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.Read full description
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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.
Half Life is one of the first scary games I've experienced. It's unique in its style, atmosphere, gameplay and story. Graphics are also quite good, for a game from that year. The world feels in a way dangerous and scary. The game will often put the player in a near death situation. Health doesn't regenerate and the only way to heal is by using some items (which are rare and hard to find) and at particular healing stations. So, you will often fight to save your last health points. The design of the alien creatures is outstanding - I can hardly think of more disgusting and frightening creatures, presented in a video game. There are some tough enemies - like bosses, which require more effort to be defeated - like solving a certain puzzle or finding some weak spots. In conclusion, Half Life is reasonably famous, because it really is an exceptional game and every gamer should at least try going through its remarkable world.
Considering Gordon Freeman's lack of dialogues, I should remain silent and just say "go buy this game right now". Half-Life is one of the best FPS games ever made, and not for the gameplay itself but for the step further in narrative tools. This is not a great game just because it is comforting to shoot at your enemies, this is a great game because it is the kind of story you expect when you purchase an AAA nowadays. No matter how many years have passed, Hal-Life is a fresh experience you don't have to miss.
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.
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.
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.
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