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The Best Half-Life Games 

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Updated January 22, 2020 1.5k votes 434 voters 7.7k views 10 items

List Rules Game must be part of the Half-Life series.

Here is a list of the best Half-Life games, ranked from best to worst by thousands of gamers' votes. If you think the coolest video game in the Half-Life series isn't ranked as high as it should be, then make sure to vote it up so that it has the chance to rise to the top. Are you and your friends arguing over what the greatest Half-Life game of all time is? Use this list to see how many people agree with you and end the squabble once and for all.

This list is kept up-to-date with all new video game releases and includes everything from Half-Life 2 to Portal. So if you're wondering, "What are the greatest Half-Life games?" or "What is the best Half-Life game of all time?" then this list should answer your questions.

Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Half-Life Games
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Half-Life 2 is the well-recieved sequel to Half-Life. Half-Life 2 takes place in the dystopian City 17 and the surrounding area, almost 20 years after the events of the original Half-Life. In the intervening years, Gordon Freeman has presumably been kept unconcious while the alien race known as the Combine enslave Earth. The game recieved very high reviews, with its most lauded aspects being its extremely realistic graphics and physics, as well as its excellent story telling, and its most critcized aspacts being its unusually long development period and incomplete ending. The game also marked the introduction of Valve's somewhat controversial Steam digital-distribution service, which ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 2004

Developer: Valve Corporation

Publisher: Valve Corporation, Sierra Entertainment

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Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Half-Life Games
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Half-Life is a science fiction first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation, the company's debut product and the first in the Half-Life series. First released in 1998 by Sierra Studios for Windows PCs, the game was also released for the PlayStation 2; Mac OS X and Linux ports became available in January 2013. In Half-Life, players assume the role of Dr. Gordon Freeman, a theoretical physicist who must fight his way out of a secret underground research facility whose research and experiments into teleportation technology have gone disastrously wrong. Valve, set up by former Microsoft employees, had difficulty finding a publisher for the game, with many believing that it was ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 1998

Developer: Valve Corporation, Gearbox Software

Publisher: Valve Corporation, Electronic Arts, Sierra Entertainment

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Half-Life Games
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Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Half-Life 2: Episode Two is a first-person shooter video game, the second episode in a series of sequels to the 2004 Half-Life 2. It was developed by Valve Corporation in tandem with Episode One, the first game in the series, and released in 2007 via Valve's Steam content distribution platform. The episode was released both separately and as a part of a bundled package, The Orange Box. Episode Two gameplay consists of expansive environments, travel and reduced linear play, continuing Valve's policy of orienting each episode around a particular theme or set of technologies. Following the closing events of Episode One, it sees Gordon Freeman and the series' other major characters moving away ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 2007

Developer: Valve Corporation

Publisher: Valve Corporation, Buka Entertainment

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Half-Life: Opposing Forc... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Half-Life Games
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Half-Life: Opposing Force is an expansion pack for Valve Software's science fiction first-person shooter video game Half-Life. The game was developed by Gearbox Software and Valve Corporation and published by Sierra Entertainment on November 19, 1999. Opposing Force is the first expansion for Half-Life and was first announced in April 1999. Randy Pitchford, the lead designer on the game, later noted that he believed Gearbox was selected to develop Opposing Force because Valve wanted to concentrate on their future projects. Over the course of development, Gearbox brought in a variety of outside talent from other areas of the video games industry to help bolster various aspects of ...more on Wikipedia

Release: 1999

Developer: Valve Corporation, Gearbox Software

Publisher: Valve Corporation, Sierra Entertainment

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