This week Gamespot announced that the winner of their "All Time Greatest Game Hero" is Half Life's Gordon Freeman winning 55.8% of the votes in the final. To celebrate, in addition to their weekend deal (25% off Red Faction games), Steam are now offering all Half Life games with a reduction of 55.8%. This makes the original Half Life just £2.63, and the Half Life Complete package that contains Half-Life, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress Classic and Half-Life: Opposing Force.
The science fiction fantasy series with first person shooter gameplay is so far composed of two full games, two episodic games and a handful of third party expansions. Every instalment in the Half Life saga has received lavish praise and it is no wonder that Mr. Freeman has won himself such an army of fans.
Working at his lab in the Black Mesa Research Facility, theoretical physicist Dr. Gordon Freeman accidentally opens a rift in the fabric of the universe creating a portal to distant universe Xen. Alien beings swarm through the opening, killing many and setting in motion the chain of events that shape the series.
Though famed for his crow-bar, in Half Life 2, Freeman gets his hands on the awesome gravity gun that has become the fanboy/girl dream weapon of choice. This and a whole host of other reasons ensure that this second game is even better than the original and Episode Two improves even further, so it is safe to assume that this is a series which will maintain its quality throughout further releases.