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User reviews: Very Positive (1,819 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
22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Just buy it.



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Posted: September 26
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Half Life 2 Ep. 1 came out 2 years after the release of Half Life 2. It was called Episode for a reason though. It took me 3 hrs to complete as opposed to 15 hrs Half Life 2 provided. Gameplay wise it doesn't add anything new. So the story is the only fresh thing it can deliver.
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Nice addition to Half-life 2...
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Great game, my ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ edition Mac seemed to play it all right.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
CROWBAR TO THE FACE
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Ends when it had barely even began, but is great while it lasts.
Posted: October 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 15
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Half-Life 2: Episode One... I hope they make Half Life 3, let's just leave it as that

-Raymond K. Turcotte
Posted: October 19
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Half Life 2: Episode One continues from the original Half Life 2. It's just as good and i would give it an 10/10
Posted: September 26
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
"meh."

10/10 GOTY
Posted: September 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
A long-waited and fantastic sequel to Half-Life 2 continuing the story!
9/10
Posted: September 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
To short less gameplay Half-Life to is better cause longer gameplay.
Posted: October 15
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
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?!
Posted: October 15
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 13
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0 of 5 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 1
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
I do not like the half life series. The npc (Alyx) has unlimited ammo and you usually have hardly any. You have to just stand there pointing your flashlight at monsters so that Alyx can shoot them. The routes you have to walk are often ridiculous and conveniently inconvenient. (making you take a longer route.. all the time. because nothing is simple)
Posted: September 26
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
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0 of 8 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Boring, dull, bad, frustrating, waste of money, garbage. Don't even bother with this mess of a game
Posted: October 9
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4.0 hrs on record
This one is a bit shorter than the others, mostly because VALVe wanted to do shorter episodes at a frequent rate at first, but it is pretty damn fun!
Posted: September 30
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4.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 30
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