2old2play: "Nintendo has Mario, the Xbox Master Chief, and Sega heralds Sonic as their mascot. But in the world of PC gaming, Gordon Freeman reigns supreme.
Admittedly, the name doesn't evoke the kick-ass sensibilities of a cybernetic warrior, the cuddly antics of a super speed hedgehog, or the sheer wackiness of a plumber's pipe dream. Instead, marked as an everyman (despite an advanced MIT degree), Freeman's exploits center around the cast of characters he meets and the world he inhabits. And never before have we been able to experience a healthier dose of those exploits than in the Orange Box, presented by Valve Entertainment".