Half Life 2
Half Life 2 - PC Review
shoot and think your way past numerous obstacles to complete your goal. Along the way you will meet old friends and enemies (Half Life 1) that will see you as their saviour or exterminator, plus the mysterious G-Man who can only be described as the shop keeper to your Mr. Benn. The levels are astounding and all have a splattering of character interaction, I especially enjoyed the Ravenholme level a town inhabited by Zombies and the eccentric Father Gregory who's purpose in life is to deliver his divine rights with a shotgun and a large range of hand crafted booby traps to the towns grateful dead community. The vehicle levels add an extra facet to the game and can come as a welcome break from all the running around, charging around the environment on a buggy or air boat (both of which look superb) solving the odd puzzle or downing the enemy. Expect the usual array of weapons for this game but add the spectacularly effective Gravity Gun which allows you pick up just about anything and throw it at whatever or whoever seems appropriate.
Now for the bad bits….long pause. Well its really difficult I will be accused of nit picking if I say that the load points are a little often and a bit too long or if I say I would like to interact with the other characters verbally (Gordon Freeman is the Strong silent type). Infact the only down point to this game is that it's a sequel and to be a true 10/10 game I believe it would need to be even more ground breaking than it already is but 9.8/10 is as near as damn it.
From beginning to end the game doesn't last as long as one might think but with the game comes the ability to play CounterStrike Source (the world most played online shooter) and Day of Defeat Source via Steam. With this in mind there is no reason why the disc should leave your CD drive until Half Life 3 hits the shelves.
PC gamers should rush out in their droves to by this title…..no lets start again PC owners should rush out in their droves to by this title!