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Utgivningsdatum: 16 nov, 2004

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30 september

Half-Life 2 Beta Updated

The Beta for Half-Life 2 has been updated. This includes Episode 1, Episode 2, Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, and Half-Life: Source.

Changes include:

  • Fixed default refresh rate when using a Virtual Reality display at higher than the desktop refresh rate.

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Om detta spel

1998. HALF-LIFE sänder chockvågor genom spelbranschen med sin kombination av pulserande action och en kontinuerlig, fängslande handling. Valves debutspel får mer än 50 priser för Årets spel och utses sedan till "Bästa PC-spelet någonsin" av PC Gamer. Det blir inledningen till en spelserie med över åtta miljoner sålda enheter runtom i världen.

NU. Half-Life 2 tar originalets spänning, utmaning och fysiska laddning, och tillsätter häpnadsväckande ny realism och lyhördhet. Spelet öppnar dörren för en värld där spelarens närvaro påverkar allt omkring honom, från den fysiska omgivningen till både vänners och fienders uppförande - till och med deras känslor.

Spelaren spelar återigen som forskaren Gordon Freeman. Han befinner sig på Jorden som tagits över av utomjordingar som roffar åt sig allt de kan. Planetens resurser är slut och befolkningen krymper. Freeman får det föga avundsvärda uppdraget att rädda världen från det onda han släppte lös på Black Mesa. Och en mängd personer han bryr sig om räknar med honom.

Den intensiva spelupplevelsen i realtid i Half-Life 2 är bara möjlig tack vare Source®, Valves nya grafikmotorteknik. Source ger stora förbättringar när det gäller:

  • Spelfigurer: Tack vare avancerade system för ansiktsanimering har de mest sofistikerade spelfigurerna någonsin skapats. Med 40 distinkta "ansiktsmuskler" uttrycker de mänskliga spelfigurerna alla mänskliga känslor och reagerar intelligent på spelarens rörelser.
  • Fysik: Allt från småsten till vatten och lastbilar på 2 ton reagerar som du förväntar dig, eftersom de lyder lagar som styr massa, friktion, tyngdkraft och bärkraft.
  • Grafik: Med Sources skuggbaserade renderingsfunktion, precis som den som användes av Pixar för att skapa filmer som Toy Story® och Monster's, Inc.®, skapas de vackraste och mest realistiska miljöerna någonsin i ett videospel.
  • AI: Varken vänner eller fiender rusar blint in i striderna. De kan utvärdera hot, navigera genom besvärlig terräng och använda vad som finns till hands som vapen.

Systemkrav

Windows
Mac OS X

    Minimikrav: 1,7 GHz-processor, 512 MB RAM-minne, DirectX® 8-kompatibelt grafikkort, Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, mus, tangentbord, Internetanslutning

    Rekommenderas: Pentium 4-processor (3,0 GHz eller snabbare), 1 GB RAM-minne, DirectX® 9-kompatibelt grafikkort, Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, mus, tangentbord, Internetanslutning


    NVIDIA

    Minimum: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8 eller högre, ATI X1600 eller högre, eller Intel HD 3000 eller högre Mus, Tangentbord, Internetanslutning

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5 av 5 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
60.3 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 9 september
This game doesn't even need a review.
Var denna recension hjälpsam? Ja Nej
4 av 4 personer (100%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
6.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 september
Guys.
It's Half-Life 2.
No further information required.
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2 av 4 personer (50%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
2.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 juni
yea
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244 av 256 personer (95%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
40.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 augusti
Classic shooter nearly ten years old

It might seem weird to dedicate a review to a game that came out on november 16th, 2004. Still, Half-Life 2 is no "ordinary" game. Even before it's release, it was the most talked about, and surely most anticipated game up till then. Back in 2004, Valve was still primarily a game-developer, Steam had only just been launched in order to streamline the updating-process for the Valve-games (quite an original and ground-breaking idea since back in those day patching one's game could easily turn into a hazardous adventure). Immediately after its release, Half-Life 2 was loaded with critical praise, and almost instantly rose to the top of all lists defining the best games ever. And even today, after ten years, it still tops a lot of those lists.

I played it for the first time only five years ago, messing around with the original Half-Life up till then. Five years ago, the game struck me as still very good-looking and a blast to play, even being five years old. Quite recently I picked it up again, to be honest in the first place to get some of the achievements I had missed during my first play-through (I only got really interested in the Steam achievements this year). To my surprise, the game immediately got back under my skin, so I decided to give it another play-through, and I enjoyed it immensely, hence this review.

