This version of the Orange Box does suffer from a below-par port, but only
takes away slightly from what is otherwise a fantastic deal.
I primarily picked this up for Portal, and fortunately the claimed issues
are very minor. Load times aren't long, but are slightly annoying in their
frequency. I never encountered any framerate problems.
The rest of the package was a bonus for me, although unforunately there are
more problems here. Half-Life 2 featured a highly annoying crackling sound
problem at specific chapters, and moderate slowdown, but nothing that ever got
my character killed.
So all in all, this is probably the worst version of the Orange Box you can
get, but if you don't have a good PC or Xbox 360 you shouldn't let that stop
you from playing this. Portal is an excellent short-but-sweet experience, and
while Half-Life 2 shows its age it is still a solid story-driven game.
Just don't expect perfection, and you should enjoy yourself.