950 Players Online
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About Half-Life 2
This game is a first-person style developed similar to the original Half-Life game released in 1998. The title combines shooting, puzzles, and storytelling. The title is the second in a trilogy of new games that extends the award-winning and best-selling original.
Some features include physics-based gameplay as you control Gordon Freeman as he joins a resistance movement to liberate the Earth from aliens. The enemies are approached using multiple tactics.
Tactics can coordinate in groups to out-wit the player. Some use potent attacks, and others hide before attacking the player.
Gordon Freeman can take out most enemies with his weapons. However, environmental hazards such as canisters, fires, and improvised traps exist. Valve’s Source engine used in the game has focused on advanced physics systems and non-player characters.
Valve announced Half-Life 2 at E3 2003, released it through its new distribution service, Steam, and received acclaim for its advanced physics, animation, sound, AI, and graphics.
Half-Life 2 won 39 Game of the Year awards and has been cited as one of the best games. The developer also released a prequel to players called Half-Life: Alyx in 2020.
The remaster version update offers improvements such as plenty of bug fixes, better lighting, new particle effects, and a community feature. More About Half Life 2.
Top Countries Playing Half Life 2
Below you will find stats on the top five countries by active daily participation.
United States – 14.20%
Russia – 8.45%
United Kingdom – 5.19%
Brazil – 4.93%
Germany – 4.74%