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Half-Life 2: Episode Two
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Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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Overall 9
9.0

Half-Life 2: Episode Two review (PC)

HonestGamers
12 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Half-Life 2: Episode Two gets it right. There is very little of the plodding, stalling, and rehashing of old ideas that was found in the previous episode. What tedium this game does contain, Valve more or less gets out of its system early on, and once the adventure truly gets moving, it’s a...
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2008

Hooked Gamers
12 May 2008
  • Conclusion: Many Wii games are seen to cater more towards the so-called casual audience as opposed to the hardcore gamer. This certainly was the case with FIFA 08 which completely missed the boat in terms of single player offerings.
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Half-Life 2: Episode Two Review

VideoGamer.com
12 February 2008
  • Excerpt: While console gamers have been squabbling over which system has the best FPS (the Xbox 360 with Halo 3 if you want our opinion), PC gamers have been quietly waiting for their own FPS masterpiece to arrive.
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Episodic games: Half-Life Episode One & Two + Portal

Playfuls.com
28 December 2007
  • Excerpt: What’s the deal with episodic games? They’re not exactly a trend, but some of them did manage to pull it through and then some. But the problem is: are episodic games good for gaming humanity? Are they worth waiting and buying,...
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Half Life 2 : Episode 2

hardware heaven
10 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Half Life games are quite possibly amongst the most revered PC titles of the recent years. And how could they not be? Both the original and its sequel pushed forward the boundaries of FPS story-telling, making players experience the story first hand, not through directed cinematics.
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Half-Life 2: Episode 2

The Armchair Empire
26 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Bought separately or as part of “Orange Box” Half-Life 2: Episode 2 is just what the gaming public wants from Valve: more Half-Life 2 so handily crafted that one can’t help but restart the game immediately after the credits roll.
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Overall 9
9.2

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Review

Strategy Gaming Online
12 October 2007
  • Excerpt: . 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 and gameplay ideas they recycled from previous games. Others would complain that it's been almost three years since
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Overall 8
8.0

Half Life 2: Episode 2 Review (PC)

Yet Another Review Site
9 May 2008
  • Excerpt: TV shows don’t get this many delays… 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 game with a...
  • Pros: Continues the saga, yay!, solid shooter model, quite simple, interesting physics based puzzles, deep, goes quite far
  • Cons: doesn’t finish much off, graphics still a little dated
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Half Life 2: Episode 2

WDT
3 January 2008
  • Excerpt: OK, so here we are with Half Life 2; Episode 2. Valve released the episodic content for Half Life 2 with the intension of quicker releases instead of us gamers waiting for a whole new game which can take years to produce.
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Overall 10
9.5

Half-Life 2: Episode Two PC Review

DarkZero
2 November 2007
  • Excerpt: 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.
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