PC classics Half-Life 2 and Portal now available on the NVIDIA Shield

PC classics Half-Life 2 and Portal now available on the NVIDIA Shield
Owners of the NVIDIA Shield can now download Android ports of the PC classics Half-Life 2 and Portal straight off of Google Play. They cost $9.99 each. According to Valve, makers of the Half-Life games, "fans of both franchises can expect the same gameplay they've come to love on the PC," while NVIDIA assures us that "the graphic performance is sharp, and the controls are precise and natural".

Half-Life 2 was originally released on November 16, 2004, following a five-year development. Same year, it won 39 Game Of The Year awards, and was crowned "Game Of The Decade" in 2012. It was followed by two episodic sequels, which aren't included in the Android version. Portal appeared in 2007 along with Half-Life 2: Episode Two. It has an unique gravity and physics-based gameplay that will get you "thinking with portals".

Download the games from the links here: Half-Life 2, Portal

source: NVIDIA



1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I wonder if Nvidia could work with Valve to get Steam running natively on a future version of Shield. Might be more interesting than remote streaming.

3. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

It would be probably be easier to have nvidia make a shield with an intel chip and run on windows 8.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Google work with Valve to setup a Steam app store for all Android devices Steam sales for Android would be awesome! My wallet would hate me even more haha

2. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

Torrents and further "ports" for the rest of the android phones coming soon...

4. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

So far the players are extremely satisfied. 4.9 average rating for HL2 and 5.0 for Portal! If this trend continues, no doubt Shield will turn into the best handheld console on earth, without competition

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Only two games. They need at least 20 AAA titles to make Shield a viable gaming platform.

7. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

You are grossly underestimating Android. There are literally hundreds of thousands of games that can be played on the Shield, among them some other PC classics such as GTA SA (Best looking SA version), Max Payne, Xcom Enemy Unknown, Anomaly 2, Bard's Tale, Baldur's gate, Deus Ex: The fall etc etc.. and thousands of great native games.(mobile) For example, Vita doesn't have a fps that compares even to MC 4 or N.O.V.A. 3, and MC5 is knocking on the door

8. kabiri

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Vita has Killzone Mercenary(AAA shooter) which is a game based on the same engine that ran on the ps3, i don't think you are very familiar with Vita my friend.

9. 1701nino unregistered

Yes no matter how much mobile has advanced it is still behind PS vita.The exclusive games make the difference.

10. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Exclusives? HA! Vita is more like the Port-station Vita.

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