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Half-Life 2 (PC)

Half-Life 2 (PC)
alaScore 87

463 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 463 reviews of Half-Life 2 (PC). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Half-Life 2 (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Austin Sutton-Jennings (

Half Life 2


Half Life 2, plain white text on a black background, this simple beginning is what you first see when you click new game, this unassuming opening hides the epic scale of the game that lies ahead. Even now, in 2009, the game remains as a shining example...

There will always be a debate about whether a game truly deserves a perfect score, but if I could only give one game ever a 10/10, it would be Half Life 2.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Shawn Snider (

Half-Life 2 PC Review


Nearly seven years after the original groundbreaking entry into the first-person shooter market, Half-Life finally has a sequel. One of the best FPS titles ever released, Half-Life spawned many different variations and modifications, not to mention...

It goes without saying that this has been one of the most anticipated titles in recent memory. Valve has been very secretive about the title throughout its development, and slowly key points began to emerge from the darkness. The story begins after the...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Jake McNeill (

Half-Life 2


Another thing that bugs me is the enemy AI. It seemed so smart in the first game, but here enemies take a position and fire, occasionally (though not always) taking cover when they can. With the first game's AI being so ahead of its time, I expected...

Great story (and perhaps the best scripting ever in a videogame) ; Awesome graphics, for the most part some of the best ever seen in a videogame ; Great puzzles and mostly solid gameplay

At least until Valve pulls things together, this game is pretty buggy ; A constant barrage of small things like the inability to so much as hurt the NPCs frequently tears at the sense of reality the game tries to create ; Too often it feels like you're...

Gordan Freeman does not walk on water. This is a great first-person shooter, and one of the best this year, but it's not the ultimate end-all title we thought it would be. Definitely get it, but don't expect the same impact the first Half-Life had.

Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

Half-Life 2


It's been five years since the original Half-life wowed the world with its brilliantly executed in-game scripting and storytelling; quite a wait for those of us holding our breaths for a full-blown sequel. Now we have it, possibly one of the most...

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Ben Bowen (

Half-Life 2



Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Anthony Karge (

Half-Life 2 - PC review at Thunderbolt Games


Before I obtained a copy of Half-Life 2, I decided to play through the first one, which is something I haven't done in years. I remember liking Half-Life, but I didn't consider it anywhere near the “legendary” status it's at today, except in the...

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Nik Dunn (

Half-Life 2


The biggest PC game of the year is finally here. But was it worth the wait?

That's basically what HalfLife 2 has to offer functionally as a first person shooter. Where it goes beyond a typical first person shooter is in its story telling. The graphics engine is so realistic that you feel like you are participating in a movie....

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Colin (

Half-Life 2 Review for the PC


Great things come to those who wait.

Jaw-dropping graphics; Amazing physics; Good storyline; Insane, hectic gameplay; CS Source

But no actual Half-Life 2 multiplayer; Annoying load times; Steam sucks

As a gamer who likes to have absolute control over the information that comes into my system, this whole thing drives me crazy. When I want to play a single-player game, I really don't care if Steam is fully updated or not. Why is it okay for a...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Miles (

Half-Life 2 PC Review


Half-Life 2 needs no introduction. A massive fan base of loyal supporters has closely monitored it since the sequel was announced and production began on a follow up to the revolutionary Half-Life -a game that was awarded a phenomenal number of ‘Game...

It doesn’t stop there. Although perhaps the main emphasis of the game is on action, puzzles stopping you from advancing further into the game also offer variety and the physics system is brilliantly taken advantage for this purpose, too. For instance,...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Matt Wetsel (

Half-Life 2 Review


Yes, this is the highest score ever given on Gameplasma. No, I don't think any game will ever achieve a perfect 10. That said, one could conclude that a 9.8 is the highest score a game can realistically recieve, and I give that score to Half Life 2...

Nov, 2004

Product Specifications

1998: Half-Life sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launches a franchise with more than eight million retail units sold worldwide. Now: Half-Life 2. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment to the behaviors - even the emotions - of both friends and enemies. The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people - people he cares about - are counting on him.


Elements:Action - first person shooter
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)


Manufacturer:Vivendi Universal
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Half-Life


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:PC
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action

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