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'''''Half-Life 2: Episode One''''' is an oddly-named sequel to [[Half-Life 2]]. The game is shorter, but was an attempt to make the series more episodic so that new additions could come out every few months. That didn't work as people have been waiting for episode three for many years now.
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[[Image:Half-Life 2 - Episode Two - Title Card.jpg|thumb|256x256px|Steam title card.]]
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'''''Half-Life 2: Episode Two''''' is a first-person action adventure game developed and published by [[Valve]] for [[Windows]] on 2007-10-10, and later ported to several other platforms. Despite its name, it is the fourth game in the [[Half-Life (universe)|Half-Life series]]. This episode is a bit longer than episode one, and showcases several new features in the [[Source Engine]].
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My friend Cody bought me this game along with all the other Half-Life games. Having been a big fan of all the previous titles, I couldn't help but play this one.
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==Status==
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I own this game and have beaten it a couple times and got 14/22 achievements.
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
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* '''Overall:''' 8/10
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* '''Best Version:''' Windows
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{{Spoilers}}
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===Good===
 
===Good===
 
* The hunters are a wonderful new enemy.
 
* The hunters are a wonderful new enemy.
 
* The new doctor is quite obnoxious, but a good addition.
 
* The new doctor is quite obnoxious, but a good addition.
* The seamless move the train crash of Episode 1 is a perfect way to start the game.
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* The seamless move from the train crash of Episode 1 is a perfect way to start the game.
 
* Alyx Vance continues to be a fantastic addition to the game.
 
* Alyx Vance continues to be a fantastic addition to the game.
 
* The ending battle is wonderfully epic.
 
* The ending battle is wonderfully epic.
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* I don't like the fact that Dr. Vance and the Vorticons share a very similar voice from the same voice actor. It makes them seem less-real.
 
* I don't like the fact that Dr. Vance and the Vorticons share a very similar voice from the same voice actor. It makes them seem less-real.
 
* There is a very annoying bug in the physics engine that sometimes vaults you into the air after you walk over a odd-shaped object. Especially the gnome!
 
* There is a very annoying bug in the physics engine that sometimes vaults you into the air after you walk over a odd-shaped object. Especially the gnome!
* I don't like it when games make achievements things that are necessary to beat the game anyway.
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* I don't like it when games make achievements for things that are necessary to beat the game anyway.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
 
* Nothing.
 
* Nothing.
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==Media==
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===Documentation===
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<gallery>
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Half-Life 2 - Orange Box, The - Prima Official eGuide.pdf|Prima Orange Box Guide.
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Half-Life 2 - Orange Box, The - Episode Pack - Prima Official eGuide.pdf|Prima Orange Box Episode Guide.
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</gallery>
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===Maps===
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<gallery>
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Half-Life 2 - Episode Two - Map.jpg|Flattened map.
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</gallery>
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===Screenshots===
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<gallery>
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Half-Life 2 - Episode Two - W32 - Screenshot - Alyx On a Roof Bug.png|How'd she get up there?
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</gallery>
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===Videos===
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfZ2jYQf4_4 youtube.com/watch?v=wfZ2jYQf4_4] - Longplay.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_2:_Episode_Two en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_2:_Episode_Two] - Wikipedia.
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{{Link|MobyGames|http://www.mobygames.com/game/half-life-2-episode-two}}
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/half-life-2-episode-two mobygames.com/game/half-life-2-episode-two] - Mobygames.
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_2:_Episode_Two}}
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{{Link|TCRF|https://tcrf.net/Half-Life_2:_Episode_Two}}
  
  
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Latest revision as of 11:25, 10 September 2019

Steam title card.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two is a first-person action adventure game developed and published by Valve for Windows on 2007-10-10, and later ported to several other platforms. Despite its name, it is the fourth game in the Half-Life series. This episode is a bit longer than episode one, and showcases several new features in the Source Engine.

My friend Cody bought me this game along with all the other Half-Life games. Having been a big fan of all the previous titles, I couldn't help but play this one.

Status

I own this game and have beaten it a couple times and got 14/22 achievements.

Review

  • Overall: 8/10
  • Best Version: Windows

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • The hunters are a wonderful new enemy.
  • The new doctor is quite obnoxious, but a good addition.
  • The seamless move from the train crash of Episode 1 is a perfect way to start the game.
  • Alyx Vance continues to be a fantastic addition to the game.
  • The ending battle is wonderfully epic.
  • The game is considerably longer than Episode One, which is nice considering the first one seemed too short.

Bad

  • I don't like the fact that Dr. Vance and the Vorticons share a very similar voice from the same voice actor. It makes them seem less-real.
  • There is a very annoying bug in the physics engine that sometimes vaults you into the air after you walk over a odd-shaped object. Especially the gnome!
  • I don't like it when games make achievements for things that are necessary to beat the game anyway.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Documentation

Maps

Screenshots

Videos

Links

Link-MobyGames.png  Link-Wikipedia.png  Link-TCRF.png