Half-Life

An FPS set in a science-fiction world, created by the debuting American studio Valve Software. The story takes place in secret research facility of Black Mesa and begins the main character of the game – Gordon Freeman - arrives at the facility. As a result of failed experiment that opened an inter-dimensional portal, the laboratory is invaded by aliens from planet Xen, and our protagonist has to fight for survival, facing not only alien creatures, but also soldiers of a special forces unit, sent in to cover up the disaster. The goal of the game is to escape from the destroyed facility with the assistance of its other workers. Half-Life has been acknowledged as a cornerstone of the FPS genre, skillfully combining FPP with horror elements and complex plot.

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PC / Windows
Game Half-Life (PC) Cover
Half-Life

Half-Life | PC

Action, FPP, science fiction, FPS, shooters

Companies responsible for Half-Life

Valve Software | game developer

Sierra | publisher   Official website

Half-Life release date for PC:

game language:
English

19 November 1998 | Worldwide

19 November 1998 | Europe

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1 - 32 , size: 1 CD
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 3671 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 2
Game Half-Life (PS2) Cover
Half-Life

Half-Life | PS2

Action, FPP, science fiction, FPS, shooters

Companies responsible for Half-Life

Gearbox Software | game developer

Sierra | publisher   Official website

Half-Life release date for PS2:

game language:
English

30 November 2001 | Worldwide

30 November 2001 | Europe PAL

30 November 2001 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: split screen, players: 1-2 , size: 1 DVD
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 266 players' votes.  

Despite the fact that Half-Life is considered a first-person shooter, it is unusual representative of the genre. Even the beginning of the game doesn’t resemble a typical FPS game – we arrive at work as Gordon Freeman, a scientist working in a secret lab called Black Mesa. Everyone is friendly and there is no need to kill anybody, not to mention the fact that we are unarmed. Only after a big disaster the actual action starts.

We don’t save the world in this game, we need to save ourselves by escaping the destroyed complex. Our escape path is blocked by alien invaders, though, as well as human marines tasked with making sure that no one comes out of the lab alive. However, some of our collegues survived, too, and it is possible to cooperate with them.

The atmosphere of horror is much better than in many productions of that genre. Our enemies are very intelligent and even fight among themselves, so we can avoid combat in more than one occasion. Great graphics and sound only boost the suspense and the fear of what’s around the corner. Half-Life is definitely a game worth checking out.

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Half-Life gets a new update almost 19 years after its release

News 11 July 2017 16:25

Some companies seem to support their games forever. That is true in the case of Valve Software, who has just updated their 19-year-old Half-Life.