Good Game: Half-Life 2 (PC)

A Good Game a day for the rest of time perhaps?

Today it’s Half-Life 2 a 2004 first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation for Microsoft Windows (PC). It is the sequel to 1998’s Half-Life, it was released after a five-year, $40 million development phase. During development, a substantial part of the project was leaked and distributed on the Internet. The game was developed along with Valve’s Steam software and the Source engine.

Taking place some years after the events of Half-Life, protagonist Gordon Freeman is woken by the enigmatic G-Man to find the world has been taken over by the alien Combine. Joined by allies including resistance fighter Alyx Vance, Gordon searches for a way to free humanity using a variety of weapons, including the object-manipulating Gravity Gun.

Like its predecessor, Half-Life 2 received critical acclaim. It was praised for its advanced physics, animation, sound, AI, graphics, and narrative. The game won 39 “Game of the Year” awards, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest and significant video games of all time. Over 6.5 million copies of Half-Life 2 were sold at retail by December 2008, (not including Steam sales). As of February 2011, Half-Life 2 had sold over 12 million copies.

Watch the video I made below showing about the first 41 minutes of the game.

Video:

Half-Life 2 Gameplay.

Developer: Valve Corporation.
Publisher: Valve Corporation.
Platform: Microsoft Windows.
Release : 16th November 2011 (WW).
Genre: First-person shooter.