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It's amazing how this shooter can be a decade old and hardly be dated at all. Half-Life 2 is a simple game. Your character shoots and sneaks his way to a story point, is led to the next point, and then starts right over again. The game grows in difficulty, and big-bad bosses have to be defeated. This is Half-Life 2, except that it does these things so well that the game becomes something more. Further, the Source engine has now become the basis for many other great games. Another all-time gaming classic.
Game Traits applied to Half-Life 2 (PC) by Mentatim