Half-Life 2
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1998. Half-Life sends a shock through the game industry with its combination of pounding action and continuous, immersive storytelling. Valve's debut title wins more than 50 game-of-the-year awards on its way to being named "Best PC Game Ever" by PC Gamer.
NOW. 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 behaviors, and even emotions, 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 he cares about are counting on him.
Half-Life 2 System Requirements
 

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  • Processor: Intel Pentium III 1200Mhz / AMD Athlon XP 1500+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon 9000 Series 64MB or NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX 64MB
  • System Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Storage: 4.5 GB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 8 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Half-Life 2 Requirements
You need a Pentium III 1200Mhz or Athlon XP 1500+ processor coupled with a GeForce 2 MX 64MB to run Half-Life 2 system requirements at recommended. You can expect to get around 60FPS at 1080p screen res on high graphics settings with this hardware. System memory required for Half-Life 2 is 256 MB performance memory. Recommended needs around a 21 year old PC to run.
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Half-Life 2 PC Release Date:

16 Nov 2004

Alternative Game Tags: Half Life 2, Gordon Freeman, Black Mesa, Combine, Valve, City 17, 2004, hl2
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best shooter of all time … by far…:d

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hey i'm looking at a XPS 1645 the specs are i7 720QM 1.6ghz, 4gb ram, and 4670 1gb what FPS would i be looking at with it maxed no AA 1080p?

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Guys can i max this? Thanks in advance

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yes you can ^^

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Yes, with my Rig I max this. Your rig is so much better than my

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is it playable in windows XP?

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It works on vista for sure, probaly on XP aswell

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i played it on windows 7 but i dont know if it works on XP becouse i formated my pc with xp and when im trying to install it it says something about windows vista (something like that)

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Yes it works on XP. I run mine on XP and its fine.

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I played it on XP, so It should work.

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Dude, this game was made for Win XP… But don't expect to play on max setting tho…

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I am just wondering can I max this game with 60 FPS :D

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im pretty sure you can im playing this game with 30FPS on ultra

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Can i max it ?

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Yes , Maybe whit some drops but yes you can

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Can I run it? what setting? how many FPS?

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Yes u can run it without a problem

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I ask the same as oMega489, what settings would this test rig be able to handle at a reasonable FPS?

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U can max it , it's very well optimised , like many Valve games, if I'm not mistaking.

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Can i run this? and what settings?

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For my rig, Half Life 2 itself recommends these settings: Model Detail: High, Texture Detail: High, Shader Detail: High, Water Detail: Reflect World, Shadow Detail: High, Color Correction: Enabled, Anti-Aliasing Mode: 4x MSAA, Filtering Mode: Anisotropic 8X, Wait for Vertical Sync: Disabled, Motion Blur: Enabled, Multicore Rendering: Enabled, High Dynamic Range Range: Full (if available), and I run it at a native resolution of 1920:1080.

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With that being said, could I up the graphic settings without too much FPS damage?

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