Recommendations #033

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Half Life 2 plus Ep 1 and Ep 2 expansions

First-person shooter video game. Developed by Valve Corporation, it was released late 2004, after a 5 year, $40 mill development.
The game follows some years after the events of Half-Life, where the main character, Gordon Freeman, has woken up to find the world has been taken over by the alien Combine due to events that occurred at the Black Mesa Research Facility, the setting of the first game. Gordon encounters human resistance forces, among them Dr. Eli Vance and his daughter Alyx.
Alyx joins Gordon as they search for a way to eliminate the Combine from Earth and free humanity.
The game was developed alongside Valve’s Steam software. It introduced the Source game engine and, because of Steam, was the first single-player video game to require online product activation.
Like its predecessor, Half-Life 2 received critical acclaim. It was praised for its advanced physics, animation, sound, AI, graphics, and narrative. Has sold over 12 million copies.
Different genres in each level.

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