Half-Life (1998) MicroReview

Still looks great and plays brilliantly. Tells its story strictly through first-person gameplay, an idea ahead of its time, even if the story itself isn’t much to write home about. G-Man character is wonderfully creepy. The third act, while interesting, suffers from less tightly-tuned game design than what precedes it. Perhaps not as unique as it was in 1998, but still a very solid and enjoyable experience. Be warned that if you use the “HD models” graphics setting, the design and sounds of some weapons will no longer be true to the original game.


Half-Life / Valve / Sierra Entertainment / November 8, 1998

This review was conducted on the PC version of the game.

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