There’s another videogame besides World of Warcraft that is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, and I can’t believe I forgot all about Half-life 2 until I read the Eurogamer article above.
If you were to force me to choose a “my favourite videogames of all time”, HL2 would be an automatic selection. It is still the best FPS I have ever played, with immersive environments, clever combat, and believable characters.
It is no surprise that fans have been clamouring for a proper Half-life 3 sequel for almost a decade, especially after Valve’s failed experiment with episodic gaming after Half-life 2: Episode 1 and Half-life 2: Episode 2.
I am going to honour HL2’s anniversary the only way I know how: by re-reading the excellent Half-life: Raising the Bar artbook, and replaying the game all over again.