Questions tagged [half-life-series]

The Half-Life game series is based in a science fiction alternative universe, and encompasses the Half-Life games (1, 2, the latter's episodic content, and Alyx) and Portal games (1, 2).

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Was Half-Life controversial for casting the US military as the enemy?

In the original Half-Life, Marine Corps units storm the Black Mesa facility a little while after the resonance cascade, with orders to kill not just the invading aliens, but any human witnesses as ...
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How are Half-Life 2 and Half-Life: Alyx timelines connected?

If you don't know the end of Half-Life: Alyx, stop reading. At the end Half-Life: Alyx, we see how All the info I was able to find is related to that part of the game, but how is this new story ...
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What online multiplayer features do the Half-Life games have?

I'm confused about the multiplayer modes in the Half-Life series. Half-Life and Half-Life 2 appear to have launched without online features, but now have paid multiplayer offerings Half-Life ...
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Correct Order to play ALL Half-Life games [duplicate]

I fully understand that posts have been made that already address this question. Just give me a chance to differentiate. I am in love with the Half-Life series ever since I finished the first game (...
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Half-Life 2D - How do I install it?

I have heard through the grapevines that there is a secret Half-Life 2D game that was released back before Half-Life 2 was officially available, that can still be installed onto Steam by entering "...
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How do I import a Half-Life save into Half-Life: Source?

I started playing Half-Life on my computer a few weeks ago when I bought Half-Life: Complete. I didn't realize that Half-Life: Source was an improved remove of Half-Life and I want to switch. Can I ...
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Are Blue Shift and Opposing Force "canon"?

I know that the two of them are independently developed from Half-Life itself, and based on events that took place during Half-Life, but are the two games considered part of the official Half-Life ...
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Gordon Freeman runs way too slowly!

In Half-Life 2: Episode One, my character, Dr. Gordon Freeman, runs really slowly. I can sprint but even then, he is still very slow. I'm also sure I'm not using 'WALK' by accident. All the enemies ...
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How to proceed past the collapsed pipe in Half Life: Opposing Force, chapter "Missing in Action", part of2a3

I went down the elevator shaft, turned off the power, climbed up to the top floor, into the vent, down through the collapsing pipe and found myself on the other side of the red door, the way forward ...
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Why is Half-Life: Source not eligible for Valve coupons?

According to this Steam Inventory thingy(the link will show a different inventory for you, obviously), I have a 33% off coupon for Valve titles: 33% off any one title on Steam listed with Valve as ...
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Half-Life / Portal Story Loophole? [closed]

Ok, so Black Mesa and Aperture Science were competing to discover and develop portal technology along with getting government funds. This "competition rush" caused the Black Mesa Incident and the ...
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What was the Vortigaunt's motivation?

In Half Life the Vortigaunt's attack on sight but in Half Life 2 they help the player. Could someone please explain the motivation behind these characters.
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How to pass the "dark zombie garage" in Half-Life 2: Episode One?

In Half-Life 2: Episode One, the last underground level is where Gordon and Alyx find an unpowered elevator, look around for a switch to power it on, and then try to survive the zombie onslaught while ...
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Who is the mysterious G-man in the Half-Life series?

Those who played games from the Half-Life series may remember a blue-suited (maybe purple) guy who was always around somewhere as if he were observing you. At the end of each episode / sequel the main ...
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History of Half-Life Science

Are there any stories that go deeper into these the histories and purposes of locations like Black Mesa and Aperture?
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How are Portal and "Black Mesa" related?

I have played Portal (loved it), but not Half Life. First, what is Black Mesa? And how is Portal related to Black Mesa? I know GLaDOS mentions it in the "Still Alive" tribute at the end of the game. ...
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What order should I play the Half-life series in?

For one reason or another I managed to totally miss playing any of the Half-life series. I have the time and money now to play these games that I have heard such great things about. So what are all ...
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What are the connections between Portal series plot and Half-Life series plot?

I heard a lot of rumors about Portal series and Half-Life series plots relation but I didn't found any link. Can you describe which relations exists between this two stories?
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