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Or you could buy them? You can get the orange box for US$39.99 ($46.99 with VAT) which works out at about £22.50 (£26.50 with VAT) which is seriously worth it. Not only do you get HL2, ep 1, ep 2 and Lost Coast but Portal and Team Fortress 2 as well. If you want to get them individually, then you can, but its more expensive overall. Is there any particular reason why you need them gifted to you, and why do you only need 1 of them? For the story to make any sense (which is the main reason for playing, along with the gameplay of course - it is singleplayer only unless you get HL2 Deathmatch (not in the orange box) you need to play them in order. If it's just to test the graphics or something then you may be in luck - if you have an nVidia graphics card you can get HL2 Deathmatch for free . If however you have an ati/amd card then you're out of luck (although you can get it on its own for $5.86 (about £3.30) inc. VAT if you do happen to have on of those cards.)