"Yes, we'd barely believe it either if we hadn't seen it ourselves: Half-Life 2 is here. More than six years in development, more than a year dramatically in the public eye, weathering delays and code theft and controversy, the sequel to one of the highest-rated PC games ever is now officially available." - pc.ign.com
"After over half a decade of development, stolen source code debacle, a promised deadline that was missed by a year, and a feud between the developer and the publisher that is still in court, Half-Life 2 has finally started to activate for those who have purchased online via Steam online or who grabbed the boxed version at the retailers that let it slip early. Go play!" - Slashdot.