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