Half-Life 2: Best FPS ever

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Ross Johnson
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Half-Life 2: Best FPS ever

I know it's a tall call, but I'm just going to come out and say it: Half-Life 2 is the best first person shooter ever made. Granted, the original Half-Life was more groundbreaking, and Doom 3 has superior graphics. And the recent Far Cry is no slouch, either. But HL2 has a near-perfect blend of story, gameplay, and graphics. There are so many moments when my jaw just dropped playing it and I've become pretty jaded with respect to shooters over the years, having played so many.

Consoles, of course, can't even compete in this arena. As much as I love Halo 2, Half-Life 2 as a single-player game is without question superior. The main reasons being that consoles are limited to TV resolution (and 30 frames/sec) and console controllers are a sorry substitute for a mouse and keyboard. This is because on a console, you can't whip your head around to defend against someone shooting you in the back without waiting for ages. On the PC, it's just a quick flick of the mouse.

Anyway, I'm sure plenty of people will disagree with me about HL2. But that's okay... they're wrong. :)

Matt Whitlock (not verified)
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I don't think you're alone

I don't think you're alone Ross. Maximum PC gave it a rating of 11... on a scale of 1 to 10. Though I haven't yet had the opportunity to play it, I hear the gravity gun provides hours of guilty entertainment alone.

Some types of HDTVs can cycle at 60hz for 480p and 720p resolutions. Maybe the next generation of consoles will be better designed to take advantage of the more capable displays in the marketplace.

Jimmyea
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Its really good but I don't

Its really good but I don't think the best ever its not really that much diffrent from every other Fps out there in my oppinion F.E.A.R is far better is got a cool story line but its also got fully destructable enviorments and of course like cool hand to hand combat that ive never seen in a fps before and slow motion you can hav truley goory fights and the smartist AI ive evar seen in a game its Absoultly awesome have a look here http://media.pc.ign.com/media/681/681...

Matt Whitlock
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Jimmyea said:Its really good

Jimmyea said:

Its really good but I don't think the best ever its not really that much diffrent from every other Fps out there in my oppinion F.E.A.R is far better is got a cool story line but its also got fully destructable enviorments and of course like cool hand to hand combat that ive never seen in a fps before and slow motion you can hav truley goory fights and the smartist AI ive evar seen in a game its Absoultly awesome have a look here http://media.pc.ign.com/media/681/681...



to be fair to Ross, he posted this before F.E.A.R even came out. And you're right... it rules. Half-Life 2 is still a killer FPS, but FEAR probably beats it by a hair in a few different areas... especially in AI.

 

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