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Half-Life 2

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GF Rating
8.2

3374 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Best shooter Xbox has to offer

posted by Palusko (CLARKS SUMMIT, PA) Apr 12, 2006

Member since Feb 2006

15 out of 17 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

I played Half Life 1 on PC, and was blown away. I played Half Life 2 on XBox, and was blown away even more. This game is superb in so many aspects, that it can easily be considered the best shooter on Xbox. The graphics are very good and the story line, though rather linear, is a lot of fun to follow. The unique gravity model works well and watching your opponents die and fall is just as much fun as shooting them. The unique gravity gun lets you kill your enemies in many ways or you can even use them as a shield. The NPC people help you fight, follow you or follow some other simple orders. Though they occasionally act rather 'pre-programmed', most of the time they make the game even more fun. The game makes a good use of your environment and missions offer variety of different tasks, vehicles, enemies and surroundings, and often require rather strategical thinking more then just simple 'kill them all' attitude (though there's a plenty of it in the game too). And the shooting and strategical aspects of the game are very well complemented by an interesting story.
I do not believe in perfect game, so I am not giving this game 10 as I believe, that there will be even better games over the time. However, this game at this time is all that a FPS fan can ask for.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Too much fun for one person

posted by funny1 (REDLANDS, CA) May 14, 2008

Member since Nov 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I loved this game. I think it is one of the best first person shooters I have ever played! It was not just the same ole same ole throughout the game. It has diverse parts to it, makes you strategize your next move and challenges you as well. Microsoft and Electronic Arts would be smart to create a sequel for the 360. If you are still playing on old xbox play this game.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

best game ever

posted by airjordan (EL CAJON, CA) Jul 16, 2006

Member since Jul 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

wow this game is a must rent its graphics are good the guns are very fun favorite parts were the killing zombies in the abandoned town with all the sharp blades lieing around. this game has some replay value for it but the story is kinda hard to follow if you haven't played the first half life . i would say in my opinion the game is better than halo2 story campaign. i beat the game in a couple days thought its kinda easy but it was fun replaying it for a while.the gravity gun is fun messing with picking up pretty much any object and hurling them at enemies.

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