Episode One follows scientist Gordon Freeman and his companion Alyx Vance as they fight in humanity's continuing struggle against the transhuman race known as the Combine. When the story begins, Gordon wakes up outside the enemy's base of operations, the Citadel, after being left unconscious from the concluding events of Half-Life 2. During the course of the game, Gordon travels with Alyx as they attempt to evacuate the city.

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A necessary expansion. Don't spend too much time looking for mods though, as most of them are made for HL1, HL2, or HL2 E2.

Just like Half-Life 2, Episode one is awesome, some epic eye-pleasing chapters, overall just kicks ***.

But, the one thing I hate about Episode one, the one and only thing...just when you're getting into it - it ends. That and there's not much for new weapons or enemies. That is why I'm giving it an 8/10.

Be sure to buy this (or the Orange Box), so you can continue on with the Half-Life 2 experience, you won't regret it!


Weakest part of HL2-trilogy... but it doesn't mean that it isn't good

Deserves an 8.

The game itself was pretty small, but it's still pretty good.
I advise you to buy it. Like. Now.

this is one of my favorite games ever!

I think releasing these as episodes was a bad idea. There should have just been a Half-Life 3.
The last episode (episode 3) isnt even out yet.
But its still a fun game.

Starting to feel less like Half-Life though. Some changes i like, some i dislike.
Having a lovely companion follow you throughout most of the game is good. Fighting aliens can get pretty lonely.

However i dont like how most of the first half of Ep1 I was stuck with the gravity gun. I kept wondering where the hell is my crowbar.

Ahhhh old times i liked this.

Short but sweet, and the interaction with Alyx is just great.


A great part of a great game...

Episode One provides players with a fun new addition to the Half-Life universe. While being awfully short, it keeps players interested during the 3-5 hours of game-time.

Feeling more like a testament to the Source engine, a showcasing to its new abilities, Episode One set the right path for what was there to come: Episode Two.

If I would be able to choose one of the episodes it would probably be Episode Two, but nevertheless, Episode One is a fun addition to the Half-Life universe which all fans should play.

Now, fighting Antlions and Zombies isn't exactly my type of play, but the level design and so on were done extremely well.

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