Half-Life (1998)

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You play a scientist who must make his way through a ruined underground scientific complex infested with danger.

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Credited cast:
Michael Shapiro ...
Security Guard Barney Calhoun / G-Man / Nihilanth / HECU Soldiers / Security Guards / Scientists (voice) (as Mike Shapiro)
Harry S. Robins ...
Smithers / Eli Vance / Scientists / HECU Soldiers (voice)
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A mysterious alien artifact has been recovered and brought to a top-secret research facility in the Black Mesa. When newcomer Dr. Gordon Freeman is assigned to physically test the artifact, things go very wrong when the artifact opens a destructive and unstable portal to Xen, a planet in a different dimension. Gordon blacks out, and awakes in a now crippled and ruined research facility. When Freeman and the survivors of this ordeal discover the portal has allowed its inhabitants-deadly alien creatures-to enter the facility, they realize that they must call the government for help. The government, however, already has plans to contain this incident by silencing the witnesses. Written by Kerwin Tsang <kertsang@yahoo.com>

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Run, Think, Shoot, Live.


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Half-Life: Blue Shift was originally designed to be an extra feature exclusive to the Sega Dreamcast version of Half Life. When the Dreamcast version of Half Life was cancelled due to the poor sales and impending death of the Dreamcast console, the game's makers, Valve and Sierra decided to release the Half Life: Blue Shift add-on for PC instead. See more »

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Scientist: Freeman, you fool!
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Might be the greatest Action Game ever made
7 January 2001 | by (United states) – See all my reviews

In 1998, A software company names Valve Software released a game that would forever change the way we look at Action Games. That game was called Half-Life. Hailed by PC-Gamer as "The Best 3D action game ever made", and I couldn't agree more.

The game itself won about 45 game of the year awards from many different publications.

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