Half-Life (video game)

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This article is about the video game. For the property of radioactive elements, see Half-life (element).

Half-Life is a science fiction first-person shooter computer game developed by Valve Software and published by Sierra Entertainment in 1998, based on a very changed Quake game engine. It was first published for PCs running Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to Sony's PlayStation 2 video game console. It is the first game in the Half-Life (Series)

Half-Life, often shortened to HL, has been thought to be very great by computer game critics for its gripping in-depth storyline, which has influenced the development of many other first-person shooters after it. It became very popular after it was released and still has many fans.

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The story of the game revolves around a science research company in the United States named Black Mesa. In the game, you are Gordon Freeman, a scientist who works at Black Mesa. A test goes wrong, causing portals to open to another world. Aliens from the planet, Xen, come through the portals and kill many of the scientists and workers. Gordon Freeman (the player) must escape Black Mesa and get help before it's too late.