Half-Life: Series Complete

I went several years without gaming.

There were several factors as to why I stopped (which I may write about in the future), and it’s been a lot of fun getting back into it these past several months.

The last game I ever played as a true gamer was Half-Life.

So when I began to venture back into the video gaming world, jumping on a sweet deal from Steam for the entire Half-Life series seemed fairly poetic.

I enjoyed what I had already played of the Half-Life series in the past, so playing through them all from start to finish was pretty exciting for me. For those of you that game regularly, it probably sounds funny to hear someone talking about Half-Life with so much excitement—LOL. After all, the series began clear back in 1998.

Last weekend—after several months of play—I completed the final (latest) installment of Half-Life.

It was an awesome journey:

Half-Life: Source

Half-Life Source Screenshot
Half-Life: Source is the graphically enhanced version of Half-Life. It’s the only way to replay this oldie but goodie.

// Half-Life: Source on Steam

 

Half-Life: Opposing Force

Half-Life Opposing Force - Screenshot
Half-Life: Opposing Force takes place along the same timeline as Half-Life, but it is played from the perspective of a Marine arriving at Black Mesa.

// Half-Life: Opposing Force on Steam

 

Half-Life: Blue Shift

Half-Life Blue Shift - Screenshot
Like the previous, Half-Life: Blue Shift takes place on the same timeline as Half-Life, but instead of playing as Gordon Freeman, you play as the Black Mesa security guard Barney! It’s pretty #EPIC when you cross paths with Gordon Freeman in a level from Half-Life. #inception

// Half-Life: Blue Shift on Steam

 

Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 picks-up from Half-Life. It’s an amazing dystopian game that makes the first Half-Life seem lame. It’s crazy good and my favorite from the entire lot.

// Half-Life 2 on Steam

 

Half-Life 2: Episode One

Half-Life 2 Episdoe One - Screenshot
But wait, there’s more!?! Yes…yes there is…

// Half-Life 2: Episode One

 

Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Half-Life 2 Episode Two - Screenshot
Both Episode One and Two are fairly short and not nearly as deep as Half-Life 2. However, if you loved Half-Life 2, these are a “must play.”

// Half-Life 2: Episode Two

 

Half-Life 3?

Once you complete Half-Life 2: Episode Two, you’ll realize that the story leaves you waiting for Episode 3 or at least a Half-Life 3 to finish up this amazing tale.

Only time will tell if the third and final installment ever makes its way from concept to completion.

As for now, I will say that it was fun to play through the entire series from start to finish. The gameplay is great and the story engaging.

Series complete.

(At least for now.) 😉

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2 responses to “Half-Life: Series Complete”

  1. geekathair Avatar

    By far my favorite series. Half-life 2’s gameplay, story line, physics and graphics were revolutionary in the gaming industry. I remember going to a friends house just to watching him play HL2. It was like someone opened up a new world to me.

    1. Eric Dye Avatar

      Seriously. Question is, can they do that with a Half-Life 3? It’s hard to come back after something as revolutionary as HL2.

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