First released way back in September 2007, Halo 3, a futuristic first-person shooter, was an outright success. It made $170 million within the first 24 hours, and $300 million by the week’s end. Halo 3 is widely regarded as a legendary game today, evident in the memories conjured up in many a player upon listening to the game’s iconic theme.

The game’s campaign followed the story of Master Chief, alongside the A.I. named Cortana and disgraced Covenant commander Arbiter, attempting to activate one of the Halo Rings in order to wipe out the Flood, a race of parasitic aliens. The campaign mode is beloved to this day, perfect for a re-run with a friend, and produced what is arguably one of the greatest final levels in video game history. Those who have played it undoubtedly have vivid memories of the ground coming apart from under them as they attempted to escape from the impending destruction. The multiplayer continued on the neat formula constructed by Halo 2, offering cleaner mechanics made possible by the Xbox 360’s capabilities.

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“a fantastic shooter experience, with a compelling, memorable campaign, which has cemented itself in the hearts and memories of many who have played it”

Halo 3 would become synonymous with both the Xbox 360 itself, and the FPS genre as a whole. Overall, it is a fantastic shooter experience, with a compelling, memorable campaign, which has cemented itself in the hearts and memories of many who have played it.