Half-Life 2 (Original Xbox) by Electronic Arts

Half-Life 2 (Xbox) by Electronic Arts Box Art

Xbox 360 backwards Compatible

North Amercian Release Date: November 15, 2005.

Region(s) Released: North America, Europe

High Definition Resolutions Supported: 480p
Average Overall Score:
10.00 / 10


Half-Life 2 for the Xbox is the entire, award-winning, single player game tuned and optimized by Valve exclusively for Xbox. Featuring all of the advanced AI, stunning graphics, and physical gameplay of the PC version, Half-Life 2 for Xbox not only delivers an uncompromised console adaptation of the game, it delivers with enhanced special effects and graphics – creating what IGN calls the "number one Xbox prospect for the year."


Wednesday, December 21, 2005

User Reviews

Score: 100
Overall User Average: 10.00 / 10 (100.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 10.00 / 10
Graphics User Average: 9.50 / 10
Sound User Average: 9.00 / 10
Date reviewed: April 27, 2006.

Overall: I have never played Half-Life on the PC and was awaiting its arrival on the console. I was not disappointed, this game is amazing. I highly recommend this game.
Gameplay: The controls are laid out very similar to Halo 2. Almost all of the items in Half-Life 2 are interactive which brings a lot to this great game.
Graphics: This is one if the best looking Xbox games ever, the visuals are amazing. The player models are very well done and the environments are pretty big.
Sound: The voice overs in Half-Life 2 are done very well, the weapon sounds are very realistic as well.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: November 23, 2005.

Overall: The "thinkg man's shooter" comes to Xbox. While those who played this title on PC may be let down with some of the graphics, everything else is the same. A great sense of environment, cool weapons, varied enemies and the crappy ending. But just like watching your favorite movie again and knwoing what't going to happen, it's still way worth the trip, even if it may be a little short with no multiplayer.
Gameplay: Simple, responsive controls, engrossing story, plus some answers (and more questions) to the Half-Life mythos. Really cool weapons and great phyiscs really make you want to replay it to see how you could do things differently or better. Only drawback would be the frequent, albeit short, load screens.
Graphics: The best looking fps on the xbox, while some may contest why this one wasn't released on the 360, it's still great looking and fun. While not the best looking game on the Xbox itself, the little things in cityscapes, character and enemy models are still great too. Plus some of the weapon effects are way cool to see.
Sound: The background music is forgetable at best usually, although can set the mood of frantic, creepy or tragic. Once again many of the original sound/weapon effects from the first game (spin-offs included) make it the Half-Life universe and make it believeable. Voice acting done well also, often conveying much emotion.
Suggestions: I believe there may be an expansion for this one on PC. So instead of doing the "Doom 3" thing and adding the expansion onto the original with a reduced price tag...add it to the original but bring it to the 360, perhaps with some exclusive content. I think the main reason this one didn't get much press on it's release was due to the 360 launch. 1) You get to take advantage of the powerhorse 360 for the graphics, AI, etc. 2) Get a sure to sell big-name FPS title in early on the 360. Other than that, great job again Valve, from start to finish.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 80 %

Half-Life 2 News

Half-Life 2 Is Golden
Not one to be lost in the pre-Xbox 360 madness, Half-Life 2 is golden and should be headed to retail this November. Don your black-rimmed glasses and crowbar mighty warrior!

Half-Life 3 On Xbox 360?
The rumor mill is abuzz, some going so far as to imply that Xbox 360 might be the home for Gordon Freeman’s next adventure, before it shows up on PC. Ladies and gentlemen, don black rimmed glasses.

Pre-E3 2005: Half-Life 2 For Xbox
It’s official. Half-Life 2 will be on the floor at E3. It will also be playable!

Half-Life 2 Moving To Xbox 2?
With Half-Life 2 recently gone gold, new questions have arose about the Xbox version.

Half-Life 2 Voice Acting Cast Revealed
Lou Gossett, Jr., Robert Culp, and Michelle Forbes are some of the few people lending their voices to bring Half-Life 2 alive.

Valve Announces Arrests For Stolen Code
Gabe Newell CEO of Valve today made news public that several arrests in associations with the stolen Half-Life 2 source code have been made.

Half-Life 2 Up And Running On Xbox!!
Half-Life 2 is reportedly up and running on Xbox hardware. Valve is now in the process of working out a deal with Microsoft on when to release the game.

Pirate version of Half-Life 2 released?
The Inquirer has a story posted with pictures of Half-Life 2 sitting on the store shelves.

Half-Life 2...or Not?
Conflicting stories abound on the web as Microsoft and Valve say no and yes to Half Life 2 on the Xbox.

Half Life 2 for Xbox?

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