Pistol-packing Black Mesa research scientist and scourge of the Xen, scientist Gordon Freeman is back in the eagerly awaited sequel to the seminal first-person shooter Half Life. In Half Life 2 Gordon is again humanity’s only hope against a whole sea of alien trouble as he joins up with another scientist Eli Vance and his daughter Alyx, in a mission is to save the world from being overrun by the Xen invaders. It seems that the incident at Black Mesa was just the tip of the iceberg and now the aliens have spread like a virus across the planet leaving death and destruction in their wake. It’s up to you to set things right.
Half-Life 2 is set some time after the original Half-Life ended–with Gordon now in the employ of the ambiguous G-Man. The action takes place in the environs of the Eastern European-esque City 17. Multi-player will be included.
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.