"Nothings Perfect, Make My Rating a 9.9"4.5 starson by lordkuros
Pros: Great engine, characters from previous game, good story
Cons: You start the game and wonder what the hell is going on. Not even the instruction manual gives you a prelude to the story.
Summary: It's a great follow up to the original and it's very fun to play. I love the PC version because it plays a lot more smooth than the Xbox version. I only wonder if this game will be as widely modded as the original and I susupect it will. The ability to tweak HL1 was one of the things that made it great. HL2 plays great and will suck you in quickly. It's story isn't as good as HL1 and not as easy to understand from the very beginning, and if you haven't completed HL1 the beginning will make NO SENSE, so keep that in mind if you are new to the HL series. The only reason I don't give this a 10 is because nothing is truly perfect. HL2 is close however, and I'd really give it a 9.99.