So the votes are in and the unanimous decision is that Halo 3 is a 10/10 game - the official average score, according to GameRankings, is an unprecedented 97%. There's a hell of a lot of reviews out there and in order to append our own and give voice to some alternative opionons we've gone through every one and plucked out the first and lastlines and the score (if given).
It makes an interesting 60 second read - if not just to count the amountof timeswordplayon 'finishing the fight' is used. And you can say you've read every single reviewon the internetand technically not be lying.
First line: "Halo 3 is here."
Last line: "The wait is over. The anticipation was justified. Halo 3 is here." (10/10)
"Halo 3 will be in your 360 in a matter of days."
"You're genuinely going to miss out on an incredible gaming experience that offers many different ways to play it, alone with your mates, or against the global community."
"Regardless of how you felt about its cliffhanger ending, there's no denying that Halo 2 was a gigantic success that raised the bar for what we, as a game-playing society, expect out of a good console-based first-person shooter."
"However, it's the addition of the Forge level editor and the saved films that give the game an even longer set of legs, legs that will probably keep you running at full speed until Bungie figures out where, exactly, to go from here." (9.5/10)
"There are video games, and then there's Halo."
"Now buy the game, cock the Assault Rifle, and finish the fight."
"Right, let's throw this out there right away."
"Shooting doesn’t seem to be the be all and end all, all of a sudden." (9.5/10)
"Armed with a $10 million marketing campaign, Halo 3aims to dominate the Xbox 360, and the world."
"Gamer, prepare to meet your new obsession." (9/10)
"I wasn't exactly thrilled when I heard that the only way I could play Halo 3in time to meet my various deadlines was by flying out to Seattle and spending two days at Bungie's Kirland studio."
"And it felt wrong."
"For many gamers, Halo 3 is the reason they bought an Xbox 360."
"Quite simply, Halo 3 is the reason the Xbox 360 exists." (5/5)
"Six years ago come November, a little franchise by the name of Halo, launched on a brand new console from Microsoft."
"And when you add in the endless replay in multiplayer, you have a game that is near excellent." (4.5/5)