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4.79 stars 4.79/5 Stars Average score of 14 user reviews spread across 7 releases and 0 DLC

Best in the series, so far 0

Now, with a title like that I got to have something to back it up with. I've personally played through all the Half-Life games on more than one occasion and hands down, Episode Two has truly been the best and most enjoyable experience yet and left me at a gaming high hours after finishing it, only to have me get up the next day to play through it again, this time with developer commentary turned on which is this great new feature the episodes have brought that gives you insight in a lot of the w...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

On HL2: Episode Two, linearity, and the G-Man 0

Having reached the end of my Half-Life 2 experience, pending now only the release of Episode Three, I can authoritatively say this: I enjoyed everything that I played, especially Half-Life 2, but I am surprising myself (though perhaps not you, dear reader) when I say that I enjoyed Half-Life 2: Episode Two the most of the three games. The reason why I find that surprising is that, in the lens through which I perceive video games (which is, admittedly, a lens still firmly entrenched in the ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

One of my all time favorite first person shooters EVER 0

In a bit of bass ackwardsness, here’s my review to the 2nd expansion pack to Half-Life 2. One of my all time favorite first person shooters EVER. Why this one first? I just played through it for a 2nd time last week so it’s fresh in my mind. The first time was when it was released 2yrs. ago on the Xbox360, then last week on my fairly equipped PC. I’m gonna go ahead and give this one a 10, that’s right, I went there Somewhere down the line I may review Half-Life 2 and the it’s first expansion Ep...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Best in the Half-Life 2 Series 0

The Half-Life series has changed a lot since the original in 1998. Beginning with Half Life 2, and especially starting in Episode I, the series took an extremely narrative focus gameplay not to unsimilar to a T.V. series such as Lost. Half-Life Episode II has some of the most emotional scenes I have experienced in a video game. Period. There are sections that made me want to reach through the screen and stop something from happening, without avail.Although it does focus heavily on the storytelli...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Levio91 the game player reviews hl2. 0

Half Life 2: episode 2 is the third part of the Half Life 2 game, This game is much better than part 1 and Id say just as good as Half Life 2 but one part in this part is so epic feeling Id say that part beats any Half life 2 part. If you play like me youll learn to hate alexx shes always shooting monsters and makes the game too easy even on the hardest setting this game is just too easy but another thing youll hate about Alexx os she shoots monsters your trying to run over to get the achievemen...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two 0

When Valve originally announced their plans to deliver the next part of the Half-Life story in episodic form everyone was pretty excited. Instead of waiting years for a full sequel, fans expected to get episode sized pieces every six months or so. Unfortunately, things didn’t go exactly as planned. Episode 1 ended up getting delayed, and when it did come out it was a bit disappointing. Episode 1 ended up feeling like more of the same. There were no new weapons or vehicles, and the game even took...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of the best single player experiences of 2007 0

This game is just awesome. The environments are varied, the scenes scripted so well that you feel really into the action of the game. One of my favorite parts of the game is the antlion invasion, because although its extremely linear, the antlions swarm at you so fast that its a really hectic and fun scene. I just love downing antlions, and it doesn't feel as tedious and anoying as it did in Half Life 2. In all respects, Episode Two is what Half Life 2 nearly was - an all-around perfect single p...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two 0

Episode Two continues the story from the previous games, pushing the narrative forward in ways it hasn't been before. For it's time, the original game was pretty impressive in its immersion but now is very limited and a bit simple. The sequel took huge steps forward in presentation and upped the ante quite a bit with consistent characters, but was still a little basic. The first episodic expansion really raised the bar with its development of Alyx as a believable and likable character, and she's...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The best Half-Life experience to date. 0

The Half-Life 2 saga is a curious bird. The first two games move along incrementally and slowly ... while the production values and gameplay are impressive, it's easy to lose interest on plot alone. But it's also deliberate. You can tell Valve wants you to absorb the plot fully and really develop some sort of connection with the characters over time.If you've made it through HL2 and Episode One, Episode Two is your payoff. The whole series really reaches its apex in terms of storytelling and act...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The best of the Half-Life Collection 0

The ShortPros- Easily the best story currently presented in the Half-Life 2 universe- Tighter shooting, better enemies, and a much improved sense of pace throughout- Setpieces are epic, battles are insane, and the scope has been substantially increased- Ending is genuinely heartbreaking and excellently paced and written- Provides insight into the characters previously untapped or even considered- Best looking rendition of the Half-Life 2 engineCons- Still has a vehicle section- Final battle can ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An Unmissiable Episode 0

Half Life 2: Episode 2 is the follow up to last year's Episode 1, and the third successive Half-Life 2 game. Complete with a slew of new enemies, environments, and game mechanics, Episode 2 is a more-than-worthy addition to the Half-Life saga, and likely the greatest of all. Originally released as part of The Orange Box, and now available as a stand-alone game, Episode 2 chronicles the continuing story arc of Half-Life. The game begins not long after Episode 1 ended; Gordon and Alyx escape o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

More of the good of Half Life 2 fun, but its age begins to show 0

Half Life: Episode Two was released in 2007, almost three years after the original Half Life 2 and marks the thus far last entry into the Half Life series and probably the end of Valves try to move the game into an episodic format. The gameplay is mostly the same as in the two previous entries in the series and continues to follow the route of the  linear first person shooter.After a short cutscene, giving an overview about what happened in the last game, Episode Two starts out exactly where the...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Half Life 2: Episode 2 review by Termite 0

Game Review: Half Life 2: Episode 2Episode 2 was released October 10th 2007 as part of the Orange Box. It was one of the 3 new games released for the first time in the Orange Box. It met massive critical acclaim, and was praised as the best the Half Life series had ever been. Like Episode 1, improvements for the Source Engine had happened that were not available to the previous game. The major improvement is even more advanced facial animation technology.The story is awesome. Basically without g...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two 0

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Half-Life 2: Episode Two begins immediately where the previous installment left off. Again as scientist turned-hero Gordon Freeman, you’re placed outside the realms of the obsolete City 17 with your companion Alyx Vance. The Combine Army has continued its assault of recontrolling Earth, and before long Alyx and Gordon find themselves in an ambush. When Vance is left critically wounded you’re tasked with not only saving her but taking her to The White Forest before the ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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