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GF Rating
8.2

3374 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Very Impressed

posted by Jeangrey00 (JOHNSON CITY, NY) Apr 20, 2006

Member since Dec 2003

To be honest, I really don't like First Person Shooter games. Halo 2 bored the heck out of me. I'm an RPG fan, so maybe it's no surprise that Halo 2 came across to me as all flash and no substance. Half-Life 2 is NOT like that. It has a story that's actually interesting, great physics, a good balance of action that keeps it from becoming frustratingly hard but keeps it challenging, and some nice puzzles thrown in. And the graphics are pretty darn good too. I gave this game a 10 because I have never enjoyed an FPS before, let alone enjoyed one this much, and it gives me hope for the whole genre. All hail the One Free Man.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Half Life 2

posted by masterswif (LOS ANGELES, CA) Apr 20, 2006

Member since Nov 2003

Summary: A few clicks short of the first Halo, with a lil RE4 flavor. In one word - EXCELLENT!

THE GOOD:
Immersion = 10/10
Dim the lights and turn off the phone - it's a big world that sucks you in - really fun! Great story and music.

Save Anywhere feature = Yippee!

A.I. = 8/10
Enemies are pretty smart, set up ambushes and flanks and toss grenades.

Graphics = 7/10

Replay = 8/10
With the open ended free-roaming world, massive stages and battles, great A.I. - I will definitely replay this one; it's a different experience everytime.

THE BAD:

Collision Detection = 4/10
Get ready to get shot up while trying to run through a door and your path becomes blocked by a pebble.

Aiming = 2/10
The targeting reticule sucks, you cannot fire while zooming, you cannot 'peek out' from corners making you have to strafe in and out (that sucks big time).

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

It won't get any better from here on out

posted by piewarrior (MENTONE, CA) Apr 14, 2006

Member since Mar 2005

Let me say from first hand experience that ports are always going to be better on the original system. If for some other reason you do not have this game for the PC by all means get it for XBOX. I myself have played both versions of the game and besides the graphics being downgraded slightly it is still the same game. And when I say the same game I mean the same game. No new bells and whistles attached to this pony. I don't mean it's a bad thing. HL2 still has all the awesome physics that have been supplied by the almighty source engine. All the pulse pounding excitement that you would experience from a blockbuster movie. And lastly all the fun of whacking a hacker with a crowbar. I once hit a hacker with a crowbar in real life and was sent to jail. Sorry Steve ! (Trust me you'll get that joke if you play the game.) This is being hailed as the last great Hurrah for the XBOX so pick it up.

quote from the game: We don't go to Ravenholm

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