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An expensive hobby gets a little cheaper... 0

With games not getting any cheaper, in fact, getting much more costly, the dance of trading in games for a fraction of their original price, waiting for games to be put on discounted "Greatest Hits" labels and/or settling for used copies that have more scratches then Samurai Jack after a fight has always been one the gamer was forced to dance.  Luckily, the fine folks at Valve games have given us one hell of a deal here.  In there new "game" (and I use the term lightly, because this is a packag...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

PC version review, a must buy for all PC gamers! 0

The Orange Box contains 5 games that are all considered A+ titles by fans and professionals alike. The Half Life series has always had critical acclaim and the sequels HL2, Ep1 and Ep2 are no different. These three games continue the story and the gameplay to one of the best PC FPS series ever created. While there are some minor downsides to the HL2 episodes in that their rather short gameplay length and lack of any new weaponry etc can come across as boring. The emotional story, intense action ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Best deal ever...with one of the best games ever 0

Valve has tried something different here. They're selling Half Life 2, Half Life 2- Episode 1, Half Life 2- Episode 2, Team Fortress 2, and Portal all for the price of one. All of the games are different. All of the games use the excellent Source Engine and All of these are excellent games that will keep you preoccupied for hours. Lets start with Portal . Portal is a really cutting edge amazing game that is just plain brilliant. Portal is a puzzle game where you get a Portal gun. The gun shoot...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

My Best Game of '06 0

Can I begin to say how much I adore this game??? I can tryHL2Though a bit old and suffering a tad from over-exposure, Half Life 2 and all it's grunty little offspring hold up incredibly well by todays standards. The graphics are good and don't look out of place on a next-gen console despite their age, the physics are better than most new-releases and the story and pacing are fantastic. HL2 has really set the benchmark for story, with an intelligent plot that empowers the gamer. Instead of feelin...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Half life 2 alone is priceless, this package is brilliant. 0

I played half life 2 a while back and i can't belive it took me so long to finally buy it. I've had the orange box for about 3 weeks and im not finished with it yet............here's a run down game buy game. Half life 2 - Stupendous entertainment value in one of the most critically acclaimed games ever. Brill graphics, simple yet engaging gunplay, frightening enemies, great level design, I got 20 hours from hl2 in one play through. An absolute essential........5/5 HL2 episode 1 - this is just ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

dogsounds reviews: The Orange Box 0

So, having played Portal, I decided to turn my attention to the other constituents of Valve's "The Orange Box": namely, Half-Life 2, Chapters 1 and 2 and Team Fortress.Firstly, let's get this out of the way: I am not about to review Team Fortress fully as I have no interest in objective-based multiplayer. So I suspect I would find myself bored by it quickly, and this would not lead to a subjective review. All I can say is that I love the look and feeling of the game, and from the experiments I h...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Old review: The Orange Box 0

Seriously I hate really short detail-less reviews. But theres no point in even trying here. If your reading this your either bored or you want to confirm that yes the game is really that good, or your thinking about buying it. Time to stop thinking. Odds are near 100% you already know what Half Life and Half Life 2 are well this awesome box comes like Half Life 2 / HL2 Episode 1 and Episode 2. This already is a huge value as Half life 2 is about 15 hours and each episode is geared towards 5 h...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Valve has made us an offer we just can't refuse. 0

 Maybe what Valve thought on doing was simple. They had Half-Life, a "good-ass" game like some would say, they had two expansions for Half-Life only available for PCs, and they had Team Fortress 2, which is a multiplayer game with some interesting game mechanics. You add Portal, the one exclusive barely-released game and we have a deal, a great deal. Adding such good games at a reasonable price, a price of one actually, sounded too good to be true; maybe not quite, but it was damn good. They act...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Orange Box is pure gold 0

        One of the things you think about when you pick up a game is the overall value. With The Orange Box, value is not a problem. Five games are all in one box for a low price, which is something you don’t see in video games that often. The Orange Box is a great compilation that any fans of action games will love.         The first two games in the collection are Half-life 2 and Half-life 2: Episode One. Half-life 2 tells the story of Gordon Freeman traversing the combine controlled city stre...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Is The Orange Box worth the wait? 0

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0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A very good game but an inferior port 0

The Orange Box was the very first game I got for my ps3, it was also the very first time I played a Half-Life series game, Portal and Team Fortress 2. I had no idea what to expect and was completely amazed and blown away by this great collection. I will review each game separately.Half-Life 2 and Episodes 1 & 2Half-Life 2 completely blew me away. It is very hard to pick up the story at the beginning (I had to do my internet research only to realize that you are not supposed to know whats goi...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Orange Box: Version 2.0 0

