Summary: "The Orange Box" for the PS3 is definitely worth every penny spent. For 5 games all wrapped up onto a single Blu-Ray disc, this collection will keep you busy for hours on end. Half Life 2, Episode 1, and Episode 2 are amazing. If you're a fan of first-person shooters, the Half-Life saga is one of the best.
Summary: Yes, it's true, this is a somewhat shoddy port. The audio is the biggest problem, from time to time the soundtrack engine glitches out for several minutes at a time, resulting in unpleasant digital noise over the music. In addition, sound effects in Team Fortress 2 often go missing when too much is happening at once. There are some frame rate dips too, which really eat into the sense of immersion and can make TF2 a bit frustrating when too much is going on next to you.
Technical issues slightly tarnish a flawless software package
new Tron, Amazon
21 September 2008
Summary: Before I begin this review, I'd like to say that I haven't played Team Fortress 2 yet. I will at some point, but at the moment, I'm not much into online gaming. But as so many people have pointed out, Team Fortress 2 is widely acknowledged as one of the most enjoyable multiplayer online gaming experiences around, so I don't see how its inclusion here could do anything other than make this already-stellar package even more appealing.
Summary: Five games in one. Five excellent games on one disc. Half Life 2 (along with it's two DLC packs), Portal and Team Fortress 2. All of the games are brilliantly made. The only real catch is the irritant frame rate on Half Life 2, that remains persistent on Sony's shiny black box.
Summary: Essentially 5 games for the price of one, it's a bargin, but not all of the games are that great. Portal (which I bought it for) is terrific and worth buying for alone. I have no complaints there and it's a great game. The Team Fortress 2 port is stable but difficult to get it to connect to the EA servers to actually play it, meaning you often can't. This is an earlier and more stylised version from the PC version, the look and feel of the game is quite different.
Summary: I bought this for Portal (as I absolutely loved Portal 2). Can't really comment as to the quality of the other games. Portal is not as good as Portal 2 but I still enjoyed what I have played so far. Plus 5 games for around £15 I thought was very good value indeed although a friend of mine has said they are slightly dated? Any way I think it's a good buy.
Summary: I bought this game box set originally just for Team Fortress 2 as I had always wanted that particular game. The fact that it also contained the Half life and Portal games was a bonus. A good collection of games for a good price, a must buy.