Reviews for The Orange Box


A Fantastic Package

chrisdolman22 | March 4, 2014 | See all chrisdolman22's reviews »

I'm sure by now you already know about most if not all of the games included in the Orange Box, it's been around for years, but I think it's safe to say that most of the games in it are fairly timeless.

Portal isn't the longest game in the world, but if you fancy a brain-bending challenge or just something a bit different, then this game will keep you occupied for quite a while.

Team Fortress 2 has gone free-to-play since the release of The Orange Box, but this purchase will still get you a lot - this counts as a premium upgrade, which allows you to find better weapons, carry more in your backpack, and also unlocks a few other special bonuses. It's a great game. Mann vs Machine, the wave-based survival mode is my favourite, but the team based competitive modes are equally as good. My only complaint with TF2 is that it often doesn't feel like you're progressing or getting anywhere. Weapons drop randomly, and there is no levelling system, so you are going to be playing purely for the fun of playing. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as it keeps a level playing field, but it does sometimes make me burn out on the game a little.

Half Life 2 doesn't really need a long description - it's fantastic, play it now.

This is a fantastic purchase, and I still play all of the games years after I bought it. Valve know how to make a good one.


Some of the best games ever from Valve

lachking | Jan. 5, 2014 | See all lachking's reviews »

The Orange Box is a collection of some absolute gems from Valve. You get the complete Half Life 2 collection, which is the vanilla Half Life 2 and its 2 episodes, which quite possibly represents single player FPS at its finest. You also get the first Portal which is a really engaging and innovative game which took the computer game world by storm when it came out. The pack also includes Team Fortress 2 but it is free-to-play now though. This is a great pack with some fantastic single player experience and multiplayer experience. If you haven't played Half Life 2 yet (where have you been??) then this pack is definitely a must buy!!


Valve's best games

gforcesa | Dec. 28, 2013 | See all gforcesa's reviews »

The Orange box is Valve's biggest and most awesome games in it.All the Half-Life 2 games,Portal and Team Fortress 2.Half-Life 2,Ep1 and Ep2 tell a really good story that Valve has done perfectly.Portal is a puzzle game in which you have to complete with a Portal gun and its very fun to fool around with.Team Fortress 2 is a 2 team deathmatch game which has 9 classes to choose from which all play differently.TF2 also has a workshop which has even more maps,skins to choose from which makes it a wonderful game to play.


One package that will give you plenty hours of play

lok0812 | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »

This package contains a lot of great single player as well as multiplayer games. HL2, Ep1, and Ep2 continues the story of the original acclaimed HL series. Next you have Portal, a single player experience that challenge you by giving you an amount of chamber to test in, which are puzzles for players to solve. Lastly, one of the best multiplayer FPS for the PC, TF2, while this game is currently free to play, by getting this package will unlock the premium features of TF2. The game have numerous maps, game modes, mods, servers, as well as player base. Overall, this should be a pickup for any PC gamers.