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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] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 86
  2. Negative: 0 out of 86
  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. MicaelC.
    Apr 7, 2008
    10
    The best game ever! After finishing at Easy, I just wanted more and yes if you think it's easy you have 3 levels more to hardness to The best game ever! After finishing at Easy, I just wanted more and yes if you think it's easy you have 3 levels more to hardness to try. The AI is great but the MP is even better. Great graphics and the feeling in the cars and guns are stunning. Expand
  2. Feb 15, 2018
    10
    I loved this game so much true system seller for 360 when I came out I was 10 and omg it was so exciting. Played so much Multiplayer andI loved this game so much true system seller for 360 when I came out I was 10 and omg it was so exciting. Played so much Multiplayer and Single player just a great Halo game. 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. MattyF.
    Sep 20, 2008
    9
    Everyone giving it a 10 is blind, but everyone giving it below a 7 is just as ignorant. Online is great fun when it isn't laggy, Everyone giving it a 10 is blind, but everyone giving it below a 7 is just as ignorant. Online is great fun when it isn't laggy, Americans can play perfect games 9/10 times, while the rest of the world is left out. Gameplay is solid, Graphics are solid, and it is balanced as all hell. Everyone having a go at the MP obviously does not know how to play the game properly. Anybody can play any game shit and not enjoy it, but once you get half decent, you understand everything and enjoy it. BTW Chris, don't steal Yahtzee's lines. This game is made to be played with mates, Coop and Online. Play with mates and don't care if you win or lose, and you will enjoy it. I've played this campaign around 5 times, certain levels up in to the high teens, and i still love it, why? because it's a social experience. So stop bitcihng. Expand
  5. AlexB.
    Dec 27, 2008
    8
    If you vote 0 or 1 then your vote should be thrown out because there's no way this game deserves such a low rating. It's not If you vote 0 or 1 then your vote should be thrown out because there's no way this game deserves such a low rating. It's not perfect and I understand that emotion goes into how you vote, but honestly, a 0 or a 1? Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2011
    6
    This game is among the most over-rated games, I've EVER played. Its purely nothing. You WALK around shooting plain aliens, with noticabelyThis game is among the most over-rated games, I've EVER played. Its purely nothing. You WALK around shooting plain aliens, with noticabely terrible cross-hairs. Ya sure vehicles, are cool and the graphics are O.K. but it's just not fun. 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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