Half-Life 2: Episode Two

The second official expansion pack to Half-Life 2 that shows the following adventures of the two characters known from the previous installments – Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance. This time the action focuses on the secret data which the two protagonists obtained while escaping from alien citadel. In this episode the player visits much more varied locations (forests, a military base and an abandoned mine). The developers introduced a new 2-person vehicle and a completely new weapon. Additionally, the distinctive Gravity Gun received some completely new abilities. It can be used for example against Hunters, the new type of small but quite troublesome enemies. As for the technical and gameplay matters, Episode Two doesn’t change anything, instead employing the well received solutions known from previous installments. It is worth mentioning that the in-game riddles have become much harder.

This is Half-Life 2 expansion pack.

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Half-Life 2: Episode Two | PC

Action, FPP, science fiction, FPS, episodic, shooters

Companies responsible for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Valve Software | game developer

Valve Corporation | publisher   Official website

Half-Life 2: Episode Two release date for PC:

game language:
English

10 October 2007 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size: 1 DVD
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 1973 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.9 / 10 calculated out of 7 players' votes.  

Episode Two is the second official expansion to Half-Life 2 - first person perspective shooter released in 2004 and considered by many critics as the best FPS in the history of video games. The story of the expansion revolves around the data taken by Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance from the ruined alien Citadel (these events happened in Episode One released in the middle of 2006).

In the second episode, which is of similar length as the first one, the player will visit territories outside City 17. In addition to realistic forests, the developers prepared a hidden military base that stocks rockets with nuclear warheads and an old abandoned mine. Part of the route will be travelled inside a completely new vehicle that can be used by two people (the driver plus the gunner).

The expansion offers a completely new weapon that will help Gordon in exterminating Striders – giant robots that are a great threat in Half-Life 2. The Gravity Gun that can be used for interacting with the surroundings received new properties as well. In Episode Two, the player will face complicated riddles (hardest in the series) that, to be solved, require not only creativity but the understanding of basic physical rules as well.

A new enemy appears in Half-Life 2: Episode Two – Hunter, who, due to his small size, can travel through even the most difficult terrain. Robots of this type are communicating with Striders – this makes them very dangerous.

The game is distributed in two ways – as part of The Orange Box set and as a standalone set containing Half Life 2: Episode One and Episode Two.

System requirements

Recommended: Pentium 4 3 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 5700 or better), 5 GB HDD, Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Internet connection

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 11 April 2007

Full walkthrough. A new episode for one of the best-selling action games of all time.