Half-Life 2: Episode One (Add on) for PC

In this episodic sequel (formerly known as Aftermath), players continue the groundbreaking story that came to an explosive halt at the conclusion of Half-Life 2. Players once again assume the role of Gordon Freeman and team up with sidekick Alyx Vance to flee the remnants of a nearly-destroyed City 17 and it's eerily-empty streets. The action begins quickly as the damage to the citadel has been done and Gordon and Alyx must lead the evacuation effort. Enemies previously un-attackable such as crab and mortar synths now stand in your path as you try to help Gordon and others escape the imminent citadel blast. Once again utilizing the Source technology and HDR lighting popularized by Half Life 2, Episode One aims to begin the tradition of episodic content for Half Life fans. Gamers can expect over six hours of game play while taking out enemies with the help of Alyx's pet robot dog.

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Consumer Reviews


Half-Life 2: Episode One

bynick7jq Jul 31, 2013
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros The last two chapters are particularly fun, gravity gun is still fun to use 
Cons Doesn't add much of anything new to the formula, puzzles aren't as good
Recommended it? Yes

So, this is about the seventh Half-Life esque game I've finished. Thankfully, it's just an expansion, and a short one, so the damages aren't too painful. I really, really liked Half Life 1's Opposing Force expansion. Episode One isn't very creative, it's just an extension of the original game. It... Read full review »


More than an add on!

byjoshsmith1221 Apr 30, 2010
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Graphics, Challenging, Good Value
Cons Too Violent
Recommended it? Yes

Keeping with the story you will now procceed to find the secrets hidden as you eliminate those in between you and your objective... Violent, but nice game! Read full review »


Half-Life2: Episode One is a tease.

bytheuerkorn Jul 5, 2006
49 Helpfuls 50 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Updated graphics (HDR), low cost, same ole' (great) Half-Life2 genes, Alyx ;-)
Cons Feels somewhat uninspired, very short, Where is my crowbar?
Recommended it? Yes

Half-Life has captured PC gamers and the late but successful sequel Half-Life2 strengthened the image of role model for how-to-design-a-game. With such a burden, the follow-up is going to be tough and development time sure indicates that everything remains the same. Yes gamers had to wait 2 years... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features

Tech Details

PEGI Content Rating Violence
ESRB Descriptor Language • Intense Violence • Blood and Gore
Control Elements Mouse • Keyboard
Online Online Gaming Support
PEGI Age Rating Age 16+

Key Features

Genre Shooter / FPS
Rating M - Mature

Product Identifiers

UPC 5030932050083
MPN 9845

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