Of course the Source Engine shows its age: up-close textures get quite blurry, but the wider vistas are still amazingly "alife", and the colours and general atmosphere are still exciting. The physics engine - a novelty back then - now surely feels outdated, even crappy, but playing around with the famous "gravity gun" makes more than up for this, and surely has its funny moments. But in every other respect, this game is a classic and a masterpiece in the true sense of the word. The story is so convincingly told, that I felt myself beeing "Doctor Freeman" again, already during the first chapter (which introduces the gameworld in a really genial way which has not been surpassed ever since). The level-design is simply awesome. Compared to modern-day shooters, the interface and the amount of information about the surroundings you get as a player, are minimal. There is no minimap, there are no waypoints, there is no compass, there is no large-scale map. And still, I never ever got lost, thanks to the downright genial way the levels are designed. Still, the amount of freedom you get is great: there are tons of hidden places, byways, or larger spaces to explore, besides the more traditional corridors, but they always manage to lead you in a logical way. This game offers the classic examples on how levels can be optimally designed.

Sound, too, is amazing: there is not much in-game music, but when it appears (mostly in the action-packed scenes), it really delivers to the full. Sounds from the guns, NPC's and ambient sounds are extremely convincing. But what still shines most of all is the actual gameplay and the way this games is "paced". Sneaky, almost stealth-like scenes alternate with extremely violent action-moments, in a very, very clever way, only to be alternated with puzzles and other moments where thinking is required. The choice of the right gun at the right time is essential, and very rewarding. There is a lot of interaction with other characters, but never up till the point where this gets tedious. And best of all: there are countless moments of surprise, when the story takes a turn for the unexpected. So, yes, this is still a classic, and yes, it's still up there among the best games ever (although I personally would grant it a top-five place or so, the top-three spots taken by more recent "classics").

For my scorings, I give them as I conceived the game during my actual playthrough, so not taking into account it's a ten year old game.

Gameplay: 27/30 (there are some frustrating puzzles and some weird moments with the gravity-gun buteverything else is genius)
Grahics: 15/20 (the outer vistas are great, the rest is showing its age)
Sound: 9/10
Longelivety: 8/10 (no multiplayer, but the game has tons of singleplayer gameplay)
Steam integration: 10/10 (it comes with trading cards and 23 achievements, most of which really add something to game, if only to explore different ways to achieve things - the way achievements should work imo)
Technical: 9/10 (runs very smoothly and I got no crashes, but sometimes hangs for a couple of seconds on loading screens)
Personal appreciation: 10/10

Overall: 88/100
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224 av 242 personer (93%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
15.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 21 oktober
Play and understand why we need Half-Life 3.
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412 av 494 personer (83%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
15.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 juni
In this game you play as Morgan Freeman who is helped by Bill Cosbys daughter.

You shoot aliens and people and alien people.


Sometimes both.

10/10
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201 av 227 personer (89%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
13.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 9 november
Why are you reading this review when you could be playing this masterpiece?
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137 av 162 personer (85%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
6.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 12 oktober
You seriously don't have this game?

You monster....
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80 av 84 personer (95%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
42.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 oktober
Im aware this is probably the most reviewed game on Steam, making my own take on this game quite redundant (is there anyone with a unique opinion of HL2, not shared by anyone else? Doubt it).
However, i noticed the two best games i got on Steam that i havent reviewed yet happen to be the 2 best FPS's of all time, so here's the first review of the two:

Half Life 2 is the role-model for all FPS games ever made:
It "only" has a singleplayer campaign, but its so well done it doesnt need anything else.
- Graphics-wise, know this: it's a 2004 game, i played it on 2010 and not once did i feel they were outdated (then again, im not one of those who care a lot about technical aspects)
- Sounds... this is not a type of game where this aspect is very relevant, so i cant recall anything about it really
- The Story, even though its not the most original or filled with amazing plot twists, it is still compelling and engaging, making you care about its great characters and what happens next
- Gameplay, there's where this game excels. From the now-classic 'no cutscenes / always in control', to the incredible variety of scenarios in each level, each with its own tone and pace, and jam-packed with (this is my favourite aspect of the game...) UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS - seriously, i can recall more than 10 scenes that i'll probably never forget about this game.
The weapons are also great, in quantity, diversity and in the fun-factor. The enemies too are varied enough and provide a reasonable challenge (though an higher difficulty level would be great).
- The length of the game is also one of the best / longest i've seen in an FPS, though it provides little replay value once finished.

