We can also report that Episode One successfully revives Half-Life 2's superb atmosphere. You'll see a lot of familiar faces, but the game has a bevy of surprises in store, you lucky gamer, you. Brilliantly, Episode One also ramps up the action, challenging not just your sharpshooting skills, but your tactical abilities too.
After bashing through the game's five action-rammed chapters, we sat down with Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve and creative genius behind the Half-Life series. His words will be yours to read from next Tuesday, as we go wild for Episode One with a week of coverage of the episodic masterstroke. Don't go anywhere else - we'll have everything you need to know about Half-Life 2: Episode One right here on GamesRadar.