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  • 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
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  • Developer: Valve Software
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 100
    A masterpiece of epic proportions, the "Saving Private Ryan" of first-person shooters.
  2. I have yet to play a more immersive game period. From the word "go", I found myself completely engulfed into the pseudo world that is unfolded before your eyes. [6 "drips"]
  3. It isn't everyday that you come across a game that totally revolutionizes an entire genre, but Half-Life has done just that.
  4. It combines a balance of tense action, puzzle solving, story, and fun that has yet to be equaled on in the FPS arena.
  5. 95
    It constantly presents you with variety, surprises, and new challenges to keep you hooked. It is a tour de force in game design, the definitive single player game in a first person shooter.
  6. The closest thing to a revolutionary step the genre has ever taken. Through a series of subtle and artistic design decisions, Half-Life creates a reality that is self-contained, believable, and thoroughly engaging.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 610
  1. AnonymousMC
    Aug 13, 2008
    10
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  2. mikeg
    Jul 13, 2009
    10
    THIS 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! Expand
  3. May 1, 2020
    10
    I'm not a fan of FPS? yes. Have I played both games until I burst? Yes. Nothing more to say. 10/10.
  4. Nov 5, 2013
    10
    This game revolutionized what a single player fps could be. It's packed from start to finish with some of the most enjoyable gameplay in theThis game revolutionized what a single player fps could be. It's packed from start to finish with some of the most enjoyable gameplay in the genre. A true masterpiece in the art. Expand
  5. Jul 30, 2011
    10
    Surely PC games were made before this, but PC games didn't truly exist until this was made. This is the messiah of PC gaming. This isSurely PC games were made before this, but PC games didn't truly exist until this was made. This is the messiah of PC gaming. This is everything. I have barely even played this, but I can confirm this as true. Expand
  6. LukeM.
    Jun 2, 2006
    9
    Best Game Ever!!!!
  7. Apr 18, 2020
    0
    This game has terrible graphics, repetitive gameplay, bad map design, weapon design was pretty decent, a.i. was decent. Xen was a terrible andThis game has terrible graphics, repetitive gameplay, bad map design, weapon design was pretty decent, a.i. was decent. Xen was a terrible and the game should be removed from steam. Expand

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