The Orange Box This review will be split into separate reviews for each game that is included with The Orange Box, I feel that this is needed as each game cannot be summed up with the amount of space my last review of this ultimate gaming collection offered. I will also make each game into it's own section so it is easier to find a specific game review you are looking for using your Search / Find function in your browser. (Control + F) Half-Life 2 [Section 1] Team Fortress 2 [Section 2] Po...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Orange Box; A Taste of Excellence 0

(This is my review from my Gamespot account, I just moved it from there)It is without any hesitation that I can say that Half-Life 2 is one of the greatest games of all time. But what makes Orange Box so great? Is it just another game packing things together to get people to buy it? Or is it actually worth getting?These questions are all easily answerable. But it doesn't take somebody explaining it to get the point across. All these games in this collection speak for themselves, and quite loudly...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A Great Collection; but outdated for 2010. 0

I should note upfront, I did not play Team Fortress 2, and I had previously played "Portal: Still Alive" so I did not play it here. I have only played Half-Life 2 and Episodes 1 and 2.  I first played Half-Life 2 on the original Xbox, and at the time found it to be a quality shooter. Fast forward probably 3 more years and I played it again on the Xbox 360. My first thoughts were that the graphics, while of course better than the original Xbox version, looked quite dated, and the game play style ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Orange Box is no doubt, a fantastic bundle of games! 0

The games that have been compiled into this bundle are the legendary Half Life 2, Half Life 2: Episode 1, Half Life 2: Episode 2. The crazily insane multiplayer Team Fortress 2 and the very weird and immersive puzzle based Portal. These five games create a wide variety of different gameplay that will excite you, impress you and make you laugh. Lets start off with the 3 Half Life 2 games of the bundle, The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great. 0

The Orange Box is great, except for Team Fortress 2, it's lags alot and Valve hasn't fixed it yet.Portal is a great and fun game! I personally found the advanced maps challenging. THE CAKE.The puzzles were great!Half Life 2 is great experience, if you never played this game, BUY IT NOW!I didn't like the parts without Alyx, because I was scared of the Zombies etc.Episode 1 was the shortest, the story wasn't really good in Episode 1.I guess I wanted more G-Man.Episode 2 was better than HF2 and EP1...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The whole is equal to the sum of its parts 0

While it would seem that the player is recieving a huge deal here by buying the Orange Box - 6 games in one, neither of them are that great on their own, which makes the purchase hinge on whether you like Half Life 2 or not. Half Life 2Personally hated the game, and rate it a 2/5. Even if you liked it, you probably already own it, or it's just too old to compete with other available shooters. 1/5.Half Life 2: Episode 1, 2Episodic continuations of the original game. If you like HL2, these may be ...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

So much BANG for your buck! 0

The Orange Box is hands down one of the most awesome game packages I've ever bought. It's like you get a buffet of non-stop greatness. First off, you get 5 games in one! FIVE!! And this isn't one of those cheap Atari Gems  packages where you only get one or two good games and the rest are garbage. Each of the 5 games that come in the Orange box are stand alone titles and equally kick ass!!Portal is a stunning game play experience that you just need to play. Like seriously I think every gamer sho...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Great Deal 0

Once in a while, a deal so great comes along that you just cannot pass it up. This is one of those deals. Let me tell you that if you buy this game, it will not disappoint. It has a little bit of everything: great single player game, great puzzle game, and great multiplayer game.The Half-Life games offer a great story telling experience. These games are some of the best you will play on the PC. I don't even think I have to go into too much detail here, because chances are, you already know how g...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A must for any PC library. 0

If you like gaming, have a PC that’s not yet a museum piece, but you don’t yet own The Orange Box (or all the games that comprise this amazing collection), do yourself a favor: Stop reading this article, go to the Steam page of The Orange Box, purchase it for for $30 and let it download in the background while you continue with this post. It’s that good.Released in October 2007, The Orange Box is a compilation of some of the best titles produced by Valve Software: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Rethinking Bundling 0

The Orange Box is the single greatest deal of this generation of gaming. Bar none.I am going to throw a little bias in here right off the bat and say that if you have a computer that's up to it (which is less and less of a problem given that the source engine is no longer demanding top-of-the-line systems to run it), the only Orange Box worth buying is the PC version. And why's that? Because the best content is the kind you can get for free and the only place you'll be experiencing the Half-Life...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

revolutionary 0

i dont know if loved is the right word for this game..i dont know any word i could use for this game..i enjoyed it so much..half life 2 looks stunning..the episodes are very short and sweet..and portal..well portal is amazing..valve should have just made that a seperate game..it would have sold well by itself..ok i love the Half-Life series..its amazing..but seriously..just by the game for portal..its funny..smart..and pretty challenging..its a very rare combination..and that is works well is wh...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A game that should not be missed by anyone 0

