Now you can play Half-Life 2 on the go

Valve partners with Nvidia to offer Half-Life 2 on the Nvidia Shield; it's available today alongside Portal for $10.

You can now play acclaimed Valve games Half-Life 2 and Portal on the go, that is, if you own a $200 Nvidia Shield. We already knew Portal would be available on Nvidia Shield beginning today, but the Half-Life 2 bit is new.

In a statement, Valve's Doug Lombardi said Nvidia did a "remarkable" job on the Half-Life 2 and Portal ports, and you can expect "the same gameplay" as you'd find in the PC versions.

"Using the utmost care, we paid attention to every detail to ensure gamers get the full PC versions natively on Android. The graphic performance is sharp; the controls are precise and natural," Nvidia said in its own statement.

The Nvidia Shield runs on Android, but the Android versions of Half-Life 2 and Portal are currently only available for the Nvidia Shield. There's no word on a possible release for all Android devices. If you do own a Nvidia Shield, you can download Half-Life 2 and Portal through Google Play today at these links: [Half-Life 2] [Portal].

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funkyzoom
funkyzoom

Valve, for heaven's sake quit screwing with your loyal fans and give us Half-Life 3 already. Oh, I forgot! Valve doesn't make much games anymore (we care two hoots about Left 4 Dead, Portal, DOTA whatever you make now), they're just interested in minting money off Steam, Steam Machines etc. I used to respect Valve a lot, but not anymore. Agreed, they're aren't legally bound by contract to make another Half-Life game. But I guess it wouldn't hurt for them to at least release a graphic novel or something, to draw closure to our beloved franchise. I think they owe at least this to Half-Life fans who have stuck with them ever since Half-Life 1, when they were nothing but a small and talented startup.

andmcq
andmcq

I dunno... HL2 never really lived up to expectations. 

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Well I wish I had the Shield.  I'd buy these two games.  First of all I need a better job that'll pay me enough to save up money.  But yeah, I'd also rather wait for the Shield 2 with the Tegra K1 processor in it.  The proposed specs for that system sound AWESOME.

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

Half-life 2 now on Nvidia Shield for $10


2+1+0= 3


Half life 3 confirmed

WayneL23
WayneL23

So ummmm Valve....anything about Half-Life 3?....No?....Ok moving on then...

mxpower
mxpower

Play it again to be reminded that they'll never finish the story from 10 years ago. 

prince__vlad
prince__vlad

thx, but no thanks, I already have it, for FREE , years ago assholes!

code7
code7

Are these $10 prices for today only?

dannydopamine8
dannydopamine8

half life 2 was just a generic linear first person shooter game, i never understood why people liked that game so much.. I think it falls into the herd mentality category. Kind of like dayz

Erasmus654
Erasmus654

Screw that - I'd MUCH rather be playing Half Life Three on the sit!

$^#$%#%#!!!

mattcake
mattcake

Kinda person who spends $200 on a gimmicky gaming gadget thing like this has probably played HL2 and Portal years and years ago anyway.

oddjob117
oddjob117

Thats awesome! IM GLAD MORE PEOPLE CAN EXPERIENCE THIS AWesome game!

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Finally an answer to the millions who've thought, 'gee, I'd love to play HL2 while at grandmas without lugging over a laptop'.

gajbutler
gajbutler

Not really on the go with that thing.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

"you can expect "the same gameplay" as you'd find in the PC versions."

Except that PC gamers consider first-person games to be completely unplayable without a mouse

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

Although the Nvidia Shield doesn't appeal to me, it is interesting to see how Android platforms have matured over such a short time.  Thinking back ten years, you needed a decent PC to run Half-Life 2 at the time.  I wonder where the technology will be ten years from now.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

such a small screen for a FPS game....

faizanhd
faizanhd

@andmcq  

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA...................


You guys can say  "its his opinion" all you want man. This is nothing short of a joke.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..............

faizanhd
faizanhd

@dannydopamine8  

Its linear in structure not level design.

Its more unique than any RPG you probably play.

It did many things and it did it all right and then some. Its a single-player adventure like no other.

Its actually designed better than any FPS or Action-adventure game made to date.

I

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

I overgeneralize of course, but a very large number of PC gamers seem to view a shooter on a controller as some kind of sacrilege, because of a stick's lack of precision compared to a mouse