Valve’s Half-Life 2 Episode One released for the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet

December 16, 2014

We said it before, NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet is set to become one of today’s gaming powerhouses. With NVIDIA continuing in its effort to bring games exclusive to the platform – not just games, but quality ones too – more and more people are getting convinced that the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet is a legit gaming platform. Enter “Half Life 2 Episode One”, the first of three episodes that serve as a sequel to “Half Life 2” which was originally released in 2004.

Half Life 2 has already been ported exclusively for the NVIDIA SHIELD in the middle of 2014, and now NVIDIA is following this up with the sequel. Half Life 2 Episode One will be using the original Source Engine that was employed when the game was launched originally in 2006 – so this means that when you play Episode One on your SHIELD Tablet, you will need a physical controller. NVIDIA will mean for you to use the NVIDIA SHIELD Wireless Controller, of course.


What’s more, if you’re targeting to buy a high-end gaming tablet for the holidays, consider the 32GB LTE NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, because they are bundling Half Life 2, Portal, and Half Life 2 Episode One as free downloads if you get NVIDIA’s “Green Box” bundle.


That aside, the game is now available over the Google Play Store and NVIDIA’s TegraZone for USD$7.99. Most people are asking if the tablet’s hardware can run the intense graphics requirements of Half Life 2 Episode One. We would be the first to tell you that you need not worry – NVIDIA’s hardware is more than capable of running the software they’re peddling.

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