Summary: You get 3 games for an awesome price. I bought this for Half-Life 2 and Portal. I am not a big fan of team fortress 2. In any case...I think the Orange box is amazing. The price is definitely worth it for Portal and Half-Life 2.
I. Travel "Business Engineer / Consultant", Amazon
8 November 2011
Summary: If you haven't played the games in this compilation, I pity you. This is probably the best collection of games ever, you will not be disappointed. Note that for the PC, Valve has released Team Fortress 2 for free play, so don't buy this just to get that game.
Summary: Well it loads...and....well u got a crap load of stuff that dosent work! I have bought PORRTAL2 through STEAM.com and also Gmod both from steam.com and... i have this crappy blue error screen! I SPENT $40 ****ING DOLLARS! I AM SOOO MAD AT STEAM! ive got everyone i know to try to fix it.... THANKS ALOT, STEAM YOU JUST WAISTED MY TIME AND MONEY! YOU PROBALY JUST SCAMMED ME! IT TOOK 5 HOURS IN ALL TO DOWNLOAD! and $40.00 SO FORGET ABOUT MY BUSINESS WITH YOU, STEAM!
Summary: Overall a fun game to play with lots of shooting and puzzles. The graphics are a bit dated, but still look great. I would recommend this game to anyone that has an older CPU that can't handle the newer games.
TERRIBLE install, TERRIBLE support, DON'T BUY THIS
Mother of 2 in California, Amazon
22 July 2011
Summary: The installation from disk is TERRIBLE -- it is VERY slow even on a fast computer and then INSISTS on installing gigabytes of updates over the network, taking hours. There is NO number to call. This is a piece of crap in terms of customer requirement, don't buy it. I will be getting a refund on this.
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS GAME USED. STEAM GAMES HAVE ACTIVATION THAT IS ONLY VALID FOR 1 ACCOUNT SET UP STEAM ACCOUNT. ACTIVATE IT THEN INSTALL. FOR THOSE PPL THAT DONT GET STEAM. HERE IT IS, THE GAME BASICALLY ISNT ON THE CD. IT IS JUST FOR THE ACTIVATION KEY REALLY. THE GOOD THING BOUT STEAM IS THAT ONCE U ACTIVATED A GAME, IT STAYS IN UR ACCOUNT FOREVER.
Summary: I tried to install this. It installs a "steam" account, and wants you to log into that in order to get any games. What? I just bought some games that should be on the discs in the box! The paper in the box gives me an account name but not a password. And of course, now that I have insatlled all this, I'm worrying about what it's doing to me. But without this password, I cannot get the game I wanted (Portal) intaslled. Wow, Amazon.
Summary: These games have a DRM system that does not allow you to sell your used game. Do not purchase a used game because you will not be able to activate it. Unfortunately software sellers are not required to post on the outside of their box that the product is locked by a DRM system. If they did I would never buy it. There is one possible workaround if you want to sell your game or purchase a used game.
Summary: I bought The Orange Box just so I could play Portal. I got Portal 2 and loved it. I have a Mac and a PC. I cant play The Orange Box on my Mac, so I got it for my PC. First of all, I decided to install all 5 games for my PC. Big mistake. I sat at my computer for 2 hours. And I have a great system. Then, I had to set up some software called STEAM. It SEEMED to work fine. So finally, I clicked PLAY PORTAL. It started loading... and then crashed.