monsters (including headcrabs, zombies, vortiguants and alien grunts) as well as competent human enemies (well-programmed HECU marines and Black Ops Assassins), the immersive atmosphere specific to the 90s (though downgraded a bit 17 years later) and a not so original plot conveyed in an original (at the time at least) way, which will leave you with more questions than answers at the end, a trait specific to the series (what is the deal with the so-called G-man?). This game is a must-play even if you're not really interested in shooter games with a touch of horror. It's one of the most influential and original games in gaming history, and that is saying something.

100

Old but gold

Banana28 | Nov. 24, 2015 | See all Banana28's reviews »

Many people like this game because they grew up with it, especially 90's kids. But now people started playing new games like Call of Duty or Battlefield and they forgot about this game. They say things about HL like "the graphics suck", "very unrealistic" and other things. Can a man survive a .50 caliber bullet to the stomach but die from a knife to the toe? Of course a crab-like monster that attaches to someone's head and controls him/her is unrealistic, but it's a part of the gaming history. This game is probably my favorite.

100

Prepare for Unforeseeen Consequences

LrmNick | Sept. 8, 2015 | See all LrmNick's reviews »

Half-Life is the game that showed me how a fps could be soo fun and awesome at the same time,even if it was released in the 90's, the action and the graphics are totally superior for that time.Even if you are bored of the singleplayer campaign, there are many mods you can download for it and there is the multiplayer mode where you can spend lots of hours killing people with a gauss shot.If you love fps franchises, this game is a must buy for you, recommend it for everyone.

98

Such An Amazing Game

SparkWave | Aug. 5, 2015 | See all SparkWave's reviews »

Half Life's story line is truly brilliant. You are Gordon Freeman, a scientist working at the Black Mesa Research Facility, and the one day you arrive late to work, everything goes wrong. This game is very easy to play and understand. For a game of its time, the graphics are astounding and really cannot be said otherwise. This game is unique and is the best way to depict aliens taking over the Earth with a border world called Xen and crazy weapons. This is a must have for any and every gamer out there!

85

I don't mind the dated graphics.

Duddel | July 28, 2015 | See all Duddel's reviews »

I started playing this game because i was going to my summerhouse and needed a game to play. I don't mind the graphics because the game is so damn fun and addicting. The guns are varied and every one of them are good in a different way. The physics are kind of bad, pushing boxes can be a nightmare. Although the story is lacking in my opinion, this is mainly because the voiceacting can be very hard to hear and thats almost the only way that the story is told. My final rating is 8.5/10 because The graphics and physics are dated and the story is kind of hard to understand sometimes. But the mechanics and gameplay are fantastic.