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Another fun game from Bungie

by Dan on 11/28/2007

I've been following Bungie for a long time (ever since the first Marathon) and they've released some great games over the years. They've always focused on great gameplay. This game doesn't push the graphics envelope, but it is a lot of fun to play solo or with others. The replay feature is nice, but I rarely use it. The sound is incredible and makes the game seem more like an epic movie. I thought the game was too easy, even on Legendary. As for the packaging, I regret getting the Limited Edition. I thought the case would be more like the Limited Edition Halo 2 packaging which was about the size of a normal DVD case and held the discs well. This one is about the size of three DVD cases put together and does a terrible job of holding the discs. They can easily become dislodged and scratched. Some of the extras were good, but if I had to do it over again, I probably would have just gotten the regular edition.

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Finally Halo3 is released!!

by JOC3 on 11/28/2007

The game came scratched, but that was an issue with the packing of this edition, many (most) people had this problem and Microsoft is replacing them free. However, the game played fine, both single player (great action and wanted to continue playing until completed) and online, lots of fun and a great game. That is until I got Call of Duty 4 a couple of weeks ago, so it will not get any play for quite some time.

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Product Overview

The Limited Collector's Edition comes in a sleek tin case and includes:
  • Bonus Interactive Disc
    • High-definition “Halo.” Bungie’s graphics and audio engineers have created a simple-to-use, “Halo”-themed calibration tool to make the most of the home theater experience.
    • Art attack. Exclusive “Halo 3” gamer pics and Xbox 360 Dashboard theme, a vast gallery of concept and production art (complete with musical accompaniment), and a fully playable version of a classic “Halo”-themed minigame.
    • Featurettes. A series of short films covering a range of subjects, from making a network play better with multiplayer action to the challenges of building the biggest “Halo” ever.

    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.

    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.


Manufacturer Microsoft
Mfg Part# 9UE-00002
SKU 204321102
UPC 882224444484
UPC 14 00882224444484
Format Xbox 360
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
Halo 3: The Limited Edition Will Be Available for a Limited Time at Select Retailers.
Audio-Video Calibration Tool Custom Designed by the Halo 3 Graphics and Audio Team.
Elaborate and Compelling Halo Fiction and Art Book.
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.
Featurettes on Game Design, Development, and More!
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.
High Definition Making of Halo 3 Documentary!
In-Depth Stat Tracking and Standings: Made famous as a key component of the renowned Halo multiplayer experience, 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.
Scratched disc issue: There have been reports that some of the launch versions of the Limited Collector’s Edition having discs have come loose in shipping causing the discs to get scratched. If you are an affected customer, please Click Here and follow the instructions. This program covers the Halo 3 Limited Edition Game Disc and Essentials Disc at no charge through 12/31/07.
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 9UE-00002
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Product Name Halo 3 Limited Edition
Brand Name Microsoft
License Pricing Standard
License Type Complete Product
License Quantity 1 User
Additional Information Players: 1-4 Players Co-op: 1-4 System Link: 2-16 Rating Descriptor: Mild Language Violence Blood and Gore
Package Contents Halo 3 Limited Edition Bestarium, a hardcover guide to the game's species, civilizations, and cultures. The bonus disc includes Bungie's high-definition home theater calibration tool; "Art Attack" with concept, production art, an exclusive Dashboard theme, and gamer pics; Halo-themed minigame; and a variety of short films on a wide range of subjects.
Compatibility Dolby 5.1 Surround HDTV 1080p Xbox LIVE
Distribution Media/Method DVD-ROM
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. Online multiplayer: The most complete online multiplayer experience ever conceived.
Software Name Halo 3 Limited Edition
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)
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...

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