As a standalone game, PS2 Half Life takes its place at the top of first person shooters with its fantastic storyline, graceful level design and exceptional graphics which whizz along at a constant 60 fps.
May very well be the best FPS on a console ever...The story isn't the best you'll ever see, and "Red Faction" has it beat there, but Half-Life is all about the experience, and few other games suck you in as well as Half-Life.
Xbox owners may be enjoying the new high watermark in first-person shooting, but PlayStation owners now have the gripping classic that laid the way for all future action title to play through with the lights turned way down.
A must buy for gamers who haven't experienced Half Life before. The exclusive Decay episode, the upgraded graphics, and the new areas within Black Mesa Research Facility are a treat that PC veterans can enjoy as well.
Half-life itself is over three years old and the engine it runs on is even older, so it's no wonder the graphics and textures look extremely bland and dated . Even with the new PS2 hi-res upgrade, father time has inevitably brought out those wrinkles.
The best version of half-life is on the PS2 and while the game is dated compared to most other later PS2 releases I am still a massive fan and still play this classic from time to time, a very good game ported even better, pretty much true perfection.…Full Review »