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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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  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Sci-Fi, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  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: 69 out of 109
  2. Negative: 15 out of 109
  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. MikeF.
    May 8, 2006
    8
    good game but not fast enough although i did play easy mode
  5. Dec 7, 2016
    8
    Though I prefer Opposing Force overall, Blue Shift was nonetheless a fun addon that delivered the same quality gameplay as the rest of theThough I prefer Opposing Force overall, Blue Shift was nonetheless a fun addon that delivered the same quality gameplay as the rest of the Half-Life series. Everyone loves Barney, right? I mean, I like him. Expand
  6. ColinP.
    May 9, 2006
    7
    its nice that they made a game that is intergated to half life. but it so short and the story is a littal to happy for my tase. like at the its nice that they made a game that is intergated to half life. but it so short and the story is a littal to happy for my tase. like at the end when they drive of in to the sun seat. Expand
  7. JacobN.
    May 7, 2006
    0
    a completely dissapotinting game.

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