Half-Life 2: Episode Two

PC / Action / Release: Oct 10, 2007 / ESRB: M

Double Action mod alpha side-dives out

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 24, 2013 6:00am PDT

Double Action may have missed its crowdfunding goal to fund full-time development, but it continues in slow-motion. The John Woo-y HL2 mod, whose makers include folks behind Half-Life mod The Specialists, have dropped an alpha version which is naturally a bit barebones but h...


Zombie Master 2 mod shambles out

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 18, 2013 7:00pm PDT

You try hurrying when your knees are splintered and tear rotten flesh with every step. After almost three years of development, Source mod Zombie Master 2 launched over the weekend. The follow-up drags the asymmetrical multiplayer RTS-FPS into the Orange Box version of Valve...


J.J. Abrams says Half-Life and Portal movie idea is 'real,' promises collaboration

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 06, 2013 1:00pm PST

"We're super excited about that and we also want to talk about making movies, either a Portal movie or a Half-Life movie," Gabe Newell said at DICE today. But how far has he gotten in making this idea a reality?


Half-Life 2 VR mod awaits Oculus Rift

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 04, 2013 12:45pm PST

With the Oculus Rift getting people all hot and bothered about virtual reality once again, one canny modder has prepared for its launch by whipping up a Half-Life 2 VR mod. Able to track the player's head and any plastic weaponry they may be holding, the mod looks jolly impr...


Half-Life 2: Episode 4 media details the 'Return to Ravenholm'

By Steve Watts, Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST

Half-Life 2 "Return to Ravenholm" has been publicly canceled for quite a while, but we have a better look at Valve's former partner-project with Arkane Studios thanks to some new concept art and animation tests.


Black Mesa: Uplink remakes Half-Life demo

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST

The Black Mesa mod is a remarkable accomplishment, remaking Half-Life in the Source engine, and now a mapper building upon their work has remade another slice of Valve history. Black Mesa: Uplink remakes HL's classic Uplink demo, which curiously for a demo was a new slice ba...


Shack PSA: Black Mesa now live

By Steve Watts, Sep 14, 2012 8:15am PDT

Black Mesa, a long-in-the-making fan mod that recreates the original Half-Life using the Source Engine, has finally launched today.


Black Mesa coming September 14

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 03, 2012 6:00am PDT

You thought the day would never come, and it still hasn't just yet, but Black Mesa now has a release date. After eight years of development, the fan remake of Half-Life in the Source engine will be released on September 14. Except it won't be quite complete; the team is work...


Black Mesa gameplay trailer leaked

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 07, 2012 7:15am PDT

The Half-Life remake mod Black Mesa really is coming, and now a leaked video confirmed as real has surfaced with a peek at its jazzed-up 'On a Rail' chapter. You know, that frightful section with the tedious trains then glorious rocket launch.


Black Mesa sputters into life with new screens

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 11, 2012 6:45am PDT

After eight years of development and several years of silence, it seems Black Mesa may be coming. No, seriously this time. The fans remaking Valve's Half-Life as a Source Engine mod have shared new screenshots, teasing that there's more news to come.


Valve's Steam Coming to Mac on May 12

By Chris Faylor, Apr 29, 2010 4:15pm PDT

Steam on PCThe Mac OS version of Valve's digital distribution platform Steam will be released on May 12, the company confirmed today. No other...


"Do macs have enough hardware to run these games? When I walked past the apple store and had a ..."

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Steam Coming to Mac in April, Portal 2 This Fall

By Chris Faylor, Mar 08, 2010 10:17am PST

After some heavy-handed hints, Valve today confirmed that it will be bringing its previously Windows-only digital distribution platform Steam to...


"Hey Valve/Apple, promote this in the Apple Store. Not only that, but have life-sized cardboard ..."

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Valve Reveals Lifetime Retail Sales of Half-Life, Counter-Strike Series

By Chris Faylor, Dec 03, 2008 9:58am PST

Beloved developer Valve has released lifetime retail sales figures for some of its more popular games, including the Half-Life and Counter-Strike...


"They STILL don't count online and digital sales? *holds X - moves mouse to ARGH!*"

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two Review

By Chris Remo, Oct 10, 2007 12:00am PDT

Valve's latest release may not quite qualify as episodic, but it absolutely qualifies as amazing. Read our review of Half-Life 2: Episode Two.