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GF Rating
8.2

19366 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Amazing game. But it shines brighter elsewhere.

posted by reach17 (GOOSE CREEK, SC) May 21, 2010

Member since May 2010

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The Orange Box contains what I like to call 5 of the greatest FPS games of all time: The complete Half-Life 2 experience to date, containing Half-Life 2 and its two episode sequels, the mind-bending Portal, and the always fun Team Fortress 2 as the multiplayer component. Whether you are evading Combine forces in City 17, participating in the Aperture Science Computer Aided Enrichment Center, or dominating BLUs as a RED or REDs as a BLU, there is always something to enjoy, no matter what game you are in the mood for.

However... If you have a good gaming PC, I HIGHLY recommend purchasing this game on Steam rather than playing it on your console. The PC version offers much more content, especially in Team Fortress 2 in the form of improved weapons, character customization, and multiplayer maps and gametypes.

If you don't own a gaming PC, then you're not at too much of a loss. The console version of The Orange Box is still a fun experience. If you like FPS games, then The Orange Box has something for you.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Best Deal Ever

posted by ggilbert13 (SAN JOSE, CA) Nov 4, 2009

Member since Nov 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

It was only a few days after I rented this game from GameFly that I wanted to buy it. The five game pack was a terrific idea for Valve. Half-Life 2 Episodes 1 and 2 plus Portal and Team Fortress 2 is great. Half-Life 2 is a great campaign game for almost anyone. Portal is a great game if you like puzzles and having to figure things in a pattern. Not to mention Team Fortress 2 is a great multiplayer game. Considering it's been going for 9 years, it has to be one of the best games in history. Good job Valve, keep it up!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Packed full of goodness

posted by rockospin (CINCINNATI, OH) Jan 9, 2009

Member since Feb 2008

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Half-Life 2 is a great FPS. And Episodes 1 and 2 step it up a notch. The graphics and sound in Episodes 1 and 2 are excellent. Episode 1, however, is a little too short.
The gem of this disc is Portal. What a great surprise. It only took about 4 hours to get through it all, but once I started I couldn't stop, and I didn't want it to end.
Didn't play Team Fortress 2 because I don't have XBOX Live Gold.

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