The Orange Box from Valve is a real bargain for anyone yet to be sucked into the Half-Lifestyle erm, style. Maybe that should be Half-Life lifestyle? Whatever, The Orange Box - The most complete HL collection yet - should not be passed up. What do you get for your money? Let's see…
The headline game is HL2: Episode Two, at the time of this pack's release, the latest offering in the series. Earth is being picked to the bone by an alien infestation. Resources are depleted and the population dwindling. As bespectacled hero Gordon Freeman, you're thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong you unleashed back at the Black Mesa Research Facility. Along the way, you'll be joined by members of the resistance, survivors in a desperate battle against the totalitarian alien menace of the Combine.
Portal is an experimental training course sponsored by Aperture Science Laboratories. Throughout the experiment, you are asked to perform various tasks. Listen carefully to all instructions and you will most likely not be injured. When - or if - you complete the initial course, advanced training will become available from the main menu.
Team Fortress 2 is a team-based multiplayer experience and the sequel to the game that put class-based multiplayer team warfare on the map. The game packs a wide variety of classes which provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities, and lend themselves to a variety of player skills.
The Orange Box also includes Half-Life 2 and Episode One.
The orange box is not only one of the best deals ever, but it contains 3 of the best game series I have ever played. Half Life 2 I dont think I really need to explain much about. Many say its the perfect game. Portal is an amazing, first person puzzler that will leave you singing the credits song, while asking about cakes, and Team Fortress 2 is one of the best multiplayer experiences I have ever had. I am still playing all these games today, 4 years after release. BUY THIS BOX
The Orange Box combines 3 great games into one pack; Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2 and Portal. All of them are amazingly fun, from Half Life's FPS story, to TF2's intense multiplayer experience. Lastly, Portal offers a unique physics puzzle game. For only $29, this is a great buy.