Named Game of the Year by over 50 publications, Valve’s debut title blends action and adventure with award-winning technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players must think to survive. Also includes an exciting multiplayer mode that allows you to play against friends and enemies
Ah, Mr. Reader, so good to see you. Now today’s review will deviate from the norm a bit, but it’s all within parameters.
Half-Life is a first person shooter in which you navigate the labs of Black Mesa after an experiment went awry, causing pandemonium everywhere. It’s pretty standard fare in the FPS genre, the only non-standard being that you are not a trained soldier. It uses standard left/right handed controls (either WASD or arrow keys) and the mouse to move and aim.
You take on the role of Gordon Freeman, a researcher at Black Mesa. You go into work via shuttle as part of your every day routine. Today is different, however. A sample your team is researching is of the purest strain so far, and as a result, the machine testing it blows up. From here on, it is a struggle to survive as you find your way out of Black Mesa while fighting off aliens and soldiers.
Overall, I’d have to give Half-Life a toast rating. It is an excellently made game that aged well, but it’s story is really the only good part about it. The gameplay itself is the same as QUAKE and Unreal, and honestly pretty bland. The game is still a classic though and I do recommend picking it up.
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