Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Half Life 2 The Orange Box (xbox 360) Reviews


With a Ps3 release due December 2007, The Orange Box compilation includes: Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2:Episode One, Half-Life 2:Episode Two, Portal and Team Fortress 2.
Scoring 98% from 7 reviews on Metacritic.com

Reviews Summary
A sci-fi masterpiece, a clever puzzler and a multiplayer monster wrapped into one
That so much great content is offered at the standard single-game price is astonishing.
A landmark achievement in gaming value and one of the easiest buying decisions you'll make all year
The Orange Box offers everything any fan of first-person shooters could possibly want
While there might be longer games, this is a near-perfect blend of varied games.
It seems that Valve (developers) just can't make a bad game.
The Orange Box is probably the best videogame deal ever.
Each individual game runs amazingly well on the Xbox 360. The graphics are amazing as is the presentation.

Official Website
Review from IGN
Review from Eurogamer
Screenshots from Gamespot

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24 comments:

fatherkrishna said...

OOOH! OOOH!
I've got Half Life for the Dreamcast and PS2! So far I've been fantastically crap (one might use the term 'craptabulous') at playing it (hence the reason for me buying a Half Life strategy guide for the Dreamcast version), but I relly fancy the PC version of HL2... this article has made me want it more...

BTW I've missed you Elderly! have you been in Burma kicking fascist ass?

FUNNYMAN said...

Holy crap!!! I thought it was a PC exclusive. Planning to get it for my 360 ASAP.

TheTimeRunner said...

Despite this. I'll NEVER play this game. NEVER! Curse you Half Life!!!!

*hides in closet till Orange Box passes*

gnome said...

YES! YES! YES!

(wears Yes-signed underwear)

And it's only 40$ for all these games! Now, thats value for money...

FUNNYMAN said...

December for the PS3 release? I thought it was November.

DEITRIX said...

A must buy!!

Here Elderly, you might like this..
http://www.vgchartz.com/ngwars.php

I will be back around one of these days. Life is hectic right now.

The Elderly said...

hiya fk, no more like rekindling my paternal skills... to borrow a previously coined phrase, i'm craptabulous.. but learning fast....

...wait funnyman I was next in line... you can't just jump the queue like that....

oh dear who left the closet unlocked!!!... (locks closet....)

value indeed Gnome... (pointing at Gnomes boxers...) unfortunate placement the tail of the Y...

Hey look it's Deitrix (waves at Deitrix...) how are you, where have you been... welcome back... heee heee excellent link....

The Elderly said...

sorry funnyman, missed your comment...

originally November to December, recent diggs suggest December for ps3.... cutting it tight...

FUNNYMAN said...

Is that a USA December release?

fatherkrishna said...

Gnome cover yourself! We're Catholics you know, we find this liberalism hard to deal with...

HL2OB is the most tempting game to lure me into the world of PC gaming... Bah! I'll never give up me consoles...

TheTimeRunner said...

*bangs on closet door*

Hello, hello, who locked the door. whoever locked it, please unlock it when the travesty that is Orange Box passes.

*twiddles thumbs* oh, what do we have here. *spies cardboard box*

Phantasystar77 said...

I want this pack really bad. I gotta wait til Monday though :(

FUNNYMAN said...

It is best to get it now because I'll be busy with other games in December.

gnome said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my, oh my..


(runs off totally ashamed)

The Elderly said...

yes funnyman dec 11th, europe it appears will have it by november.. now that i can't figure..

(waves picture of orange box under FK's nose...) how you feeling about pc games now FK?

whats that banging sound...? sounds like it's coming from the closet... nah i've locked it.. my secret is still safe.... unless.. it's come back to life!!! no i chopped it into little pieces.... silly me..

(hands phantasystar77 ninja outfit and balclava....) well you know what must be done.... I salute you brave gamestore breaker inner...

Funnyman better now than later is a policy i use as the last flickers of life flow through my body.. pity my credit card has no compassion though...

(shouts after the far away gnome...) it's okay Gnome we're all fellas here..... i'ts nothing we haven't seen before.... oh dear... and I bought chocolate jaffa cakes for you and all.... oh well...

(munch.. munch...much!...)

FUNNYMAN said...

Five games for the price of one seems like a great deal.

gnome said...

(Stunned, simply stunned and shocked gnme stops but fails to speak)

The Elderly said...

5 games in one fits in with my chaotic filing system Funnyman, least that way i'll always know where at least five of my games are....

?.... (stares into the distance at Gnome...gets loudhailer... munchs into speaker...)

MUNCH!!...MUNCH!!!...Oh lovely Jaffa Cakes..... hmmmmmmmm!

fatherkrishna said...

Oooh! It smells all orangey...

gnome said...

....

FUNNYMAN said...

I wish I had a gravity gun. I envy you Gordon Freeman.

The Elderly said...

(ederly stares at Gnome... opens the window.....) sorry FK... you know what Gnomes are like..

what? Gordon Freeman was here... where? did someone get his autograph, why do i always miss these things....

FUNNYMAN said...

Really? You want his autograph? I would be content with having dinner, lunch, and hopefully breakfast with Alyx Vance.

The Elderly said...

Aly Vance...breakfast? oh my god!!!! right... that's it.. (superglues feet to floor.....)

this is the last time i miss out on the celebrities....