NFG Summary:“Half-Life 2: Episode One seamlessly continues the gripping narrative of the original game, offering players an immersive and intense single player experience. With its engaging gameplay mechanics, memorable characters, and stunning visuals, this episode successfully builds upon the already iconic Half-Life 2 universe.”

Categories: FPS
Meta Score: 87
Store: Half-Life 2: Episode One (Price: Unknown)
User Score: 87.0
Platform: PC
Publisher Names: Valve Software
Support Language: English*, French*, German*, Italian*, Korean*, Spanish – Spain*
Publish Date: 2006-06-01


PC Requirements:

Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Recommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card, Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection


Half-Life 2: Episode One is an all-new episode created by Valve that extends the Half-Life 2 single player adventure. The player reprises his role of Dr. Gordon Freeman, who must immediately face the repercussions of his actions in City 17 and the Citadel. Freeman reconnects with Alyx Vance and her robot, Dog, as they continue their support of the resistance’s battle against the Combine forces. [Valve]

Positive Comment(s)

Episode One is the work of a team at the top of its game, and its level design, pace, visual style, and audio are practically beyond reproach.90Yahoo!
It certainly feels like a complete segment, in that the ending is satisfying, interesting and leading towards the next episode.90Boomtown
For Xbox 360 Atmosphere: 9 Enjoyment: 9 Gameplay: 9 Graphics: 8 Music: 8 Story: 9 Total: 8.6790JJ2FAS4U
Not as good as the original Half-Life 2 but still an awesome game. Must-play for every Half-Life fan.80petrkozak13
Half-Life 2: Episode One demonstrates how games ought to be made, forged by dedication, imagination and risk-taking. It’s an outstanding, stirring experience.100GamesRadar+
It’s just a remix of its predecessor, but this is still the strongest and most thrilling Half-Life title yet.100The A.V. Club
The action itself is matchless amongst modern first-person shooters. In fact, it feels even more urgent now, since Valve has tightened the reigns on puzzle-solving.90Gamer 2.0
It was good. Pretty much just Half Life 2 but a bit more. It was a bit short but Episode 2 makes up for it. Play it. The AI also improved well and Alyx is a great character to lighten up the mood.80bruhman54
Episode One could be criticised for lacking new weapons and environments, yet few games are more polished or entertaining.100The Sydney Morning Herald
Episode One is full of sophisticated visual effects. [July 2006, p.64]90PC Gamer UK

Negative Comment(s)

Really short and not as good as hl2. Mostly about escorting npc’s to certain locations.40kndr
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What a **** DLC! It’s full of puzzles and still has a horrible setting, it’s totally the division offered by half life 200410The_D4RknesS
I just don’t see myself replaying this in the future unless it’s for a Half-Life marathon or something. Still good though and I’m excited to hop into episode 2.70Pewiss
This game is truly incredible for its time and I fully respect the fans of this game. But I was bored. In this episode finished more puzzles and nothing more. But I liked the finale.70Kuzya_Zeleniy

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