Half-Life 2: Episode Two

  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two
88
Based on 14 scores, 16 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • More Half Life goodness in a nutshell.
  • Lots of exciting set pieces.
  • Tons of backstory.

Cons:

  • Too short.
  • Some segments can get boring.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Techworld on

Completing the game is as rewarding as it should be. The rocket works, the portal is sealed, and you have a new mission ahead of you with what looks to be a completely original environment. The tragic twist at the end also provides some emotional...

By GameZone on 95

Best $20 deal you can get. Go buy it right now if you don’t already own...

By Custom PC on 88

A superb addition to the series that will leave you hungry for more. Half-Life 2 is widely recognised as one of the greatest PC first-person shooters of all time but, instead of following it up with Half-Life 3, developer Valve instead attempted...

By DarkZero on 95

With the likes of Halo 3 and Bioshock fighting to top GOTY lists in a few months it really is not that much of a stretch to think that Episode Two could beat both of them for top spot. Sure, all three are vastly different takes on the FPS genre, and...

By X-bit Labs on

Not provoking a sensation, Half-Life 2: Episode Two is still a worthy sequel to the series. Half-Life fans are sure to find in it everything that made the series so popular – quality visuals, unique level design, a realistic physical model with...

By Gameguru Mania on 91

Half Life 2 - Episode 2(hx) 12:36 PM EST - Oct,28 2007 Half-Life 2: Episode Two is the second installment in the Half-Life 2 episodic trilogy. Continuing the plot of Half-Life 2 and Episode One, Episode Two consists of seven chapters telling the story...

By Tech2 on 80

As you will no doubt recall, Valve decided to go the episodic way with Half Life 3 (HL3) since they took nearly five years to develop Half Life 2. By breaking HL3 into three distinct episodes, Valve has significantly reduced the waiting period for...

By VideoGamer on 90

Intense firefights, Thrilling storyline, Superb AI interaction, It's over quite...

By AtomicGamer on 92

A gamer with an irrational feeling of entitlement might find it easy to rag on Half-Life 2 Episode Two. They might start off by complaining that it took two years for Valve Software to put together five hours of gameplay with a bunch of characters...

By Gamervision on 90

Name: Half-Life 2: Episode 2 Genre: First Person Shooter Platform: PC, Xbox360 (Reviewed on PC) Warning, slight spoilers of Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode OneHalf-Life 2: Episode Two continues where Episode One left off. Again you find yourself...

By GameSpy on 80

Editors Note: This review has minor spoilers. Also, this is one of three separate GameSpy.com reviews for titles included in The Orange Box package, as PC versions are being sold separately via Valves Steam digital download service. For more, see...

By 1Up on 94

VIDEO: Head over to our videos page to check out all Half-Life 2: Episode Two footage!Whether in magazines or on message boards, "cinematic" is the game critics' weasel word. Sometimes we say it when we aren't sure what we want to say. Usually,...

By IGN Gear on 94

Half-Life 2 was an amazing game and still one of our favorites ever made on the PC. Episode One wasnt as sweet, but still had some wonderful moments and helped develop Alyx Vance further as a character and tie her even more into the storyline. The...

International Review By I Am Gamer on 84

Eineinhalb Jahre nach Half-Life 2 - Episode One kommt jetzt endlich Half-Life 2 - Episode Two in den Handel. Gordon und Alyx sind weiterhin unterwegs um den Überbleibseln der combine’schen Streitmacht den Hintern aufzureißen. Was sich im...

International Review By FZ.se on 80

Ett knappt år och en svärm förseningar efter tänkt premiärdatum är Gordon Freeman redo att fortsätta kampen mot combine. Episode One inleddes med kulturskymning - inget tåg i öppningsscenen! I Episode Two vankas ordning och reda igen - du slår upp...

International Review By Clubic on 80

Les suites dHalf-Life 2 se suivent et se ressemblent. Logiquement, Valve fait donc avancer la trame scénaristique de son jeu sans en bouleverser le gameplay. Episode Two est dans la veine de lépisode un : la structure narrative est pour ainsi dire...