Halo 3 (Platinum Hits)

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

AVERAGE RATING
4 out of 5
5
12
4
4
3
1
2
1
1
0
Total Reviews
18
4.5
Overall Satisfaction
4.8
Value
4.6
Ease of Use
4.4
Performance

The only game I play right now

-Anonymous quote

If you liked Halo 1 and 2 then you are in for a treat. Halo 3 takes the best from both games and adds its own twist. The multiplayer is great and the online match making makes the game even better. Now you can go online and are matche with people within your skill range.

-Anonymous quote

Great game

on 11/28/2007

The only game I play right now Read More

Was this review helpful to you?

YESNO

Another Halo success...

by Nate P on 11/28/2007

I know there are Halo fanboys and Halo haters out there, but either way if you give Halo 3 a try - you can't say it is not a good game. Bungie did a pretty good job of making the campaign - although it still might not be as good as the first Halo - much better this time around compared to Halo 2. The music, as in the whole series, is great. Although I have seen better visuals in a game, this is definitely the best of the Halo series and has moments that you just can't help but stare at the scenery. And then there is the multiplayer... this is definitely the best of the Halo series as far as multiplayer is concerned. Not only do they have the great online matchmaking like that of Halo 2, but there is so much more - and much more depth to the regular online matchmaking by itself. The new ranking system can be almost addictive at times - seeing how highly ranked you can become to earn those higher ranks... if I only had the time to play more! The fact that not only can you do coop for the campaign locally, but you can do it through online, with multiple players! This just adds to re playability within the campaign which I very rarely find I replay campaigns for any game. Then of course the theater, the forge and all these other goodies that are just amazing. Being able to watch your most recent games from ANYWHERE on the entire map, is just simply unbelievable technology and makes for some great video clips or screen shots to be shared with friends. Overall, especially when paired with Xbox Live, this game is one of - if not the - best games I have played and has opened up a whole new level of gaming for the "next gen". Read More

Was this review helpful to you?

YESNO
Load More Reviews

Product Overview


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.



The Flood

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.

