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play hl1 with hd resolution pack, great game even today, or you can wait until black mesa comes out (remake hl1), then the 2 xpansions

there is also hl1 source (haven´t played this)

about hl2, yes you can play it, little has to do with hl1, i mean, hl2 is based on events post hl1, actually you need to find what happened by yourself
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post #12 of 23
WRONG! goes :

Half Life
Opposing force
Blue shift
Half life 2
EP 1
EP 2
Lost Coast

this exact order keeps the storyline the way it should be
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post #13 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_9 View Post
Id avoid the first half life. So old looking & boring by todays standards. I couldn't even get half way a year or two ago before getting so bored.

Half Life 2 is all you need, Its the bomb. Words cant describe how advanced for its time it was. Loast coast was an epic demo too. Superior water, textures lighting. Episode 1 is boring imo, too much urban tight stuff. Episode 2 is great.
graphics do not make half life, the storyline does, thats why we all played it

i even still have my sierra copies of HL1, and the valve edited version(which is somewhat different with a few added areas that test skills and timing)
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post #14 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post
WRONG! goes :

Half Life
Opposing force
Blue shift
Half life 2
EP 1
EP 2
Lost Coast

this exact order keeps the storyline the way it should be
Exactly! I would add a play through Portal at the end too

And to the gentlemen stating that the graphics make the game boring.... sigh.
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post #15 of 23
In order, counting just the main storyline from Gordon Freeman's perspective, it would be Half-Life (whether it's standard or Source doesn't matter, there's like little difference, so I'd just go with the original since it's how it was meant), then Half-Life 2, then Half-Life 2 Episode 1, and finally Half-Life 2 Episode 2.

Both Half-Life Opposing Force and Half Life Blue Shift are playing from the perspectives of an enemy and a security guard respectively, and is more of a branch rather than the main storyline from Gordon Freeman's perspective. Think somewhat like what Crysis Warhead is.

Half-Life Lost Coast is like a fifteen minute tech demo showing off the source engine.

To summarize...

Half-Life
Half Life Opposing Force (optional)
Half-Life Blue Shift (optional)
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 Episode 1
Half-Life 2 Episode 2

That's how I'd do it. By the way, that's how I still have to do it. I haven't finished the series myself.
post #16 of 23
Half-life 1 is boring IMO.

Half-life 1
Half-life 2
Half-life 2 Episode 1
Half-life 2 Episode 2
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Half Life 1 is a very goooooood game, I beat it a few years back but I think this summer I'll play the entire series again
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post #18 of 23
HL1 helped shape gaming as we know it, for all the mods it brought such as CS, DOD, Team fortress.
Boring it is not.
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As others have pointed out, Lost Coast is a tech demo and has no place in the story line.
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If u have steam there is an option were u can make them after the date thay come out. I have all of them
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