Charles Herold of the New York Times writes:
"For those who have played Halo and Halo 2, the wildly popular shooter games, I can review Halo 3 in one sentence.
Halo 3 is Halo 2 with somewhat better graphics.
That's all you really need to know. If you loved Halo 2, you will feel just the same about Halo 3. If you played Halo 2 and couldn't figure out what all the fuss was about, Halo 3 is not the revelatory experience that will change your view of the series forever."