Specifications

Manufacturer Microsoft
Mfg Part# 9UE-00001
SKU 204321101
UPC 882224444477
UPC 14 00882224444477
Format Xbox 360
Reviews
ReviewSource Pro-G
Review There are video games, and then there's Halo. For millions of people around the world, the science fiction FPS is the reason they play games. It's the reason they bought an Xbox. It's the reason they signed up to Xbox Live. Master Chief is their hero, a modern day icon for a modern day generation...Halo 3 transcends video games. It is a global entertainment experience. Just as Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and Spiderman 3 brought to a close two of the most lucrative and epic film trilogies of all time, Halo 3 brings to a close perhaps the most complete, engaging and downright fun video game trilogy of all time. There is absolutely no way any Halo fan will be disappointed by this game.
Reviewer Wesley Yin-Poole
ReviewRating 10
Features
Next-gen advantage: Taking full advantage of the power of Xbox 360™, Halo 3 expands on everything that has made the Halo franchise great, adding a wealth of technical and gameplay advancements.
Evolution of design: Next-generation high-definition visuals, enhanced A.I., an advanced real-time lighting engine, and new weapons, characters, and challenges are just a few examples of Halo 3's evolution of design and technology.
Unparalleled experience: Ultimately, these improvements provide gamers with an unparalleled experience and, in the end, tell an even more compelling and engrossing story.
Online multiplayer: Working in concert with Xbox LIVE on Xbox 360, Halo 3 builds upon the unique social multiplayer experience and innovative, evolving online gameplay of Halo® 2.
Enhanced AI: Countless foes, each with their own distinct personality, strategy and fighting style, make for better encounters and more replay value, which will culminate in larger scale combat than ever before witnessed on the Halo battlefield.
Fully Positional Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound: Duck as a rocket sizzles over head. Take action as the footsteps of a Covenant adversary echo in the distance. Every sound in Halo 3 is fully positional, bringing the world of Halo to an even more vivid level of realism.
In-Depth Stat Tracking and Standings: Made famous as a key component of the renowned Halo multiplayer experience, Bungie.net will continue to innovate how gamers track their progress, as they view their rankings and stats in real-time.
Next-Generation Experiences: With the power of the Xbox 360, Halo 3 raises the bar on the next-generation gameplay experience with non-stop action, an incredible story, massive battles, and visually stunning worlds.
Next-Generation, High-Definition Visuals: Presented in stunning HD, see the well-known Halo universe as it's never been seen before. State of the art HDR (High Dynamic Range) lighting makes every scene look and feel like the real thing, from terrifying gloom to dazzling sunshine, adding more detail to every weapon, more texture to every character, and more realism to every battle.
Split-Screen Support: Staying true to the original games, Halo 3 will support four player split-screen and system link gameplay, letting gamers battle it out both online via Xbox Live or with a group of friends right in their own living rooms.
Stunning Single-Player Action: Epic and compelling storytelling on a scale never before seen in interactive entertainment with new weapons, characters and challenges. You can experience Master Chief's greatest battle as he transcends greatness and becomes a legend.
Xbox Live Multiplayer Redefined: Working in concert with Xbox Live on Xbox 360, Halo 3 builds upon the unique social multiplayer experience of Halo 2 and promises to enhance the innovative and evolving online gameplay of Halo 2 on Xbox Live.
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 9UE-00001
Manufacturer Website Address www.microsoft.com
Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Product Name Halo 3
Brand Name Microsoft
License Pricing Standard
License Type Complete Product
License Quantity 1 User
Additional Information Single Player Multiplayer
Platform Support Xbox 360
Features Epic story: The thrilling conclusion to the epic Halo trilogy. Next-gen advantage: Taking full advantage of the power of Xbox 360, Halo 3 expands on everything that has made the Halo franchise great, adding a wealth of technical and gameplay advancements. Evolution of design: Next-generation high-definition visuals, enhanced A.I., an advanced real-time lighting engine, and new weapons, characters, and challenges are just a few examples of Halo 3's evolution of design and technology. Unparalleled experience: Ultimately, these improvements provide gamers with an unparalleled experience and, in the end, tell an even more compelling and engrossing story.
Package Type Retail
Software Name Halo 3
Software Sub Type First Person Shooter
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating M (Mature 17+)
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating M (Mature)
Game Format XBox 360
Game Genre Action / Shooter
Max # of Players 16
Quotes
EuroGamer The best game yet in one of the best FPS franchises of the era...
Gabe Graziani, GameSpy ...a gargantuan achievement...astonishing...
Travis Moses, GamePro ...solid gameplay, immense replayability...incredible production values...

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
GameXpress $5.78 + free shipping
Condition: Used-Very Good
In Stock
Includes disk, original case, and manual. Item has little wear from normal use.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Revolution Video Games $6.99 + $2.99 shipping
Condition: Used-Good
In Stock
FULLY TESTED. INCLUDES CASE, COVER, MANUAL, AND DISC. LIGHT WEAR ON DISC.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
itembazaar $13.36 + free shipping
Condition: Used-Very Good
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
Very Good Condition Xbox 360 Game. Includes game, manual, and case with original cover artwork.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
TC Wholesalers $14.91 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
BeachAudio $15.17 + $2.68 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
Buy with confidence. Over 1 million satisfied customers since 2002!
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Load More Buying Options
loading
$12.99 + $5.18 shipping
$14.99 You save $2.00 (13%)
Earn 13 ($0.13) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Xbox 360
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships within 1 business day
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Buy.com
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    7% Back on Tech with Promo Code REWARDME at Checkout - Ends 9/7/15 *See page for details
Recent Product Reviews


Decent on Jan 17, 2013


Good game on Jun 24, 2012


Another great Halo game!! on Apr 30, 2012

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT