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Half-Life 2
Box artwork for Half-Life 2.
Developer(s) Valve Corporation
Publisher(s)
Distributor(s) Steam
Engine Source Engine
Release date(s)
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Windows
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Xbox
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Mac OS
Genre(s) FPS
System(s) Windows, Xbox, Mac OS
Players 1
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)
ESRB: ESRB M.png Mature
System requirements (help)
CPU clock speed
1.2 GHz
System RAM
256 MiB
Network connection speed
56 Kibps
DirectX version
Version 7
Website http://www.half-life2.com
Preceded by Half-Life
Followed by Half-Life 2: Episode One
Series Half-Life
Neoseeker Related Pages

Half-Life 2 was developed by Valve Software and was released on November 16, 2004 for Windows following a 5-year development cycle, and later on Steam and the Xbox. The game gained almost unanimous praise and acclaim for its story, fluidity and the gameplay in general. The game was bundled with Counter-Strike: Source, a remake of a critically-acclaimed total-conversion mod for the original Half-Life. Half-Life 2: Deathmatch was later released via Steam and was free to download for all owners of Half-Life 2. The full game was included in an updated form with The Orange Box compilation for Windows, Steam, Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.

You are Dr. Gordon Freeman, theoretical physicist and one of the only survivors of the Black Mesa incident. Finding yourself on a train to who-knows-where, you are plunged into a world oppressed by an alien empire, a world fraught with dangers that you, a mere scientist, will have to overcome.

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