Halo 3 review

Finally played through Halo 3 at Heroic (started at Legendary, got stuck, changed to Heroic).


Here’s my brief review. It’s fun, and plays well. At Heroic, it took me about 20 hours to play through.


  • No frustrating “final battle” with a big bad dude who’s really annoying to kill (Halo 2).
  • Final run is cool. Brings back the original Halo Warthog run, which was really fun.
  • Plot flows smoothly. They clearly spent a lot of time making it more fun to play than Halo 2 which was painful.
  • Controls are a little less complicated than Halo 2, but more complicated than Halo. I didn’t end up using the “special feature” button (X) at all (shield, cloaking, etc)


  • Graphics are not quite as good as other games I’m playing. Specifically, Assassin’s Creed, Resistance: Fall of Man and Call of Duty 4 are better.
  • Certain weapons have confusing “rules of use”, for example the flamethrower, plasma cannon, which require you use them exclusively, and the weapon change button performs mystifyingly random functions.
  • Got lost in the tunnels near the end a few times.
  • Can’t play online without XBOX Live “Gold” membership, with an annual subscription fee.

By Dave

He was born in Canada, but currently lives in Boulder, CO up in Boulder Heights.

One reply on “Halo 3 review”

Dave, I was reading through your reviews, sounds like you’ve got a 360. I got Mass Effect for christmas and its an awesome game. I played through it twice and I’m about to go do it again. It’s one of the best RPGs I’ve ever played (ranks up there with Oblivion), the people who made it developed this whole universe a few hundred years in the future where humans are the newcomers in this whole galactic society. You can just get lost in the game, it’s incredible. I strongly recommend it if you’ve got some time on your hands.

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