|Release date:||September 25, 2007|
|Publisher:||Microsoft Game Studios|
Halo 3 is a First Person Shooter video game, based on the science fiction events and settings in the Halo Universe. It was developed by Bungie Studios and published by Microsoft. Halo 3 was released on September 25th, 2007 for the Xbox 360. There is, however, a version that can run on a PC, but the platform in question would need at least a terabyte of RAM. Halo 3, is the sequel and concluding part to Halo 2 which fully wraps up the current story arc that the previous two games told. It involves SPARTAN John-117 returning to Earth in order to stop the Prophet of Truth from activating The Ark which would result in the extermination of all sentient life in the galaxy. Shortly into the game he also has to contend with the arrival of the Flood on Earth, as well as retrieve Cortana from the clutches of the dreaded Gravemind. Even though the game does not progress directly on from the end of Halo 2's cliff-hanger, Halo: Uprising, a mini comic book series released by Marvel, filled in the missing segments between Halo 2 and Halo 3 on Earth. Halo 3 was released on the long-awaited September 25th in North America and Australia, the 26th in Europe, and the 27th in Japan. It has been rated M for Mature (blood, gore, violence, and mild language) by the ESRB.
You play as Master Chief after he has entered the Earth's atmosphere, crash landing in a dense African jungle. The Chief, Sergeant Avery Johnson, the Arbiter, and a handful of Marines make their way through the jungle toward a designated extraction point. The group then splits up and after reaching the extraction zone Johnson's Pelican is shot down by Covenant Banshees. Johnson and his men are then captured. Master Chief and the Arbiter fight their way through Covenant forces finally saving Johnson and the Marines and are extracted via Pelican. The Pelican brings them to an underground UNSC facility where Commander Miranda Keyes and Lord Hood plan a last-ditch effort to stop the Covenant from activating a Forerunner artifact uncovered outside the ruins of the city of New Mombasa, which is assumed to be The Ark - from where Truth is able to activate all the Halo rings in the galaxy. But the Prophet of Truth interrupts their planning. Soon after the facility is discovered by Covenant and the humans last resort is to destroy the facility with a bomb. The Chief then begins to clear a way to the city of Voi after being order by Commander Keyes to do so. He then takes out the anti-air defenses. But Truth activates the artifact and creates an enormous slipspace portal, into which all the Covenant ships retreat. At the same time, a Covenant cruiser controlled by the Flood, a parasitic species, had broken through the Elite's Quarantine of High Charity and arrived suddenly via slipspace and crashes into Voi, and the parasite quickly spreads throughout the entire city...
Major Characters include Master Chief (Petty Officer John-117,) AI Construct Cortana, Sergeant Major Avery J. Johnson, Commander Miranda Keyes, Fleet Admiral Lord Terrence Hood, The Arbiter Thel 'Vadam, Shipmaster Rtas 'Vadum, the High Prophet of Truth, Gravemind, and 343 Guilty Spark (AI).