Halo 3 Legendary Edition: This highly limited edition contains a collectible Spartan Mjolnir Mark VI Helmet Case, the Bonus Interactive Disc (see above) and the Legendary Disc featuring High-Definition Halo and Halo 2 Cinematics, The Cortana Chronicles which covers all of "Halo Nation," all-new, exclusive Machinima Episodes, and an exclusive selection of Storyboard Art from the Cinematics of Halo 3.
The Legendary Edition will be available in limited quantities for a limited time at select retailers.
About Halo 3
The epic saga continues with Halo 3, the hugely anticipated third chapter in the highly successful and critically acclaimed Halo franchise. Master Chief returns to finish the fight, bringing the epic conflict between the Covenant, the Flood, and the entire human race to a dramatic, pulse-pounding climax.
Halo 3 represents the third chapter in the Halo trilogy--an international award-winning action series that grew into a global entertainment phenomenon, selling more than 14.5 million units worldwide, logging more than 650 million hours of multiplayer action on Xbox Live, and spawning action figures, books, a graphic novel, apparel, an upcoming film adaptation, and more!
The Story So Far...
It is the year 2552. Humanity has long been at war with the terrifying alien civilization that collectively calls itself The Covenant. This monstrous conglomerate of warlike species sees Humanity as a form of heresy against their religion—a religion based in the single-minded belief that a Great Journey awaits its faithful and that this Journey can be embarked upon by activating an array of vast, ring-like artifacts scattered throughout the Galaxy.
These vast, terraformed rings are called Halos and have been long-abandoned by their mysterious and long-vanished creators, The Forerunners.
The war with the Covenant has reduced humanity to ragged tatters. A once-sprawling network of planets is now almost entirely destroyed. Human populations have been decimated and world after world reduced to lifeless rock.
Enter Master Chief
This conflict, terrible and destructive though it is, has been complicated and compounded by a series of cascading events. One of these artificial worlds, these Halos, was discovered and subsequently destroyed by human forces, led by Spartan 117—the Master Chief—the last fighting member of the legendary Spartan II military program and humanity's last, best hope.
A conflict at a second Halo installation became a galaxy-spanning conflagration, as civil war erupted within the Covenant, driven by revelations that the Covenant leadership, The Prophets, had been deliberately deceiving its populace for millennia.
In truth, these Halos would not take the Covenant on a Great Journey, but rather eradicate all sentient life in the Galaxy— created by the Forerunners as weapons of last resort against the most terrifying menace the Galaxy has ever known—and a menace the deluded Covenant has reawakened for the second time in a hundred thousand years. That creeping horror will engulf the Galaxy unless some way can be found to stop it once and for all.
That horror is the Flood—a sentient, all-consuming parasite that makes monstrous puppets of those it kills and will not stop until every last thinking creature is absorbed into its ferociously intelligent plan.
The second Halo has been activated, putting all of the remaining installations in a dangerous state of emergency standby—they are primed to fire. Worse still, the Covenant has discovered the long-hidden location of Earth and crushed almost all human resistance, as it seeks vital clues to the nature of the Halo array—some of which may have been hidden under our very feet for untold millennia.
Even with our newfound allies, the Elites, and the leadership of their valiant and honorable leader, The Arbiter, we are still hopelessly outnumbered, as the Prophets set their wills against us—and forces greater than the Covenant, wheel malevolently into place.
As the Master Chief hurtles Earthward in a Forerunner spacecraft, he may be our last chance to stop the Covenant, the Flood and the ticking time bomb that is the Halo network, before every last soul in the Galaxy is destroyed. The stakes have never been higher. It's time to finish the fight.
"...a gargantuan achievement...astonishing... Gabe Graziani, GameSpy
"...solid gameplay, immense replayability...incredible production values... Travis Moses, GamePro
GOOD GAME , BAD SELLER DESCRIPTION1/5/2012
The game is great. The seller is a clever liar. Listed as brand new and i received an open raggedy box not worthy of displaying.
Great Game with a GREAT Collector's Item8/16/2008
All I can say is when I saw this bundle for the price of just the game... I was shocked! It only took me five minutes to go on and purchase this. Now I am proudly displaying the helmet on my shelf and in it are 3 of my dvds... M rated so the little one cannot reach it =]. The game has improved greatly since the last time I played Halo and Halo 2. They put so much detail in the environment as well. I have yet to look at the bonus disc but i am sure it is great as well. Overall well worth the money even if you are a small fan of halo. The helmet is just too cool.
Solid Purchase for your Xbox 36012/21/2007
Halo 3 is a satisfying conclusion to the tale of Master Chief. Bungie really listened to the complaints from Halo 2. The single player campaign is larger and has a much grander feel about everything. The battles are huge, and you really feel like you're in the middle of a huge fray instead of just wondering about. The graphic overhaul is really impressive as well. The game really does show off the next gen power. Explosion and particle effects are mind blowing and the details on the character models are great. The online play is also a huge step above Halo 2's. They've introduced new modes, and huge variety of maps. Huge ones, little ones, in-between ones, you name it, it's in there. And finally the packaging. The Legendary Edition's helmet looks great. It's very detailed and just looks great sitting there. The helmet can also hold additional game cases, so throw in all your Halo games and keep 'em together. The extra goodies are also all worth a watch. Overall I'd highly recommend this item for purchase.
The game is awesome, the bonus dics are awesome, and the game holder helmet is cool too. Buy it now!
For a real fan not just an ordinary gamer11/28/2007
There's no reason why it shouldn't be a 5. If you are going to shell out over one hundred bucks for a game and a helmet it because you already are going to love it no matter what. If you just play sometimes and aren't big on the story it's probably not for you.
awesome game, great graphics11/28/2007
I bought this game for my son and he loves playing it, especially online, the graphics are extraordinary and he loves the competition of playing live against others, he is addicted to this game!
One of the best collector editions I have ever seen. Helmet is super well made and the game is just additive. For those Halo fans out there the Legendary Edition is the best decision ever =]