Check out these latest screens from the alpha version of Halo 3. They were first posted by German website Evo-X, but that site is at the moment down due to heavy traffic. Scroll down to story images to view the screens.
Nice work on getting them on here quick enough DC RIDER, thank you!
....this just looks lame now that the "normal mapping" wow factor has worn off from part 2.
Pretty much all this game ever had going for it was it's technical superiority on the orignal Xbox. Boths part 1 and 2 set the bar for their respective time.
Looks like this one is gonna miss the mark.
...and it's "not even close" to the trailer they released last year.
Oh Hell yes
This game will be sick!
Can't wait to see what the final build will look like.
The source site seems to be a bit slow loading so if you can't get on, I've got them on my site too.
seriously... is it me or does this look like a slight upgrade from halo 2?
wtf these look lame cmon bungie up the graphics a bit eh?
till the final game, alpha build is what is on show, that's why EVERY single screen had Alpha Build on it!
DOn't be presumptuous from those screens. They are shots off a tv...you can't see any of the detail. The final game will look incredible. We all know it - they wouldn't want to let anyone down.
Some people definately need to learn what "alpha" means, and how Bungie loves to be hideous about their work till they are satisfied with it.
i agree i was expecting more, but it does still look good but it doesnt look like an AAA title, but keep in mind its an alpha build...the downfall of this game or any games is the hype, people are expecting too much thats the problem.
What do looks have to do with a game being a AAA title?
I think the screens look pretty amazing. I don't play Halo cause it's the best looking game of all time, but rather cause the gameplay is the best around. On face, it's easy to look at the graphics as a gauge to how a game will succeed, but the graphics aren't everything in making a AAA title.
I expect better. We know this will be better in the end. The brute doc. looked better then this.
it looks nice i suppose.. and i get that it's taken off a tv screen... but if someone told me it was the original halo I would have said
"oh.. yea,, that's cool"
because the graphics don't really look any different to me...
I hope this isn't what the game that millions of people are waiting for looks like when its done...
for an alpha build. now watch the sony boys take this an run with it, these pics will look good to all but the sony fanboys!!
yeah, for an alpha build they look good. I just don't expect the final game to look much better.
They don't look good to me for a few reasons though. I've seen Unreal III, Blacksite, and other FPS's in action... It's from a tv...which makes them all blurry. The only promising one is the last one because it's shiny.
What I can see happening is something like...in that last screenshot...when that guy turns around to look at you it looks extremely human-like. I don't know why, but that would be effing cool. I think Bungie will pull off a good game, but not freaking AMAZING!!!
You are completely wrong if you think the 360's biggest game will be a average game. The game that MSFT spends the most money on and makes the most money of. They are not going to show what the final build looks like until a game show comes along. It will be freaking amazing.
This is already looking pretty impressive to me and will get better and better as time goes by!
Lol, it's fun to read fanboy comments on these. Simple-minded fanboys think that Halo 3 will never go beyond these screens.
But hell, Guerilla will do voodoo magic with Killzone 2 right? Oh my freaking BAD, the game has gone beyond the E3'05 CGI Trailer already, your Holy Pope Phil Harrison said that, you should all beLIEve. How miserable...
Anyways, cant wait to play the beta...
Early builds never stopped people from bashing Lair and MotorStorm. I see no reason why they can't do the same to Halo 3.
Looks like combat evolved to me, yeh i know its only alpha whatever but i woulda expected more stuff on screen.
Im severely underhyped for this game. I was a big fan, played the first halo for yrs with mates and read the books then halo 2 came and rewined it all. I just wonna know how it ends. Maybe a rental for the story, but Gears is the only shooter ill ever need for a loooong time to come.
But if there is a guy out there like you that says that these screens look like Combat Evolved then you and them need to get their eyes checked. If you are a Halo 2 mp player, go back and play halo 1's mp and you can see that the difference is astounding. Halo 2 looks at least 3 to 4 times better than 1. So saying that Halo 3 screens look just as good as Combat evolved is just ignorant.
Looks good to me. Cant Wait.
you guys have seen the alpha builds of the original halo right?? they were markedly worse than the final build... as with any game.
if you then read the egm article, the interview talked about a lot of effects (weather and hdr) that were left out the alpha build. so wait for the beta before passing judgement.
plus, they didn't change the art style at all, so people will think they are looking at the same thing... just like if you compare gt4 to gthd....
can't really tell looks ahh well ok need direct feed.
