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Very Positive (91 reviews) - 97% of the 91 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (4,355 reviews) - 95% of the 4,355 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 1, 2006

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Buy Half-Life 2: Episode One

Includes 2 items: Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Episode One

Buy The Orange Box

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

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Recommended By Curators

"In this episodic standalone follow-up to Half-Life 2, Gordon Freeman once again teams up with Alyx Vance as they try to escape a besieged City 17."

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.

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    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



    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
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TimothyCrawfordBOSS
3.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
I like Half-Life 2 Episode One alot! It's a great continuation from Half-Life 2. Half-Life 2 is kinda long though.
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ipka
6.7 hrs
Posted: September 23
+ Good Characters
+ Good price
+ Good game for shity PC
+ Good soundtrack
+ Nothing bad about this the game
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TheDoctor19981
3.3 hrs
Posted: September 14
10/10 would buy again and then sell my kidney to buy the retail version. I regret nothing.
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Edi
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 13
That robot is cute . 8/10
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Cyborg_Phoenix
2.8 hrs
Posted: September 11
Very, very, stressful. It takes all the things in Half-Life that nobody liked. Zombie fights in utter darkness, Alyx constantly leaving and letting you almost get killed, boring puzzles. And much to short.
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🔥 Hyper Active Pyromaniac
5.1 hrs
Posted: September 11
In complete contrast to how accurate the first parts title was, I would just like to say that this is quite clearly episode two, but they still call it episode one to avoid having to call the current episode two episode three
I'm disappointed in you and your false advertising, valve
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
What a master-piece, seriously, I have no words to exprese what I feel about this game!

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Short episode but worth it and I am still waiting for Half-Life 3 or Half-Life 2: Episode three
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
A Game designed for PC. Completely unique feeling which we are unfortunately forgetting today, flooded by console-ported junk and lack of dedication from mercantile designers.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
——— 9/10 ———

+ Level Design/Aesthetics
+ Kinaesthetics
+ Difficulty Fairness/Gameplay Diversity
+ Achievements
+ AI
+ Score
+ Lore

- Characters development/Narration
- Cliffhanger!

Recomended controls scheme: PC
Recomended difficulty: Hard

FPS Ethalone. Short amount.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Episode 1 picks up where HL2 ended and follows the story of the escape from City 17. The sound is excellent, and it's action packed. Unfortunately it's fairly short at 5 hours long, but definitely still a must play.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Did you play Half-Life 2? Did you like it? Do you want more?

Half-Life 2: Episode One is pretty much more of the same, with a few new elements like the grenade toting Zombine and Alyx's improved fighting ability. If you enjoyed Half-Life 2 and wish to see what happens next, this is an obvious no-brainer, no? Every point I made in my HL2 review carries over here.

If you didn't enjoy Half-Life 2, you're a strange person, but that's okay, because we all have our flaws.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
It is very nice game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Pretty short,but nice!
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
This is an AMAZING game, It's short, but really fun. And I HIGHLY suggest downlooading it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Possibly the worst Valve made Half Life Title.
But still its one of the best games ever made.
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