Editor’s Note: The wait is finally over for fans of Half-Life 2. You can now play it on your NVIDIA SHIELD by downloading the game from Google Play. NVIDIA is also making efforts to Portal to SHIELD. Read-on for the official press release.
Surprise! We announced last month that we’ve been working with Valve to bring the critically acclaimed game Portal to SHIELD. Today, we can share some more exciting news.
SHIELD owners can also download the masterpiece – Half-Life 2 from Google Play, in addition to Portal.
Yes, Half-Life 2. The winner of over 50 Game of the Year awards, multiple Game of the Decade awards, and the highest rated PC game in history. It’s now available on SHIELD.
This news is just the latest example of how we’re working hard to build a thriving ecosystem of games on the Android platform. Half-Life 2 and Portal join more than 300 SHIELD-supported Android games now available.
“NVIDIA has done a remarkable job bringing both Half-Life 2 and Portal to SHIELD,” said Doug Lombardi Vice President of Marketing at Valve. “We’re playing both games here on our SHIELDs and fans of both franchises can expect the same gameplay they’ve come to love on the PC.
We’re huge Half-Life fans. So bringing it to SHIELD was a labor for love for more than a few members of the team.
Using the utmost care, we paid attention to every detail to ensure gamers get the full PC versions natively on Android. The graphic performance is sharp; the controls are precise and natural.
In addition to landmark games such as Half-Life 2 and Portal, we’ve added a long list of new capabilities to SHIELD since its launch – including an update in April that adds the ability to remote stream games to SHIELD – now in beta.
To get started, grab a SHIELD; it’s now just $199 for a limited time only.