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Some Interesting Facts About Highest Rated Game Ever, Half Life 2

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In year 1998 one of the best , and highly acclaimed game Half life was released.After 7 years of anticipation, Half life 2 released in 16th November 2004 to a massive mind blowing reception from fans as well as crities. The game was developed by Valve Corporation and it was released on November 16, 2004, following a five-year $40 million development, during which a substantial part of the project was leaked and distributed on the Internet. It introduced the Source game engine and, because of Steam, was the first single-player video game to require online product activation .

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Like its predecessor, Half-Life 2 received critical acclaim. It was praised for its advanced physics, animation , sound, AI, graphics , and narrative . The game won 39 " Game of the Year " awards and the title of "Game Of The Decade" at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards . As of February 9, 2011,Half-Life 2 had sold over 12 million copies.Half-Life 2 is considered one of the greatest video games of all time .But surely it is the greatest game of all time. Here are some interesting facts about Half Life 2. Below is the official trailer for half life 2.
  • The the story proceeds via exposition from other characters and in-world events, and ensures that the player controls Gordon for the entirety of the game.
  • When the music track Radio is played in reverse it's possible to faintly hear a woman saying either "Gordon, can you hear me? Gordon, can you hear me?" or "G-man, can you hear me? G-man, can you hear me?". Also Part of the soundtrack, Hazardous Environments , is also used in the Valve intro.
  • During development, it was intended for a friendly alien creature to follow Gordon Freeman around, feasting on dead enemy bodies. It was taken out when the developers realized that the AI would be too difficult to program.
  • The G-man can be seen in the distance at various points in the story, appearing to be watching over the player. The locations in which he appears are almost all unreachable, and he walks out of view as the player approaches.
  • When you first meet Barney, he says, "Now, about that beer I owe you". This is a reference to the original Half-Life. Before the disaster, each of the characters had a set of "I'm busy" lines to brush you off if you tried to talk to them. One of Barney's was "Hey, catch me later and I'll buy you a beer."
  • 12 weapons were removed from the game over the course of it's development. These include the MP5 and OICW, which can be seen in beta footage.And game took place in the same City whre Half Life take place.
  • It was speculated that the reason for the game being delayed from September 2003 to November 2004 was because the source code and a large portion of the completed game was stolen. This is not true. The delay was actually because the game would not be finished in September 2003, and the leak was just a bad coincidence.
  • The Combine beat Earth's military power and conquered the planet in just seven hours. This conflict was dubbed the "Seven Hour War".
  • If you reverse the wails from the head crab victims, you'll hear them screaming "help me," indicating that they are still aware of their surroundings and the extreme pain that they're in.
  • The faces of the characters in Half Life 2 are actually based on real life people. Eli's face is based on a beggar Valve found on the street.
  • Dr. Kleiner's pet head-crab is most often referred to as "Lamarr". However when they are looking for the run-away pet, Dr. Kleiner says "There's only one Hedy". This references Hedy Lamarr, the actress who was also a communications innovator. She held at least one technical patent and is credited to be the first inventor of so called "spread spectrum", an important technique used in communication and other areas. As such she becomes a natural icon for a communications scientist such as Dr. Kleiner.
  • There's an unused sound file in the game's data called "Monk_Death07". The name suggests that the developers planned to kill off Father Gregory during the ravenholm level, but the idea was later scrapped.
  • A black hat hacker Gembe was arrested for leaking The game as well as other computer crimes in November 2006, such as the creation of Agobot , a highly successful trojan which harvested users' data.
  • The game became fifth title to receive Edge’s magazine’s 10 out of 10 score.
  • Maximum Pc awarded half life an exaggerate, unprecedented 11 of their ratings scale wich normaly peak at 10 stating that “ the best game ever made”.
  • Guinness world records awarded half life 2 to the world record for “highest rated game of all time” 2008 gamers edition.
  • Also it won so many awards and especially it won “ the game of the decade “ award from IGN Aand Spike game award.

Source:- wikipedia.org, vgfacts.com, IMDb.com

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