Release Date: 9/25/2007 Category: Shooter Manufacturer: Microsoft UPC: 882224444477
Halo 3 : Xbox 360 Description
Expanded Description After two chartbusting efforts on Xbox, the enigmatic, genetically enhanced Spartan soldier known as Master Chief makes his highly anticipated Xbox 360 debut in Halo 3. The sci-fi shooter picks up where Halo 2 abruptly left off: The Covenant is continuing its plans to activate the Halo super-weapon and obliterate the galaxy; Earth is in utter disarray with only a few remnants of its armies intact; and the Flood grows stronger and more aggressive with each passing day. Your mission, as Master Chief, is to repel the Flood's advances, save Earth, and stop the Covenant -- no matter what the cost.
Halo 3 offers a solo campaign, cooperative play, and multiplayer action via Xbox Live, system link, or split-screen display. The cinematic storyline introduces new characters, weapons, and mission objectives, with the enemy AI offering distinct fighting styles, tactics, and even personalities, all while trying to rip your armored space suit into pieces. Familiar weapons such as the Needler have been upgraded and are joined with all-new armaments, including massive support weapons (such as a missile pod or turret) that switch the default perspective to a third-person view, chargeable lasers, and a gun that shoots out metal spikes. Players can also protect themselves with bubble shields, reach high places with portable gravity lifts, disrupt motion tracking with radar jammers, and more.
Vehicles are also a big part of the action, with redesigned favorites and new class types entering the fray, such as the speedy but fragile Mongoose. The matchmaking service introduced in Halo 2 will once again bring similarly skilled Xbox Live players together, albeit with more customization options and a new streamlined interface. Players can still enter multiple lobbies, veto certain maps or game types, and so forth, but now they can instantly form parties with people they've just met for future matches, watch videos of completed games to learn techniques of the top Halo players, view detailed stats and rankings updated in real time, and squelch certain voices from being broadcast to their headsets.
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Game Special Features
Final game in the Halo trilogy offers new weapons, vehicles, level types, and other surprises
Multiplayer game types include Assault, Capture the Flag, VIP, Territories, King of the Hill, Rumble Pit, and more
Compete in games over Xbox Live to improve your overall ranking, then watch video replays of completed matches
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction GAME CONTROLS: DEFAULT; Left Trigger = throw grenade, secondary weapon; Right Trigger = use primary weapon; Left Bumper = dual wield, reload or swap secondary weapon, select grenade type; Right Bumper = action, reload primary weapon; Left Thumbstick = move, strafe; Left Thumbstick (Click) = crouch; Back Button = view multiplayer score/carnage report; Xbox Button = xbox guide, friends list; Start Button = pause, settings; X Button = use equipment; Y Button = swap weapon; A Button = jump; B Button = melee; D-Pad Up = flashlight; D-Pad (Push) = talk (multiplayer); Right Thumbstick = aim, turn, look; Right Thumbstick (Click) = zoom; FILM CONTROLS; Left Trigger = thrust (flying cam); Right Trigger = slow motion, fast forward; Left Bumper = move down (flying cam); Right Bumper = move up (flying cam); Left Thumbstick = move camera; Left Thumbstick (Click) = pan (flying cam); Y Button = flying cam, player cam; X Button = hide, show control pad; B Button = hide, show hud; A Button = play, pause; Right Thumbstick = look, rotate camera (flying cam); D-Pad = switch players (player cam); FORGE CONTROLS (EDIT MODE); Left Trigger = thrust; Right Trigger (Hold) = rotate selected item; Left Bumper = move down; Right Bumper = move up; Left Thumbstick = move, rotate selected item; Y Button = delete item; X Button = inventory, item options; B Button (Hold) = drop selected item; A Button = pick up, drop item; Right Thumbstick = look, rotate selected item; D-Pad = play, edit mode