I've realised that my aging PC will actually run both these titles, and I feel like getting a FPS. They are both the same price. Which one should I choose? My favourite FPS was Doom, until I purchased Far Cry. I know some people hate Far Cry, but I loved the freedom you had to do things your own way. My disappointment with the original Half-Life was what led me to give up on gaming for many years - I didn't hate it, I played it through to the end, but it didn't grab me like Doom did (and I hated starting off with no gun). In terms of other FPS that I've played, I like Republic Commando, though I find it a bit linear. I also remember lots of people complaining about the Steam copy protection on Half-Life 2 (they made it sound like malware), but I know from glancing at a few threads here that a lot of users don't seem to be finding it a problem. Was all the complaining a lot of fuss about nothing, or have some gamers here had problems? I do have a broadband connection, though it does have a 10 gig per month limit. Does HL2 have to be constantly in connection with Steam via the net? I've tended to shy away from multiplayer, so the single-player aspect is what I'm interested in. Anyone who would like to chip in with an opinion on these two games, it would be appreciated.