The first of three in the episodic series that potentially make up what could be called Half-Life 3, Half-Life 2: Episode One takes place directly after the events of Half-Life 2. You play, again, as the famous Gordon Freeman, this time running away from the unstable Citadel, which is collapsing from the preceding events in Half-Life 2. With Alyx Vance at your side, you must battle through the remaining enemies left in City 17 in an attempt to escape almost certain peril. Written by
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Powered by an upgraded version of Valve's Source engine, the game has two improvements over the original Half-Life 2, previously showcased in the "Lost Coast" technical demo: High Dynamic Range (HDR) lighting and developer audio commentaries. See more
Dr. Wallace Breen
Tell me, Dr. Freeman, if you can. You have destroyed so much. What is it, exactly, that you have created? Can you name even one thing? I thought not.
Followed by Half-Life 2: Episode Two