Summary: Eye candy update with a bit more polish, but still with a lot of spit that still looks ugly and feels old. There is a free mod that remakes this game on the Half Life 2 engine way better. Shame its missing the ending though ha ha. This source version is really only for nostalgia buffs who love playing ugly retro games.
Summary: I’m going to recommend Half Life: Source to modern gamers but just barely. I never played it nor Half Life 2 back in the day, so I am completely unbiased by nostalgia. Both games have intrigued me for years, though, and I saw them together in a Steam sale bundle so decided to pick them up and finally play through them. Though a flawed release, HL: Source still shines thanks to its brilliant & pioneering design.
Summary: Half-life was my first computer game. And downloading the expansion packs was the first additional game packs I ever bought with my own money.Lots of memories playing in the multiplayer modes.
Summary: This is probably one of Half LIfe's best expansions because you get quite a bit of new weapons to play with including a sniper rifle which does a lot of damage by the way. Also there is some new enemies such as the military head crab zombie and even a more buffed up version of the head crab zombie thing. Also this is a pretty long expansion pack to play and I enjoyed it but I don't know if you will enjoy it.
Summary: The original Half-Life was a great game, but when they remade it in the source engine I thought it would be with HD models and improved graphics, but instead it was just ragdolls, water, and a few lighting effects like shadows. I didn't like it as much as the original because with the Source engine it takes away some of the nostalgia, but the advantage of it is the ability to get a portal gun in Black Mesa.
Summary: The overall package with its brilliant singleplayer, multiplayer and modability were much more than any other game could deliver back in 98. Every aspect of this game was as good as it gets, only unreal managed to have slightly better graphics and music back then. While its basicly technically superior competitor unreal focussed more on mulitplayer games in future, half-life managed to succesfully create a new singleplayer univere and keeps it alive till today.
Summary: Half-Life: Source is, without a doubt, one of the most interesting and challenging PC titles that you will have the good fortune of playing. It is, in my opinion, much more enjoyable than Half-Life 2. Black Mesa is surprisingly huge and the visuals are rendered nicely. Of course the game runs very smoothly. You really shouldn't have any problems running this game.
Summary: The Pros: The Colt Python is awesome. AI is not bad at all. Weapons have recoil. The Cons: The story is quite weak, it doesn't explain much and is not that interesting to start with. Doom 1's is better because it's more focused and Duke Nukem 3D's is funnier. The shotgun doesn't pack the punch that other games offer. The graphics don't live to the engine's potential.
Summary: A complete remake of Half Life in the Source engine, it can't be bad. My only complaint is that it isn't as much a remake as it is a shiny new coat of paint. Valve was suprisingly lazy with this one, only adding slightly improved textures, ragdoll effect, water effects, and physics. While no doubt a good game, I would only say you should buy it if you don't own Half Life.