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Research and Development

“A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” So said Winston Churchill about Russia’s intentions just after World War II broke out, and it’s a saying that’s appropriate to the Half Life 2 mod Research & Development, albeit paraphrased. Essentially it’s a point-and-click game wrapped up in a physics-based environmental puzzler inside a first-person-shooter. Confused? Then let me elaborate… The game opens with you regaining consciousness after a Combine attack on what turns out to be a covert scientific facility experimenting on antlions. You quickly ascertain that there are allies nearby, but to reach them you have to make…