We reported earlier this month that Valve's Orange Box was trumping Bioshock and Halo 3's average score. It was early days though and many expected the average to fall as more reviews came in. "By all accounts The Orange Box is exceeding everyone's expectations," said Doug Lombardi, director of marketing at Valve.
"The North American launch continues this week as retailers who experienced temporary outages over the weekend are being replenished each day," he continued. "Meanwhile, the first retail units are appearing in stores this week across Europe."
The Valve release goes on to say that Orange Box has earned the top spot as the highest scoring PC (topping Half-Life and Half-Life 2) and 360 title of all time according to Metacritic.com.
Nintendo's Ocarina of Time is still at the top with an average of 99.