The Orange Box PlayStation 3

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 192 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 20 out of 192
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  1. Nick
    Jan 27, 2008
    4
    echhhh.... this game is sooooooo boring...omg shoot me now... the only good thing about the orange box is portal... tf2 is way too laggy and half life aswell had lagg on the first day i got it.... lucky the video shop had a 7 day guarantee so i could return this sucker and get my money back to spend it on a decent game like cod4 or preodering battlefield: bad company
  2. HarryS.
    Dec 15, 2007
    4
    Take a great classic game, a decent sequel and a couple of games that you probably would not buy if sold separately and you have the Orange Box. Add to the mix the fact that this games don't take full advantage of a superior hardware system (in fact, the gameplay is full of annoying glitches). And finally, take into account that there are very good games out there, that cost the Take a great classic game, a decent sequel and a couple of games that you probably would not buy if sold separately and you have the Orange Box. Add to the mix the fact that this games don't take full advantage of a superior hardware system (in fact, the gameplay is full of annoying glitches). And finally, take into account that there are very good games out there, that cost the same, but extract the maximum out of the PS3 system and add spectacular effects and gameplay elements (not just a buch of recycled old ideas). So the Orange Box is not a bad game: it's just a bad version of decent games. The problem is that there are very good games out there much better than this one... It's your choice. Expand
  3. c4r105
    Dec 29, 2007
    1
    Very poor conversion of great games - check out either the PC or 360 versions for some smooth fun.
  4. DavidL.
    Mar 10, 2008
    0
    This is the inferior version of the Orange Box. The frame rate issues completely kill any fun that was there to have. It's a shame but like every PS3 multiplatform game, it's far inferior to the other versions.
  5. Grant
    Mar 29, 2008
    0
    Fun, but UNPLAYABLE, especially after the mid-March update. IF you can connect, expect frame rates in the single-digits. I got this for Team Fortess 2 and Portal. Played Portal for just a few hours (without a walkthrough) and got to level 18, then found out there's only 19 levels. It seems more like a demo than anything else. Some say it came free with Half-life and Team Fortress, Fun, but UNPLAYABLE, especially after the mid-March update. IF you can connect, expect frame rates in the single-digits. I got this for Team Fortess 2 and Portal. Played Portal for just a few hours (without a walkthrough) and got to level 18, then found out there's only 19 levels. It seems more like a demo than anything else. Some say it came free with Half-life and Team Fortress, but I paid money to play it without knowing how short it was. Team Fortress is a fun fps but it's annoying! There are only 5 (smallish) maps, and most of the time a quickmatch connects to the 2Fort map, which isn't that big. There are only a couple of characters, each with three weapons. TF2 problems: can't connect, much worse since mid-March frame rates worse since mid-March won't save your statistics long long load times (but what game doesn't have this problem lately?) a bunch of other little things UNPLAYABLE. Expand
  6. El_ChuyD
    Dec 12, 2007
    1
    I played the game with a friend and its bad. Frame rate compared in other platforms it
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 84
    All five games in The Orange Box are awesome, and even though we had problems here and there with some of the control choices, the experience of playing Half-Life 2 games should not be missed. Valve should be counted among the few that simply know how to tell a good story. However, the PS3 version is without a doubt inferior.
  2. The PS3 version runs slower than its Xbox 360 counterpart, but it's still a heck of a fun time.
  3. 70
    In spite of framerate drops, inconsistent online multiplayer, and other serious issues that weigh it down, there's little doubt that the five games in this package exude Valve's attention to detail and show off the developer's talent for making great titles.