Half-Life 2 and its two expansions - Episode One and Episode Two - are a series of science fiction first-person shooter video games developed by Valve Corporation. Half Life 2 was released for Microsoft Windows in November 2004 alongside Steam, Valve's online content delivery platform, and as a result became the first game to require online activation. Episode One was released in June 2006 and Episode Two was released in October 2007. Half-Life 2 and its expansions were later ported to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac OS X, and Linux, while the base game received additional ports to Xbox and Nvidia Shield.
- Half-Life sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer.
NOW. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment to the behaviors, and even 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. And a lot of people he cares about are counting on him.
- 7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection