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October 10, 2007 - Excellent - Despite the minor hassle of using the D-pad to switch through multiple tiers of weapons, the games control fine with the joypad. And, seriously, even at $60, Orange Box is value-priced to the point of philanthropy.
October 10, 2007 - Excellent - It's practically guaranteed that if you enjoy video games, you'll find at least one thing to like in this collection, though there's also a very good chance that you'll really enjoy all of it.
October 10, 2007 - Excellent - We cannot overstate the fact that if you are an Xbox 360 owner, there are few games this year that can match up to what Valve is offering here. It's hard to imagine anyone who buys The Orange Box regretting their purchase for a second.
October 9, 2007 - Excellent - There's nothing else available on any console like The Orange Box. Though you could argue that Half-Life 2 is old news by now, there are still four components of the Box brand new to consoles. The Orange Box really is one of the best games ever released.