Editor's Note: Read our Halo 3 REVIEW, with new screens and video.
Quiz time, fanboys and girls. Exactly how well do you know your Gravemind from your Guilty Spark? What about your Forerunner and your Foehammer? Can you tell the difference between a Covenant Elite, a Covenant Brute and a Covenant Prophet?
Admit it - Halo is confusing as hell. Yet with the end of the trilogy only a few days away, understanding the mythology has never been so important. We've already beaten Halo 3 and - trust us - if you don't know your stuff backwards and forwards, you'll be left behind.
That's why you need our condensed story guide. For the hardcore fans, it's a quick and dirty refresher course on who's who and what's what in Master Chief's world. For the newbies, it's the best introduction available on the web, complete with cutscene montages. Be prepared - read it!
HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED - Your education begins here, with the origin of a hero, a universe and a franchise.
HALO 2 - Bizarre twists and mature themes define this much darker sequel. Better bring a notepad.
NOVELIZATIONS - You don't really want to read all the books and comics, do you? We boil them down to just the necessary details.