Matt Peckham of PC World reports: "After all these years and a massive console upgrade, Bungie and Microsoft's epic first-person shooter is still Halo. That's mostly a good thing."
The Final Verdict: "It feels shorter than Halo 2, though it's also much harder setting for setting difficulty-wise. It's not the best looking Xbox 360 game (Gears of War has its number, there), and it certainly doesn't have the best story (BioShock), but Halo's (and Bungie's) skills lie in synthesizing all of the above to produce games with maximum appeal and minimal compromise. Halo 3 probably isn't the best Xbox 360 game you'll play this year, but with its endlessly inventive online options, it's close."
PCW Rating: 85 (out of 100)