Halo 3 Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Halo 3 is the third game in the Halo Trilogy and provides the thrilling conclusion to the events begun in "Halo: Combat Evolved." Halo 3 picks up where "Halo 2" left off. The Master Chief is returning to Earth to finish the fight. The Covenant occupation of Earth has uncovered a massive andHalo 3 is the third game in the Halo Trilogy and provides the thrilling conclusion to the events begun in "Halo: Combat Evolved." Halo 3 picks up where "Halo 2" left off. The Master Chief is returning to Earth to finish the fight. The Covenant occupation of Earth has uncovered a massive and ancient object beneath the African sands - an object who's secrets have yet to be revealed. Earth's forces are battered and beaten. The Master Chief's AI companion Cortana is still trapped in the clutches of the Gravemind - a horrifying Flood intelligence, and a civil war is raging in the heart of the Covenant. This is how the world ends... [Bungie] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 85 out of 86
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  1. 100
    It's solid gameplay, immense replayability, online functionality and incredible production values will ensure its place in video game history, and it is, without a doubt, a satisfying and fulfilling close to the beloved trilogy[?].
  2. Edge Magazine
    100
    In substance it's nothing new, merely a magnificent, beautiful monster of an FPS sequel. In concept and execution, though, Halo 3 is the future. [Nov 2007, p.80]
  3. 99
    Halo 3 is essential. An Xbox 360 without a copy of the game is like a human without a heart.
  4. Halo 3 gives a deeper, smoother and grander ride then ever before.
  5. The combination of the excellent campaign, tried and true multiplayer, and online co-op make this a game that shouldn't be missed by anyone.
  6. Halo 3 may not fully live up to the obscene hype, but it certainly survives it.
  7. The ads promise an epic tale of tragedy, sacrifice, and heroism that Halo 3 really had no hope in hell of ever delivering. More troubling, however, is the fact that after playing the game, I can suggest with some certainty that they promised a game that Bungie didn't even bother trying to produce.

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  1. SM31
    Oct 5, 2007
    10
    This game is unbelievable and improves just like every Halo game does. As if there wasnt enough in Halo 2, they have added Grenades, Weapons, This game is unbelievable and improves just like every Halo game does. As if there wasnt enough in Halo 2, they have added Grenades, Weapons, sick maps and so many more stuff. The campaign is a blast and though its short, it def has replay value especially since your one of the best charactrs in video game history. Master Chief is totally bad-ass and its sweet. Halo haters cant come up with any excuses unless they are still saving up for the overpriced PSIII or just like to be different. There is not one thing majorly wrong with this game, and thats why its so looked up to. It's not always revolutionary, but unlike all other shooting games it does everything well, and in many cases sets higher standards for Shooters. This game will be remembered like Mario still is, and is the best game i have ever played. Not only that, but there will be many more games (different stories), some movies (with peter jackson, Sweet), and so much more. Ill def finish this fight countless times, and if you think about how simple it is, yet so complex it is its truly incredible. Its basic in that it can be compared to Independence day, just a war between Humans and Aliens, but then add in all the Alien weapons, all the crazy settings, all the characters, all the vehicles, and the fact that someone came up with this quiet, and often times gentle main character. Everyone looks up to him in the game, and when you hear the Aliens screaming for their life while saying "It's the Demon", you really feel like your the one saving the world. This is a classic game that so many games in the future will try to copy, and 99.9% of the time they will fall short. Although the tagline is Finish The Fight, its far from the truth, we will see much more Halo in the years to come. Easily the trilogy to rule all trilogies... Expand
  2. AlanR
    May 31, 2009
    10
    I started reading the reviews for this game and got absolutely sick of all the haters. I just wish they would piss off. The bad reviews have I started reading the reviews for this game and got absolutely sick of all the haters. I just wish they would piss off. The bad reviews have been based on flimsy beliefs with no solid evidence backing it. DO NOT give this great game a bad score to balance the overall review, it's just stupid and childish. Some reviews are so incredibly sickening they made my head want to explode. This is a sci-fi game! don't mark it down for having science-fictiony weapons. People have marked it down for not being realistic or having sticky grenades. I don't like to use vulgar language, but that is fucking absurd!!! Do you mark down crackdown for being too powerful, NO, because your a f*cking superhuman crime fighter. I love this game because it is loaded with content (has a shitload of fan created content), has new features, a great multiplayer community greatly supported by Bungie showing that they really love their product, stunning graphics, great story, and a bloody masterful soundtrack. It is not fair to say it's cover system is bad because ITS NOT A FUCKING COVER SHOOTER!!!!. Many reviews mark it purely for being overhyped. That is a horrible basis on which to write a review, because a game can still be good even if it was hyped too much which I don't think it was. I wish I could write more but I am just too angry at the haters to think about this for much longer. So, I conclude this review by saying that I am giving this game a perfect score because thats what it deserves, not because I am trying to balance the score. Expand
  3. Jan 19, 2011
    10
    Anyone who ever gave this game anything less than a 7 is lying to themselves. It may not be a 10 but you know its pretty damn good. TheAnyone who ever gave this game anything less than a 7 is lying to themselves. It may not be a 10 but you know its pretty damn good. The multiplayer alone should warrant an automatic 9 and when you pile on the deep (and yes, at times convoluted) story it has to be at least a 9.5. If you own an XBOX 360 and have somehow not experienced the excellence that is the Halo series, do yourself a service and pick this up on the cheap. Trust. Expand
  4. AndrewM.
    Sep 29, 2007
    9
    Anyone that rated this a 1 clearly did not play the game. Whether you like FPS or not you cannot say that the game didnt have great Anyone that rated this a 1 clearly did not play the game. Whether you like FPS or not you cannot say that the game didnt have great landscapes and decent game play, it stayed true to Halo universe and Halo style play. Expand
  5. May 10, 2013
    7
    My first halo game, also my second game on XBOX. I used this game to practice my aiming skill using a controller other than keyboard+mouse.My first halo game, also my second game on XBOX. I used this game to practice my aiming skill using a controller other than keyboard+mouse. Beat the campaign, I think 5 times and didn't pay any attention to the story since I never played the first two games. TBH, i found Master Chief the least interesting character in this game. Expand
  6. Craig
    Oct 5, 2007
    6
    The graphics are pretty good and the story is nice, but the single player campaign is way too short. It took me just under 5 hours to beat The graphics are pretty good and the story is nice, but the single player campaign is way too short. It took me just under 5 hours to beat it. Does have some replayability factor though, but it wasn't worth the hype. Expand
  7. ChuckieA.
    Sep 28, 2007
    0
    I recently finished the entire game & felt very Satisfied to what it had to offer, then i tried the online play. WOW!!! Incredible!! I could I recently finished the entire game & felt very Satisfied to what it had to offer, then i tried the online play. WOW!!! Incredible!! I could not tell you how amazing it is to play against 40 other players at once, you have to see for yourself. Expand

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