It's a pretty fun game. Creepy but fun. The reason I wouldn't reccomend this game for a friend is because i have no friends that would like it. To bad they don't have this game in stores anymore. You might have to go on amazon to get this. The graphics are great for its time. The sound is great for its time as well. The enemies are fun to fight. Some of them are hard but thats what keeps it interesting. The story is good. It would be better if I had played the first Half Life. It has a lot of interaction! There are only a few thing that you can't pick up. Sometimes this game gets funny. The zombies will jump out and scare the heck outta ya. It's not a scary game just a little bit creepy. I reccomend this game to those that like shooters.
one of the best games ever
Ive never played this game on the xbox i have it on steam but im pretty sure there is int much difference between the two this games story will have addicted from the start even though it starts kinda slow but the amount of interactivity is amazing there are so much things you can pick up and throw around even games these days have nowhere near the interactivity that this has the graphics are very pretty to look at you must get this game its AMAZING
wonderful game setting new standards
This game engulfs you with the story and characterisation for a powerful gaming experience. The physics system is more complete than many physics system of today, you feel powerful. There is a realistic approch to a totalitarian alien government take over showing unique depth. there is good pacing and you actually have to think with the puzzles, making it much better than a mindless shooter.
Make Sure You Play This!
Half Life 2 has received lots of acclaim, and its easy to see why. This game is a cinematic triumph with a great story and some generally fun shooter gameplay.
The story is wonderful, and happens to be very engaging. Because of his lack of personality, you actually get the feeling that YOU ARE the main character, Gordon Freeman. It's an impressive effect that many video games can't recreate. The graphics are alright (albeit great for their time) and the sound is nice.
I really liked the puzzle-focused shooter gameplay; it feels fresh. Half Life 2 has great game physics as well. Yeah its a bit dated, but there's no reason not to give this game a try.
Not as good as they say
In Half Life 2 are the controls are great and the graphics are excellent by xbox standards. The cons are extremely boring game. The game itself is not bad and its functional and does a good job of setting the game world to look huge and detailed. Where I had a problem with Half Life 2 was it just did not appeal to me. First person shooters have to do more than have good controls to draw me in they have to give me a reason to keep playing and this one didn't. With this being said a lot of people love this game and there's a select few that don't. I am just one of the few that's caught in between. Half Life 2 is not a complete waste and its far from a bad game just for some reason I want a more life like representation without the sci fi stuff.
A Perfect Game at a Perfect Price!
Half-Life 2 was released on the XBOX in 2005 and was an immediate hit. Featuring graphics that look good even today, controls that fit the XBOX like a glove, gameplay that is fast and fun, and a story that never lets up or slows down the game. Every button is naturally selected and easy to remember keeping you from thinking what button to press when the action starts and start it does. Almost from the moment you start the game you will be in consent action, either racing too a destination, fighting hordes of enemies that will fight back trying, and trying hard, to kill you, to puzzles that make you think while using the environment in clever ways. The graphics won't win any awards any more but you will still be impressed as the Source engine still manages too pull off tricks that newer consoles are only now using as well as the art design and the environment layout will never leave you filling like you're in a fake area. The story though will leave you breathless and engulfed as it tells it without a single cutscene and never pulls you away from the action, it just has to be experienced to understand and what an experience it is. Half-Life 2 for the XBOX is a game that has it all and is now a bargain that should not and cannot be missed.