So this is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, and certainly not with a whimper, but with a battered human race picking itself up and burying its dead. Master Chief's story has been sung. Halo 3 is the final verse...
The fight is finished, the story is over. And it's been one hell of a ride.
Bottom line: A few niggling flaws - or maybe just impossibly high expectations - keep Halo 3 from perfection. But on the whole, it's a heartfelt and worthy conclusion to one of the most beloved video game series of all time.
Score: 4.5 (out of 5)