Half-Life 2: Episode One

  • Half-Life 2: Episode One
83
Based on 25 scores, 27 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    12
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Great graphics.
  • Great sound.
  • Great gameplay.

Cons:

  • Very short completion time.
  • Not as much new content as we might have liked.

Expert reviews and ratings

By DarkZero on 86

Published June 7th 2006. Written by Dominic Sheard. It’s amazing how fast time travels. Just over 18 months ago I was playing one of the most technically advanced games at that time, in terms of physics, graphics and facial expression technology....

By Yet Another Review Site on 80

To say that Half Life 2 was a great game would be a massive understatement; it was long, deep, had masses of variety and masses of guns.Mix into this the improvised combat and source engine physics puzzles brought in by the gravity gun and you had a...

By Cheat Code Central on 96

Half Life 2: Episode Pack comes with three stand-alone Half Life games. Before I reviewed the entire pack, I reviewed only Half Life 2: Episode 1, and while it was fun, it was too short and instead of answering questions about past situations, it just...

By Maximum PC on 90

This month we got to sample the first installment of what probably should have been called Half-Life 3. Though Episode One lacks the overall emotional impact of a 15-hour game, it’s a fantastic, inventive shooter that’s awesome from start to...

By PC Pro on 50

Return to City 17 in the first add-on to Half-Life 2, but be prepared for a bit of a let-down Ah, Half-Life: the only game universe that nobody ever seems to have a bad word for. And its no surprise, with better voice acting, a better plot, better...

By OCModShop on 100

TitleHalf Life 2: Episode OneRatingM (Mature)DeveloperValve SoftwarePublisherValve SoftwareRelease DateJune 1, 2006 PlatformPCGenreFirst Person Shooter / Science FictionExtra FeaturesOnline Deathmatch, Advanced HDR rendering Like the pre-launch...

By ImpulseGamer on 80

Andrew B8.0Half-Life 2: Episode OneHalf-Life 2 Aftermath is the first of a series of episodic expansions for the popular and acclaimed Half-Life series. This episode takes place right after the events in HL2, and you and Alyx will flee from City 17,...

By CNET Australia on 87

Episode One is even better than Half-Life 2. The only problem is that its over before you know it....

By V3.co.uk on 80

Gordon Freeman returns for a short-lived but enjoyable episodic...

By Gameplay Monthly on 92

Electronic Arts The original Half-Life 2 may have been the most brilliantly constructed story-driven FPS of all time, finally putting its predecessor into the back seat. Nearly every aspect of the game drove the intensity and immersion through...

By GameZone on 88

The ending to Half-Life 2 baffled many, and gamers were left with one of the biggest cliff-hangers in recent history. Gordon seemed saved, but what happened to Alyx? And is Gordon really “safe?” What happened to the rest of the city? Episode...

By Neoseeker on

Half-Life 2: Episode One is the latest in Steam releases taking on the Episodic content system, while many may be a bit sketchy due to the freshness of this content delivery, it should be a given that if its a series and part of the HL2 universe,...

By TweakTown on 80

Click here to discuss this review in our forums When Half-Life 2 finally hit the shelves around a year late, it fast became one of the biggest PC games of the year. It was no surprise that valve were going to continue the game and bring out a third...

By Pocket-lint on 90

In short, best game of the year so far. Absolutely essential for any self-respecting...

By GamePro on 85

Valve serves up another steamin hot round of Half-Life 2 in the first of several episodic adventures. Episode One is good fun, but its small potatoes compared to the full...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

The words Episode One never really fill me with confidence. Since being burned by the Star Wars film of the same name, I am predisposed to treating the moniker with suspicion. Thankfully, the first follow-up to seminal shooter Half-Life 2 goes...

By Gameguru Mania on 83

Half-Life 2: Episode One(hx) 11:19 AM EDT - Jun,05 2006 Half-Life 2: Episode One is the first in a new trilogy of episodes that are scheduled to be released over the course of the next year. The first episode fills in a lot of the story gaps that you...

By GWN on 88

Episode One stays true to everything that made Half-Life 2 great, and tosses in some fresh new content for good measure. It is a wonderful, if not brief, return to the Half-Life...

By Strategy Informer on 85

If you?re an avid gamer of the Half-Life series or at least familiar with it, you?d agree that the game scene is more of déj? vu. This is because it?s supposed to be picking up where Half-Life 2 left off. Yup, another round of beating those Combine...

By GamePyre on 92

This game grabs you right at the beginning continuing right as you left off. Once you get started, the game play and pace is a little different than the original Half Life 2. After you readjust, the game is smooth and slick with a few repetitive...