Half-Life 2: The Orange Box

halflife2.jpgFive games, One Box.

Anyway you cut it, that’s a lot for one price and five good ones at that. The best part is you can get it today. The new package from Valve includes two critically acclaimed games Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode 1. It also includes three all new games: Half-Life 2 Episode 2, Portal, and Team Fortress 2, a game almost a decade in the making. Imagine if Pixar made a multi-player game.

Rather that continuing to geek out this writer will go ahead and tell you that this game will set a new bar in content per dollar. You’ll have no shortage of gameplay or downtime with this in your console/pc.

Owning both consoles I’m not particularly biased one way or another, but it’s not a well-guarded fact that the PC and XBox versions were created completely in-house by the Valve folks while the PS3 was ported by a team at Electronic Arts.

What this means to you: Forgive our moment of geekdom, but you seriously need to get in on this action.

Cost: $60 @ Amazon