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  • Release Date: Nov. 16, 2004
  • Publisher: Vivendi Universal
  • Developer: Valve
  • Platform(s): PC Xbox
  • Genre: Action
  • ESRB Rating: Mature

Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 by Valve for PS is an FPS that takes the suspense, challenge, and visceral charge of the original, and adds new realism and responsiveness. The result opens the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment to the behaviors -- even the emotions -- of both friends and enemies. The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa.

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