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[[Image:Half-Life - Logo.png|thumb|256x256px|The Half-Life logo.]]
 
[[Image:Half-Life - Logo.png|thumb|256x256px|The Half-Life logo.]]
  
The '''''Half-Life''''' universe encompasses everything related to the Half-Life series created by [[Valve]]. This includes not just the Half-Life series, but also anything related to Portal, Team Fortress, Counter-Strike, and a couple other franchises.
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The '''''Half-Life''''' universe encompasses everything related to the Half-Life series created by [[Valve]]. This includes not just the ''Half-Life'' series, but also anything related to ''Portal'', ''Team Fortress'', ''Counter-Strike'', and a couple other franchises.
  
 
My first foray into Half-Life was from a the original game shortly after the sequel was released. I had heard a lot of fanfare from my friends, so I decided to take a look at the original. Although I didn't play it until years after the original was released, I was still very impressed by the game, enough to continue playing through most of the sequels and expansions.
 
My first foray into Half-Life was from a the original game shortly after the sequel was released. I had heard a lot of fanfare from my friends, so I decided to take a look at the original. Although I didn't play it until years after the original was released, I was still very impressed by the game, enough to continue playing through most of the sequels and expansions.
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==Games==
 
==Games==
 
===Half-Life===
 
===Half-Life===
* [[Half-Life]]
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* ''[[Half-Life]]''
* [[Half-Life: Further Data]]
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* ''[[Half-Life: Further Data]]''
* [[Half-Life: Opposing Force]]
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* ''[[Half-Life: Opposing Force]]''
* [[Half-Life: Uplink]]
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* ''[[Half-Life: Uplink]]''
* [[Half-Life: Blue Shift]]
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* ''[[Half-Life: Blue Shift]]''
* [[Half-Life 2]]
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* ''[[Half-Life 2]]''
* [[Half-Life: Source]]
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* ''[[Half-Life: Source]]''
* [[Half-Life 2: Deathmatch]]
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* ''[[Half-Life 2: Deathmatch]]''
* [[Half-Life: Deathmatch - Source]]
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* ''[[Half-Life: Deathmatch - Source]]''
* [[Half-Life 2: Lost Coast]]
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* ''[[Half-Life 2: Lost Coast]]''
* [[Half-Life 2: Episode One]]
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* ''[[Half-Life 2: Episode One]]''
* [[Half-Life 2: Survivor]]
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* ''[[Half-Life 2: Survivor]]''
* [[Half-Life 2: Episode Two]]
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* ''[[Half-Life 2: Episode Two]]''
  
 
===Team Fortress===
 
===Team Fortress===
* [[Team Fortress Classic]]
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* ''[[Team Fortress Classic]]''
* [[Team Fortress 2]]
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* ''[[Team Fortress 2]]''
  
 
===Counter-Strike===
 
===Counter-Strike===
* [[Half-Life: Counter-Strike]]
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* ''[[Half-Life: Counter-Strike]]''
* [[Counter-Strike: Source]]
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* ''[[Counter-Strike: Source]]''
* [[Counter-Strike: Condition Zero]]
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* ''[[Counter-Strike: Condition Zero]]''
  
 
===Ricochet===
 
===Ricochet===
* [[Ricochet]]
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* ''[[Ricochet]]''
  
 
===Portal===
 
===Portal===
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===Fan Games===
 
===Fan Games===
* [[Codename: Gordon]]
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* ''[[Codename: Gordon]]''
* [[Portal: The Flash Version]]
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* ''[[Portal: The Flash Version]]''
* [[Black Mesa]]
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* ''[[Black Mesa]]''
  
 
==Other==
 
==Other==
* [[Concerned]]
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* ''[[Concerned]]''
* [[Half-Life: Escape From City-17]]
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* ''[[Half-Life: Escape From City-17]]''
  
 
==Media==
 
==Media==

Latest revision as of 16:44, 6 June 2019

The Half-Life logo.

The Half-Life universe encompasses everything related to the Half-Life series created by Valve. This includes not just the Half-Life series, but also anything related to Portal, Team Fortress, Counter-Strike, and a couple other franchises.

My first foray into Half-Life was from a the original game shortly after the sequel was released. I had heard a lot of fanfare from my friends, so I decided to take a look at the original. Although I didn't play it until years after the original was released, I was still very impressed by the game, enough to continue playing through most of the sequels and expansions.

Unfortunately, it seems Value is no longer interested in making games, and refuses to outsource their IP to other developers, so the Half-Life series hasn't seen a new release since 2007. Other related franchises haven't seen releases in several years as well.

Games

Half-Life

Team Fortress

Counter-Strike

Ricochet

Portal

The Portal games are meant to take place in the same universe as Half-Life. In Portal, there is a slideshow which shows Aperture Laboratories is competing for contracts against Black Mesa, and the company is mentioned in the ending. Their rivalry is described in more detail in Portal 2 where the CEO of Aperture says that Black Mesa keeps stealing all their technology.

Fan Games

Other

Media

Videos

Links

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