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- Characters - Advanced facial animation system delivers the most sophisticated in-game characters ever seen. With 40 distinct facial muscles, human characters convey the full array of human emotion, and respond to the player with fluidity and intelligence
- Physics - From pebbles to water to 2-ton trucks respond as expected, as they obey the laws of mass, friction, gravity, and buoyancy
- Graphics - Source's shader-based renderer, like the one used at Pixar to create movies such as Toy Story and Monster's, Inc., creates the most beautiful and realistic environments ever seen in a video game.
- AI - Neither friends nor enemies charge blindly into the fray. They can assess threats, navigate tricky terrain, and fashion weapons from whatever is at hand
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- Five Games, One Box: The Orange Box is the ultimate collection of innovative action games for the console, and an amazing introduction to the Half-Life series for console gamers.
- Epic Storyline: Half-Life 2: Episode Two takes you deeper into one of the best-known stories in gaming, following the desperate struggle of Gordon Freeman against the mysterious Combine. In this episode, you must leave the confines of City 17 for the first time and face even greater dangers beyond the city walls.
- Redefining Action: Portal delivers an innovative new action gaming experience. Arming you with a portal gun that lets you create portals from one location to another with the press of a button, Portal will forever change the way that you interact with your environment.
- World-Class Multiplayer: Team Fortress 2 is the sequel to granddaddy of role-based multiplayer action games. Featuring nine distinct roles Heavy, Spy, Scout, Demoman, Engineer, Medic, Sniper, Soldier, and Pyro Team Fortress 2 is one of this years most anticipated multiplayer games for any platform.
Top Customer Reviews
Team Fortress 2 is worth the price of admission for this instant classic collection. The team play is deep and instant. You really find people pairing up as medic and heavy to mow down a field of scouts and engineer turrets. Or people switching classes to fill in a defensive gap. THe healer class is greta fun as is the support engineer. They game is very well balanced with each class able to counter another.
The voice acting is hilarious and the charater models are gorgeous. This game will be played years to come, as the graphics are so highly stylized they will age with grace. The depth of each player class and the differing play modes make for a truly engrossing experience. Mix in some achievements, point capturing, Steam's new robust online community, in-game VOIP and you have a stellar game experience worth $50 alone. But wait theres more!
The price is simply amazing. Easily the best deal in gaming available out there! Half Life 2 was great and episode 1 continued that excitement. Portal proves to be great and a fresh take on puzzles, this time in 3D. Episode 2 will be great as well.
I am happy i purchased this game and have been able to play Team Fortress 2 for the Steam beta period. I will not stop playing for a long long time! Great work Valve!
I had literally no experience with computer games more sophisticated than Solitaire and Minesweeper. It really is not my thing. But, intrigued by some friends' discussion and the low price of the "Orange Box" special, I decided to take the plunge just to see what they were talking about. Here are some of my impressions; I have tried to note things that would have helped ease some confusion for me if I had known them before buying.
WHAT THIS IS:
The "Orange Box" is a combo deal on several popular computer games from the same company ("Valve"). The central product is an older game, "Half-Life 2", and two recent follow-up add-ons to it. Also included are Valve's successful games "Portal" and "Team Fortress 2". Thus, the set contains five separate games of three distinct types (the "Half-Life 2" sequence is three games with connected themes and content; the other two are different). All are very popular: "Half Life 2" has often been named the one of the best video games ever made, and swept the industry awards when it was first released; "Portal" is often regarded as one of the most unique and creative games on the market and also won many awards; "Team Fortress 2" has been very popular, and has been described as a unique game of its type.Read more ›
A) You're a fan of FPS gameplay
B) You don't already have the games
Half Life 2, by and large, is a great game. The story is great, the action intense, and it definitely has plenty of great moments. If you're skeptical, I suggest downloading the Half Life 2 demo and trying the game out.
Graphically, there's not much to complain about. It is not Crysis, but considering the age of the game, I wouldn't be surprised. It runs smoothly on my system (Athlon 64 3700, 2 gigs DDR 400 ram, Geforce 6800 GT 256 mb videocard).
Gameplay wise, as mentioned before, the game has plenty of good moments, though I don't see it as much of a breakthrough to me. The game gets better and more immersible in the included expansion packs however.
Portal is a very unique puzzle solving game. It is also very challenging (at least to me) and can thus be very frustrating. However, it is a rewarding game and I love the humor in it.
Team Fortress 2, unlike other online FPS games, is truly team based. It is the kind of game in which sides win or lose not because of a single maverick, but because of how well coordinated a team is. The classes are remarkably balanced and set in such a way that weaknesses and strengths are always complemented with other classes (hence making the game more team oriented).
Overall, the collection is definitely good and definitely worth the money. Half Life 2 is a great game, as is Portal and TF 2.Read more ›
Episode 2...a worthy sequel to Episode 1...
In fact, qualities good enough (IMO) to think that it might have contended for single player, Game of the Year*, (however, its shorter overall length would probably preclude this honor.)
This game was all that I'd hoped for; it has some great battles, an extended car driving component, an interesting new weapon (towards the end), a compelling story line, a hint of humor and a touching, emotional ending.
In addition, it has smooth flowing graphics, well sync'd voice and lip movement and a few interesting puzzles. Also, the way the other characters (i.e. Alyx, Dr. Vance etc.) watch you and turn their bodies to adjust to your position (Freeman) is remarkable; very realistic.
My only small complaint would be that the first quarter of the game was a little drawn out and repetitious; however this is only a minor concern in an otherwise incredible PC game.
Easily 5 Stars...more if I could.
Portal...quirky and different but fun!
A rather unique, single player puzzle game that involves going in and out of doors; doors you make with (what else), your portal gun. However, this task is not quite as easy as it sounds; to accomplish your goals you must use strategies of lateral thinking, timing and momentum to get through all 19 different levels. Of course the challenges become more complicated as you progress and to win the game (and escape), you must defeat the increasingly neurotic test-facility robotess in the finale. Great fun!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great game back when I was younger playing this. Story line was amazing as well as the graphics and physics. Also enjoyed playing the portal game which tested your thinking skills. Read morePublished 29 days ago by S. Lu
No install disc only disc 2 so I could not play a complete waste of time and moneyPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This was a great deal when I bought this back in 2008 for $20. This is not something you want to buy anymore at these ridiculous prices, not since TF2 became F2P way back in 2011... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vin
Don't buy this used it will be useless without a valid steam code, yet people will still sell it without telling you this! Just go to steam and get the collection.Published 3 months ago by Scott J. Ames