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Submitted by DarkBlade4658 1383d ago | article

Is Half-Life 2 Still King of the Shooters?

Half-Life 2 was one of the most complete and engaging shooters at its time. After six years of first person shooter games perfecting their formula, does Half-Life 2 remain king? (Culture, Half-Life 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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scar20  +   1383d ago
Don't know never played it.
tlarn  +   1383d ago
You poor, poor soul...
scar20  +   1383d ago
Is it any good?
Pandamobile  +   1383d ago
What kind of question is that? It's widely regarded as the best first person shooter to date; yes it's good...
RockmanII7  +   1383d ago
Its overated
Spydiggity  +   1383d ago
^^
absolutely nothing overrated about it.
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Substance101  +   1383d ago
@Rockmanll7

Id call Killzone 2 and Halo series vastly over rated. Half life 2 is a legend. Still selling so many years after its release.
Active Reload  +   1383d ago
"Is Half-Life 2 Still King of the Shooters?"

I don't see how it could be. The shooting mechanics are basic while most of the weapons are too.

Edit: The title should be called "Is Half-life 2 still king of video games?", instead of "Is Half-Life 2 Still King of the Shooters?" because it limits the greatness of the game when more than likely the shooting aspect is its weakest point. My opinion though. Even then I personally wouldn't consider it the best game ever, but more appropriately, one of the best games ever.
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ShinMaster  +   1383d ago
I'd say First-Person View game, not precisely shooter.

But yeah, let the PC fans have this one.
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   1383d ago
@ scar20 it's like this,as a fps HL2 is better (by a huge gap) then any and every fps out to date.the peacing and story of the game is so perfect.once you get past the first load screen it's a wrap.everything about this game is above anything you've seen done in the fps genre.

i've been gaming since 1985(so you can imaging how many games i've played) and HL2 is in my top 5 greatest games of all time.you could hate fps, but after playing HL2,you'll walk away thinking every other fps (if not almost every game) is inferior.
darthv72  +   1383d ago
"King of the shooters".....????
I would say no but it is the king of storylines in a shooter series. Halo runs a close second (IMO).

I like how a good story draws you into the central role of the game. I have experienced it in a few notable ones. Resistance, Halo, Half Life, Dark Forces (bring that back please!!!). If it has a great story then ALL other nuances are passable.
HolyOrangeCows  +   1383d ago
As good as Half Life 2 is, it's not the JC of gaming like everyone makes it out to be. It's shooting mechanics lost the crown long ago.

However, it's AI was certainly ahead of its time, and level design was pretty good. Just a VEEEERRRRY over-rated game.
BattleAxe  +   1383d ago
I'm actually playing through it right now, and I think its pretty good, and the graphics are excellent for how old it is. I got about half way through playing the PS3 version just over a year ago and I didn't like it, probably because EA didn't do a very good job with the feel of the controls. This time around I'm playing the game on Steam while using a 360 Controller, and it works great. The analogue sticks feel alot better this time and it doesn't feel like I'm skating on ice like the PS3 version. The reason I'm playing it again is because I just bought The Orange Box on Steam during the last sale for only $7.50. The Lost Coast was a pretty cool thing to get with the game also.
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TomFG  +   1382d ago
@Active Reload: When you say the shooting mechanics are basic, what do you mean exactly?
DeadlyFire  +   1382d ago
HL2 has Ep1, and 2, TF 2 and CSS under its umbrella. As well as SDKs for each thing for players to make their own levels and content. Valve is the best.

What do other FPS games have? DLC packs. What fun are they?
Motion  +   1382d ago
@Battleaxe

No offense to you, but seriously? You're playing a shooter on the PC using a 360 controller? That's crazy talk. Get used to the mouse and keyboard and you'll never look back.
Kleptic  +   1382d ago
@battleaxe...yeah dude, drop the controller...the game was first designed for PC, and the pacing and immersion simply aren't there without a m/k imo...

@tomFG...he probably means the lack of aiming down sites, relatively low level of recoil from all guns, etc...it definitely still has that old school shooter feel, in that its primary still a twitch game for aiming...at least for most weapons...not that thats a bad thing, but it controls very differently from modern shooters...

the only thing I don't entirely agree with this article about is other games art direction...yes, Bioshock too was great...and HL2 was king when it released (even destroying Doom 3 in every way, which not many saw coming)...

but read the description of what makes HL2's atmosphere so great...and play killzone 2...I know that is a touchy shooter to bring up...but one thing it absolutely nailed was atmosphere...the architecture of the alien world (that was still built by 'humans') is unmatched...and it really feels like you are invading a believable environment on every level...

