'The Orange Box' (5 games + 2 extras) on PC and Xbox 360 for only £23.98! @ Amazon UK
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'The Orange Box' (5 games + 2 extras) on PC and Xbox 360 for only £23.98! @ Amazon UK

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Found 25th May 2008Made hot 26th May 2008
The Orange Box's 5 games are:

Half-Life 2 - An FPS, regarded by some as the best game ever created
HL2: Episode One - the continuation of HL2
HL2: Episode Two - the continuation of HL2: Episode One
Portal - A Brilliantly fun, and inovative FPS Puzzle game
Team Fortress 2 - A cartoony and funny online multiplayer FPS

You also get 2 extras, which you can download from Steam for free after The Orange Box is installed:

HL2: Lost Coast - an extra level for HL2
Peggle Extreme - a Orange Box themed version of the classic PopCap game Peggle Deluxe

If you are a gamer, this is too much of a good deal to pass up.

*WARNING* this game requires Steam. It's hard to explain exactly what steam is, so look it up if you don't know.

edit:
Xbox link - amazon.co.uk/Hal…1-2

edit 2: PC version a few pennies cheaper (£23.93) + faster free delivery at asda, thanks to ajm007:
asda-entertainment.co.uk/asd…uct

and £19.85 here, thanks to gcmarcal (not in shock atm) softuk.com/PC_…099

edit3: Xbox 360 version £14.99 instore at Currys thanks to maxidid

41 Comments

Worth it for Portal

Chiptivo;2177085

Worth it for Portal



Quoted for the truth.

I would pay this for Portal alone, even if it is a short game.

The fact that you get Half Life 2, Episode 1, Episode 2 (Absolutely fantastic single player games) as well as Team Fortress (one of the best multiplayer games on the 360) is unbelievable!

team fortress 2 is quite possibly the best multiplayer game I have EVER played....

worth the £23.98 on its own, when you factor in Portal (fantastic), this is an AWESOME deal...

heat + repped,

Original Poster

Thanks guys!
I was in awe when i first heard about the orange box, but that was nothing compared to seeing it for £24! Taking into account that each game retails for around £15 - 20 each, this is the best games deal I've ever seen! Plus the modding potential with the source engine is limitless! Annoyingly (major understatement) i can't buy it until 3rd june, when my AS exams finish

Yea worth it for Team Fortress 2. Best online fps I've ever played.
I'd get the PC version though as there are regular updates for bug fixes, exploit fixes and new maps etc.
Voted Hot.

There's an excellent map pack for Portal ]here which is almost as long as the original game.

HOT !!
Team Fortress 2. One of the Best online fps
I'd get the Xbox 360 version though as the PC version has so many cheats (wallhacks etc (Not exploits)) on there it makes it almost pointless playing it online. Something you don't have to worry about on the 360 .....

Hot! :thumbsup:

£21.48 with my HUKD Amazon £2.50 voucher :-D:-D

The cake is a lie !

May be worth noting that if you already have steam, you can d/l it directly for $39.99 (works out a few pence over £20 with todays conversion).

A great find though :thumbsup:

grex9101;2177164

team fortress 2 is quite possibly the best multiplayer game I have EVER … team fortress 2 is quite possibly the best multiplayer game I have EVER played....worth the £23.98 on its own, when you factor in Portal (fantastic), this is an AWESOME deal...heat + repped,



Absolutely spot on....TF2 is outstanding
Gamespy's Multiplayer Game of the Year goty.gamespy.com/200…tml

Fred Head;2177750

HOT !! Team Fortress 2. One of the Best online fpsI'd get the Xbox 360 … HOT !! Team Fortress 2. One of the Best online fpsI'd get the Xbox 360 version though as the PC version has so many cheats (wallhacks etc (Not exploits)) on there it makes it almost pointless playing it online. Something you don't have to worry about on the 360 .....


Not sure I totally agree with this.

You are right that there are cheats, as well as exploits, a lot were plugged in the GoldRush/Medic update, and regardless whethere they were plugged or not, if yoiu play on a reasonably well administered and properly controlled server, it really shouldn't be an issue. Certainly isn't where I play IMHO

Pc version is same price at ]asda so not such a great deal if wanting it for pc.

omg dont get the 360 version is not even half as good. Worth it just for TF2

M1LFHunter;2178240

The cake is a lie !



:giggle:

I only paid £15 (or less after quidco) about 3/4 months ago.
How is this a good price?

Dogpitt;2178784

I only paid £15 (or less after quidco) about 3/4 months ago.How is this a … I only paid £15 (or less after quidco) about 3/4 months ago.How is this a good price?



Hmmm is there a better price atm?

What's wrong with the 360 version and why isnt it as good as the pc ver?

HAHA I got this for £18 delivered from yesasia on the week after release (pc version).

JustExtreme;2178944

HAHA I got this for £18 delivered from yesasia on the week after release … HAHA I got this for £18 delivered from yesasia on the week after release (pc version).



