Summary: The Orange Box is nothing new. It came out in the middle of 2008 so, I'm assuming, anyone who wanted to play this game has done it already. I became interested recently while trying to expand my limited knowledge of the video game world. When I say limited, I do not mean that I'm not a gamer. I have owned game systems and played video games for the vast majority of my life, but it has only been a select few titles which I have played with borderline religious fervor.
Summary: There's never been a package on a console like The Orange Box. For $?? you get five games: Half-Life 2, HL2: Episode One, HL2: Episode Two, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. If you're keeping score, that's one of the best shooters of all time, its two expansion packs, a new and innovative puzzle game, and an off-the-wall multiplayer game. That's in one box, on one disc. If there's one must buy game of the year, it is, without a doubt, The Orange Box.
Summary: The initial allure of this is the obvious 5 games in one ordeal. The familiar half-life series, the mysterious portal and the return of team fortress 2. But this is so much more than allure. Immediately, the flagship Half-Life2 does not disappoint in giving a rich (even if the graphics are dated) and satisfying survival experience. Head-crabs and inter-dimensional beings mixed with action, puzzles and survival - in a first person shooter none the less!
Summary: This game is a top of the market game. It should easily be at the top of any gamers list. Not only does it have Half life 2 but it also comes with 4 other games all on the same disc. Not to mention the achievements on this game keep you interested as well as intrigued to come back for more. The original thought of having 99 achievments sounds a bit overwhelming, but take it from me. After you've played through 4 of the 5 games you will have around 70 of the achievements.
Summary: Overall this is an excellent value for your money. While the graphics on Half-Life 2 do look a little long in the tooth, the game play is still great with its unique mixture of FPS, puzzle solving, and a story to tie it all together.
Pros: You get 5 great games for the price of one with this title. Including the highly acclaimed Portal and Team Fortress 2. Also included are the 3 Half-Life 2 episodes which are amazing titles in their own right.
Cons: Team Fortress 2 has had no s and currently the online play is nearly non existant. Half-Life 2 graphics look very outdated.
Summary: Just to inform you there is 5 total games packed into The Orange Box. There is only one disk so no switching out disks for different games. Games on The Orange Box: 1. Half-Life 2 2. Half-Life 2: Episode One 3. Half-Life 2: Episode Two 4. Portal 5. Team Fortress 2 I'll start with all of the Half-Life games since they are all related to each other. The basic gameplay of Half-Life 2 to me is more of an RPFPS which is (Role Playing First Person Shooter).
Summary: I'm a self-titled "low-budget gamer" this means I don't have a whole lot of disposable income to spend on the latest releases. I often end up buying games months or occasionally years after their release dates. I had heard a lot about the orange box over the years, and how the Valve team was composed of geniuses. I've never gotten my hands on the source engine before, and the Orange Box was destined to be my first experience.
Pros: Half Life 2: One of the most groundbreaking games of all time Team Fortress 2: One of the best online FPS games out there. Period. Portal: One of the funniest and most unique games I've ever played.
Cons: HL2:Episode 2 doesn't really bring much new to the series. That's about it.
Summary: 3 enticing original and extremely fun games in 1, a must have for any gamer. online play is fast paced and fun for team fortress and has an old spy movie feel with a modern twist. portal is a very fun and original title that i really hope comes out with a sequel. and half life... need i say more?
Summary: This is a must have have title for the Xbox 360, PC, and the PlayStation 3. the PS3 version you will have some issue with it, cause it did not port over as well as the 360 version, but still is a great game. With the orange box you get 5 games on one disc Half Life 2, Half Life 2, Episode One, Half Life 2 Episode Two, Portal, and Team Fortress 2.