Giudicato "Gioco dell'anno" da più di 50 pubblicazioni, il titolo di debutto Valve abbina azione e avventura a una premiata tecnologia in grado di creare un mondo dal realismo impressionante, dove pensare è la chiave per la sopravvivenza.
Valutazione degli utenti: Estremamente positiva (7,326 recensioni)
Data di rilascio: 8 nov 1998

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Acquista Half-Life 1

Pacchetti che includono questo gioco

Acquista Half-Life 1 Anthology

Include 4 articoli: Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Team Fortress Classic

Acquista Half-Life Complete

Include 10 articoli: Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life: Source, Team Fortress Classic

Acquista Valve Complete Pack

Include 24 articoli: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Left 4 Dead, Portal, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Day of Defeat, Day of Defeat: Source, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Lost Coast, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life Deathmatch: Source, Half-Life: Source, Ricochet, Deathmatch Classic

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Consigliato dai curatori

"Experience the game that started it all. Become Gordon Freeman as he tries to escape the aftermath of an experiment gone horribly wrong."

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Giudicato "Gioco dell'anno" da più di 50 pubblicazioni, il titolo di debutto Valve abbina azione e avventura a una premiata tecnologia in grado di creare un mondo dal realismo impressionante, dove pensare è la chiave per la sopravvivenza. Il titolo include inoltre un'emozionante modalità multigiocatore che permette di giocare contro amici e nemici in tutto il mondo.

Requisiti di sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux

    Requisiti minimi: Processore da 500 Mhz, 96 MB di RAM, scheda video da 16 MB, Windows XP, mouse, tastiera, connessione a Internet

    Requisiti consigliati: Processore da 800 Mhz, 128 MB di RAM, scheda video da 32 MB o superiore, Windows XP, mouse, tastiera, connessione a Internet

    Minimum: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, 4GB Hard Drive Space,NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
    Minimum: Linux Ubuntu 12.04, Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz, 1GB Memory, nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1, 4GB Hard Drive Space, OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

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16 persone su 16 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
169.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 novembre 2014
Half-Life vi porta in un mondo fatto di misteri e incomprensioni, che ancora oggi perseguitano chiunque lo abbia giocato e apprezzato.
Chiamarlo "capolavoro" è dire poco. E pensare che a me i videogiochi Sci-Fi non piacciono nemmeno molto.
Non mi sento assolutamente in grado di farne una recensione appropriata. Posso solo dire: giocatelo. E vi assicuro che non ve ne pentirete.

In assoluto, il mio gioco preferito dal 1998.

10/10


Time to choose...
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6 persone su 6 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
12.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 gennaio
Un gioco grandissimo. L'ho rifinito dopo 16 anni, ed è bello come allora. Consigliato.
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2.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 dicembre 2014
Good Game!
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30.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 gennaio
Un vero piacere rigiocare un titolo che ha fatto parte della mia infanzia. Un capolavoro che consiglio a tutti di acquistare. Half Life... Un gioco che nonostante l'età, si difende ancora benissimo.
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Pubblicata: 30 aprile
Un cult che ha rivoluzionato l'industria videoludica, dal design dei livelli, fino allo stile soggettivo della narrazione.

Cosa aspettate? Compratelo!
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17.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 17 dicembre 2014
It's from 1998 and it's still better than Call of Duty.

PS: I HAVE played Call of Duty.
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Pubblicata: 14 gennaio
TL:DR? See Conclusion

NOTE: (MUST READ)
I review games to help fellow gamers decide whether they should purchase a game or not. With that said, although I consider Half-Life as a classical MASTERPIECE and possibly one of the greatest games of all time, I will still list down game mechanics from the past that some people may not enjoy today.

Think of it like this: everyone enjoys flying modern-day commercial jets like the 747, but it doesn't mean however that everyone would like to fly in a DC-3 built in the 1940s despite it being labeled as the 'most significant transport aircraft' in history.

INTRODUCTION:
Half-Life is a narrative-driven linear first-person shooter (FPS) action game and is the debut (and signature) title of Valve. Hailed as one of the greatest games of all time winning dozens of awards on release, Half-Life revolutionized the FPS genre in a way that no other title has done since Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake. This game has since been the industry standard on how to make a perfect FPS game which combines realistic gameplay, fun puzzles mechanics, a narrative-driven single-player experience with fast-paced multiplayer action.

The game follows the story of Gordon Freeman, a theoretical physicist working for the Black Mesa Research Facility that is involved in Weapons Development, Research on Teleportation Technology and occasional cloning of a Security Guard named Barney Calhoun. When an experiment with an unknown alien crystal results in a catastrophic accident that opened a portal to an alien dimension named 'Xen', Gordon Freeman, wearing the H.E.V. Suit, must now travel across the entire Black Mesa facility to reach the Lambda Complex where he must enter a portal to Xen and kill the creature that is keeping the portal open for the alien invaders. Fight against Invading alien monsters and, at the same time, US Military operatives who are attempting to stop the invasion but is also trying to silence any surviving 'witnesses' of the Black Mesa incident.

