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Halo 3

Developer: Bungie Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
25 September 2007
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As the Master Chief hurtles Earthward in a Forerunner spacecraft, he may be the 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.

It’s time to finish the fight.
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After the events of Halo 2, the Master Chief crash lands back on Earth, determined to stop the Covenant's Great Journey and destroy the Flood once and for all.
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The best multiplayer I've probably ever seen, very clean.

Why Halo can't be like this even remotely I don't understand, but it must've been such a gargantuan undertaking that it semi-broke Bungie.

RIP Bungie, once a great studio like we thought Activision, Blizzard and Rockstar were, and still mostly are in a lot of ways. I guess Halo broke the camel's back. Anyone remember the 2000's, anyone?
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catalogueatolic 2023-11-29T02:24:23Z
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I have to say that this is a bit of a step back from the flawless halo 2, mainly because it takes away two aspects I loved about that game, those being Cortana (for the most part) and being able to control the arbiter.

Now this isn't to say that I think this is a bad game by any means because it isn't, rather it just feels less like a halo game as without the presence of Cortana (save for some really irritating hallucinations during gameplay) the master chief doesn't feel like a complete character given how well the two plays off each other. This would be forgivable if there were sections of the game where you control the arbiter but alas, he's only playable in multiplayer as the campaign is strictly from the chief’s point of view. I will say that the story is a lot better here as it's about taking down the covenant before they activate another ring (it not ending on a cliffhanger like the previous game certainly helps) and there is urgency towards rescuing Cortana from the grave mind (even if this game retcons her switching sides like she did at end of the previous game.) I will say that I'm disappointed in who gets killed off throughout the story, mainly due to the way they die which I won't mention due to spoilers. The improvements to the overall gameplay are welcomed here including the introduction of gadgets that can deploy shields and other useful environmental object to assist with combat. The multiplayer aspect has received a major upgrade thanks to the ability to make custom maps that have since become a staple in the franchise. There's not much more to add here as it's more or less the conclusion of a great saga bungee started six years prior.

It's not among my favourite games, however it's still miles ahead of the competition with what it has to offer.
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Foxylover92 2021-06-23T00:21:17Z
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Se o segundo jogo da série estrutura melhor a fórmula do primeiro, dando mais personalidade a todo o universo e profundidade ao gameplay, Halo 3 é um passo além nesse esforço e entrega uma das experiências mais cinematográficas e eletrizantes de sua geração.

Tem a melhor missão da franquia até esse ponto e vários momentos memoráveis, auxiliados por um valor de produção que eu honestamente não me lembro de ter visto muitas vezes em jogos. É sinônimo de um vídeo game blockbuster, na melhor definição do termo.

Não fosse a história mais simples e (bem) menos engajante que a do segundo jogo, seria irretocável.
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gabrielctps 2023-09-28T22:18:15Z
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Always surprises me when people haven't touched this game before. Really easy to enjoy both for the really casual type, as well as the hyper-competitive. Lovely storyline to immerse yourself into, multiplayer modes (multiple, by the way), that are always a blast with a few friends. A sandbox mode on top of that, if all of that wasn't enough for you.

Very few games in the FPS genre that set the bar this high.
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headway8553 2022-11-10T04:33:25Z
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This is my first Halo game I've played, figured it's a good time to discover the franchise in time for the release of Infinite later this year. I'm a big fan of Destiny, so I was looking forward to discovery how Bungie handled their previous franchise. And frankly I was pretty disappointed on how dated the whole thing felt compared to Destiny, the movements are slower and so is the gunplay. Destiny might get a lot of flack, but it has some of the best gunplay and overall fluidity that I've ever played in FPS games. Granted this is a game that is 14 years old and released fairly early during the Xbox 360 lifetime, so even for that gen it's not taking the full capabilities of what games could do then. I'm also not well versed in mid-00s shooters so I couldn't say if this was innovative or not, but as far as a 2021 experience it does feel pretty dated with most modern games improving over the formula here.

Aside from the slower control (no running!) one of the things that annoyed me what the lack of ammo in guns. The game does want you to constantly change guns and you rarely find ammo, which can be awkward as you can only have 2 guns and you have to equip your empty one in order to exchange it for another one on the floor. The amount of times I've been killed while doing this process, it just got very frustrating. I guess I prefer my FPS games where I don't have to constantly change weapons and I can just roll with the gun I'm comfortable with. Doom 2016 and Eternal also kind of has a system like this, but those games are just more fast paced and intense that it makes sense there.

