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The Orange Box review

Astonishing
Shares
AT A GLANCE
  • Five amazing games
  • Only sixty dollars
  • Need we repeat ourselves?
  • Finding time to play them all
  • Striders...they reeeeeal bad
  • Does not include a kitchen sink

Oct 9, 2007

You can't get much for sixty bucks these days. Dinner and a movie for two? Perhaps. A pair of jeans? Maybe one leg. So there's no way five incredible games, all worthy of individual purchase, would be available for that low, low price, right? 

You poor naive fool, says Valve, how wrong you are. Their Orange Box is finally here, and its five big sections - Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2, Portal, Half-Life 2, and Half-Life 2: Episode One - are all juicy, delicious, and priced to sell. We've bitten into all of them, so have a taste:

Half-Life 2: Episode Two review
The latest chapter in Dr. Freeman's unusual career is as thrilling as ever.

Team Fortress 2 review
The online multiplayer shooter with the face of Pixar and the heart of Schwarzenegger blows shit up and looks really cute doing it.

Portal review
This first-person, physics-bending puzzler is terrific, hilarious, and over too fast. 

Half-Life 2: Episode One review
Way better than The Phantom Menace. Just way better.

Half-Life 2 review
We won't judge you if you haven't played it. But there's always been an empty place in your soul, hasn't there? 

More Info

Release date: Oct 09 2007 - Xbox 360
Dec 11 2007 - PS3
Oct 09 2007 - PC (US)
Dec 11 2007 - PS3 (UK)
Available Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Genre: Shooter
Published by: Electronic Arts
Developed by: Valve
ESRB Rating:
Mature

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4 comments

  • Campo117 - February 1, 2009 9:26 p.m.

    its five games in one disk, its one of the best deals ever. it says here it is sixty bucks, but i bought it for 25. thats five bcks a game!!
  • deora2dude - June 7, 2009 11:05 p.m.

    i got this peice of perfection for only $15! THATS THREE BUCKS A FREAKING GAME! this is the best thing you will ever buy... i should murder you if you do not have :D
  • Usgo - July 19, 2009 4:31 a.m.

    i got a copy for 20$
  • TeragRunner - September 2, 2008 1:31 a.m.

    Is this five games on one disk or is it five games in one box?

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