I'm not saying it tops either HL2 or Bioshock in this area...but it definitely deserves to be mentioned along with them...anyone that has played it could attest to that...
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anthraxCZ  +   1383d ago
i did not know that there is someone existing, who hasn´t played best shooter of all time ? :)

just jokin´
JBaby343  +   1382d ago
I haven't played it. I started playing Half-life about 2 years ago and got so bored I never finished it so never played Half-life 2. At least for me the series is FAR from being the King of Shooters.
TROLL EATER  +   1383d ago
Half life, half life 2 and halo combat evolved are the best for me
ct03  +   1383d ago
I'm not sure how you can name Halo in the same sentence as Half-Life 1 and 2. But I guess I agree with 2/3rds of your post.
theonlylolking  +   1383d ago
That amazing since both are not good. They are both ok games. In my opinion black ops, MW2, KZ2, MAG, Reach, and a few other are 10x better than halo CE and half life 1 and 2
antz1104  +   1382d ago
^^ "In my opinion black ops, MW2, KZ2, MAG, Reach, and a few other are 10x better than halo CE and half life 1 and 2"

LMAO!!!! Oh...whew..gotta catch my breath....oh man, you're a funny guy.
Spydiggity  +   1383d ago
thanks for the contribution, scar. couldn't have had this comments section without you.

and yes, Half Life 2 is still the King. it's not only the best shooter ever made, but it's one of the best games of all time.
DarkFantasy  +   1383d ago
You never played it!!!! man go buy the Orange box for what ever system you have,its best played on PC, BUT its playable enough on ps3/360 for you to enjoy it beat the game plus episodes 1 and 2 and see for your self why its the king of shooters! its one hell of a epic game it has no multi player But it dose not need it.i can't believe someone said it was over rated,he must have not beaten the game what a noob! Half- Life 2 has to be the best shooter i have played in my life,such a awesome single player it will make you wish more games focused on story mode over mp.
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Half_Life_3  +   1383d ago
Half Life 2 does have multi player and Valve made it free also there's 1000 servers for it.

Information here
http://www.hl2dm-university...

Most people liked Half Life 2 and don't know about the online.
Using the gravity gun to throw toilets at friends is great epic fun. :)
Jacobite  +   1383d ago
"Don't know never played it." Why even comment then ?
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ReservoirDog316  +   1383d ago
You really don't know what you're missing. It's like never playing a Mario game. HL2 is by far one of the best games ever released. And yeah, I really do think it's still the king of FPS games. The episodes are good too.

Once you play them, you'll realize why most of us wait everyday for episode 3. You really desperately need to play the HL series.
specialguest  +   1383d ago
My children...my children
Let's put it in proper perspective. Half Life 2 was released during the end of 2004. Ever since then, FPS have been playing catch up in terms of matching the qaulity of HL2(especially FPS on consoles).

Sure, there had been FPS games that were released during the past 2 years(maybe 3) that matched or surpassed HL2, but that's a compliment to how far a head of its time HL2 was.
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TomFG  +   1382d ago
"Let's put it in proper perspective. Half Life 2 was released during the end of 2004. Ever since then, FPS have been playing catch up in terms of matching the qaulity of HL2(especially FPS on consoles). "

Agreed. I only got round to playing HL2 this year, and it was a staggering experience. I've played the new Halo's and CoD's as they release, and been fairly apathetic about them. HL2, a 6 year old game, blew me away. It must beb doing something right!
Lykon  +   1383d ago
Immersive. atmospheric. lots of variety...it was one of the last best adventure/shooting games before the whole multiplayer rubbish with 5 hour gimped single player took over....fantastic game...the resistance games are pretty good and have their moments too
Sashamaz  +   1383d ago
since when was it ever king?
Ducky  +   1383d ago
Since its release.

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" Games like BioShock, S.T.A.L.K.E.R, and Metro 2033 suggest that there is still life in the single-player experience, but Half-Life 2 remains the benchmark."

