I've been trying to beat the first level for way too long
Charles Jacobs, Jr., Amazon
22 January 2014
Summary: The fact that there are no checkpoints in this game makes me so angry. Every time I get towards the end of the first level there's something that kills me. That would be fine if I had a checkpoint, but every time you die you have to start all the way back at the beginning of the game. Definitely a huge downside to this game. Still worth buying because the story is great, but Valve should have thought that through beforehand.
Summary: Really this is just an attempt to make a PC port for the PS2 with limited success. The graphics were certainly improved and when going to the health station a actual syring comes out and injects health into you. You could even destroy them to gain more health from what I recall. However there isn't really anything new beyond that so in my opinion it's just a failed attempt to port a PC game to the consoles, however unlike Deus Ex, the controls aren't difficult, so you...
Excerpt: " Having never played the revolutionary PC game, mainly due to the medieval specifications of my computer, I decided to give the ps2 port of Halflife a run for its money: The game offers a range of playmodes, the main being a single player quest, the same as the PC version but also a deathmatch mode and a co-operative mode are included. Unfortunately, this co-operative option, despite its promising appearance, proved to be awkward and frustratingly ...
worth a look if u dont play this kind of game on PC
14 September 2002
Summary: Half-Life is the only FPS game i've played on PS2 and i was a bit dissapointed...dont get me wrong this is still a GREAT game...loads of levels, weapons, an excellent story with that little bit extra that FPS games usually lack, but...if u've ever played FPS on PC then this platform cant compete. The auto lock on for weapons and general movement with a game controller cant compare with mouse and keyboard and it took the shine off this otherwise excellent game.
Summary: I bought this product with some trepidation- being formerly a PC owner of the same title. The following should be observed: 1- Its control pad method is tricky- but once your into it works relatively well. Not great- but well enough. The auto-lock on feature not present in the original PC version helps greatly. 2- The graphics/sound are truely amazing. A real sense of atmosphere are added to a superb game.
Its a great looking game...but....there are MANY glitches
3 December 2001
Summary: Hi guys, lets get something straight here. All the magazines have given this game an average of about 9/10, which is fair. This game is one of the greatest games of all times...but does the PS2 make it any justice...well yes....and NO... I have this game for the pc, and i loved it, but i was not sure whether to buy it for my ps2 or not, all reviews said it was a great game...but they fail to mention the bad points of the game...and thats what i am going to do here.
Summary: I've not yet seen a first-person shooter title for a console that manages to satisfactorily overcome the lack of a mouse and keyboard control. Inevitabley, you end up running around looking at the floor or the ceiling while you're being filled with lead from your enemies. Then there's the question of whether you want the controls sensitive so you can turn around quickly or not sensitive so you can actually target your enemies properly.