Gamer 2.0 writes: "Though Halo 3 came out well over a year ago, there is little doubt it remains a hot property. So if there was one IP Ensemble Studios had to choose to be their swan song, the Halo one is one hell of a choice. However, taking on the responsibility must have been a daunting task. Not only did Ensemble have to create a convincing RTS game for a console, but they also had to blend two very different audiences: RTS fans and the ravenous Halo fans. Ensemble has not only stepped up to the plate; better yet, they cracked a solid home run of a game."