Pros: Graphics, sound, physics. Amazing environments. Pace of game is excellent.
Cons: Very long install process.
I can sum up my review of Half Life 2 with one word: WOW! I love playing computer games but I have never been a big fan of First Person Shooters. I hesitated for a long time but finally decided to get this game a chance and I can't believe I missed out on so many months worth of gaming greatness.
The graphics don't get better than this. I spent the first 30 minutes of the game just looking and interacting with the environment and people. I think my jaw hung open the whole time. Once the action started I was at the edge of my seat with my heart pounding and the inability to blink. Total excitement. Not only is this game full of action but there are some very scary moments in the game as well. I won't spoil with any details. Add to that the fact that you can not only kill enemies with your weapons, but with the environment. You can go guns blazing or sneak around. This game is perfectly balanced for all types of gamers.
The only downside was having to wait through the install process for the chance to play. I highly recommend this game. This game earned a place as one of my all time favorites. Enjoy!