This article will consolidate the recaps for all the games in Valve's Half-Life universe.Spoiler alert:
This page contains unmarked plot spoilers. Read at your own risk.
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, the player takes on the role of Gordon Freeman, a theoretical physicist employed in the Anomalous Materials lab at the Black Mesa Research Facility.
In Opposing Force
, the player takes on the role of Adrian Shepard, a United States marine corporal of Black Mesa's Hazardous Environment Combat Unit.
In Blue Shift
, the player takes on the role of Barney Calhoun, a mid-ranking security guard of Black Mesa, who is responsible for the preservation of equipment, and the welfare of research personnel.
, the player takes on the roles of two Black Mesa employees assigned to the Anomalous Materials lab; the senior physicist, Gina Cross, and her colleague, Colette Green.
In Half-Life 2
, the player returns as the theoretical physicist, Gordon Freeman, a former Black Mesa employee who's been awoken out of indefinite stasis into Earth's City 17; a world now under the control of an alien race.
In Episode One
, the player continues the role of Gordon Freeman as he moves to escape City 17 before the Citadel's destruction.
In Episode Two
, the player continues the role of Gordon Freeman as he fights his way through dense forestry to reach the resistance stronghold, White Forest.
, the player takes on the role of Chell, a test subject of the Aperture Science Research Facility who is tasked by the artificial-intelligence, GLaDOS
, to take part in a series of tests revolving around the use of the "Portal Gun."
In Portal 2
, the player returns as the Aperture Science test subject, Chell, who has awoken from stasis, and is forced by the newly awakened GLaDOS
to solve a new variety of tests.
Portal 2 Co-op
In Portal 2 Co-op
, two players take on the roles of Atlas and P-body, artificial-intelligence robots, who are built and tasked by GLaDOS
to carry out a series of tests that require the cooperation between the two robots to pass each challenge.