The Orange Box. A game realeased by Valve and one of the best games released on both the ps3 and xbox360. But whats so special about this game? Lets start from the beginning. The Orange Box is a collection of games. The games it features are the all-brand new Team Fortress 2, Portal, and Half-Life 2 Episode 2.It also includes the already released Half-Life 2 and Episode 1. So lets talk about these 3 games seperately.  Half-Life 2 Episode 2. What Half-Life fans awaited all this time. This title i...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Orange never looked so good 0

Orange Box is released to let us (the consumer) know that not all companies are just here to sap the life out of your wallet. This compilation consists of one of the greatest first person shooters ever to grace the pc, Half-Life 2. This port looks very close to its counter part and plays just as well. The loading screens match up much better than the Xbox port allowing for more smooth gameplay. The sights and sounds match up with those of the pc and thats exactly what we are looking for. Also in...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Pretty much a steal. 0

Orange box has Half Life 2, HL2: EP1, HL2: EP3, Portal and Team Fortress. Orange Box is a steal for having all these games but how do the games compare? Half Life 2 is the same game released in 2005, but sadly the Xbox version and not the better PC counterpart. When playing Half Life 2 I felt closterphvx because of how the player moved and the tight platforming game. This applies to Episode 1 and 2. However the single player is good, but not worth playing again (jt's not really neccessary). You ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Innovative and a Must Buy 0

The Half-Life series is the heart of The Orange Box. If you have not previously played any of the Half-Life series, then these three games alone are well worth the purchase of this game. I played through Half-Life2 and Episodes 1&2 within a matter of days and found myself engaged with the storyline and at times, I could not put the controller down. This sci-fi shooter utilizes the source engine as well as a physics engine that is a great addition and enhances the characters and the captivat...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Can't get better than this! 0

Pros: Excellent Graphics, Amazing Physics Engine, 5 games for the price of 1. Team Fortress will make you want to get Xbox live,Portal is mind-bending!Cons: Not much... Nothing really out there that I can talk about.Almost the Best Game Ever... If you don't believe me, BUY IT!!! I've never played a Half Life game until now and I'm hooked. Everything about it story, characters, settings are amazing. Portal, is in my opinion, the best game on the disc. It is a puzzle game in which you use portals ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

ABE LINCOLN LIKES PORTAL! 0

What a crazy amount of content to sink your teeth into. SERIOUSLY. Valve packaged 5 games into one disc (Half-Life 2 being one of them) and you (Yes, you!) are not playing this 2007 release at this very moment!? WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU!  This package could have individually released each game as its own stand-alone game sold at full retail price, but Valve is an amazing company that loves their fans more than they love money. Isnt that weird?  Lets start this review at the very top. Half-Life 2. T...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Does this game Deliver? 0

This game is an amazing game and it worth much more then just 60 bucks. This game gives you 5 games in one CD. Not just 5 rushed games but 5 games with so much care put into them. Orange Box looked amazing and once I bought it I was so happy. Once I started playing it I just rushed through it without paying attention to the story or anything which lost my interest. I picked it up almost a year later and I fell in love. I went through each story slowly and precisely and I was amazed at the qualit...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Orange Warehouse 0

The Orange Box is value gaming at it's finest. This gaming warehouse contains 5 full games, all of which have their own perks.PortalPortal is a first-person shooter puzzle game involving, you guessed it, portals. The game features story driven gameplay, and uses comedic situations to draw the player in, to create an amazing experience. Portal features an updated version of the Source engine, so the graphics and physics are stunning, and the same can be said for the game's sound. GLaDOS is a plea...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Valve crafts a masterpiece and sells 5 for one great price. 0

The Orange Box includes 5 great games: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. I'll compact my reviews into the following: Half-Life 2 (this includes EP 1 and 2), Portal, and TF2. Half-Life 2 Bundle In Half-Life 2 you play as Gordon Freeman, a scientist who, in the first Half-Life, unleashed a portal to Xen. In HL2 you face an alien race called the Combine, and throughout the game, as well as the episodes, you battle them, among creatures o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Grows on you! 0

I remember the day back in 2004 when Half-Life 2 came out, after 6 years of waiting, when people told me I had to play it. I ignored them because I wasn't then, nor am I now, a PC gamer. When I got GameFly earlier this year I saw The Orange Box and thought about Portal and said, “Hey, I should play Portal.” After beating Portal, I went on to play Half-Life 2. I wasn't expecting anything amazing but it definitely was. The Orange Box obviously is a collection of games so I will divide the reviews ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

