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Half-Life targets PlayStation 2!

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2001 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT

Multi award-winning first-person shooter to blow away Sony users… This November will see the release of one of the most eagerly awaited PlayStation 2 games to date - Vivendi's brilliant Half-Life.
Already a smash hit on PC and a winner of over 50 accolades including PC Gamers' coveted Game of the Year 2000 award, Half-Life is now being described as the most anticipated PlayStation 2 game of the year. And befitting a game of its stature, developers Gearbox have delivered a conversion that builds upon the amazing gameplay of the PC release, and adds a wealth of elements exclusive to the Sony version.

Half-Life follows the adventures of unlikely hero Gordon Freeman. An employee of M.I.T's top-secret weapons research department, Freeman finds himself caught up in the middle of an alien invasion. Grabbing whatever weapons come to hand, Half-Life is revealed to be a stunning first-person shooter title, wherein the player guides Gordon as he picks his way through his shattered office and eventually takes the fight to the alien invaders - uncovering a worrying conspiracy in the process...

Featuring a wealth of high-tech weaponry, Half-Life for PC is rightly considered to be the ultimate first-person title - and Vivendi's PlayStation 2 conversion is even better. All-new AI ensures the aliens react in believable ways, while the new 'Decay' co-operative mode lets two players work together to repel the alien menace. Half-Life for PlayStation 2 will also boast 12 exclusive 'Death Match' stages, wherein up to four players can compete in a series of 'last man standing' battles.

Half-Life - believe the hype.

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