Half-Life 2 for the Xbox is the entire, award-winning, single player game tuned and optimized by Valve exclusively for Xbox. Featuring all of the advanced AI, stunning graphics, and physical gameplay of the PC version, Half-Life 2 for Xbox not only delivers an uncompromised console adaptation of the game, it delivers with enhanced special effects and graphics â€“ creating what IGN calls the "number one Xbox prospect for the year."Digital Actors: Experience the most sophisticated in-game characters ever witnessed.
The gameplay begins by taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment to the behaviours â€“ even the emotions â€“ of both friends and enemies.
The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people â€“ people he cares about â€“ are counting on him.
Advanced AI: Friends and foes assess threats and fashion weapons from what is at hand.
Stunning Graphics: Incredibly realistic environments and special effects.
Physical Gameplay: Objects obey the laws of gravity, friction, and buoyancy.
New for Xbox
Custom version of Source engine
New Lighting system
Enhanced special effects
Custom User Interface
Streaming technology enables uncompromised gameplay
Leverages the unified memory system