Half-Life (1998)

Video Game  -  Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  19 November 1998 (USA)
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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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HEV Suit / Gina Cross / Black Mesa Transit System Announcer (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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The fictional military unit in the game uses a wide variety of military vehicles, that exist today. These vehicles include the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, AH-64 Apache Gunship, V-22 Osprey and F-16 fighter. See more »

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Soldier: Forget about Freeman, we are cutting our losses and pulling out! Anybody left down there now is on his own, repeat, if you weren't already, you are now!
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I didn't believe my friend when he said it was the best game in the world.....
5 December 2005 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Four years later my brother installed the game to my computer without telling me about it. He also told me it was the best game ever made...I still didn't believe them. Maybe I was just being lazy. I finally put off some time to play it and I was totally blown away! Amazingly good game! Filled with governments, spies, secret government bases and (best of all) ALIENS!!! Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on you) there's a very large level of mystery in the game. Government conspiracies, stealthy missile launches and the biggest cliffhanger ending in the world. Scary at times. One time I jumped out of my chair! (Watch out for the black shadowy corners). 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.

So if you don't have this game then either get it in some store, steal it from store, borrow it from some friend or (like I did) steal it from some friend.

10/10


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