For the past week I have been replaying The Orange Box. This was the first game I got for the Xbox 360 and I haven't played it since Christmas 2007. Last night I beat Half-Life 2 and the entire time I was playing I kept thinking about how great this game is. The story was done well and kept me intrigued. The pacing felt like I was in an action movie that never slowed down or got boring. My heart was racing the entire time I played. The characters each had a unique personality and felt like real people rather than cookie-cutter cliches(excuse the alliteration).
The Abridged Version
In summary, I think this is one of the best, if not the best, video game ever made. Even though this has been out for years, I think it's a better game than nearly all the console games released within recent times. If you've never played this game then do yourself a favor and go rent it. And if you have played it, play it again so you can remember how much fun it is.