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‘Halo 3’ now available for free on Xbox 360

Those with a Gold account and an Xbox 360 can download Bungie’s first Xbox 360 title, Halo 3, for no charge. (Halo 3, Xbox 360)

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PoSTedUP  +   845d ago
yeah because Nobody has played this game yet. MS are trolling 360 owners lol. jk, free is free i suppose.
Shadonic  +   845d ago
Still it is halo 3 and it is a great game.
PoSTedUP  +   845d ago
nah i know. and much better game than rainbow6vegas.
InMyOpinion  +   845d ago
They could have at least went with Halo Reach.

As a 360 owner paying for Gold this feels kinda like a sick joke to me.
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lastofgen  +   845d ago
Well, the game has sold around 12-13 million units, more or less and there are approximately 80 million xbox 360 owners.
That's still around ~67 million people who have not yet played the game.
PoSTedUP  +   845d ago
thanks for the math lesson, teach'.
aviator189  +   845d ago
Hopefully, we see a good spike in numbers in mp with this free give-away. There are some modes that I want to play but takes forever to find matches sometimes.
Muffins1223  +   845d ago
Irony is even when they get the game they will get the message:"Need DLC to play all the gamemodes but two(lone wolf and team slayer) in halo 3"

Trolling at its finest
Pancit_Canton  +   845d ago
80% of those 80 millions are multiple Xbox 360 owners due to RROD fiasco.
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AlexanderNevermind  +   845d ago
Wasn't going to comment until; I read that the game only has two modes without DLC.

Honestly they are trolling their consumers with this. 6 yr old game with two modes.

Halo 4 is $10.00 at the moment which would put the value of this at Free to $2.00 Max.

This is sort of sad.
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grifter024  +   845d ago

Actually if you don't have the DLC you will just not play the map, it won't be playable for you and won't be a choice.

This is on halo 2-Reach..I think 4 is the one you have to actually have the DLC to play. So people can still play all playlists.
CRAIG667  +   845d ago
Nope, a massive percentage of people bought the game 2nd hand, FAR more than 13 million people have played it... just saying.

I am so looking forward to playing this again especially against average players, it was pretty much only the super hardcore left so was no fun for a player lie me who is average at best in FPS.
robleroy  +   845d ago
there is a thing called "used"...
people could sell a game they own to other gamers...
I've tried selling my halo3 game for 3 bucks (all in)
Nobody was interested in the netherlands...
but hey!..Maybe in the states some still are!!
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Aleithian  +   845d ago
Woo. Have fun.
ninjagoat  +   845d ago
Why not Halo4
90Supra  +   845d ago
It's coming...

badz149  +   845d ago
no it's not! this free games campaign last until the release of the Xbone. after that no more!

even if they decide to do this kind of campaign again when the Xbox TWO comes in later, you'll get Ryse, an Xbone game, not a 360 game.
KONAAs  +   845d ago
The game was released on September 25, 2007, WOW 6 years after poor 360 owners,.... but for us in PS+ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance February 19, 2013 Hitman: absolution, what a difference in game seletions
_QQ_  +   845d ago
and to people that played all 3 when they came out its just a ripoff pay 2 play online for both ps4/xboxone.
KONAAs  +   845d ago
but you see, thats why u need to be smart, since i got ps+ i only get the game i really want the rest i wait, like hitman absolution, metalgear, saintrow 3rd, lbp2 lbpk, spacemarines 40,000, speco ops the line, hell last game i bought was The Last of Us and before that was BF3
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BX81  +   845d ago
Yeah, Rising and Hitman suck ballz. You see? It's all about what you like. That doesn't mean your taste is the best kid'o.
grifter024  +   845d ago
KonAAs- you are actually bragging about Hitman: Absolution? Wow that's pretty hilarious. I do agree that they are using old games, but they didn't have this service till a few months ago.

I mean if you want to be that way I can just say Party chat...what a difference!
KONAAs  +   843d ago
i never cared for party chat, or x game chat because that ruins team based games instead of talkign to your team u lose focuse, and ps3 has chat option to talk to up to 6 freidns on video or was it 4? anyways u can never used it i play games on the ps3 if i wana chat i got my phone or laptop
akurtz  +   845d ago
playstation plus got SofC last month and ICO, thats an 8 year old game but boy was IT FUN!
some games are exceptions, Halo 3 was a classic
chito1016d  +   845d ago
I just ordered halo 4 from bestbuy for 10 bucks so I won't be needing this
aviator189  +   845d ago
Not even for the campaign?
azshorty2003  +   845d ago
Did you pay the same campaign I did?
Kurt Russell  +   845d ago
Halo 3 campaign was great fun!
DonkeyWalrus  +   845d ago
But Halo 3 is vastly superior to Halo 4... waste of $10 I'd say, and I spent $100 on the limited edition, went to the midnight launch, beat the entire campaign in one sitting, etc. Huge disappointment.
Allsystemgamer  +   845d ago
Uh halo 3 was the shortest halo game. Halo 4 was awesome. Don't know what game you played
DonkeyWalrus  +   843d ago

Halo 4 is absolute garbage compared to Halo 3. You clearly never played Halo 3 competitively. Halo 3 held the number 1 spot on Xbox Live long after it's release. Halo 4 hasn't even been out a year and it can't even stay in the top 10.

