The Wall Street Journal: Halo 3 Meets Approval of Critics

September 25, 2007; Page B4: Early positive reviews of "Halo 3" may have helped boost Microsoft's share prices... So far, the game has garnered a score of 96 on Metacritic. With that rating, "Halo 3" tops almost all video games released this year with the exception of "Bioshock" -- another title for the Xbox 360, that scored a 96 rating...

The high scores of Halo 3 help give the Xbox 360 an advantage over the rival PlayStation 3 from Sony. That console, which has been on the market less than a year, has so far fallen short of high expectations, in part because of a high price tag and the lack of compelling game titles. The highest Metacritic score for an exclusive PS3 game to date is 86, given to "Resistance: Fall of Man," published by Sony.

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