Half-Life 2

Sequel to one of the greatest FPS of all time, with a stunning graphics and physicis engine.

VideoGamer.com Score:

9

Our Verdict: Technical problems aside, a stunning fifteen-hour adventure with Gordon Freeman and co is about the best swansong a console could ask for.

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A game's delay doesn't always have to mean the end of the world.

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With the likes of GTA 5, SimCity and Final Fantasy XIV all struggling during the launch of their online offerings, will the next-generation of consoles be able to ensure that failing servers are a thing of the past?

2 Publish date Oct 9

Half-Life 2 protest attracts 10,000 players

The Half-Life 2 "Call for Communication" group saw 10,000 players boot up their copies of Valve's seminal FPS this weekend as part of an organised request for information.

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DRM drives gamers to piracy, says Valve

The restrictions imposed by DRM systems may be encouraging people to play pirate games, according to Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve.

3 Publish date Nov 28 2011

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"No confirmation on UK plans" to break up Orange Box

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7 Game Delays That Didn't Prove Fatal in Article Comments

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I feel almost certain the HL2 one was written by Simon. I was halfway through reading that opening paragraph before I realized it had morphed into Simon's voice in my head.

Will the next-generation eradicate online launch dilemmas? in Article Comments

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300,000 servers doesn't necessarily mean physical servers. Microsoft has invested hugely in virtualisation technology over recent years. I'm assuming that this new platform is running on Azure or...

Valve trademarks Half-Life 3 as dev teams are spotted on internal database in Article Comments

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"This taught me to hope,'' said she, "as I had scarcely ever allowed myself to hope before."

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 18/11/2005
Developer: Valve
Publisher: Vivendi Universal
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 12,629 45
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