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User reviews: Very Positive (1,833 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2006

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Includes 5 items: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2, Portal

Buy Half-Life Complete

Includes 10 items: Team Fortress Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life 2, Half-Life: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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Includes 24 items: Counter-Strike, Team Fortress Classic, Day of Defeat, Deathmatch Classic, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Ricochet, Half-Life, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Half-Life: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Left 4 Dead, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

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"The first sequel to Half Life 2."

About This Game

Half-Life 2 has sold over 4 million copies worldwide, and earned over 35 Game of the Year Awards. Episode One is the first in a series of games that reveal the aftermath of Half-Life 2 and launch a journey beyond City 17. Also features two multiplayer games. Half-Life 2 not required.

System Requirements

PC
Mac

    Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card, Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection


    NVIDIA

    Minimum: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Ends when it had barely even began, but is great while it lasts.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Episode 1 continues where Half Life 2 ended.

It's the shortest one of them all and adds a few new things which I really like for instance Alyx can only see in the dark if you turn on the flashlight and point it in some direction.

A must have for a Half-Life fan of course.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
The adventure didn't finished with blowing up Citadel. This game is the shortest and most exciting game I have ever seen in my life. In this episode Gordon and Alyx are running away and try to find a way to escape from City 17. There is no new equipment or new weapon. Also in this episode we will see Gordon and Alyx more close together. If you finished Half Life 2 already, you need to buy and play this game definitely.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Great game, my ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ edition Mac seemed to play it all right.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Probably the best game besides CSGO, and Gmod! Get it now, it'll be worth it!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Core destruction simulator.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Half-Life 2: Episode One... I hope they make Half Life 3, let's just leave it as that

-Raymond K. Turcotte
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Despite being slightly underwhelming when compared to the rest of the half-life series, episode 1 is nonetheless a fantastic game of which the only issue is that it does not live up to the constant and significant improvement that is expected from every iteration of the half-life games. Nevertheless, it is still incredibly enjoyable and I recommend it to everyone playing the half-life series. And if you're not playing the half-life series: what are you waiting for?
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Valve really has done a great job showing people that episodic content doesn't have to be such a bad thing and can give the developers a chance to implement changes to the code as hardware becomes more and more powerful with time. The game is absolutely worth playing through and should not be overlooked in any case. 10/10
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Don't have much to say on this one. Unlike Blue Shift or Opposing Force, Episode One just feels like "More HL2" as opposed to a fresh expansion. It's much shorter than the main game, which makes it less tedious as you feel like actual forward progress is made, but other than that all I can say is I probably would've had more fun if I weren't going for that "use no bullets" achievement.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Half-Life 2: Episode One is a first-person shooter video game, the first in a series of episodes that serve as the sequel for the 2004 Half-Life 2.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
To short less gameplay Half-Life to is better cause longer gameplay.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Won't launch. I've seen alot of other people saying the same thing, that when they try to launch it it says: "the specified module could not be found". WTF VALVE?!
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Story is good. Gameplay is another matter, a little boring and dull, combat was not as realistic as other games in same genre. Probably won't ever finish the game or recommend it. If you are really into story, get it, if not, skip.
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0 of 9 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
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0 of 9 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Boring, dull, bad, frustrating, waste of money, garbage. Don't even bother with this mess of a game
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4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
The second to last installment of the odyssey featuring the universe's most powerful mute, Gordon Freeman. It's a short little adventure that can be finished in about 4-5 hours and at 7.99 it's not too bad (I bought it at 1.99). It's a shiny relic, all of the hip fire, arsenal-in-your-pocket characteristics of old school shooters with the shinier modern graphics and scripted story telling. All in all, you could spend your money on worse things than this. A warning though, playng Half Life 2 before hand is imperative, as nothing will really make sense as it sorta begins right after the last game's ending.
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
The cream in the middle of the decaying atom cake.
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5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
This game brilliant and Episode 2 is even better. Not to put you off or anything but this game is still brilliant.
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5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood
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