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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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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: 72 out of 122
  2. Negative: 17 out of 122
  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. BrianL.
    May 8, 2006
    10
    nice game even though its not new. most people will like it.
  3. patz
    Sep 17, 2009
    9
    it was not a bad game but a little short
  4. Jan 5, 2012
    8
    The game follows the events of Half-Life, but you're playing as Barney instead of Gordon. Game has the same good atmosphere as the originalThe game follows the events of Half-Life, but you're playing as Barney instead of Gordon. Game has the same good atmosphere as the original Half-Life and you can even see the same events that happened in the original game from different perspective. The story mainly follows the original storyline but it ends before the original game. The game is not as long as the original game, making it a bit less fun to play but the game is still worth your money. I'd also recommend installing the HD pack from Steam to improve the graphics of the game. Expand
  5. Apr 8, 2020
    7
    Набор не самых плохих карт для первой части.

    Главный плюс, что у врагов более сбалансированное здоровье, отчего сражаться в разы
    Набор не самых плохих карт для первой части.

    Главный плюс, что у врагов более сбалансированное здоровье, отчего сражаться в разы интереснее. Но в остальном ничего нового.
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  6. Sep 24, 2020
    6
    Half-Life: Blue Shift is the weakest part of the Half-Life saga. Unlike Opposing Force, it has no new enemies, no new weapons, -besides a newHalf-Life: Blue Shift is the weakest part of the Half-Life saga. Unlike Opposing Force, it has no new enemies, no new weapons, -besides a new playable character Barney- almost nothing new at all. Game also has an uninteresting and the weakest story in the series. Gameplay is still fun but that's it. Only play it if you want to complete the series. Expand
  7. JacobN.
    May 7, 2006
    0
    a completely dissapotinting game.

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