It may be a decent game to someone who hasn't played past Halo games, but it is a terrible Halo game. It can hardly even be considered a Halo game really when you look at all the things 343 put into the game. They completely diverted from the core arena-style gameplay that defines Halo and instead went with unbalanced BS casual FPS garbage. Personal Ordnance, Perosnal Loadouts, Perks, Sprint, Flinch, Armor Abilities, etc = NOT Halo.
The_Truth_24_7  +   845d ago
Zack_attack  +   845d ago
It's a free game to enjoy, and there is still a sony troll thats gotta bring it down. Just stop.
KONAAs  +   845d ago
if u mean me im not, free is free but if u get a free lobster to a free cheesburger ur gona prefer the lobster
Zack_attack  +   845d ago
Considering Halo 3 got reviews of 9.5s and 10s from quite a few places, while hitman and metalgear rising had mediocre 7-8.5s, you can keep your free cheeseburgers and go on your way.
FlameHawk  +   845d ago
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TheDevKit  +   845d ago
You give Sony fans a bad name.
Idba  +   845d ago
Which is better, BF3, SR3,FC3 and AC3 or Halo 3?

btw these are just some of the games the past months
Dread  +   844d ago
yeah but they are not yours to keep

Is that not a significant difference?

halo3 is free

and all those other games on ps plus are RENTALS!
Idba  +   844d ago
@Dread You keep them as long as you're subscibed to PS+ plus. Also, id rather have a unlimited rental time than a 6 years old game for free.
godofboobees  +   845d ago
God I miss playing halo....2
LAN parties, mixed with booze and blunts. Good times!
aviator189  +   845d ago
If only we get a halo 2 anniversary that features the original halo 2 mp re-made in full hd glory. Oh man, I'd buy such a game in a heartbeat.
ambientFLIER  +   844d ago
Ditto. Lockout with swords, shotties and stickies is heaven.
RenegadeRocks  +   845d ago
Wow ! As if there someone with a X360 who hasn't yet played it :P !
PS4isKing_82  +   845d ago
Wow that's Amazing!!!!!!! A 6 year old game that I've played over and over is now free on xbl gold???????? Yay go Microsoft!!!!
BABY-JEDI  +   845d ago
Free great games, what more can a gamer ask for?
MasterCornholio  +   845d ago
That the games be a little more recent?

Like Far Cry 3 for example or Halo 4.

P.S I only mentioned far cry 3 because I got it free with plus and it's an amazing game.

Nexus 7 2013
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Dread  +   844d ago
no you got a rental becasue far cry 3 is not your to keep.

Big difference
Mikeyy  +   844d ago
Dread. Who's to say after the ps3 retires we dont get a patch taking away the PS+ requirement?

Besides with ps4 coming out I'll be having plus active for many many more years to come. There's no downside to plus, just great games.
BABY-JEDI  +   844d ago
I know you can't please everyone, especially all the time. But I do feel its great for all the Xbox gamers who do not have the game.
; )
akurtz  +   845d ago
too bad i cancelled my gold like a week ago and my 360 is in its original arcade box. PS+ is whats dating my wallet right now
Idba  +   845d ago
To me PS+ is married to my bank account xD
MajorGecko  +   845d ago
you need all the dlc to play 80% of the playlists you can basicly only play team slayer rumble pit and social team slayer without all the dlc
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RedSoakedSponge  +   845d ago
who gives a shit though? if you really wanted to play this you could probably pick it up secondhand for next to nothing.

microsoft are being such cheapskates with these free games. they really need to up their game if they want to compete with the stellar offering of PS Plus.
Mikeyy  +   844d ago
Hey your supposed to be grateful its "free" and not a rental


Aren't you grateful?
RedSoakedSponge  +   844d ago

oh im sooooo grateful /s

tbh i think them giving these old games away for free is doing their image more harm than good. its just proving to everyone how much of a tight arse they are lol.
QuantumWake  +   845d ago
A lot of pros have pretty much dropped Halo 4 and are now making a transition to COD. Most of them stream Halo 3 and play 8s and let me tell you it brought a tear to my eye. It's sad how competitive Halo has ended up and now we even have an upcoming event (AGL 10 I believe) hosting a Halo 3 tournament.

Halo 4 is just in a sad state in terms of matchmaking. Anyways, I'm glad MS finally released Halo 3 for free so now me and my buddies can play some real Halo and remember all the good times we had when it first came out! Let's get it! :D
Nabbic  +   845d ago
People are arguing about quality, though PS+ has given me Far Cry 3 and Uncharted 3, both of which received amazing to near perfect ratings, AND are only 1-2 years old.
Halo 3 may have received great ratings, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a six year old game, that I can pick up for pennies preowned.
Gold offers AC2, PS+ offers a selection of games, including AC3.

My 360 hasn't had Gold for two years, and from someone who owns practically every console, it's the worst value you'll find in a subscription package. And the Xbox One is making that even worse value.
Dread  +   844d ago
PS plus did ot give you anything but a rental
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   845d ago
Alot of bro'mance going around I see...

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