To get the most out of this game your PC's hardware will have to be good. Spend Xbox 360 money on some new RAM and a graphics Card and you'll see this game in all its glory.
And almost 3 years on it is still one of the finest looking games out their. Fantastic detail, especially in the characters faces. They way they interact and look at you is mind blowing. If you haven't the latest graphics hardware, don't worry as this game is incredibly scalable to all manners of hardware configurations.
Buy this game and you can also try out the brilliant hardware tester that is Half Life, lost Coast, testing out new High Dynamic Range lighting.
The steam platform this game operates from allows you to buy lots of 3rd party games and keeps your game up to date with the latest patches and MODs.
As a single player game, the story is very engaging, gun battles are ferocious and the in game physics accuratly reflect how objects would react in the real world.
The gravity gun is excellent, and when it gets pimped out at the end, you'll not want to use another weapon.
Gameplay is excellent, maps are huge graphics from my radeon x1950pro incredible.
The biggest advantage over any console for a PC is the speed in which you can engage the enemy is much faster with a mouse. An instant for a head shot, rather than scrolling thumb sticks. A flick of the mouse is all it takes.
So what else is their except the Solo campaign.
Well, both Half life 1 and Half Life 2 have death Match. Using maps from the game, play against gamers all over the world to the death.
You also get the world's most played and highly competitive counter strike source. A squad based first person shooter with a huge variety of maps.
Get into this and it will take over your life. Join a clan and get into competitive Ranked games and tournements. Or play for fun its your choice. Graphics and effects again are excellent.
Whats more the game is free!
Overall, if your a PC owner and FPS fan, you must, must play this excellent game.
At least you won't have to wait to see the outcome of the cliffhanger.... Completing this will make you buy and play half life: Episode 1