I really liked the ending to the article.
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CrzyFooL  +   1383d ago
YESSIR

Half Life 3 PLEASE!!!
f789790  +   1383d ago
How about Half Life 2 episode 3 before the apocalypse? At the rate Valve is going, we aren't going to see Half Life 3 for another 5 years.
Amphion  +   1383d ago
Without a shadow of a doubt Half-Life 2 is the absolute best FPS single player experience ever created by man. I am a huge Halo fanboy and even I would spit on Halo at the mere mention of Half-Life 2!
CombineElite  +   1383d ago
Half Life 2 is more than a shooter
As much as I love the STALKER series Half life 2 still holds the crown and is such a great game that just calling it king of shooters is too small for this classic. I dare you to find a game that has everything in it that HL2 has and that can do it better.
Take your time I got all night to wait.......

Stalker is a better shooter and has better atmosphere but lacks a diverse game play. Don't get me wrong STALKER is Brilliant but HL2 offers so much more. Plus HL2 was the game that brought so many new ideas or fairly new gaming trends together all in one package.

Physics
Puzzles using physics
Facial emotions
no cut scene story telling
squad base gaming
destructible cover
Zombies
vehicles in a FPS
Laser guided missiles
Enemy AI
Alyx Vance
plus a lot more

Many games do one or two things better than HL2 but HL2 does so much on a A+ level thus making it one of the greatest games ever. Besides a crowbar beats a knife everytime.
tplarkin7  +   1383d ago
HL2 was never "king". Halo was king until COD4.
Shackdaddy836  +   1383d ago
Halo and CoD4 have nothing when pitted against HL2. You must live inna fantasy.
visualb  +   1383d ago
...wha?

sorry, Halo CE was great, and COD4 was also fantastic...

but no...maybe in multiplayer, but as over all FPS design, sorry kid, no way =|

I dno if you never really got into HL2 or just started playing games recently, but HL2 is still not only the best FPS narrative/story game to date (yes...its been almost 5 years and still not ONE FPS game does a better narrative experience)

it also still rivals many games in many areas today (physics, scripting, dialogue, graphics, over all game design)

from a pure game design perspective, neither of those games really compete with HL2 unless you look at MP, but HL2 was all about SP.
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Half_Life_3  +   1382d ago
half life 2 online gameplay video :D
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Kleptic  +   1382d ago
uh halo was only king of console shooters when there simply was no other one to play (at that point people were finally getting tired of goldeneye)...

cod4 actually was king...as far as being the most shooter played at the time, and pretty much unanimously getting 2007 goty from everywhere...even though Bioshock was the shooter that really went after Half Life 2's throat...as in it was a very atmospheric single player focused shooter...
visualb  +   1383d ago
WHAT?!
*dies*

PLAY IT NAO
expeience the world of gaming in 5 games:

deus ex
half life 2**********
zelda (link to the past or ocarina one or the other)
SoTC
Pac Man

in my opinion.
some people would add Final Fantasy 6, super mario bro's 2 and maybe another but i'd say those 5 are a must. wtv, point is
PLAY HALF LIFE 2! NAO

HL2 WAS the king over all, now dethroned by various games due to their advances (iron sight, cover, graphics, controls, etc etc etc....)

however, HL2 is still the king of
FPS-NARRATIVE / single player. easily.
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Ducky  +   1383d ago
*reads list*
Nice job ignoring Thief.
>:(
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GamerPS360  +   1382d ago
HL1 is still the king. People still play CS.
maxcer  +   1382d ago
gtfo
Nineball2112  +   1383d ago
Is Half-Life 2 Still King of the Shooters?

I didn't know it was "ever" the King of Shooters.
Nineball2112  +   1383d ago
Guess I was wrong! LOL...

I've played HL 2 on the PC many moons ago and I did love the game... maybe time has fogged my memory of it.

I just never thought of it as the King of Shooters... looks like many others do though.
Cenobia  +   1383d ago
I think it is one of the best FPS single player campaigns of all time. A lot of the shooters made today are just created for the multiplayer. The Half Life story and world are just so well made that it stands above the rest.
04soldier  +   1383d ago
Agreed Cenobia, Half life is king of FPS when it comes to telling a story. Very few shooters have gripped me like Half life. Bioshock 1 comes to mind but doesn't hold a candle to Half life series.

But it doesn't have MP to speak of. So it can't get the crown in my book. It needs the whole package...
Shackdaddy836  +   1383d ago
I've probably played each episode 10 times. I'm actually re-playing them all again an 11th time as we speak. I'm a HUGE fan. Cant wait till ep. 3.

