So with my new system, I reinstalled HL2 again to see how much better it would look with all the high detail options turned up. While graphically it's a little dated (it is, after all, approaching its fourth birthday), I was blown away again by how much fun it is. I've played it through properly only once before, despite having spent many hours just fooling about in the game. So when trying it out again, I got caught up in it again and started playing it through once more, stopping just now as I arrived at Black Mesa East. I'd forgotten how much fun it is, with damn-near perfect pacing; packing the action on, then letting you to a safe area for a scarce few minutes' peace. Driving the airboat through the canals again with the hunter-chopper on my six and the apc ahead shooting rockets was a blast. This is as close to perfect as any game has been. 10 / 10. Edit: Forgot to mention that despite the slightly dated graphics, it is still really beautiful. The sunset on the reservoir just before the dam is still breathtaking.