You can help clean up this page by correcting spelling and grammar, removing factual errors and rewriting sections to ensure they are clear and concise, and moving some elements when appropriate. Please notify the administrators before removing this template. This article describes the Half-Life 2: Episode One storylinechapter by chapter.
Valve seemed proactive about the project at first, posting a few pieces of content art and even discussing the game openly in interviews, but gradually fell silent as time went on. The summary that Laidlaw recently posted is not the conclusion that the Half-Life series deserves, but hopefully it provides some measure of closure. In Valve we trust.
G-Manvoiced by Michael Shapirois a mysterious recurring character in the Half-Life series of first-person shooter video games. Described as a "sinister interdimensional bureaucrat ",  he is known to display peculiar behavior and capabilities beyond those of normal humans. Throughout the story of the Half-Life series, G-Man plays the role of an overseer and employer — he controls player-character Gordon Freeman 's insertion to or extraction from the game world on several occasions, and his monologues with Freeman reveal his importance in the series' overall narrative.
Players quickly began clamoring for a sequel, but developer Valve Software responded with silence. Five years later, the call for that sequel is as loud as ever. Developed once again by Valve and published again by Vivendi's V : ResearchEstimates Sierra games division, the game will put players back in the familiar shoes of crowbar wielding hero Gordon Freeman, battling aliens from the planet Xen. For those of you scratching your head and wondering what the big deal is over a video game sequel, here are a few numbers to take into consideration.
Alyx Vance is certainly able to take care of herself and often helps Freeman out of tight spots; she is self assured, strong, and all-in-all a likable female game character. Valve Software managed to do what few software developers have, they made a sexy, non-sexualised, strong female gaming character that players sympathize with and truly like. That aside, her characterisation is superbly done, as she, like Freeman and indeed the entire Half-Life universe, somehow feel real.
The sad truth is that we will never see another Half-Life game from Valve, and for one very good reason: its most important character is dead. Incredible but true. So, wait, let me back up and talk about Half-Lifewhich is the third-greatest shooter of all time after Halo: Combat Evolved and Quakewhich are tied for first place.
Half-Life 3 is the greatest mystery in PC gaming. With every passing year that Valve conspicuously fails to mention it, the mystery deepens. At least in some form or another.
We'll probably never get another Half-Life gamebut where official Valve canon fails us, series writer Marc Laidlaw does not. The former Valve employee who wrote Half-Life, Half-Life 2, and both of Half-Life 2's episodes has shared a fictional letter on his personal site that, once you swap around some proper nouns, sure reads like a plot summary of where the series would have gone after the events of Half-Life 2: Episode 2. To all intents and purposes, its the closest we have for an official synopsis for Half-Life 3.
The G-Man is a mysterious and enigmatic character encountered several times in the Half-Life series. Referred to as a "sinister interdimensional bureaucrat",  he is known to display peculiar behavior and to wield powers far beyond those of a human. His identity and motives remain completely unexplained.
Isaac Kleiner is a Caucasian American scientist and one of the main characters of Half-Life 2 and its episodes. An archetypal ' absent-minded genius scientist ' although somewhat more benignhe is a prolific author of several works on teleportation and interdimensional travel, and one of the few survivors of the incident that took place in the Black Mesa Research Facility. Later on, he becomes a key if somewhat self-conscious leader of the Resistance against the Combineand a prime member of the Resistance science team. It appears that the two started their friendship already back then, and that Kleiner was quickly impressed by Freeman.