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The Orange Box is a compilation of the following games: Additionally, in the Windows version, the player may download and install Peggle Extreme once The Orange Box has been installed.


The Orange Box Xbox 360 <i>Portal</i>: the energy ball is often used to trigger platforms and doors.
The Orange Box Xbox 360 Main game select menu
The Orange Box Xbox 360 <i>Team Fortress 2</i>: your spawning area is secure most of the times, so you can prepare for the fight
The Orange Box Xbox 360 <i>Portal</i>: signs on the wall will tell you whether you solved a puzzle

Promo Images

The Orange Box Screenshot
The Orange Box Screenshot
The Orange Box Screenshot
The Orange Box Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "戰慄時空2:二部曲(重裝旗艦版)" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "La Boîte Orange" -- French title
  • "Half-Life 2: The Orange Box" -- Alternative title
  • "ハーフライフ2 オレンジボックス" -- Japanese spelling
  • "하프라이프 2 오렌지 박스" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Game Freaks 365 Xbox 360 Nov 03, 2007 10 out of 10 100
AceGamez Windows 2007 10 out of 10 100
Edge Windows Oct 25, 2007 10 out of 10 100
Game industry News (GiN) Windows 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Edge Xbox 360 Oct 25, 2007 10 out of 10 100
GamingTrend Windows 2007 582 out of 600 97
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Feb, 2008 9.25 out of 10 92
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Nov 05, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Xbox Gazette Xbox 360 Oct 30, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP PlayStation 3 Jan 16, 2008 B+ 83


Topic # Posts Last Post
Portal??? 2 Sciere (771501)
Oct 12, 2007



In October 2007, Valve disabled access for the Windows version through the required authentication system Steam when customers imported the from Russian or Thai from outside of those countries, as the price was up to 4 times as low there. Those users are greeted with the message incorrect territory when starting the game.

The Black Box

Valve originally planned to release The Black Box alongside The Orange Box. The Black Box would have contained only the new games which premiered in The Orange Box (Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, and Team Fortress 2), and would have been priced US$10 lower than The Orange Box. This package was never released in retail, and was only available through Steam for owners of select ATi graphics cards through a voucher for the free copy of The Black Box they received with the cards. To compensate for the retail cancellation of The Black Box, Valve gave free gift keys of Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode One to players who had already owned the two titles on Steam.


The ESRB rating for the game uses the symbol "T-M" (products range from Teen to Mature).
  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #2 Game of the Year
    • 2007 – #4 Console Game of the Year
    • 2007 – #2 PC Game of the Year
    • 2007 – PC Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2007 – #3 Xbox 360 Game of the Year
    • 2007 – PC Action Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2007 – PC Multiplayer Game of the Year

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