Wow. This game is amazing. I have to say, at first I was skeptical. Half-Life was always meant to be a PC game really, and to be on consoles, I really didn't think it would be as good. Was I wrong.The Orange Box is a collection of 5 great games at only $60!! It was released on the PC, the Xbox 360, and the Sony PS3. It is a great value. The games included are Half Life 2, Half Life 2: Episode 1, Half Life 2: Episode 2, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. The only online one being Team Fortress 2.
Half Life 2 and HL2 Episodes 1-2. WOW. I love the Half-Life series, and these were no exception. Half-Life is a very fun and in depth game, and they ported these to the PS3 very well. The regular game features the story from the main characters point of view, which is the only one I have really played. It is so much fun and in depth though, you will not want to stop at this. You will want to continue on to see the game from other people's point of view, as it brings out a lot you might have missed as the main character. Being the selling point at the beginning for the Orange Box, they ported this game great, even with EA Games being the publisher.
Portal. What an innovative little game. It is so amazing and original that you just want to play it over and over. It is very challening also. I still have not beat it yet! The main gist is that you have a portal gun, which can shoot a blue and an orange portal. To beat the level, you have to navigate all sorts of puzzles using your wit and your gun. This game is very trippy and a huge mind bender. I find myself thinking about how to beat the levels sometimes, because it is so fun! This game alone is worth it to most people!
Team Fortress 2. Where to start. This game is utterly amazing. Being all multi-player, the game takes place in a cartoonish art style world. There are about 6-8 levels to choose from as of now, which include Hyrdo, Dustbowl, and 2Fort. This game is only online, but it is an amazing experience. You get to choose what class you want to be, a medic, a pyro, a soldier, a scout, a demoman, and a few more! You can be a spy and change, a sniper, build defenses, and just go killing. In most of the levels you have to capture control points from the other team while they defend them. In others, you capture the enemy intelligence by infiltrating their base. This game never gets old, and I have clocked at least 12 hours in already. I would pay $60 just for this game!!!
The Orange Box is amazing. What are you waiting for? BUY IT NOW!