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.