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The Orange Box (PlayStation 3)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    The Orange Box delivers five innovative games from Valve®, creators of the blockbuster Half-Life franchise, in one action-packed box. The Orange Box includes Half-Life® 2: Episode Two, Portal™ and Team Fortress® 2 in addition to full versions of the award-winning Half-Life® 2 and Half-Life® 2: Episode One for an engrossing first-person action experience.

    • Five games, one orange box: The Orange Box is the ultimate collection of innovative action games for the console, and an amazing introduction to theHalf-Lifeseries 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 the 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 year’s most anticipated multiplayer games for any platform.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13018) on Oct 10, 2010.

uk.playstation.com:
    Five games in one from the creators of Half Life

    A collection of some of the finest action games ever made, The Orange Box is five games
    in one that no PLAYSTATION 3 owner should be without. Included within are Half Life 2,
    already the recipient of numerous accolades for its technical excellence, captivating story
    and addictive game play, as well as the sequels Half Life Episode One and Two, the
    multiplayer free-for-all Team Fortress 2 and brand new first person puzzle game Portal.

    Each game features stunning graphics, well-written scenarios and Havok's dynamics
    engine which lets you experience an extraordinary level of physical interaction with the
    environment.

    Contains the full version of Half Life 2, Half Life 2: Episode One, and the following games:

    • Half-Life 2: Episode Two - the second instalment in Valve's episodic trilogy advances the
      award-winning story, leading the player to new locations outside of City 17.
    • Portal - a pioneering type of single player action game that rewrites the rules for how
      players approach and manipulate their environment
    • Team Fortress 2 - an all-new version of the legendary title that spawned team based
      multiplayer action games. The game's daring new art style features the most advanced
      graphics of any Source-based game released to date.

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Feb 10, 2008.

Back Cover - Xbox 360 (PAL):

    The Orange Box

    Five Games. One Box.

    "The best deal in videogame history." - IGN.com

    Half-Life 2: Episode Two

    The newest installment in the best-selling and highest-rated action game series of all time. Battle creatures sprawling above and below ground in the White Forest. Then, take a thrilling ride with Alyx in a new modified vehicle as you enjoy the most breathtaking and revealing Half-Life game ever made.

    Portal

    Open your mind to a new way of gaming. portal blends puzzles, first person action, and adventure gaming to produce an experience unlike any other. With the Portal device, manipulate your surroundings to complete dozens of unique challenges. Are you ready to start thinking with Portals?

    Team Fortress 2

    The sequel to the granddaddy of class-based multiplayer gaming. Join and battle teams with wildly-varying player classes - from the flame-throwing Pyro to the room-clearing Heavy Weapons Guy. Featuring a distinctive visual style, Team Fortress 2 features all-new multiplayer game modes.

    The Most Complete Half-Life 2 Collection to Date

    - Includes complete versions of Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode One

    Half-Life 2 is Metacritic's highest-rated PC game of all time and earned over 40 Game of the Year Awards. Episode One, the first in the trilogy of new episodes for Half-Life 2, was named Action Game of the Year by leading publications.

    Contributed by Kartanym (10777) on Jan 01, 2008.