LEGACY OF HALF-LIFE (PROS):
+ First FPS game to fully incorporate a Narrative-Driven story (as opposed to the industry standard of maze gallery shooters which was the Wolfenstein 3D / Doom mechanic)
+ Excellent level designs
+ Realistic combat mechanics (may be not as realistic now in 2015, but 17 years ago it was)
+ Fun puzzles
+ Great sound effects
+ First FPS game to incorporate scripted sequences for its level transitions rather than cut-scenes
+ Relatively advanced AI (back in 1998), with enemies actively dodging, tactically retreating and often times baiting you into an ambush.
+ Fun fast-paced multiplayer action that set the foundations for Counter-Strike which started as a mere mod of Half-Life
+ Mods; although Half-Life is not the first video game to be modded, it is the first to have several such mods become their own full games that still retain their Half-Life heritage
+ Challenging difficulty modes (but this is a given since most old-school shooters were challenging)

OLD GAME MECHANICS THAT NEW GENERATION OF GAMERS MAY NOT LIKE (CONS):
- Perpetual sprint with optional walking by pressing “Shift” (as opposed to today's standard which is the reverse)
- No objective tracker (players may forget what they were doing especially if they haven't played in a while)
- Melee weapon needs to be equipped rather than bound to a hotkey (though CS:GO players won't have a problem with this)

CONCLUSION:
MASTERPIECE is the only word that best describes Half-Life in my opinion. Although some of its mechanics may not necessarily be applicable in today's (2015) standard, the same can still be considered as part of its charm, much like how most of us still enjoy watching old-school movies and TV shows.

The advent of Half-Life was a turning point in gaming history, most notably, the First-person shooter genre. Before this game, the only FPS standard to be followed was Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake, with the first two being plotless maze shooters and Quake being the first to implement a backstory but still retained the maze-like levels. With Half-Life, developers saw a potential for FPS games to combine intense action and gunplay with effective narrative story-telling through leniar levels (which is heavily abused by some FPS games today) and realistic game mechanics (a title, which most people agree, was held by the Metal Gear Solid franchise, a third-person action game)

Let’s put this in an analogy: Wolfenstein 3D is the Wheel (basically invented the mainstream FPS genre), Doom is the Horse-Drawn Carriage (Doom made FPS games extremely popular, accessible and widespread), Quake is the Steam Engine (Quake bridge the gap between plotless maze shooters and plot driven FPS games Credit: Steam User RGX12 for pointing this out) and Half-Life is the Ford Model T Car (Half-Life set the standard for modern day FPS games who's basic and essential features still survives today.)

TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY?
MUST BUY AND MUST HAVE. I, however, do recommend you purchase the Half-Life Anthology if you already have Half-Life 2 but if you don't have it, get Half-Life Complete.

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113 persone su 137 (82%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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1.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 novembre 2014
This game is an
ULTIMATE CLASSIC
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Pubblicata: 5 gennaio
The best FPS ever developed. Pure Pwnage.
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Pubblicata: 13 gennaio
You play the role of Gordon Freeman and arrive late for work at the Black Mesa research facility. As you are walking through the steel corridors to get down to the test chamber all the other scientists keep saying: "They are waiting for you Gordon in the test chamber". After 4 loading screens and alot of waiting on scientists to mock you for being late before letting you progress to the test chamber you at last arrive there to do some testing with crystals from the alien world Xen.

However the test goes wrong the very second you push the Xen crystal mounted on a Lawn mower into a beam for testing. This creates the resonance cascade which creates a rift between earth and Xen, allowing Vortigaunts and other alien species to enter earth at will. The Black Mesa security cannot stop the aliens and the army is called in. The army is however not there to help the Black Mesa personnel. They are there to kill everybody invovled with the project.

Gordon Freeman must now fight the aliens, fight the soldiers, try to save the scientists that mocked him for being late and with the help of the scientists reach Xen to stop Nihilanth(The Alien mastermind).


Overall Half-Life is probably one of those games ive spent the most time playing. Outside of steam that is. Bought it back in 1999 and when steam came along my key was already taken steam said(To verify my key I had to take a photo of my product and its key and send it to valve and back in 2004 that was not an easy thing to do). So I had to play it outside of steam until it ended up on one of those sales. If you have steam and don't have Half-Life then I recomend you buying it as quickly as possible.

