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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 83 votes out of 83 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    818,883
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 20, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (One level); $54.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    751.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Note: This demo requires a Steam account to install, and the game is rated M by the ESRB for intense violence and blood.

Editors' Review

When the original Half-Life appeared in 1998, gamers hailed it as the most gripping and realistic first-person shooter ever. Half-Life 2 is the long-awaited next chapter in the saga of Gordon Freeman and the alien menace from Black Mesa. It brings back the heart-pounding gameplay and engrossing storytelling of its predecessor, and its graphics set a new standard. The textures have never been better. The details are crisp and clear; allowing the characters to express subtle emotion. You'll need a modern DirectX 9 graphics card to take advantage of all the eye candy, but the game scales down surprisingly well for older systems. The sound also is extraordinary. Playing with headphones is as nerve-racking as watching a good movie thriller. You'll cringe as zombies clamber up a drainpipe to your rooftop position, or helicopter gunfire slams into the earth all around you. If you're a fan of first-person shooters and your system can hack it, download this game. It's that simple.

 
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Full Specifications

General
Publisher VU Games
Publisher web site http://www.vugames.com/
Release Date December 20, 2004
Date Added December 20, 2004
Version
Category
Category Games
Subcategory First-Person Shooters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 751.21MB
File Name steaminstall_hl2demo.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 818,883
Downloads Last Week 21
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations One level
Price $54.99
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