To start with I am a PS3 fanboy, but I think xbox is ok to! despite theirs(MS) sometimes nasty marketing of the 360(and other products). After looking at this alpha pictures I wasnt surprised the grafics wasnt better, but I am convinced that the final halo3 will look better than Gears! After they added all the filters, better textures and all other effects the game will be amazing! No game looks amazing at alpha stage! I remember long back reading about how Motorstorm didnt look amazing att all when it was shown behind closed doors when the game was in a early stage and look at it now! Freeking awesome! (I apologize for my bad grammar)
I'm underwhelmed, but once again "Alpha screens" and if I remember right Bungie themselves said they had not implemented, 4X AA, Water effects, HDR, basically EVERY effect that would make the world look alive...the screens don't look bad it's just the textures on walls and grounds and we ALL know bungie wont leave the ground looking like a painted pallet, they already talked about how realistic grass is up-close
because its alright for motorstorm to look bland on its alpha pics an get better as the game get closer to launch, but the HALO 3 alpha pics are a let down according to the people here.you people better believe that MS WONT let THEIR FLAGSHIP GAME launch without looking its absolute best!!
22 comments about lack of shiny new graphics but not one comment on gameplay, i couldnt give 2 sh!ts if halo 3 looked like halo 2 (altho this will not happen) all i care about is how it is going to play thats what will keep me playing, halo 2 hasnt been the most played game on xbox live because it has Shiny graphics, its the gameplay, Bungie knows what it is doing
That would be because there is no gameplay to comment on as of now. It's far easier to comment of something that we can se than something we can only speculate about.
So halo3 will get 10/10 in the the graphics department and will look even better than GOW, This is MS number 1 shooter so they will hit the mark.
think that Bungie or any other developer would release a game in its alpha stage as a retail copy your crazy, come-on stop being so ridiculous.
HALO 3 WILL OWN YOUR SOUL!
I'm glad I wasn't the only one (still sadly only one of TWO) that realizes that a game is more than just how good the graphics are. If you want to see realistic looking grass... go outside your house. If you want to see realistic looking weapons... go join the army. The rest of us rational gamers will be waiting for the finished product and not judging this "book" by it's "cover". I guess the some of you don't know what the words "work in progress" mean.
i need that specific control scheme to play a shooter. no more running and shooting.
These pics look sick!! Considering that this is just the Alpha version and they are taken by of a tv screen, but you can already tell how incredible the graphics are gonna be!!! And I just laugh at the Sony fanboys critisizing the screen shots as in all reality they are sh!tting there pants right now. 360's are gonna double in sales once Halo 3 releases and they know they can do ABSOLUTELY nothing to slow MS down!!
How do you know it will be that good? Halo 2 wasn't that good. People played it though because they didn't have PC's to show them that it was a pretty lame shooter compared to PC games. I'm not a Halo fan and i never will be. Ask any computer nerd the same question. Go to a PC LAN party and see what happens if you ask to play Halo. It's a joke!
I don't see it looking much better than this because these screens already look pretty good. You said i said it wouldn't look ANY better than this... WTF???
I'm sure it will look better, I just don't see it beating out Unreal III or Killzone 2.
You say it will be amazing because it's MS's biggest title. Well, KZ2 is Sony's biggest title. A lot of people here think it will be a failure. I think it will freakin' rock...because it's awesome. If you go play Killzone 1, you'll see what they could potentially bring to the FPS genre. They just didn't accomplish it in Killzone 1...which makes me mad sometimes. If I had a 360...i honestly would not be looking forward to this when better FPS's are being put out.
You say Killzone 2? a game you havent seen yet? Oh yeah talking about the CGI graphics, you are one smart guy aren't you? Well I believe that Gears of War 3 will be beating Killzone 2. What do you say now? Oh yeah and Halo 4 will beat Killzone 3. Of course this is after Lost Odyssey 3 beats Final Fantasy XXI. Don't be a moron declaring a game winner yet, especially a game which has no in game video or screens. You can tell me that CGI was actually in game as a blinded fanboy, or you can tell me that Phil Harrison said the game will look better than that. Well then I'll definately think that you are in need of medical assistance. Kutaragi said PS3 will have 2 HDMI ports, render into 2 HDTVs, and will run at 200fps. You believed him in that too?
Don't be childish. I'd give you some credit and actually see some sense in what you said if you were just talking about Unreal Tournament 3, but Killzone 2 is a joke unless they show something in game.
