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Dr. Gordon Freeman must fight his way out of a secret research facility after a teleportation experiment goes disastrously wrong.

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Randy Pitchford

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Marc Laidlaw
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Kathy Levin Kathy Levin ... HEV Suit / Gina Cross / Black Mesa Transit System Announcer (voice)
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Lani Minella ... Colette Green (PS2 Version) (voice)

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Theoretical physicist Gordon Freeman must fight his way through, and hopefully out of, the Black Mesa Research Facility, New Mexico, after an experiment intended to research improved teleportation technology goes horribly wrong, and tears open a rift in the space/time continuum between our world and an alien borderworld containing forces far beyond the understanding of any human mind. Written by AYoungManAtTheMovies

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Run, Think, Shoot, Live.


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Soldier: [Over a dead soldier's radio] Come in, Cooper! Do you copy? Forget about Freeman, we're abandoning the base. If you have any last bomb targets, mark them on the tactical map. Otherwise, get the hell out of there! Repeat, we are pulling out and commencing airstrikes, give us targets or get below!
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Best game of all time!
23 March 2001 | by jaspervanzylSee all my reviews

Although I'm not (and never was) a huge fan of first person shooters, "Half-Life" is the best game of all time. Me and my brother was playing it for about two weeks until he finished it. Ever since then we have never stopped playing it, and Sierra has definitely got two more fans. Not that we didn't know about Sierra, as we played all of the King's Quest series games.

As far as the story goes, you play Gordon Freeman, a scientist at the Black Mesa Research Facility, a huge nuclear building with thousands of employees. You get assigned to do a "harmless" experiment with two of your colleagues. But something goes wrong. Horribly wrong... And suddenly the existence of all mankind is in your hands.

The nice people at Sierra has once again created a masterpiece. Or wait, not only a masterpiece, but the greatest most creative computer game the world has ever seen! I salute Sierra for what they've done for the gaming industry.

Half-Life is a symphonic blend of action, drama, adventure and story. Utterly brilliant.


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Release Date:

19 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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