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Half-Life 2
Game Profile
Description

By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment to the behaviors -- even the emotions -- of both friends and enemies.

The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people -- people he cares about -- are counting on him.


News

Tournament.com giving away cash
Written by Jason Cisarano on 04/17/07
Who says gaming doesn't pay?

GoldenEye mod coming to Half-Life 2
Written by John Scalzo on 09/07/05
A team of modders is working on bringing the multiplayer maps and weaponry to Half-Life 2.

Specials

Game Design Jobs 101
Written by Jason Cisarano on 03/05/08
Always dreamed about breaking into the game industry but didn't know where to start? Well take a gander at our introductory course in "How To Get a Game Design Job".

Half-Life Retrospective
Written by Kyle Williams on 08/15/06
For those that point to "important" games, most point directly at Half-Life and HL2. Read what makes them so important in this look back at the series.

The Video Game Librarian: John Scalzi and the Old Man's War
Written by John Scalzo on 05/25/06
Old Man's War by John Scalzi would make a great video game. I had a chance to talk to the author about his book, video games and more.

Trivia

Trivia
Written by John Scalzo on 10/20/07
Half-Life 2 (PC)


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INFO BOX
PLATFORM:
PC
PUBLISHER:
Vivendi Games
DEVELOPER:
Valve Software
GENRE: First Person Shooter
PLAYERS:   1
RELEASE DATE:
November 16, 2004
ESRB RATING:
Mature
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