Half-Life is also being remade by a team of dudes. The mod is called Black Mesa. Its avalible for download but it lacks the last levels that were sceduled to be released 2 years ago.

I give Half-Life 10/10 for being a great game and having great replay value.
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29 persone su 32 (91%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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18.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 dicembre 2014
What a privilege it is for you if you have finished this game. Half-Life sits in a chair in a vast and golden hall along with only the highlords of the first-person-shooting genre. There we can find the likes of DooM, Wolfenstein, Quake, Unreal, BioShock, GoldenEye, Battlefield 2... Yes, Half-Life is that noble.

Gordon Freeman is a physicist gone survivor/gunslinger in chaotic circumstances surrounding the accidental opening of a dimensional portal that brought about alien hostile presence into the Black Mesa Research Facility. The tension can be felt through every sensorial fibre of the narrative, from the stable low-pitch melodies of the soundtrack to the sudden appearances of creatures throughout the many corridors and laboratories found in the maps. The level design is extraordinary, and intelligent in progressively revealing the labyrinthine network of tunnels and ducts that hide vital items for the adequate fast-paced action of a quintessential shooter. However, such a network also provides the player with the strategic edge to approach danger and conflict, something innovative in itself for a genre that is - usually - sadly stigmatised by the shortcomings of linearity.

Its daring features are a testament to the prime product of an age that it was. Half-Life subtly overcomes limitations of its time: it pioneered non-cutscene dynamic action and continuous immersive narrative, allowing the player to actually be part of everything s/he watches from behind the screen. Gordon may never be seen or heard in the de facto game, but the initial display of routine in Black Mesa (the famous tram sequence) drowns the player in unsullied immersion, not presenting any perspective bias or character automation. Gordon Freeman is as "free" a protagonist as it gets in a game of this kind.

Be it for the strategic patience necessary to solve its puzzles, or for its compelling themes of cosmic conflict and the possible rough edges of scientific discovery, one shall find satisfaction in Half-Life. The dozens of Vortigaunts, Headcrabs, and Alien Grunts are there to remind the player that different kinds of shooting and approaching are necessary in order to survive both Black Mesa and Xen. How far into the dimensions of suspense and cunning one can get - is up to the player's willingness to brave this gaming gemstone from the late 1990s.
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13.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 dicembre 2014
Half-Life is love, Half-life is life
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1.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 marzo
Classic game!
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6.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 novembre 2014
Rating: 8/10
Overview First Person Shooter


The Good:

+ 80% of the game has some fantastic level design, in fact it has some of the best level design in any FPS
game, everything just feels right.

+ The pacing in the game is near flawless, the game never relies on the same gimmick twice, and every chapter is designed around a certain concept to keep things interesting. The game offers a great mix of puzzle solving and action.

+ The game has a variety of different weapons to fit the situation at hand as well as your playstyle

+ For an old game the AI is surprisingly pretty good, granted it does get stupid sometimes but that is forgivable

+ I love the sound effects in the game. To me the music and sound effects are a big part of the Half Life experience.

The Bad:

-20% of the level design is bad, sometimes its hard to figure out where to go and some of it just doesn't make a whole lot
of sense.

-the last few chapters of the game are awful.

- I experienced numerous glitches in the game

Conclusions

Half LIfe is the father of modern FPS. Back when it was released I would have given it a 9/10 but the game for all its
strengths is starting to show its age. However given its age it still holds up better than most games and being a FPS that
means something. This game really should be experienced by everyone to see how modern FPS games came to be.
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12 persone su 13 (92%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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12.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 gennaio
One of the best games ever made. The graphics might look dated over 10 years, but eye candy does not make a game great. +++11/10
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31.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 dicembre 2014
Words cannot describe how amazing this game was for its time.

After playing this title for once again I remembered why half life became so famous. Such an incredible length, puzzling difficulty and amazing level design. Fun wepons and above all, a mind blowing story to be told.

And that's how a new cult started. With a giant leap ahead in the gaming history by valve in 1998 setting the flag for a series of success and amazing game releases.

If you are hard cored enough to search into old games while a half life fan then you got to test yourself by playing and finishing this game!
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11.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 22 marzo
Even after 17 years the game came out, its still worth every minute you spend in the game.
don't be afraid of outdated graphics/physics, this game is a badass.
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15.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 novembre 2014
I got stuck on a valve...
How ironic.
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30.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 febbraio
You play as a mute theoretical physicist with a crowbar fetish.
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Pubblicata: 17 dicembre 2014
Half-Life is the first game in the Half-Life series. The shortening of "first" is 1st. In "1st" there is a 1.

Half-Life 2 is the second game in the Half-Life series. The shortening of "second" is 2nd. In "2nd" there is a 2.

1 + 2 = 3.

Half-Life 3 confirmed.
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