Background

Halo 3 is the third game in the Halo series and is the final chapter in the first story arc; it follows the events of the Halo: Uprising comic and Master Chief has now crashed in eastern Africa. After being found, Chief and his new companions must stop a Covenant attack on a UNSC outpost in the region but the mission doesn't go as planned and a Flood-infested ship has crashed on Earth.

Chief must deal with the infected ship while the Prophet and Truth cause even more trouble by opening a slipspace portal; Master Chief must fight through the galaxy to protect Earth and stop the impending Covenant invasion.

The game was developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft in 2007 for the Xbox 360; it was re-released in 2014 for the Xbox One as part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection.


Gameplay

Players have a wide range of weapons to select from in this first-person shooter; the game is balanced to allow players to use firearms, grenades and melee attacks. Certain weapons in the game can also be dual-wielded however, this restricts the use of grenades and melee attacks. Players can carry up to two weapons at once with a range of projectile weapons such as grenades.

Halo 3 features a campaign mode which can be played solo or with up to three other players co-cooperatively through Xbox Live; it contains a strong multiplayer section that allows up to 16 players in a single instance. There are nine gamemodes to select from and players also have the ability to create custom game types by adjusting a variety of aspects.

The Forge Map Editing tool allows the player to create their own multiplayer maps by editing existing maps; players are able to edit and manipulate objects to place them in almost any position on the map.


What's New

A new type of weapon has been added to the game which adds a new mechanic to the gameplay; the “support weapons” are two-handed weapons which provide more damage however, the player moves more slowly with them.

Other additions have also been made to provide more drivable vehicles and bring AI exclusive vehicles into the campaign; various new items and equipment have also been added to the game to add new abilities to the game.


Features

Range of weapons – Players have a range of guns to use in addition to the new support weapons

Co-op Campaign – Fight through the campaign solo or work with up to three other players

Nine multiplayer gamemodes – Compete against others online and locally in split-screen PvP across a range of modes

Vehicle missions – Take the wheel in the campaign and find a range of vehicles in the multiplayer

Forge – Re-design and manipulate the current maps to create new maps to fight on


Players liked

  • Co-op is amazing
  • Forge map editor is great
  • Nice ending to the story arc


Players didn't like

  • Terrible AI companions
  • Short campaign
  • Bad level design

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News

Microsoft stamps out rumors of Halo 3 heading to Steam, won't be released to PC

Sorry about that, PC gamers

Mar 18, 2013, by Lydia Sung | 14 comments
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The story of how Bungie made gaming history

Aug 04, 2011, by Lydia Sung | 4 comments
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Modern Warfare 2 and Halo 3 still king

May 26, 2010, by Lydia Sung | 3 comments
Bungie hosting charity drive for Haiti earthquake relief

Help out by buying cool swag and playing online Halo matches

Jan 18, 2010, by Dany Argueta | 4 comments
Trailer released for a long, fan-made Lego Halo movie

Battle of the Brick: Built for Combat -- six years in the making

Dec 01, 2009, by Kevin Spiess | 0 comments

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SpazCool
Feb 28, 14 12:44am
5.0

After a couple of years wondering what kind of hurt Master Chief was going to lay on the Covenant...

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May 7, 13 2:30pm
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EliteRacing343
Nov 8, 12 11:12am
I beat the last mission on Legendary, loved the ending! Really made Halo 4 make much more sense! Halo3
GreenSamus8888
Apr 18, 12 5:07pm
You thought he was going to shoot his way out Halo3
GreenSamus8888
Apr 18, 12 2:05pm
stupid famine skull... Halo3
crimson heretic
Dec 3, 11 7:40am
343 better not stuff it up or i will order a hit on them hehe :3 Halo3
aves
Jul 27, 11 1:17pm
Very fun, but I want to have Halo Reach instead... Halo3
thenotsogreatone
Jul 12, 11 3:33am
A great conclusion to an amazing series- 9/10 Halo3
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Release Dates
  • North America: Sep 25, 2007
  • Japan: Sep 27, 2007
  • Europe: Sep 26, 2007
  • Australia: Sep 25, 2007
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