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one of the greatest shooters of all time

posted by RUNDAS (SAN DIEGO, CA) Aug 21, 2009

Member since Sep 2007

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I bought this game at Target for 20$ and to be honest its extremley well put together
Story: Okay so this is for Half Life 2 if you've played HL2 you already know what the story's about but i'll fill you in for those of you who don't know Gordon Freeman from the first game goes to City 17 a sort of concentration camp where it's ruled by Wallace Breen so Gordon teams up with resistance fighters to overthrow the Combine the story is kind of generic but the characters are so 3 Demensinonal that you can connect and feel sorry for them and that's what makes the story so intriguing.
Gameplay: Half Life 2 is the typical First Person Shooter so im not going to go into to much detail Team Fortress 2 is a sort of next gen Counter Strike if there is one two teams red or blue with nine classes each pretty much blow stuff up Prtal is not a first person shooter but rather a puzzle game told from a first person perspective its challenging addictive and a suprise hit for the game.
Graphics: the Source engine for Half Life 2 is beggining to show its age but Team Fortress 2 has an incredible art style almost like a pixar film designed by the army.
Sound: this game exceeds in sound but what it really succeeds in is voice over work most of them are voice actors with some celebrity voice talent like Robert Culp Michelle Forbes and Robert Guillaume but the characters have real emotion and so its easy to love or hate someone Glados from Portal is extremeley likable with a dark sense of humor and an obvious parody of HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
replay value: this is definentley worth whatever you're gonna pay for it 5 games on one disc is incredible buy this game
story 9/10
gameplay 10/10
graphics 9/10
sound 10/10
replay value 10/10
final score 10/10

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best value of the year

posted by Destroy (ALEXANDRIA, VA) Nov 8, 2007

Member since Oct 2004

30 out of 34 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

Excellent game design and game play.

5 games included

Portal - a puzzle game for everyone, logic, physics, out of the box thinking

Half life 2 - excellent fps

Half Life 2 - ep 1 - more of HL 2

Half Life 2 - ep 2 - more of HL 2

Team Fortress 2 - excellent multiplayer fps

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You couldn't ask for anything more.

posted by Ascalon (LEWISVILLE, TX) Jun 7, 2008

Member since Dec 2006

24 out of 27 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

With so many games out there being released at 60 bucks with barely any content on it, The orange box is a breath of fresh air.

There is not ONE bad game in this package, Half-Life 2(along with episodes 1 & 2) is one of the best First person shooters i've ever played, great story, and it actually makes you think rather than shooting everything that moves. Same thing with portal, very fun and creative puzzles.

Team Fortress 2 could've been better, but it was still pretty darn good, fun modes, classes are balanced, but it's hard sometimes to find a match that doesn't lag or shutdown.

Overall, i give this a 10/10.

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