Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

atari gravitar

Description

Half-Life 2: Episode Two is the second episode to extend the story behind the original Half-Life 2. In the previous episode, Dr. Gordon Freeman escaped from City 17 with Alyx Vance, while the Citadel was destroyed by a storm of unseen proportions. This episode brings the team face to face with the Combine forces stationed in the White Forest, since they have been ordered to stop Gordon and Alyx from delivering a packet of crucial information stolen from the Citadel to an enclave of survived scientists.

There are no new weapons, but Gordon receives a new form of ammunition for the Gravity Gun: the Magnusson Device. The driving sequences introduce a new vehicle: a powerful car with its engine revealed.

There is also a new soundtrack and the game engine has been updated with a new renderer, a new dynamic lighting and shadowing system, updated physics, and new effects such as motion blur and depth of field. Dual-core processors are now supported as well. The player always controls Gordon Freeman, often assisted by Alyx, a Vortigaunt, or the rebels.

Screenshots

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Windows Swimming to the surface.
Half-Life 2: Episode Two Windows Transportation is lovely in this episode.
Half-Life 2: Episode Two Windows Dog helps out.
Half-Life 2: Episode Two Windows A hunter attacks Alyx (one of the new enemies).

Promo Images

Half-Life 2: Episode Two Screenshot
Half-Life 2: Episode Two Screenshot
Half-Life 2: Episode Two Screenshot
Half-Life 2: Episode Two Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "Hλlf-Life²: Episode Two" -- Cover / in-game title
  • "HL2EP2" -- Common abbreviation

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Nice expansion but something is smelling stale. dreamstealer (146) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Nov 20, 2007 9.7 out of 10 97
IGN Oct 09, 2007 9.4 out of 10 94
Gamer.co.il Oct 19, 2007 93 out of 100 93
Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 10, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection Mar 06, 2008 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Oct 10, 2007 87 out of 100 87
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 15, 2007 17 out of 20 85
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Nov, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gaming since 198x Dec 05, 2007 4 out of 5 80
Gamekult Oct 16, 2007 7 out of 10 70

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

German version

There are a number of changes in some German versions of the game:
  • All blood is coloured grey
  • Almost all enemies instantly disappear after being killed
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Awards

  • Games for Windows Magazine
    • March 2008 - #3 Game of the Year 2007

Related Web Sites

Niccolò Mineo (322) added Half-Life 2: Episode Two (Windows) on Oct 14, 2007
Other platforms contributed by GTramp (77633), Sciere (780240) and Zeppin (8393)