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Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 Box

Developer: Valve Software
Publisher: Vivendi Universal Games
Genre: First person shooter (FPS)
Official web site: www.half-life2.com

Recommended system requirements:

  • CPU: 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Video card: DirectX 9.0 compatible
  • OS: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
  • Misc: Internet access required (!)


  • CPU: Pentium 4 2,4 GHz
  • Memory: 1024 MB DDR PC3200
  • Video card: GeForce 6800 Ultra 256 MB
  • OS: Windows XP SP2, DirectX 9c
  • Misc: SB Audigy

They managed to do much, if not everything, in the long run. They could have polished some issues better for these five years, and some basic solutions seem disputable from any point of view. But let's face it — Half-Life 2 is magnificent. What was promised is done, what was desired — incarnated. You are sure not to be disappointed, though you'll hardly be charmed either.

That's the end of our review. We are going to lock ourselves in a Tibetan monastery until Half-Life 3 is released.


( for the most curious ones )

Danil Gridasov (degust@ixbt.com)
November 30, 2004

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