Half-Life 2

The complete experience of the best PC sequel approaches

We’d like to suggest that with every passing month we get closer to playing the next chapter in one of the best FPS’ of all time, but like some sort of cruel tease with a delicious chocolate bar on the end of a piece of string, Valve keeps moving the release date for the re-energized Half-Life 2 further and further away, leaving us scampering about like frothing fools. However, despite the slip from last autumn to this spring to this autumn, our over-eager ears are kept pricked up, and there’s the knowledge that when it appears, the new Half-Life 2 collection on the 360 can only be a good thing.

Valve enigmatically christened the 360 release The Orange Box, and it will contain Half-Life 2, Episode 1, Episode 2, reality-distorting puzzler Portal, and the achingly anticipated Team Fortress 2. That gets us excited - because that’s a ludicrous amount of top quality game in a single plastic tub.

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