Michael Mcwhertor of Kotaku.com writes:
"Playing through all parts of Valve's The Orange Box for the PlayStation 3--a port handled externally by EA UK--I've experienced quite a ride. I've played through Episode Two, a surprisingly long and enjoyable continuation of the Half-Life 2 story, and revisited Episode One, a game much more challenging and unforgiving than I had remembered from my turn with the PC version. I also burned through the PlayStation 3's version of Portal, a game that plays just as well with a SIXAXIS as with a keyboard and mouse.
I even spent a healthy portion of my time with the original Half-Life 2, a game that still holds up, now three years long in the tooth. The innate gameplay and intangible experience has been great, as it has from the beginning of the Half-Life 2 saga. The technical aspects, however, have been less so.
Despite thinking that I'm a bit of a frame rate snob, turns out I'm not. I've certainly experienced my share of less than optimal moments on my relatively ancient Windows XP machine. Perhaps that's why I was able to mostly overlook most of The Orange Box's frame rate dips on the PlayStation 3. I suppose it's like Shadow of the Colossus on the PlayStation 2. It couldn't hold onto a solid frame rate if its figurative life depended on it, but that doesn't prevent it from being one of the best games of the generation, if not all time, in my opinion.".....