The gameplay begins by taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment to the behaviours – even the emotions – of both friends and enemies.
The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people – people he cares about – are counting on him.
Digital Actors: Experience the most sophisticated in-game characters ever witnessed.
Advanced AI: Friends and foes assess threats and fashion weapons from what is at hand.
Stunning Graphics: Incredibly realistic environments and special effects.
Physical Gameplay: Objects obey the laws of gravity, friction, and buoyancy.