Valve has announced that Half-Life 2 on Xbox is complete and will be in retail stores worldwide on November 15th. Knowing that games are released in the UK on Fridays, don't be surprised if the game slips a few days. Still, it won't be too much of a wait.

While the Xbox port has received a slight graphical downgrade, early reports suggest the game is stunning in its own right, and the campaign hasn't been altered in the port. However, multiplayer support is missing, with no HL2: Deathmatch or Counter Strike Source. Xbox owners will just have to make do with the fifteen-hour single-player campaign, in what must be one of the last exclusive (bar PC) triple-A games for Microsoft's console.