Half-Life: Blue Shift PC

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  • Summary: We're back in the Black Mesa compound yet again for the second "official" expansion for 1998's groundbreaking first-person shooter "Half-Life." Take the role of security guard Barney Calhoun who, like Gordon Freeman, is given the task of wiping out every nasty extraterrestrial or misledWe're back in the Black Mesa compound yet again for the second "official" expansion for 1998's groundbreaking first-person shooter "Half-Life." Take the role of security guard Barney Calhoun who, like Gordon Freeman, is given the task of wiping out every nasty extraterrestrial or misled soldier who crosses his path. (Also includes the first HL expansion pack "Opposing Force.") Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Bottom Line is, although it is flawed this game still kicks major ass with steel tipped boot.
  2. The Music that runs off the Blue-Shift CD. It kicks in at the worst times, and resembles circus music.
  3. A nice return to a classic game scenario, but is far too short and fails to bring anything new to the series. While playing Blue Shift was fun, I would compare the experience to eating Chinese food. No sooner had I finished, than I wanted more.
  4. 70
    If you don't own "Opposing Force," get it. If you do, then don't expect a repeat performance.
  5. Beyond the HD pack, nothing has been done to evolve the game as a whole.
  6. The puzzles are your standard - "push-lever-break-thing-press-button" type of brain crackers, which will be about as challenging to a HL veteran as… well okay, some of them are somewhat inventive, but on aggregate they'd only be interesting to the DC crowd I guess.
  7. Essentially a graphics enhancement pack bundled with a short single-player campaign and a title many have already played, all for around 20 dollars after rebate.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 97
  2. Negative: 13 out of 97
  1. Longtimegamer
    Nov 9, 2009
    10
    This game has to be the best of all the half-life series... I've always wanted a game where I could do exactly what I would in real This game has to be the best of all the half-life series... I've always wanted a game where I could do exactly what I would in real life... If I were casted into this apocalyptic senario you can bet your butt that I would be doing nothing other than trying to escape... I would not go to some alien homeworld to kill their boss... I would just make a break for it. Expand
  2. DonnickD.
    Jun 4, 2006
    10
    This is wonderfull game! It expierence both best games- Half-life and Opposing Force!
  3. May 14, 2012
    9
    This happens, when a game company tries to make money out of VALVe:s best game.
    If this game were made by VALVe... it would have been SO much
    This happens, when a game company tries to make money out of VALVe:s best game.
    If this game were made by VALVe... it would have been SO much better, but it still is a game worth playing.
    Graphics for year 2001:9/10
    gameplay:8/10
    musics:10/10 (but still they are from hl1, so....)
    sound effects: 5/10 THAT LOUD MP5!!
    overall 8,7/10, but play it still. It's a half life game after all ;)
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  4. VladimirP.
    Feb 11, 2002
    8
    Good game, but they should let you choose more guns. MP-5, M-16, and M-4. You know, it kinda gets boring. Amazing graphics and level variety though.
  5. Aug 7, 2013
    8
    I love this edition as it adds more to the Half-life story on the otherside as a security guard. You might not think much, but this additionI love this edition as it adds more to the Half-life story on the otherside as a security guard. You might not think much, but this addition has had the same TLC as the main game itself. Expand
  6. DavidK.
    May 7, 2006
    7
    Game is good but is much shorter than the other two original Half-Life games.
  7. JacobN.
    May 7, 2006
    0
    a completely dissapotinting game.

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