Bechdel Test: Half-Life

Half-Life

Cover Art for Half Life.

Status: Fail: “The game does not meet any of the Bechdel Test criteria” (PC version)

“The game has two women but they don’t communicate with each other” (PS2 version, dubious)

Description: No female characters in the game (excepting Hazard Course hologram and multi-player model). Few conversations between NPCs. Player character never speaks.

Note however that PS2 version includes ‘Decay’, a co-op mode with two female player characters who work together to solve puzzles/shoot things. Dubious whether they ‘communicate’, though

Platform: PC, PS2

Notes

(Just placeholder, for when I post the half-life 2 test tomorrow)

Source: Reader submission by John Brindle, thank you for your contribution. If you disagree with a game’s rating leave a comment below or E-mail me at namedbychaos @ aol.com.

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