If you've never heard of Half-Life
, you either don't have a computer or don't play games on it. Named Game of the Year
on the PC, Half-Life
finally makes its way to the PS2! You take control of Dr. Gordon Freeman. Your mission: To get out of the Black Mesa Research Facility alive. After something goes terribly wrong, mutant creatures are formed and they will stop at nothing until every last human is dead.
As a First-Person Shooter, Half-Life offers more than just a simple deathmatch (although that is in here too), it offers unparalleled gameplay. As you work your way through Black Mesa, you will encounter more than a dozen different baddies, some of which are easy, while others are more difficult to defeat. To help you out, there are guards and scientists located throughout the facility that give you information and help you pass through locked doors. Just make sure you get to them before the mutants do!
The biggest thing that sets Half-Life apart from others in the genre is that not only do you have to work your way through levels of mutants, but you will also have to solve puzzles along the way. And instead of running into a room blasting everything you see, you may want to opt for looking for another root to save some bullets, and possibly your life.
Also included on the Half-Life CD is a Deathmatch, and the new Two-Player Co-op game: Half-Life: Decay. Here you and a buddy team up against the creatures of Half-Life in a split-screen effort to make it out alive. The hardest part about this is that there is no save option as with the normal game. And, if that wasn't enough, when one of you dies, it's game over for both of you. If you're by yourself, you can also play Half-Life: Decay alone, and the computer will control the second player. You can then switch to the other character whenever you want, but be careful. Once again, if the computer character dies, so do you.