I think one of the best elements of the game is the variety of enemies, it seems that each type has its own personality and style and the missions do give you a good variety of them. The gun selection is also nice, although there seems to be some that underpowered which can cause some frustration when it's the only one you have available. The shooting is somewhat satisfying at times, but like mentioned most modern shooters will do that a little better now. The missions have also a good variety to them with vehicle combat sprinkled here and there, it's nice they keep things moving and it's not always the same thing to do. The level design is generally pretty well done too, but I would prefer perhaps a little bit more directions since I feel like I'm getting lost at what's next to do (maybe newer games made me lazy or dumber?).

Overall I started enjoying Halo 3 about halfway through my playthrough. I came to grips with its flaws, started to understand what works and doesn't and generally had a better time then when I first started. It's a good game but I do admit that my expectations were much higher than what is was, perhaps if I had played it in 2007 like most people I would have a higher opinion of it.

(Played on PC as part of the Master Chief Collection via Game Pass)
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The halo 3 campaign is probably a highlight of the franchise.
The whole game has been re polished with a new hud and various changes in the mechanics. The controls are even more solid, and the graphics have been touched up for the next generation 360 console.

The main thing about Halo 3 that makes it stand out is the level design and the locations. Throughout the campaign there is never really a dull moment or copy pasted area. You have some homages to Halo 1 levels, such as the level where you start out with a sniper, there are grassland levels full of enemy vehicles are lush beaches, snow levels with dozens of flood enemies in an epic gauntlet battle, and epic sections where you have to board an enemy ship to blow it up. Areas where you enter the flood hive almost turn into horror moments and it gets pretty cool. The driving sections are awesome too, with many huge scopes and sights to see where you'll be flying off cliffs and ramps and doing awesome stunts all the time. Compared to Halo 2, I think the level design is more memorable with less dull moments.

Halo 3 is also pretty short, shorter than 1 and 2 I think. It is also the easiest game on Legendary, as now when you die you can respawn, sometimes instantly, as long as your friend is still alive.

A big gameplay change in Halo 3 compared to 1 or 2, is that no longer do you fight Elites, instead, they are now your ally. In Co op, the second partner is an Elite. it's pretty cool to hear his input and dialogue all the time, and the story and cutscenes in H3 are probably the most interesting and fun to listen to/watch.
So since you no longer fight Elites, the difficulty is far easier. As on Legendary, the Elites were the biggest threat in previous games, because of their massive shield which required a plasma pistol to take out. But now, In halo 3, you are mostly fighting Brutes (which have no shield) or Flood (which also have no shield) So this makes the combat feel drastically different. Enemies don't feel like bullet sponges anymore, and even on Legendary they go down fast with only a headshot or 2.

Halo 3 being so short could be a flaw, but it might also be why its so solid. The campaign doesn't have a dull moment, and the difficulty on Legendary is just challenging enough to be really fun and engaging, without any of the tedious frustration of Halo 2.

8/10
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dAlexx Halo 3 2024-05-22T00:21:04Z
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seraphinaleaf Halo 3 2024-05-21T18:39:21Z
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  • Awsomename10 2023-11-07 10:07:24.099842+00
    Coming back to this after finally playing Halo 2 has made me like it a lot less
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  • okayfrog 2023-11-16 06:54:38.530778+00
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    • Zaphyra 2023-11-19 03:25:08.152378+00
      same
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  • Kittyhat 2023-11-30 23:16:55.442428+00
    the older I get the more I realize this is the best in the series. 1 still has my heart though for dat atmosphere
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  • luna128 2024-01-19 21:16:34.986399+00
    Multiplayer might as well have three weapons, but it doesn't matter. It's just that fun.
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  • Cognizant_Koala 2024-01-22 10:44:20.305693+00
    Should be 4.2+ Easily
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  • Moo_Moo 2024-01-23 22:14:11.705897+00
    Playing this on the xbox 360 was the shit.
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  • Pumas 2024-02-27 19:34:15.991439+00
    This campaign is simultaneously terrible and great
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