Half-Life 2: Episode One is the first in three planned extensions to the first-person shooter Half-Life 2 . The name of this sequel was originally Half-Life 2: Aftermath and was modified in February 2006 in Half-Life 2: Episode One.
Half-Life 2: Episode One Trailer
Episode One is a standalone, meaning that playing does not require the original game. The game uses many innovations of the source engine, which were already presented in the demo level The Lost Coast . Episode One offers High Dynamic Range Rendering (HDRR) and an advanced character animation system. In addition, there is an optional commentary mode that allows you to listen to comments from developers about specific parts of the game. Gabe Newell stated in an interview that for this series the name Half-Life 3 would be more appropriate, but ultimately was not chosen.
The sequel to Episode One is directly linked to the end of Half-Life 2 on. The Teleporter’s “Dark Matter Reactor” explodes, but Alyx and Gordon are rescued by Vortigaunts from G-Man’s access.
Episode One ends with Alyx and Gordon fleeing the train from City 17 when the Citadel Reactor finally explodes. Just seconds before the explosion, the transmission is sent to the Combine dimension, while countless spaceships and advisors leave the citadel and swarm out in all directions. The last thing the player sees is the shockwave of the exploding citadel, which finally overtakes the train.
- CPU SPEED: 1.7 GHz
- RAM: 512 MB
- OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP (95 & NT not supported)
- VIDEO CARD: DirectX 8.1 level Graphics Card
- TOTAL VIDEO RAM: 64 MB
- 3D: Yes
- DIRECTX VERSION: 7.0
- SOUND CARD: Yes
- FREE DISK SPACE: 4.6 GB
- CD-ROM: Yes
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How to install Half-Life 2: Episode One
- Click on Download Half-Life 2: Episode One
- Download the game file via the mirror you are directed to – make sure your internet does not disconnect during your download. How long the download takes depends on your internet speed connection.
- Run the game setup and install it in your desired directory – make sure you choose a drive which has enough space for the game.
- Launch the game using your desktop shortcut.