Plus its still one of the only games where the characters look at you when talking. How no one else managed to pick this up is beyond me.
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LiquifiedArt  +   1383d ago
I dont know about "king". I'm not sure what thats supposed to imply.

I do know that the campaign was fun and it provided enough variety, story and "Oh Crap!" moments that it was enjoyable.
Fishy Fingers  +   1383d ago
As single player goes, you'd be hard pushed to find something to compete with HL2. It's easily better than any FPS I've played in recent memory.

Multiplayer, well HL Deathmatch was pretty fun, but easily topped by some recent titles, although you can easily spend hours playing on KillBox.
ct03  +   1383d ago
I think the only FPS that comes even close to Half-Life 2 is Bioshock.
visualb  +   1383d ago
you are right...

but, some will argue Bioshock is more/as much RPG as it is FPS, which gives it a bit of edge in terms of over all experience, whereas HL2 is a pure FPS.

and secondly, like you said...

it comes close...but even then its not quite at the same level when it comes to level design, longevity and over all experience

still rocks though
poopoojames  +   1383d ago
I agree with the article, Half-Life 2 is still king, and will be until Half-Life 3. As long as you don't play it on console...
RockmanII7  +   1383d ago
That could be why I don't like it as much as the next guy.
Lykon  +   1383d ago
i played HL2 on ps3 and LOVED it
04soldier  +   1383d ago
I would have never experienced this masterpiece if it wasn't for an inferior port by EA to the PS3...

I've experienced Valve's art and have been a supporter since I've played portal...
antz1104  +   1382d ago
I played it on PC and 360, no difference in the original game beyond it was easier to turn around 360 degrees and strafe w/ a controller.
Kleptic  +   1382d ago
what? easier to turn around...with a controller?
Alcohog  +   1383d ago
Easily. I still go back and play it from time to time and not only do the graphics still hold up, but its still my favorite FPS single player experience, and CSS is still the best multiplayer.
RockmanII7  +   1383d ago
*Insert joke about PC having no games here*
Ratchet510  +   1383d ago
lol wow so many people read my mind. xbox dont got no games to. they got to wait for gears of war 3.
LordMarius   1383d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(4)
Laika  +   1383d ago
maybe its cause i played it on the orange box and it was past its prime by then, but i thought it was extremely boring and repetitive. i never got around to finishing it even though i put a good 10 hours into it.
RockmanII7  +   1383d ago
Yea thats where I played it too and I feel the same way. Orange Box must have really F'd up the quality somewhere.
ct03  +   1383d ago
If Half-Life 2 is boring and repetitive, then there is no way you make it past the 2-hour mark in any other game.

The levels in Half-Life 2 are VERY diversive all the way to the epic cliffhanger endig.
Spydiggity  +   1383d ago
repetitive?!?
you clearly played the wrong game. there is absolutely nothing repetitive about HL2. it makes every other shooter look insanely repetitive by comparison.

every section of HL2 is entirely different. the enemies are diverse, the physics based puzzles are simple yet elegant, the pacing is perfect, the story is great, the first use of a gravity gun (which so many other games have copied since), etc.

i could go on and on but what's the point...

in an age where nearly every game is a clone of a previous game, where there are no original ideas, where people shower praise on some of the MOST UNDESERVING games ie, uncharted, killzone, etc..., it doesn't surprise me at all that a game like HL2 is no longer thought of well. it's the same reason why movies like Spiderman 3 make a billion dollars, and the few great movies flop. it's why garbage TV shows like dancing with the stars or family guy have a giant audience. dumbed down society, wanting dumbed down entertainment, criticizing anything that is actually of any quality,

That ps3 fanboy, ratchet (below) is a great example. Killzone, COD, and Resistance are craaaaap.

sorry ratchet, you're just a ps3 fanboy, and you cleary have very limited experience with any good games. COD is the Twilight of gaming. it's basic, it's easy, it's simple to grasp (meaning it's VERY noob friendly), so it sells well. killzone is just a run here, shoot, run here, shoot. no unique ideas, no original weapons, no diversity of enemies or level design. and resistance is just plain lousy. especially resistance 2 -- I beat it in one sitting, and don't remember a single thing about it except shooting a rocket at the exhaust thing on the back of one of the giant monsters.

