Okey. First of all. Half-life is the best game ever. And where you get that the graphics are ugly I dont understand. Sure, it's not as cool as Unreal Engine 3. But it's still awsome. What graphic settings did you use? 640x480,software mode? I played like that for about 3 months because my graphic card burn up ( ). And I must say. It looks great still in that mode. Todays games look really ****ed up when you play on lowest settings. Try F.E.A.R for example. It looks like somebody puked on it. While Half-life with lowest settings just gives you a nostalgic feeling and looks OK. I play games that use the HL engine still today. Counter-Strike, HL: Deathmatch, The Specialists. Although I play them in 1280x1024 and OpenGL and It looks really amazing. And it also sounds like you are person who only goes for graphics and not gameplay. Half-life kicks most other FPS these days. So, beat it.