- Summary: Half-Life combines great storytelling in the tradition of Stephen King with intense action and advanced technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players need to think smart to survive. Half-Life has won more than 50 Game of the Year awards from publications around theHalf-Life combines great storytelling in the tradition of Stephen King with intense action and advanced technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players need to think smart to survive. Half-Life has won more than 50 Game of the Year awards from publications around the world, and was named 'Best PC Game Ever' in PC Gamer's November 1999 issue. [Sierra]… Expand
Positive: 24 out of 24
Mixed: 0 out of 24
Negative: 0 out of 24
Unfortunately, Half-Life’s puzzle-oriented play leads to some problems. On several occasions, you’ll be forced to make almost impossible jumps. The difficulty of such maneuvers finds you making 10, sometimes 15 attempts. The frustration distances you from a story that should have you absorbed.
AnonymousMCJul 18, 2008U know what Steve M, u must be one of the dumbest people i've ever read about. First of all ur talking about Half Life 2 U DIPSHIT!U know what Steve M, u must be one of the dumbest people i've ever read about. First of all ur talking about Half Life 2 U DIPSHIT! Second, Halflife 2 doesn't suck, and u should keep your fucking negativity to yourself and third the original half-life doesn't suck either... So if u hate these games soo much don't fucking waste ur time writing stupid reviews...
As for a review, I give this game a 9 and Half Life 2 a 10.… Expand
BillB.Apr 26, 2004It's awesome.
mikegJul 13, 2009THIS game has Extraordinary Graphics,Very Beautiful Gameplay,Movie like Sequences, and Awesome Sound! I hope people who play this game will THIS game has Extraordinary Graphics,Very Beautiful Gameplay,Movie like Sequences, and Awesome Sound! I hope people who play this game will last a life time in there hearts because this game still ROCKs all others ever made for the PC Valve i love your Work! please keep kickin ass on the best game series you have made in the Years and in the years to come!… Collapse
May 3, 2013Half-Life is one of the best games ever made.
The action is set in the fictional Black Mesa Research Facility, where the player takes theHalf-Life is one of the best games ever made.
The action is set in the fictional Black Mesa Research Facility, where the player takes the role of Doctor Gordon Freeman, a Ph. D, MIT Theoretical Physics scientist.
So the beginning is nothing really special, but the action itself begins only after the disaster.
After being late, Gordon steps in his HEV Suit MK IV, and enters the chamber where they test a special crystal from a borderworld called Xen.
During the preparations, the scientist make a mistake by settings the Anti-Mass Spectrometer at 105% causing malfunction, and after inserting the crystal in the spectrometer, everything goes wrong.
The machine doesn't respond and in the same time numerous alien creatures enter Earth and the facility through outnumbered portals opened during the incident.
After this Gordon must fight his way outside the facility, which is a hard job after the facility goes infested with aliens, and even more, zombies.
After seeing the disaster, the Marines are called to ,,clean,, the mess, and destroy the facility. Until the end of the game, Gordon rapidly becomes the prime target for the marines, who now must eliminate him, considering that the mess is only his fault, and eventually temporary captures him.
During the game, Gordon must solve puzzles, and is also helped on his way by security guards and scientist pinned down in the facility.
Until the end, Gordon makes his way in a last refuge of the remaining science team, where he finds out that the rocket(that he previously launched) didn't make full effect, and the portals were still kept opened from the other side.
As I already gave some spoilers, I won't reveal the next parts.
The game play is just pure awesomeness.
Gordon uses many real weapons such as mp5, 9mm Glock Pistol, Spas-12 Shotguns and others, to fight his way out the facility.
The AI is really good, the enemies aren't blindly attacking the player and other suicidal things, and using their own tactics to stop the player.
The game features some scripted sequences, that makes the game feel more cinematic, but not a ridiculous amount, and just where needed.
Also the game itself is linear, so there aren't many places you can miss during the game, but there are some, and still, even so, the game feels fluent, and the story doesn't really seem to be forced.
But even so, the game has a great replay value, and has a real memorable journey.
The graphics aren't ground-breaking, but even nowadays looks kind of decent, but outdated compared to others.
The game also features an both integrated, and separate multiplayer(the separate one is called Half-Life: Deathmatch), with no kind of plot, separate from the story, just in the same universe and just for fun, by being able to nuke some maps, where you must get in time inside the protected place to not get killed, but the game can also contain and be played on coop maps, in which you must complete the map's objective, solve puzzles, but also kill enemies here and there to progress.
Also due to the very friendly engine, the game can be very easily modded, by adding new maps, re-create the original weapons, sounds and more, or even make separate mods from the original game, which led to the creation of one of the biggest modding communities, most notable mods being Sven Co-Op, Black Operations, Life's End, but many many others.
There game also inspired a re-creation, called Black Mesa, being a total Source recreation of the original game, with same levels, but better physics, and graphics.
So my final word for the game is that is a masterpiece, with very little flaws(this ones being only bugs and minor glitches), and deserves to be played numerous times.… Expand
DanielMay 20, 2007Still, the best (ego)shooter ever.
Aug 4, 2012For the people who hate this game, or think is overrated, stop kidding yourselves. This game really deserves its place. for the people whoFor the people who hate this game, or think is overrated, stop kidding yourselves. This game really deserves its place. for the people who wished for a speech log, give it some thought: Does your life have a speech log? In this game it is your choice to ignore or listen to people. Some weapons are common, but some of them are exotic, brand new, and fantastic. The story is told without even the need of cutscenes. If you didn't get the story... well, ehmargehrd.
Good points everywhere. Even the Xen zone gave me more than I expected from this game.
The bad point of this game is that it doesn't autosave. I played for 3 hours without saving... yes, right in the heart. You can choose chapters, but it's not the same. You need to press F6 (Quick save) almost every 2 min if you want to play it without trouble.
My two brothers hate the HL series just because the graphics aren't like MW3. If you are like them, and like games just because graphics, you're missing some of the best games of the world.
Games like HL only come once in a lifetime.… Expand
Mar 15, 2016This game is absolutely garbage. It stole the gameplay from TF2 and CSGO. The graphics look like dog feces. The story doesnt even exist sinceThis game is absolutely garbage. It stole the gameplay from TF2 and CSGO. The graphics look like dog feces. The story doesnt even exist since the writers were so lazy. This game isn't even worth 10 dollars, and it should pay you to play this. Absolutely worst game on steam, and the people that defend this game are mentally challenged fanboys.… Expand