i will say this though (similar to what i said before), coming from a person that doesn't know how to spell 'decide', it doesn't surprise me even a little that you think those unoriginal, boring games are good. perfect reflection of our dumbed down gaming community.

and as Yahtzee said, "but I guess if you feed humanity flavourless wallpaper paste for decades then you shouldn't be surprised if that's all they want to eat now."
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Lykon  +   1383d ago
i played orange box on ps3 and was one of my happiest gaming experiences ever, i do get the comparisons with the resistance series though. I agree that HL2 is far superior but the resistance games, at times, capture something of the atmosphere I loved in HL2.
Ratchet510  +   1383d ago
half life is not the king of shooters. Killzone, Resistance,COD are the king of shooters but there can be only one, COD is dieing you can tell by how new cod game comes out is weaker than the previous one that just came out. killzone and reisiatnce get better and better. more people say reisitance is better but as a insomniac fan it is really hard to deside. so whoever made this article is stupid, nobody know what is the king of shooters. i played all half life and it is really boring i know because im a hardcore gamer.
djfullshred  +   1383d ago
Everyone has an opinion...which is a cool.

But the article isn't stupid, because HL2 has often been voted as the best FPS ever by gamers over the years.
DarkFantasy  +   1383d ago
im sorry as much as i love killzone,resistance,halo,even cod they are vary unoriginal compared to half life 2 , i wouldn't call them the king of shooters not by a long shot, im also surprised that you like resistance but not half life 2, i get the feeling you haven't played the game if any thing i think in some ways resistance tryed to be like half life,none of those games story comes close don't get me wrong im a fan of all of those games there good,but half life 2 is great!
STK026  +   1383d ago
I don't know if you're serious or just kidding/trolling, as I can imagine someone thinking that CoD, Resistance or KZ are the best shooters around, but I have a hard time someone really thinking that HL2 is boring ''because you're a hardcore gamer''...
solar  +   1383d ago
did you just start gaming a year ago?
maxcer  +   1382d ago
KZ, resistance, CoD? i know the ps3 is your first console but you should really think about getting a PC and catch up with the last 10 years of gaming. counter strike, battlefield, unreal tournament.

it actually might be funny to watch someone play who never used a mouse/keyboard before.
antz1104  +   1382d ago
I really hope that was an attempt at sarcasm on your part. HL2 OWNS all those games you listed off which, lol, make you sound like you just started gaming in the last 4 years.
BABY-JEDI  +   1383d ago
Half life 2 orange box was excellent. Great levels & a good mix of traditional & inventive weapons/gameplay. Story was fantastic to. But Half life 3 seems to be taking an eternity to come out : (
djfullshred  +   1383d ago
One of the all time best IMHO.
djfullshred  +   1383d ago
Don't like to make claims without backing them up, especially if I see disagrees. If not #1, HL2 is often in the top 2-3 of best FPS ranking lists out there. Lists may vary, but one thing in common is seeing HL2 near the top in most of them...

http://www.gamepro.com/arti...

http://www.the-top-tens.com...

http://gamingbolt.com/top-2...

http://www.gameranx.com/fea...

http://www.amazon.com/Best-...

http://www.gamespot.com/gam...

http://www.videogamer.com/f...
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Hazmat13  +   1383d ago
im so glad vavle moved with PS3 and 360 and hope that Half-Life3 will be for PC, 360, PS3 till that day comes ima play The orange box on the my ps3. Oh and on a side note alex is fucking hot! (that is her name right? lol)
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DarkFantasy  +   1383d ago
i think alex was probably the best female character iv seen in any game,for many reasons! Half- Life 2 is great
Hazmat13  +   1382d ago
if i had a good PC, i would mod the fuck out of her. LOL
Samurai_Demon  +   1383d ago
Half life 2 - Single Player king
Killzone 2 - Multiplayer King
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Pandamobile  +   1383d ago
Killzone 2 is your mutliplayer king?

Really?
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DethWish  +   1382d ago
Half Life 1 - SP King
UT2004 - MP King

=)
Half_Life_3  +   1382d ago
Half Life 2 - SP King
Half Life 2 DM - MP King
¦)

.:EDIT:.
ep2 was epic
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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Tron_Rocks  +   1383d ago
It's fun
It is fun but looking a bit dated. I have all but given up on an episode III as well. :(
hoops  +   1383d ago
HL2 is in the top 3 best FPS games of all time easy.
Jacobite  +   1383d ago
Halflife 2 a modern classic a legend even.
sonicsidewinder  +   1383d ago
Re-playing HL2 right now. It's a fun game but nothing is like the 'fist time'.
dorron  +   1383d ago
Yeah, the king of boring runway shooters...