You are amazing, you say that Halo 2 wasn't that good, but you praise Killzone? That's just miserable. Can't you even research and compare game scores? Killzone is such a good game (!!) that got below 7 (out of 10) in rewievs. Halo 2 got what? Around 9.8? Proves your point, Killzone is better huh? Halo 2 was played some countless hours over Live and Killzone was played online for how many hours online? Funny... Oh yeah I have beaten Killzone, I must say that I actually love the design but gameplay, mechanics, sounds, AI. Can't get anywhere close Halo or Halo 2. So much for your "Halo killer".
When you first saw PlayStation, were you blinded by it's majesty? Paralyzed, dumbstruck??? Seems that way... Go rest now, fanboy. Next time try to think and research before you type, if you fail to do that, at least try to read over what you have typed then click the button.
You call halo 2 lame but KZ1 was stomped by halo. The so called "Halo killer", how did killzone even become known? The CGI, and Sony falsely claiming it was in-game and people like you believing it. Killzone 1 is/was a failure, sales tell you that. Halo 1/2/3 are/will be success.
"I'm sure it will look better, I just don't see it beating out Unreal III or Killzone 2."
Are you a PS fanboy? I think so. Show me a picture of killzone 2. What makes you think a game that failed before will become a success now. You can believe w.e you want fact is that Halo 3 will revolutionize console/FPS gaming. I can't judge what killzone will do, since, you know, no one knows what it looks like. You can hate halo all you want, fact is it will be the biggest game of 07, just like it was the biggest of 04. And you can count on it breaking the previous record of 2.5 mil copies and 125 million on the first day.
BTW: Booneral, there is no reason for name calling. You can disagree without insulting the other person.
I'm down to three bubbles? Why?
I'm well aware of how good Killzone looks. Not the E3 video...not Phil Harrison. Some of us have ways of knowing...
And of course...you think I'm BSing it, but I don't effing care. I know what I know and you assume what you assume. It won't change Killzone 2.
No Sony Exec EVER said it was in-game footage of KZ2. NOT ONE! There was some guy that worked for Sony that said it was, but it was some dumb booth guy. He wouldn't know.
Booneral - I'm not praising Killzone. Did you read my post or skim it? I said it had potential. Some of the aspects of it could have REALLY been maximized for a whole new shooting experience. What part of that didn't you understand?
Maven - Halo 2 is lame compared to Unreal 04', Quake 4, Half-Life 2, and other really good shooters. I never compared it to Killzone. Where are you people getting this crap? Thanks for the backup by the way. It's very inappropriate to call people names like that...ya deuschebag...haha
Fanboy? I'm a fanboy? Fanboys stay with a system because they're in love with the company. I stay with PS3 because it will have a better line-up than the 360 or wii. Fanboys never change systems. It took me 4 years to change from the genesis to the Super Nintendo. I also wasn't sold on the Playstation...because of the N64. However, when I played it...it changed gaming for me. I go with the system that brings fun to me. That's why I own a PC, a PS3, and i'll get a wii once it has better games. I own a PS3 this early because of blu-ray movies and I want some of the really cool downloadable games and stuff. I recognize there's only one good game out right now, but the PS3 will have better games this year than the 360 or Wii.
I have three bubbles now. Why? Is it because you guys keep pressing subtract??? I have shown no bias since i've been here...
I'm so sick of arguing with people that won't even read my posts...
Do you read your posts? You sound like a pissed off 13 year old.
"Halo 2 wasn't that good. People played it though because they didn't have PC's to show them that it was a pretty lame shooter compared to PC games. I'm not a Halo fan and i never will be. Ask any computer nerd the same question. Go to a PC LAN party and see what happens if you ask to play Halo. It's a joke!"--- Halo 2 not being good is your opinion. That is it. That is not a fact. And Halo, in my opinion, sucked on the PC. In my opinion, both Halo's were great on the Xbox.
"I'm sure it will look better, I just don't see it beating out Unreal III or Killzone 2. "--- Unreal III? Killzone 2? How much in game engine footage have you seen of Killzone 2. Right. None. You are basing your opinion off of a crappy original game, i.e. Killzone(The supposed Halo Killer).
"You say it will be amazing because it's MS's biggest title. Well, KZ2 is Sony's biggest title. A lot of people here think it will be a failure. I think it will freakin' rock...because it's awesome."--- A game will rock...because it is awesome. This kind of reasoning is made by kids in grade school. And you wonder why you have 3 bubbles... and people call you a fanboy.
