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Half-Life: Game of the Year Edition (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

Sierra Entertainment Official Website:
    Think Smart to Survive.

    Great storytelling in the tradition of Stephen King intense action and advanced technology create a frighteningly realistic world where players need to think smart to survive. Half-Life® has won more than 50 Game of the Year awards from publications around the world, and was named “Best PC Game Ever” in PC Gamer (November 1999).

    Deep in the bowels of a decommissioned missile base turned research facility, a top secret project is underway. You are a research associate with limited security clearance and no real idea of just how dangerous your job has becomeÂ…until the morning you are sent alone to analyze a strange crystalline specimen. A routine analysis, they tell you, until something goes wrongÂ…

    How much will you risk to save the Earth?

    http://www.sierra.com/product.do?gamePlatformId=35

    Contributed by Indra is here (19671) on May 04, 2003.

UK Sierra catalogue 2000-2001:
    WINNER OF MORE THAN 50 'GAME OF THE YEAR' AWARDS

    A rich 3D first-person gaming experience, Half-Life is filled with unique, interactive creatures, stunningly detailed environments to explore, and intricate puzzles to solve.

    Your top-secret military experiment has failed, your xomrades are strewn in pieces around the lab, and your only chance of survival is to fight past cunning monsters and squads of military specialists sent from a highly motivated government determined to destroy the aliens and silence you.

    The pack contains Half-Life, and the acclaimed Team Fortress Classic, plus bonus maps and skins.

  • A multitude of unique environments and arenas to explore and interact with, featuring realistic physics and vibrant 3D graphics.

  • Combines genre-breaking gameplay elements with advanced enemy A.I.

    PC Format 95%
    "We doubt that anything will come along to match Half-Life in the foreseeable future"

    PC Review
    "....Intelligent, frightening, jaw dropping and bloodthursty, this isn't just a game, it's an experience...."

    Contributed by MAT (69771) on Oct 17, 2001.

Box Cover:
    Run. Think. Shoot. Live.

    The critics agree. Half-Life is easily the most gripping, frightening and intense game experience ever. Awarded Game of the Year by more than 40 publications, Half-Life has been called a "Masterpiece of epic proportions."

    The Half-Life Game of the Year Edition includes new multiplayer models and maps as well as Team Fortress Classic, the hugely popular team-based multiplayer game that runs on top of the Half-Life engine.

    Sophisticated Artificial Intelligence
    Enemy behavior is uncomfortably realistic. Many creatures not only see and hear you, they track you by your scent.

    Advanced Graphics Engine
    16-bit rendering (65,000 colors) with 24-bit support for 3D graphics cards means your opponents are as lifelike as they are deadly.

    32-Person Internet Multiplayer
    Take on up to 31 human opponents on popular multiplayer sites including WWW.WON.NET(TM) or through services such as Gamespy - or set up your own server.

      Choose Your Role
    • Players choose one of nine roles, such as Medic, Soldier, Sniper or Engineer, and then join teammates online or over LAN to battle against enemy teams.
    • Each role has unique weapons, items, abilities and style play.
    • The variety of roles to choose from and different objectives for each map encourage teammates to work together and add an unprecedented level of strategy and interaction to the gameplay.

    Contributed by MAT (69771) on Apr 01, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Named "Game of the Year" by over 40 publications including Computer Gaming World, PC Gamer, PC Games, CNET Gamecenter and USA Today.

    Contributed by Kasey Chang (3654) on Dec 02, 2000.