Half Life 2 is a first person shooter game released in 2004. It was awarded as the Game of the Decade in the VGA Awards. The award was received by Gabe Newell, Valve founder.
The game takes place 20 years after the Black Mesa incident of Half Life ( The game that chaged it all ) . Gordon Freeman awakes from hibernation in City 17 and become part of the resistance to face the Combine Empire and attempt to defeat it. In the game Gordon meets Alyx Vance, who is part of the resistance. The game is one of the pioneers in introducing a playmate .
Half Life 2 presents different enemies . The Headcrabs still produce that feeling of rejection when they attack. The action is breathtaking but it breaks , not like Call of Duty games where you shoot without breathing.
The narrative is implemented throughout the game, not with recording or notes , it is not necessary. The experience is brilliant. The Source engine allows good management of physics and the introduction of a new weapon. The gravity gun . The technology also allows open spaces in addition to traditional outdoor passageways and internal spaces .
The handling of the narrative and physics puzzles changed the way the FPS games developed from there into the future . It was a turning point in games history the same way it was the first Half Life .
The game was released for PC under Windows , required a 2 Ghz processor . 512 MB of RAM , and a graphics card compatible with Direct X 8.1 . For the few resources sought at that time the graphical quality of the game was very good and ran very smoothly .
This is one of the "must play" games if one is serious about being a Gamer ,not only for its quality but also for being part of the history of video games.