Easily the most overhyped FPS in history, crappy controls and horrible crosshair destroy it...
A. Gift For You "SliceReviews", Amazon
11 February 2010
Summary: Ever since it's release, I've been hearing about how great Half-Life is. Now that I've finally played it, I honestly can say ''big deal''. Gameplay: It's your average FPS, run, jump, strafe, shoot, corridors full of enemies, and gibs. What sets this game aside from others? Heck if I know. Multiplayer is the only reason to play Half-Life. I guess its fun, but the immense amount of campers and lamers is just overwelming. That and the weapons just aren't balanced.
D. J. Waugh ""You can stuff your sorries ..., Amazon
8 October 2009
Summary: I bought a Half Life and add-on pack because of all the hype surrounding HL. You would think being Game of the Year would mean that its actually good. Ha!, not the word i would use. Maybe i am too much into realism in my games, real weapons, real people etc, but I thought HL was ^&#^*. I would not recommend Half Life and i can't understand why it was so popular.
Summary: I realize I'm reviewing an old game here and I'm writing this review with 2008 standards. Please keep in mind I am only reviewing the PS2 version (not PC). If you're one of those fans considering to track this old game (on PS2) and spend lots of money on it -- don't bother wasting it. The PS2 version is just really frustrating. Some games still look good on the PS2 even to this day. However, this game just isn't worth tracking down and playing it again, on the PS2.
Summary: this game is one of the worst. how it got high 8s or even 9s: i got no idea. the graphics are very squarey and the mouth movement of the people has that "dark cloud" look. explosions look flat and weak. the framerate is smooth while walking but rough while running. pretty realistic, except that when you so much as tap a person with a crowbar they break apart into steaks, as if they were hit by a granade or something. a few things can be demolished.
Summary: I have been playing Half-Life on my computer since version 1.0 came out and let me tell you this, this is just another case of an absoluetly excelent PC game gone bad on a console. With out a doubt, it's not worth the money to buy a PS2 game. I suguest that if you are interested in getting Half-Life and its subsequent mods you buy the PC version and go to planethalflife dot com and check out the mods. It's much much better on PC.
Summary: This is goin to be fun. Half-Life is without a doubt the worst video game I have every played in my lifetime and that's saying something. I beat the first four levels in the game and then I honestly couldn't take it anymore. The story is ...not well planned, the monsters are dumb and kill you easily, the characters and graphics are bad, really bad, and finally, the whole set up is just plain [bad].
Summary: If you have any sense, avoid this game like the plague. I haven't played the pc version, but if this is the adaption, I have no...clue why it won a single award, let alone was ever released.The graphics are [poopy], the controls are [poopy], the levels are [poopy], the game is [poopy]. If you come across this game, BURN IT. If you for some reason are tempted to buy this, first smack yourself, then, if you're still tempted, smack yourself again.
Summary: well, this was one of my first purchases on ps2 and it made me wonder if i should've bought the system. the graphics were barely over the psx par. the constant load times are incredibly frustrating, considering everytime you turn a corner there's loading (loading during gameplay makes no sense to me).