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  • Summary: Winner of over 50 Game of the Year awards, Half-Life set new standards for action games when it was released in 1998. Half-Life: Source is a digitally remastered version of the critically acclaimed and best selling PC game, enhanced via Source technology to include physics simulation,Winner of over 50 Game of the Year awards, Half-Life set new standards for action games when it was released in 1998. Half-Life: Source is a digitally remastered version of the critically acclaimed and best selling PC game, enhanced via Source technology to include physics simulation, enhanced effects, and more. Expand
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  1. Jan 1, 2012
    10
    The overall package with its brilliant singleplayer, multiplayer and modability were much more than any other game could deliver back in 98.The overall package with its brilliant singleplayer, multiplayer and modability were much more than any other game could deliver back in 98. Every aspect of this game was as good as it gets, only unreal managed to have slightly better graphics and music back then. While its basicly technically superior competitor unreal focussed more on mulitplayer games in future, half-life managed to succesfully create a new singleplayer univere and keeps it alive till today. This was the start of a flawless series that still keeps millions of people hooked. Expand
  2. Feb 4, 2012
    9
    The original Half-Life was a great game, but when they remade it in the source engine I thought it would be with HD models and improvedThe original Half-Life was a great game, but when they remade it in the source engine I thought it would be with HD models and improved graphics, but instead it was just ragdolls, water, and a few lighting effects like shadows. I didn't like it as much as the original because with the Source engine it takes away some of the nostalgia, but the advantage of it is the ability to get a portal gun in Black Mesa. Expand
  3. Aug 19, 2010
    9
    A complete remake of Half Life in the Source engine, it can't be bad. My only complaint is that it isn't as much a remake as it is a shiny newA complete remake of Half Life in the Source engine, it can't be bad. My only complaint is that it isn't as much a remake as it is a shiny new coat of paint. Valve was suprisingly lazy with this one, only adding slightly improved textures, ragdoll effect, water effects, and physics. While no doubt a good game, I would only say you should buy it if you don't own Half Life. I wouldn't give this a 10 because it's just Half Life only slightly improved (graphicly) but the game is indeed still good so it gets a 10. Expand
  4. Feb 10, 2015
    7
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  5. Jun 14, 2011
    7
    not much improvement. wouldve liked the hd pack, but other then that and the same graphics from the original, the game is just as good as thenot much improvement. wouldve liked the hd pack, but other then that and the same graphics from the original, the game is just as good as the original. Expand
  6. Oct 24, 2020
    6
    Not much to say about this, it's just a really bad and buggy port. Just play the original one instead it's a much better experience.
  7. Jul 8, 2011
    2
    The Pros:
    The Colt Python is awesome. AI is not bad at all. Weapons have recoil.
    The Cons: The story is quite weak, it doesn't explain much
    The Pros:
    The Colt Python is awesome. AI is not bad at all. Weapons have recoil.
    The Cons:
    The story is quite weak, it doesn't explain much and is not that interesting to start with. Doom 1's is better because it's more focused and Duke Nukem 3D's is funnier. The shotgun doesn't pack the punch that other games offer. The graphics don't live to the engine's potential. Even though the game is a FPS, you spend most of your time jumping (and dying because of it) as well as doing other boring monkey business. NPC are uninteresting, usually don't help that much and you really can't do much for them either, it's a badly implemented feature overall. The worst enemy is not a creature, it's the RLOD (red ladder of death) because of the poorly implemented controls in the game. But most of all, the game is very long and extremely boring most of the time, particularly because the soundtrack is missing most of the time. I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone, not even for a "history lesson in FPS"
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