Can beat that, i got my copy free in a goodie bag from EA at i32 - also got a free copy of hellgate london

medusa;2178313

May be worth noting that if you already have steam, you can d/l it … May be worth noting that if you already have steam, you can d/l it directly for $39.99 (works out a few pence over £20 with todays conversion).A great find though :thumbsup:



+ Tax and + debit card charge, comes to nearer £30 on Steam I think...

JoYork;2178902

What's wrong with the 360 version and why isnt it as good as the pc ver?



They don't have the same regular updates.
Does the 360 version have the Badlands or Gold Rush maps? Or any of the new medic achievements?
If it does then it might be ok to get but I still prefer the speed and precision of a mouse for first person shooters.

If poss, hold fire on the Orange Box for the PC, it goes down to £14-15 on games sites often. A few weeks ago it was that price on thehut.

Original Poster

Magic_monkey;2179182

They don't have the same regular updates.Does the 360 version have the … They don't have the same regular updates.Does the 360 version have the Badlands or Gold Rush maps? Or any of the new medic achievements?If it does then it might be ok to get but I still prefer the speed and precision of a mouse for first person shooters.



Completely agree: mouse + keyboard > controlers. Another thing is there are mods on PC, and the endless fun that can be had with more maps for portal.

MrShed;2179136

+ Tax and + debit card charge, comes to nearer £30 on Steam I think...



Also you get a hard copy, which comes with the ability to uninstall / install. opposed to downloading 10 gigs and keeping it on your hard drive.

tsimehC;2178810

Hmmm is there a better price atm?



softuk.com/PC_…099


£19.85 Delivered

:thumbsup:

Original Poster

gcmarcal;2179440

http://www.softuk.com/PC_Video_Games_Product_View.asp?ProdID=PCUK79171099£19.85 Delivered:thumbsup:



Thats an amazing price! Shame it's out of stock atm.

Worth it just for portal, but i must be the only one who thought team fortress was a bit rubbish

siddv;2179411

Completely agree: mouse + keyboard controlers. Another thing is there … Completely agree: mouse + keyboard > controlers. Another thing is there are mods on PC, and the endless fun that can be had with more maps for portal.



But can't you use a keyboard and mouse with the 360 using the USB ports?

Magic_monkey;2179182

They don't have the same regular updates.Does the 360 version have the … They don't have the same regular updates.Does the 360 version have the Badlands or Gold Rush maps? Or any of the new medic achievements?If it does then it might be ok to get but I still prefer the speed and precision of a mouse for first person shooters.



kotaku.com/501…ish

Fred Head;2177750

HOT !! Team Fortress 2. One of the Best online fpsI'd get the Xbox 360 … HOT !! Team Fortress 2. One of the Best online fpsI'd get the Xbox 360 version though as the PC version has so many cheats (wallhacks etc (Not exploits)) on there it makes it almost pointless playing it online. Something you don't have to worry about on the 360 .....



VAC (Steam's anti-cheat system) does a pretty good job of stopping hacks from being used. Exploits are in common use, but Valve seem to launch another patch every week or 2 for the PC version

Great deal for the 360 game, not so good for the PC one though (it's been available as low as £16)

JoYork;2178902

What's wrong with the 360 version and why isnt it as good as the pc ver?



Same old problems with Live, i.e. lots of lag

Chanser;2181258

http://kotaku.com/5010354/xbox-360-team-fortress-2-dlc-details-soon+ish



The real question is how much will 360 owners be paying for it? It's free on PC, but most likely won't be on 360 because Microsoft will charge Valve for the distribution

siddv;2179573

Thats an amazing price! Shame it's out of stock atm.



it was not when I posted though...


creativeconsoles.com/cat…498

£21.99

thanks for posting, I ended up getting it through Lovefilm for £22.73 (using the HUKD 5% off code).

Bought the 360 version and used my voucher for £21.48 posted

re keyboard and mouse vs pad.

i agree keyboard and mouse is more effective, with its turn on a 6pence in a split second etc, however in a way its tantermount to cheating, the limitations of a pad force you to play the game more realistically imo.

one thing i get sick of playing pc fpsers online is people randomly hopping about all over the place etc (am sure its not a standard sas tactic

on top of that, as long as everyone is playing on a pad, its all a level playing field as well. cant argue about the maps mind you, and graphically with the right pc its going to look a little better at suiper high res/AA.

kscd;2178000

Hot! :thumbsup:£21.48 with my HUKD Amazon £2.50 voucher :-D:-D



Anyone point me in the direction of this voucher? Can't seem to find it...
Thanks
Chris

You should have a clicky 'You have a voucher' link next to the control panel at the top of your screen. If not, then you have not earned one yet.

currys are selling this for £14.99 on xbox 360

maxidid;2186877

currys are selling this for £14.99 on xbox 360



now that's a hot deal if you can get it :thumbsup:

at sunderland (trimdon street)

maxidid;2186963

at sunderland (trimdon street)



7 miles from me :thumbsup:
but I already have it on PC...decisions, decisions :w00t:
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