Valve today released two of their greatest PC hits, Half-Life 2 and Portal to the NVIDIA SHIELD handheld gaming devices. SHIELD owners can download both games from Google Play store. Here's more info on Half-Life 2 and Portal on the NVIDIA Shield:
Portal is a hybrid of FPS and puzzle style gaming that creates a new genre of spatial brain teasers, offering hours of totally unique gameplay. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories and noted for its humorous writing, the game requires player to solve puzzles and challenges by opening portals, maneuvering objects, and moving themselves through space in ways that used to be impossible.
About Half-Life 2:
Half-Life 2 offers a startling level of realism and responsiveness, opening the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environments to the behaviors - even the emotions - of both friends and enemies.
The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling.
* Digital Actors: Experience the most sophisticated in-game characters ever witnessed. * Advanced AI: Friends and foes assess threats and fashion weapons from what is at hand. * Stunning Graphics: Incredibly realistic environments and special effects. * Physical Gameplay: Objects obey the laws of gravity, friction, and buoyancy.