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Very Positive (94 reviews) - 97% of the 94 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (4,358 reviews) - 95% of the 4,358 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.

System Requirements

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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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Very Positive (94 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (4,358 reviews)
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Lehelovics Lóri
4.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
Alyx killed most of the zombine, not me ! (besides this, it's a 10/10)
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Commander Spider
35.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
somehow I was still avile after half life 2
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curlydaduck
4.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
Kind of short for a Half-life game but i loved it i recommend this game.
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El_Hood
9.2 hrs
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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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
The best of three episodes.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
+ Good Characters
+ Good price
+ Good game for shity PC
+ Good soundtrack
+ Nothing bad about this the game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
A great expansion to Half-Life 2.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
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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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
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
It is very nice game!
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