We all remember saying “What the heck is The Orange Box” and finding out it was Portal, Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode 2 packed cheaply with all the previous Half-Life 2 games. But forget all that nonsense, because now we have been introduced to Valve Complete Pack. At the core we get Left 4 Dead, but it also comes packed with pretty much the entire Valve legacy and a few extra cherries on top.
Ok, I’ll need to take a deep breath for this one. Valve Complete Pack includes the following games for the small price of $99.99: Left4Dead, Counter Strike, Counter Strike: Condition Zero, Counter Strike: Source, Day of Defeat, Day of Defeat: Source, Deathmatch Classic, Half Life, Half Life 2, Half Life 2: Deathmatch, Half Life 2: Episode One, Half Life 2: Episode Two, Half Life 2: Lost Coast, Half Life Deathmatch: Source, Half Life: Blue Shift, Half Life: Opposing Force, Half Life: Source, Peggle Extreme, Portal, Richochet, Team Fortress 2, and Team Fortress Classic. Whew, someone hand me a glass of water.
I know what you’re thinking, I thought it myself. “I already own most of these games, why would I buy them all over again?” For starters, its a ridiculous deal. If you purchased all these games on their own it would cost you over $200. Even if you own some of them, there is probably a title in there that you don’t. Also, you should be able to gift any duplicate titles you have to other Steam accounts though Valve’s gifting program, but don’t quote me on that as there is no current official word on that. This option is great for players who may have missed the Half-Life train, but hardcore Half-Life fans might opt to simply get the vanilla $50 Left 4 Dead.