You can't go wrong with The Orange Box 0

Seriously I hate really short detail-less reviews. But theres no point in even trying here.If your reading this your either bored or you want to confirm that yes the game is really that good, or your thinking about buying it.Time to stop thinking.Odds are near 100% you already know what Half Life and Half Life 2 are well this awesome box comes like Half Life 2 / HL2 Episode 1 and Episode 2. This already is a huge value as Half life 2 is about 15 hours and each episode is geared twoards 5 hours.A...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Getting it won't make you feel remorse nor excitement 0

This game pack is a bit difficult to review because of its contents. There should be a main area of focus to consider above all the others and for me it is Half-Life 2.Half-Life didn't interest me the first time I played it since I got bored of going forwards opening doors and shooting alien crabs. I got so bored that I never finished it. Half-Life 2 doesn't fall too far away from the first game's tree either. There are hundreds of doors to be opened and hundreds of alien-crabs to shoot. However...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Best compilation of games combined 0

The orange box contains 5 games , Half life 2 episode 1 Half life 2 episode 2, Team Fortress 2 Portal Half life 2(Half life 2)The Story of gordan freeman... after the Black mesa Incident who knows what would happen in a City filled with millions of combined soldier and a main character who controls everything Dr. Breen. You start from coming of a train and you enter this city called ''City 17'' to be curious you start to ask yourself why are you in this city and what you have to do will all this...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Orange Box Review 0

I bet when you first heard what was in Half life The orange box you immediatly think to yourself, thats amazing but what about the price.I can tell you thats not what i thought, when i first saw the description i almost pissed my pants with excitment, and later on in the year it was announced that the price would be the same as a normal game price. Now ive finally got it and i can tell you it is the best value for money in gaming history, i completly blasted through this game to give you my in ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Orange Box has something for every type of gamer 0

OK, it has taken me awhile to get around and review The Orange Box. So, here it is.The Orange Box includes five games in one box; Half-Life 2, Half-Life2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. The Half-Life series will offer gamers the first-person shooter genre to anyone who loves to shoot things or they just love the Half-Life series.Portal is very much like a puzzle game with mind-bending scenarios and very funny dialogue.Team Fortress 2 is for gamers who like te...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Hell-O, and wel-come to THE ORANGE BOX! 0

Ok. I knew that Portal was going to be good but, Wow!I actually had no idea what I was getting myself into. The only reason that I bought The Orange Box was because of the fact that it was 3 in 1. But the only game I really wanted was Portal.When you finally perform your first consecutive free-fall that is infinite, your brain will explode.It's also how you get that big falling achievement.Portal starts off kind of humorous and a little creepy at the same time but then gets fun.Of course, it is ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Games of the Year 0

I had the pleasure of coming to Orange Box as a huge fan of the original Halflife but never having played it's sequel.  Halflife 2 came out at a time when I was transitioning away from PC gaming.  While I felt some regret at the time I'm glad I got to wait for it.  It looks and plays great on the 360 and being able to play the original HL2 along with the two episodes was really satisfying.It's really hard to fit everything that makes Halflife 2 great into a capsule review like this.  So I'll jus...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Orange Box 0

The Orange Box, by Valve, is a compilation of 5 games in one box. The game are the original Half-Life 2, Episode 1, Episode 2, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. Out of the 5 games, 3 are brand new, but on this is he first time any of them have been on an Xbox 360, with exception of the Half-Life 2 port for the original Xbox (which sucked. alot.). Half-life 2 and its runty children are part of the Half-Life saga which pits Gordan Freeman, the silent protagonist, against the evil might of the Combine. ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Amazing. 0

Honestly this package is probably one of the best deals i have seen. 5 great games for the price of one.I did it all for the dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope. Dope.Nothing else needs to be said....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The best OJ you'll have all day 0

    First let me start out by saying if you don't have this game yet go and buy it now. I'll give you a minute to get it now...............................    Now that you have the game you can realize it's incredible value, delivery of quality, a multi player experience equal to the greats ( halo and gears), a inviting and impossible to let go single player game. Judging that you own a 360 you may not have played half life 2 yet and you surly will be pleased with it's transition to the console....

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Great value, lots of fun to be had. 0

The Orange Box is a collection of Valve Software developed games which includes:Half-life 2 with HL2: Episode One, Episode Two - collectively almost the length of two whole games. The episodes help to expand the mythology that HL2 is introducing giving you a more epic feel to the universe. Though, Episode One is just kinda "so so" Episode Two picks up a great deal more and leaves you hanging in the end. Portal - a fantastic game in it's own right. though very short, it is big on satisfying almos...

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