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Nmiser Oct 30, 2013 @ 7:05am
Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2 ep:1, and Half-Life 2 ep:2. What's is the difference?
I know I will probably get a lot of crap for not knowing this, but it really don't know. Is ep 1 and ep 2 a different story that half-life 2, or is it the same story just in two parts?

I want to get into the Half-Life series and I want to know this before I start.

Also is the only difference between half-life and half-life source just the game engine?

If I want the full experience should I get play the original half-life or half-life source?

Please help!

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[AC|R]tommykyle Oct 30, 2013 @ 7:09am 
ep 1 and ep 2 are addons
Nmiser Oct 30, 2013 @ 7:57am 
Ok, that helps. Thanks!
ŊЏ | P0M3GR@N4T3 Oct 30, 2013 @ 8:57am 
Get the complete package. Half life starts teh story,Half Life 2 continues that. Then episode 1 and 2 move that story even further.
Nmiser Oct 30, 2013 @ 9:53am 
Originally posted by ŊЏ | Pomegranate:
Get the complete package. Half life starts teh story,Half Life 2 continues that. Then episode 1 and 2 move that story even further.

Thank you, that helps a lot.
MrMuffinz Oct 31, 2013 @ 8:29pm 
And about Half-Life Source...
Pretty mucch.
But here's some changes:
-Better Lighting
-Crisper textures (although they are still the same)
-Realistic water
-Ragdolls
-Better Skyboxes
-Bunny Hopping, since Direct3D was removed from HL1

That's pretty much it.
I would recommend HLS, just because the graphics make me feel a difference, and the fact there are plenty of graphics enhancements.
But I say go with Half-Life 1.
It has mods and custom maps that can increase your fun.
Unless you don't care for mods.
Then go with HL:S.
Nmiser Nov 1, 2013 @ 3:28am 
Originally posted by MrMuffinz:
And about Half-Life Source...
Pretty mucch.
But here's some changes:
-Better Lighting
-Crisper textures (although they are still the same)
-Realistic water
-Ragdolls
-Better Skyboxes
-Bunny Hopping, since Direct3D was removed from HL1

That's pretty much it.
I would recommend HLS, just because the graphics make me feel a difference, and the fact there are plenty of graphics enhancements.
But I say go with Half-Life 1.
It has mods and custom maps that can increase your fun.
Unless you don't care for mods.
Then go with HL:S.

Thank you for the help
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