Disagree apocalypse incoming...3,2,1...
Alcohog  +   1383d ago
If you played it on a console, you're doing it wrong.
djfullshred  +   1383d ago
I played it originally on PC, and loved it so much that I bought orange box to play it again on my console when it came out. It was awesome playing it again on my big screen plasma HDTV.
Xfanboy  +   1383d ago
When Halo & Killzone is finished Half life 2 is & will be the only Legendary game!!
no game can touch Half life 2 in originality not neven today!!such a (shame)
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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TheSanchezDavid  +   1383d ago
If you only enjoy the occasional shooter, is this game for you? Just wondering.
DarkSpawnClone  +   1383d ago
yes and and no, it fun but it can get confuseing you might need to look up parts of the game up on youtube if you get stuck and its a long game and its cheap good deal for the price
Citizen_King  +   1383d ago
Deus Ex is better in my opinion.
Masterchef2007  +   1383d ago
For me Half Life series > Halo Series

Thats just my personal opinion cause i had way more fun with Half life than with Halo.
bananlol  +   1383d ago
What separates half-life from halo is that in half.life they dont tell you everything. Most of the information you can find on places like wikipedia is speculation at best. There is so much in the half-life universe left to discover. And the way characters interact with gordon without him saying anything is really one of the greatest and most unique gaming experiences there is.

Shure half-life 2 isnt the greatest game ive ever played, but its still by far my favourite.
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athmaus  +   1383d ago
i just played it though again a few months ago...still love it
UNLOADEAD  +   1383d ago
No Joke, I Just Popped in The Orange Box Yesterday. Half-Life Is One of the Greatest series Ever!
bananlol  +   1383d ago
When i by a new half-life game i get a special feeling that i never get otherwise. Id say it is the greatest series ever, but valve shure do take their time. & years later and still no sign of episode 3, wonder what people had said if you told them this when the episode concept was announced. Maeby valve should hire more people, i bet they could afford it with all the revenue steam brings.
Shackdaddy836  +   1383d ago
I dont mind the wait. Mostly cus the longer they wait, the more excited I am when it comes out. I cant tell you how hyped up I was for ep 2(100% satisfied with my expectations btw). It just made me feel so incredibly good. Kinda like the feeling I get during Christmas with my family.
Soldierone  +   1383d ago
Didnt know a Doom wannabe was the "king of shooters"....I know people love the game and I respect that, but it never clicked with me. I wanted to like it,I own the Orange Box, but its so friggin boring
Malicious  +   1383d ago
I've only played Half-Life 2 for around 30 mins - 1 hour. I only rented the orange box for Portal.
bananlol  +   1383d ago
You should play the other ones, episode two connects portal to the half-life saga and roughly places it in the timeline. And i bet you could get the orange box super cheap now. I own all 3 versions of the orange box, the pc version is by far the one to get, the others are ok.
Kran  +   1382d ago
when i saw the ship in ep 2 with the big logo on it... i jizzed xD
Kran  +   1383d ago
OI! VALVE! GIVE US EPISODE 3! Or Half Life 3.

I DONT KNOW! Something Half Life :( Portal isn't good enough. As epic as it is, Half Life is so enjoyable :)

Edit: Those who disagreed me should feel shame :P
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solar  +   1383d ago
ive asked this question at a very PC centric website community, and most still all agree that HL2 has everything together in one package, unlike shooters today that are great at just 1 or 2 things, and lack too much in other departments.
rybobales  +   1383d ago
Couldn't agree more
CombineElite  +   1383d ago
Half Life 2 = The game that never gets unistalled
Half life 2 is too great to just be King of teh shootaz. it's more like the greatest game ever.

I'm a huge STALKER fan but HL2 still is better as it does everything so well that no game today can dethrone it. Sure STALKER does shooting and atmosphere better than HL2 but HL2 offers physics, physics puzzles, vehicles and a whole lot more.

Fighting the Striders and Hunters with the Magnuson device in Ep 2 is one of the most intense action sequences in any game ever. HL2 is the only game that makes you care really care about NPCs.
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