Bring some substance, and maybe you will get your bubbles back.
Ill pass judgment when i can see something other than dodgy blur-o-vision pics.
It looks like an upgrade to Halo 1. Don't get me wrong, I'm really looking forward to this game. I'm an extreme 360 Fanboy, but it seems these pics, the map designs, the weapon designs, it looks like Halo 1. The sniper looks a lot like the Halo 1 one, rather than the 2 one. They've gone back to the Assault Rifle. Hopefully all this is just the Alpha Build, and it'll look fabulicious. ;)
now halo3 will be a master piece from the master of computer MS.
Did LeonSKennedy4life really to "go ask any computer nerd the same at a PC LAN party and see what happens if you ask to play Halo. It's a joke!" LMOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who the hell cares what computer nerds care?!?! We're talking about CONSOLE gaming...... you know what the cool kids play and the mass market plays!!!!
Ask any person who isn't a loser with no friends and they will tell you Halo is the Shiznitz!!!! Why, because we can play it with FRIENDS and have a blast playing it!!
And Killzone????? Killzone can't even wipe the masterchief's arss. Killzone is just a Sony fanboys wetdream of having something to compete with Halo. You Sony guys are pathetic!
But if Killzone 2 is how it was in the E3 2005 trailer, then this game won't be holding any candles to it in the graphics department, these screens aren't to great, sure there bad quality and they will polish this game up, but the question is how much eh? About as much as they polished Motorstorm up i say!
Since they are angled diagonally, I can imagine quite a few instances where you'll try and snipe an enemy and end up hitting the weapon on their back instead (when they're turned away from you). This is an even more crucial question for SWAT games. Hopefully Bungie chooses gameplay over realism for that little thing. Making secondary weapons visible was a great decision though; it'll add even more strategy and prevent people from hiding their snipes/swords.
I'm not going to comment on graphics until I see at least a near-final build. I know Bungie's not working on superior hardware anymore, but I'm sure it'll still look pretty good.
actually the sword is nothing more than a "handle", and the sword part kinda swooshes out of it.
also I don't know if I'll like the weapons on the back shielding me. My guess is that they won't, they'll just be a placeholder.
yea, im glad they brought the assault rifle back i missed it in halo 2, and the sniper rifle-couldnt care less either version still kills you hardcore
the great one-are u stupid enough to believe the game will look like that CGI you saw. i know PS2.5 fanboys are children that cant think for themselves and they told you it was in game, but im sorry to tell you it wasnt, they lied to you, i know cry yourslef to sleep now. i cant wait till it comes out and then i will laugh at your stupidity for believing that it was in game.
DJ-i cant wait for a cross platform game to look/play better on a ps3, still waiting huh? wow your pathetic, wait an extra year, wait another for superior games (the only reason you think that is because sony told you that) so now you had to wait 2 extra years in the HOPE that games will look better, sorry common sense isnt your strong point, had to help you out there.
"DJ-i cant wait for a cross platform game to look/play better on a ps3"
Oblivion and Fight Night Round 3 so far. Oh, and some maturity would do you well (as would proper grammar).
The ONLY multiplat to ever be better on the PS3 are games that came out a year ago on the 360??????
Ever heard of time for polishing???
Even FNR3 wasn't better on the PS3.
Way to go DJ! Attack his grammar for smacking you one. Get angry much? I know the PS3 is well kinda sh**y but that’s no reason to attack grammar, maturity yeah but not grammar (Unless you’re a Teacher). I come here to practice my punctuation and grammar every day and it’s helped considerably so please fell free to attack mine. :-)
Well, it's o.k.. Would rather see something closer to production quality. This is odiously very early work.(low res. and detail.)
lol if killzone 2 looks anything like the e3 trailer you will be watching a cgi movie and not playing a game mate
You no what your problem and ever other fanboy fanatic is yous are obsessed with every little detail, if you actually had a life mabye comments such as your one above wouldn't be neccesary to you. Fact of the matter is, is it just me or is it just the people on this site who talk every news article to heart, you don't hear people who buy a console just casualy to play games and have fun taking about these things, they have a life, this is sad and pathetic, i suggest you stop talking like a fanboy screwed up!
I am not the one with my choice of gaming console in my avatar. I am still getting a PlayStation 3, when there are more games I like, and the price drops. I hate when fanboyism is included (Like someone expects an unseen game to be better, just because Sony executives say so) and I respond do those.
