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Portal and Half Life 2 Released on Google Play, Exclusive to NVIDIA SHIELD

Two insanely-popular games are now available on Android through Google Play, exclusively for the SHIELD portable gaming console from NVIDIAPortal and Half Life 2. Both titles were teased last week from NVIDIA, but both are now available for all SHIELD owners, listed at $9.99 a piece on the Play Store. 

Portal at its core is a puzzler game, that also takes on FPS stylings. Set inside the Aperture Science Laboratories, you must move your way around the game’s environment using a portal gun, which allows you to fly around rooms and move objects at will. Portal features an interesting type of humor while you play, so be prepared to laugh occasionally.

Half Life 2 is a classic FPS title, which brings rich characters and well-detailed environments to life. You play as Gordon Freeman once again, who has awoken from stasis aboard a train on its way to City 17. Upon arrival, you find out that the world has changed vastly in the past twenty years from the Black Mesa Incident, and now, you must find a way to overcome its alien overlords called the Combine.

Again, both games will run you $10, but these are complete and true ports of these classic titles. You can’t go wrong picking these up. Have at ’em.

Play Links: Portal ($9.99) | Half Life 2 ($9.99)

  • Tyler

    I picked up all the hl games on steam for 10 to 15 dollars during one of the steam sales. Well worth it in my opinion.

  • Sophia Patel

    Half Life 2…………


  • Suman Gandham

    Hmm… Shield or PS Vita – what would you guys rather have?

    • Tyler


      • Suman Gandham

        I am not a 12 year old child* :p

        *Although I frequently act like one.

  • Josh Rahn

    I would gladly pay for the game, this isn’t about piracy, but can you sideload this game? Has anyone tried?

  • 2014

    Nvidia is still around?

    • Grahaman27

      Yes. Have you been around?

  • bogy25

    ..but can Shield run Crysis?

  • DavidGLamb

    Half Life 3 is a myth. http://sn.im/28wjrxn

  • TheRunner024

    Half Life 3 is a myth.

  • Thanks DL, now I want to play HL2 again.

    • flosserelli

      Agreed. I may have to dust off my game discs this weekend.

  • flosserelli

    It’s nice to see these games ported to Shield, but still not enough for me to shell out $200 for it.

    • hkklife

      I don’t have a Shield, I likely never will have a Shield but I would pay $10 for both of these titles bundled together for regular Android devices. Not $10 apiece, however.

  • Chippah

    Come on XDA! #NONshield

  • Jeremy Turnley

    I’m playing HL2 now. Nice to have a title on the Android half of the device worth playing, finally.

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  • Kane Desousa

    Hope someone ports this for other phones…

  • Chippah

    #1 Run on Snapdragon 800+
    #2 port DAY OF DEFEAT SOURCE with Multiplayer and I’m in.

  • Jason Kahn

    Shield Exclusive DaFuq,

    By the way the Half Life 2 Description is wrong, that’s Half Life 1 you’re describing.

    • Yeah, you’re totally right. All I was thinking about was HL3 being confirmed and was thinking about the first one. Fixing! 🙂

      • Jason Kahn

        My first thought was HL3 confirmed

      • michael arazan

        If there is hope for SW Battlefront 3 finally coming out after 8 years, keep the hope alive

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Exclusive to Shield? What a joke.

    • T4rd

      Well I couldn’t imagine them playing very well with touchscreen-only controls anyways. I have a hard enough time playing FPS games with a joypad, let alone a touch-screen (KB&M FTW). I guess you could use a BT controller, but at that point, you might as well play it on any PC less than 8 years old (that should pretty much max out the IQ) and have a much better experience.

      • Chippah

        Moga – or other controllers, DUH!

        • T4rd

          Yeah.. I addressed that already.

        • Rodney Whitfield

          Unfortunately the apk doesn’t support anything other than The Shield configuration. Plus its built for Tegra 4 only devices. For now it is an exclusive but I don’t see that changing because it was done in house by Nvidia themselves.

      • XboxOne

        Not everyone has a PC nor cares about gaming on one.

        • T4rd

          I’m pretty sure just about everyone (who has a smart phone at least) has a PC/laptop of some sort, lol. Anything made in the last 5-6 years, even with on-board graphics, would be able to play these games pretty well.

          Also, lol at upvoting yourself somehow.. I didn’t even know that was possible.

  • Nathan Borup

    apk? lol jk

  • TopXKiller

    Half-Life 3 Confirmed

    • XboxOne

      Please drink acid.

      • Walter White

        wanna choke on a bag of liquid nitrogen marbles?