Pick up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, and find yourself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. You must rescue the world from the wrong you unleashed back at Black Mesa.

The original Half-Life sent a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title won more than 50 Game of the Year awards, was named "Best Game Ever" by PC Gamer, and launched a franchise which has since sold over 11 million units worldwide. By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original Half-Life 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 or her, from the physical environment to the behaviors and even the emotions of both friends and enemies.

Technical note: most mods “for Half-Life 2” are actually cross-compatible with all of Valve's Source engine games. Check a mod’s profile for details on whether a specific game is needed.

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About Transmissions - Element 120 with 4 comments by Shokunin on Mar 28th, 2015

Unfortunately, TE120 is not likely going to be available until tomorrow evening, my goal is 8PM PST. While you wait, the official trailer for TE120 is now available early.


Please go here to watch it now.

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Hello again,it is me,Aulov Nikolay.Today i would like to present for you a new version of my mod,called Half-Life 2 WMOD.Right now it is the second alpha...

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Makkon
Makkon Jul 7 2004, 2:56pm says:

Blah blah blah! Buy it and find out for yourslef when it's released.
I heard it's comming the end of this summer (2004) so you can rant and wine then. :rolleyes:

And I don't see how doomIII is so great. just good graphics, that's all.

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Quackzilla
Quackzilla Jun 10 2004, 1:37pm says:

I think most of the dev team has OCD.

Don't they have pills for that now?

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L337_Haxs
L337_Haxs May 26 2004, 3:36pm says:

it is cool but it just doesnt look as cool as it did a couple years ago :S

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord May 26 2004, 8:47am says:

how can you praise a game you don't know yet then too? i'm just convinced it will NOT kick *** (in the graphics dep sure but who cares grahics... that's only for benchmark kiddies). unless the game can proof beeing good i do not praise it... and in contrast... what i've seen so far made me damn suspicous... suspicous this might become a farting joke. a game that is crap but the mods will be good. isn't it pathetic to make a game only for modding because else it sux? ^_^

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nokreload
nokreload May 25 2004, 10:28pm says:

All u people talkin **** on half life 2 have no ****** clue. How can u bad mouth a game 5 years in development. Sure doom 3 will be up there but in no way will it mount up to half life 2. So STFU

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Robo_Ronald
Robo_Ronald May 12 2004, 7:53pm says:

I'm gonna get it, but make no mistake: I definently ain't buying it for its gameplay; I'm buying it for its mods! :p

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bluebellthird
bluebellthird May 8 2004, 9:50pm says:

Iamdura.com was said to contain information.

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RyantheHoundeye
RyantheHoundeye May 5 2004, 5:01pm says:

Everyone who played the beta should be shot

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RyantheHoundeye
RyantheHoundeye May 5 2004, 5:00pm says:

HL2 RULES DOOM 3 WILL RULE TO SOPSHUTUP HL2 IS 1337!

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yager
yager May 4 2004, 8:46pm says:

HALF-LIFE SUCKS AND SO WILL HALF-LIFE 2. DOOM 3 WILL KICK BUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Shirk
Shirk Aug 9 2009, 11:33pm replied:

SHUT UP ******* **** LICKING *****

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Highest Rated (22 agree) 10/10

Sadly it never ends for Gordon Freeman, he is gaming worlds Jack Bauer, consistently going from one bad day to the next. No sooner have you blown up the head of the Xenian Nihilanth and discussed career prospects with the mysterious G-Man than he tosses you in the mix again. Another train ride another mysterious situation leaving Gordon (and you the gamer) none the wiser, but thats what we like about the Half-life series and all it's canonical universe, Valve will always give you a Palm d'or plot…

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lol

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