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Very Positive (156 reviews) - 92% of the 156 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (6,046 reviews) - 95% of the 6,046 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 10, 2007

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

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"The Combine is still a threat in Valve’s episodic follow-up to Half-Life 2. Gordon and Alyx continue beyond City 17 to meet up with the resistance."

About This Game

Half-Life® 2: Episode Two is the second in a trilogy of new games created by Valve that extends the award-winning and best-selling Half-Life® adventure.

As Dr. Gordon Freeman, you were last seen exiting City 17 with Alyx Vance as the Citadel erupted amidst a storm of unknown proportions. In Episode Two, you must battle and race against Combine forces as you traverse the White Forest to deliver a crucial information packet stolen from the Citadel to an enclave of fellow resistance scientists.

Episode Two extends the award-winning Half-Life gameplay with unique weapons, vehicles, and newly-spawned creatures.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X

    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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Recent:
Very Positive (156 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (6,046 reviews)
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Noise.
22.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
Gabe give us Half life 3
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Cory Baxter
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
uvtfy
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Ishvii
7.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
Another great expansion to the Half Life series without an ending. The biggest cliffhanger in videogame history.
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The Pentacidist
8.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Positives
•• Beautifully put together story that lets you fill in the holes and figure out the overarching plot
•• Story progression is well paced and exciting
•• Characters do not feel static
•• Graphics are still good even for today's standards
•• Organized and reasonable achievements for the most part
•• Simplistic and engaging combat
•• Well put together environment and futuristic theme
•• Music fits right into the story
•• Sad yet confusing end to a great game

Negatives
•• AI is a little outdated
•• A few times I did not know where to go or what to do
•• Most of the story is filled in but still feels unfinished
•• The achievements "Neighborhood Watch" and "Little Rocket Man" can be very annoying and tedious
•• Physics are inconsistent sometimes
•• Major cliff hanger at the end and still isn't followed up by a new game so many years later

Final Thoughts: Episode 2 wrapped up very nicely yet it still left room for a continuation which still has not arrived after almost ten years. I had a lot of fun playing through it and enjoyed the plot very much. In total I spent over 40 hours completing it and the achievements which was very satisfying. The journey Gordon has been through is quite amazing and I am proud to call it one of the best games I've ever played. I highly recommend this series for its mysterious and deep lore as well as it's game flow and story progression.
Rating: 8.7/10

-Penta
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4.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
Yes and yes
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Captain Rex
24.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
Half life 3 is coming...
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gregorywall01
5.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
really great game. had such an amazing story line. really wish the story would continue though. :(
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Mr Elite
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
volvo give us Half life 3
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ImmortalProGamer
4.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
Source technology at its finest.
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4BIT
6.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
The game itself is good.. but omg the ending.. I couldn't sleep for a while cause of it. XD
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
rip lamarr
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Very fun, this game expands opon its predacessors and makes things more intense with a new enemy NPC: The Hunter, making every encounter not only a short firefight, but a game of cat and mouse, but which is which? The story picks up where Episode 1 left off, and has an urgent quest with a massive climax. A must play for FPS and action fans.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
The cliffhanger to this episode is really confusing, not going to spoil it. But I will give Valve the benefit of the doubt because they may be making an Episode 3 or a Half Life 3.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
I'm Rick Harrison, and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, Big Hoss. Everything in here has a story and a price. One thing I've learned after 21 years - you never know what is gonna come through that door.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
GEE, it's sure is boring around here, i really hope EPISODE 3 will come out soon
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375 of 402 people (93%) found this review helpful
229 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2015
You are looking at reviews because you're bored right?
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428 of 471 people (91%) found this review helpful
277 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Half-Life 3 = Waiting Simulator
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327 of 353 people (93%) found this review helpful
170 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
ooooooooh...so THAT'S why everyone wants Half-Life 3...
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417 of 467 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
45.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 14, 2014
GABEN WHERE IS HALF LIFE 3
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