What Would Gordon Freeman Do? Put “Half-Life 2: Episode One” on SHIELD

By Jordan Dodge - Mon, Dec 15, 2014

Great games are great art. And great art deserves respect.

That’s just how we’ve treated some of Valve’s greatest games.

With Valve’s support, our engineers helped bring to SHIELD some of the best games of all time – Valve’s Half-Life 2 and Portal. And they’re drawing the same raves there as they did when first introduced on the PC.

More’s coming. Shortly after SHIELD tablet launched, we announced that Half-Life 2: Episode One was on its way, too. That day has come.

Half-Life 2: Episode One is the first in a series of new adventures that extends the Half-Life 2 single-player experience.

Stepping back into the hazard suit of Dr. Gordon Freeman, you face the immediate repercussions of your actions in City 17 and the Citadel.

Rejoin Alyx Vance and her robot, Dog, to once again aid the human resistance in their desperate battle against the totalitarian alien menace of the Combine.

It’s an intense story, with intense gameplay. It’s one that needs a mobile processor that can handle gaming like no other. Cue Tegra K1, and its 192 GPU cores. We like to think it’s a masterpiece, too. One that’s getting nods from game developers like Valve.

Says Doug Lombardi, vice president of marketing at Valve: “Half-Life 2: Episode One is a terrific experience on the SHIELD. By leveraging the power of the Tegra K1 processor, the team at NVIDIA has delivered a very responsive and highly-detailed version of Episode One for mobile play.”

Half-Life 2: Episode One solidifies SHIELD as the ultimate tablet for gamers. With a steady pipeline of AAA Android games, a growing library of titles available on the NVIDIA GRID on-demand gaming service (all free through June 30, 2015) and hundreds of PC games with GameStream support, SHIELD tablet gives gamers access to a richer catalog than any other mobile device.