Conclusion: Must-play for any gamer out there, to experience a landmark in videogame history, proving again that Valve knows how to make Greatness. Note: Episode 1 and 2 equally recommended to continue the Awesomeness!
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82 av 94 personer (87%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
17.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 15 oktober
You know how an Italian chef kisses his fingers and says something in Italian that translates to "A masterpiece" after tasting their own dish? That's how I feel about this game.
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137 av 177 personer (77%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
9.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 25 oktober
Half Life ² = Full Life?
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66 av 76 personer (87%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
17.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 oktober
Best game ever, never gets old. ∞/∞
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57 av 64 personer (89%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
100.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 15 november
This game never gets old. Amazing storytelling and unique enemies. It's a must buy on your Steam account, trust me.
Play it and you will belong the HL3 club: 'I want to believe' - like me.

10/10
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44 av 47 personer (94%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
46.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 22 november
One of the greatest shooters of all time. That, and you can take a carton of milk with you through the entire game with no issues.
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58 av 70 personer (83%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
22.9 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 5 oktober
The only reviews that are bad are the ones that say "Gaben were is Half life 3."
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41 av 44 personer (93%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
50.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 oktober
*****
5 out of 5

Half Life 3 now, please.

What to say about Half Life 2? If I could even explain a fraction of my adoration of this game...it would probably overwhelm you. This game is one of a kind. Taking everything good from the FPS genre and gaming in general, Half Life 2 is a feat I can't fathom.

The gameplay is slick, the sound is platinum album status, the characters will stay with you, and the storyline will grip you. If you haven't already bought this game whilst I've been talking, why haven't you?!?!?!
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34 av 37 personer (92%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
19.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 16 oktober
Half-Life 2: What does it have to offer?

Let's see: We get a Crowbar, Unique Enemies, Amazing Story, Crowbar, Funny Sayings, Boxes, Crowbar, Crowbar, Head Humpers, Crowbar, Amazing scenery, Good "Supportive" Characters, Crowbar, the Mysterious G-Man, Crowbar, and above all: A huge cliff hanger.

I really do recommend this game. It's fun, it's elusive, thought-boggiling, action-y, unique, and above all: Crowbar Approved. 8.5/10, amazing game, really love it. Thanks for reading this.


























































Crowbar.
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33 av 37 personer (89%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
19.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 25 september
So wake up Mr. Freeman - Wake up and smell the ashes...

Fresh install again for HL2, such an Epic game for single player. The layout of this game is tremendous diverse locations and fun firefights. For many, including myself getting this game meant - getting STEAM? - what was it, how will it work and such. At the time Steam was a bit buggy and had some issues but that was 10+ years ago and look at it now... its come a long way. Half Life for me is almost like a bad habit I keep going back to after 16 years of playing HL and 10 years of HL2 I always go back for another run - because there fun! Why are they fun - its a unique world, decent graphics (top of the line when released), awesome game play, good AI, Killer music and soundtracks, fun characters and the MOD options.

My favorite levels in the game are Nova Prospect & Ravenholm... 2 fantastic levels. Headcrab zombies and poison crabs - suck especially the poison crabs they make my hair stand up and the sound they make - (girly scream).

I am all about Half Life again after my mini rant earlier in the week and the somewhat troublesome news from Valve regarding HL3 - please see the rant in the activity feed.

VALVE CAN NEVER LET THIS GAME END WITH OUT A PROPER FOLLOW UP AND EXPLANATION OF THE MANY LOOSE ENDS AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE QUESTION - JUST WHO EXACTLY IS THE GMAN AND WHY IS HE PORTRAYED THE WAY HE IS?

Recommended game if your the one person out there that has not played it yet, lol.
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29 av 31 personer (94%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
16.5 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 oktober
What can we say anymore ? This is Half Life 2, this is legendary product of pc gaming. Awesome story and characters, better than a lot of action and future science movies, you can be sure. I think this game beginning for everything in game industry again. After ten years still playable and enjoyable. Also don't forget to play Episode One and Two. Absolutely 10/10.
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32 av 36 personer (89%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
108.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 november
This game may be 10 years old but it still holds up well today.
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