Yeah, I am picky about details here, there, everywhere when it comes to graphics. I work for a graphic-design studio, I am old enough to know what is CGI, what is real-time and other gaming terms, so if you are not technically speaking and just attacking here and there all in "RAWR-mood", just stay away from me.
Sony didn't tell lies about their systems? Or never over-hyped it? If you can say "no" you are straight-forward fanboy.
Anyways, I am not the two bubble guy either, go check yourself in the mirror before bashing at others son.
Its that simple...at this point Halo3 doesn't need any "hype" to sell....Gears was a great game and all the hype was well deserved, but Halo has built a reputation....like it or love it, its not a mistake that Gamers are drawn to this game, if it wasn't any good then the "Halo Hype" would fade and it wouldn't STILL be the most anticipated game of the year, hands down -you can disagree, but thats denial speaking because the evidence shows otherwise.
Leon your comments can't be taken serious....you just pulled a "DJ post" -the once "in game", now CGI "target video" a.k.a the infamous E305 Killzone, that is now "MIA" for 2 yrs, still NO BALLS to come up with not one "in game" shot at this coming GDC, and did I mention the first Killzone never came close to being the "Halo Killer" that Sony claimed, -yeah (cough) "that" Killzone 2 according to YOU, Halo3 can't beat. -ahahaaha, damm DJ, uh I mean Leon thats funny stuff.
[Edit] The great 1^^^ That type of post is getting old. The fact that anybody actually takes the time out of their life to test and become a member of this videogame news site already indicates that they enjoy reading and commenting about videogame news, in what way does that say they don't have a life? -Which is funny 'cause either way, if thats true, Why did you take the time to become a member? Why don't you just read the news and move on? Why do you feel the need to reply to ANY member? So what does that say about you?
Are early alpha builds of the game. The end product will be better!
This game is going to own 2007! Wow I cant wait. The King is back and nothing is going to get in its way. Halo is just perfect in every way. The multiplayer maps are perfectly balanced in a creative science fiction theme. Lockout, Midships, Zanzibar, etc... Multiplayer maps just don't get any better than that folks. The gameplay is far and beyond better than all first person shooters out there. Nothing better than sticking somebody from across the map. I wonder when they're going to release some info about the secret "x" button. I'm guessing it's some sort of sprint or dash.
And I cant believe some sony boys here talk about the graphics being crappy when it's obvious that is just an alpha build. Yet they talk about the motorstorm demo being an early build all the time! Funny stuff.
This is alpha so, basically it's ... not even close to be done. Buffed Halo 2 kind of... My MAJOR complaint is, why doesn't the sniper rifle have a fcuking LCD screen? Lame-o greeny 1970s' computer look!! Anyway, this game is uber super overhyped FPS of all time, FEARs' story and gameplay knocks Halo. I only say this cause Halo 2 was poopie to me; SP, MP, Weapons, Enemies bosses!! C'mon!! :(
In the end I'm sure Beta will blow me away, and the game will be awesome. Would this count as 2nd generation game, or 3rd?
1) Alpha build.
2) LOOK at that background scenery! This element alone puts Halo 2 to shame.
B ut as a MS spokesperson, we have fuked all our Xbox 360 owners, i'm afraid Billy boy gates lied through his pants, when we said you wouldn't need the HD-DVD drive we lied, but we knew you wouldn't mind because your all loyal subjects now bw down and stfu. I know it's hard that you have to buy a HD-DVD player add on that makes the console more expensive than PS3 and what makes that harder is the fact PS3 has like 10 - 1more films out, but your all owned by MS so deal with it fools, fools, hahahahhah, hahahahhah, hahahahahhahahahah.
last time i checked this was a website for gamers not dvd connoisseurs get a grip
Who is this. I know your a current member. Come on be a man step out. Tell us who you really are.
Halo 3 is going to rule 2007. The video sucks but the song rocks.
definately one of my favorite skits. Also note you have to copy the "embedded" link on the right of youtube videos
"I wanna thank god almighty for giving everybody so much, and me so little"
Start any sh!t with me and i could cancel the Xbox 360 tommorow, if you don't think i have the power to do that your sadly mistaken, Billy Boy gates won't argue with me i know how to satify him, if you know what i mean.
you know if your going to act like peter moore, the least you could do is actually attempt to be funny in some way.
How old are you, seriously?