15 Years On, Halo 3 Was The First "Modern" Online Game

Bungie's Halo 3 was a crown jewel in the Xbox 360's library, but 15 years on, it should be celebrated as an online gaming trailblazer.

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MadLad627d ago

I feel like that started with 2.
At least in the console space.

Necr0philiac627d ago

Halo 2 was the one that blew up online console FPS. Being able to start a clan that had it own friends list that was separate from your real friends list was nice. But i think Rainbow 6 and Full Spectrum Warrior got the ball rolling first.

TheGreatGazoo30626d ago

Agree. Halo 2 was the first modern console shooter. The concept of forming a party and going from game to game together is expected now but groundbreaking when Halo 2 did it.

monkey602627d ago

Gears of War and Resistance Fall of Man predate Halo 3 so that headline rings hollow to me

Welshy627d ago

100% this, those 2 were game changers for me. There were a few online games that came close to what we know as modern online games now, but Gears and Resistance were the 2 I'd consider to be the OG's. Lots of hours lost to those back in the day.

Motorstorm probably deserves a shout out too, I don't think there were many proper online racing games around that time.

monkey602627d ago

I played so much Motorstorm in the PS3 days. The soundtrack still occupies my brain space.

SonyStyled627d ago

Resistance FoM was my first console game online. I played 7800 matches around the time Resistance 2 came out

TheColbertinator627d ago

Both were solid online games.

Gears of War was super intense when the maps were tiny and only 8 players were allowed.

Resistance was one of the few Playstation games that had clan support which I remember joining for some of those legendary 40 player battles back in the day.

AuraAbjure627d ago

Gears of War was amazing. But Halo 3 had Forge and Theater mode, and community-inspired maps implemented into matchmaking.

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DefenderOfDoom2627d ago

Funny thing is, my 1st great memory of HALO 3 was playing couch co-op thru the whole campaign over 2 nights over my friends house, because he had 36O and I didn't. Good times 😊

DefenderOfDoom2627d ago

For me and my friends our 1st online game that we played on console a lot was SOCOM for the PS2 .

isarai627d ago

No it wasn't, hell even Halo 2 had all the same modern online features, but PC games even predate that by a mile. Wasnt even the first in that generation

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Ranking Every Halo Game From Worst To Best

Not every Halo game has been a banger, but the franchise still has a raft of the greatest games of all time.

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HellspawnPR1981156d ago

Infinite is a dumpster fire and as much as I like ODST, in no universe it ranks above Halo 2. This list is trash.

Kaii155d ago

Just exclude Infinite>5>4

ChasterMies155d ago

Best to worst: Halo 3, Halo 2, Halo Reach, Halo CE, Halo 4, Halo ODST, Halo Infinite, Halo 5.


The 7 Best Xbox 360 Games - Console Exclusives Win the Day

The Xbox 360 was a fantastic console in its day with some truly classic titles, but what are the seven best games for the console?

DrDoomer193d ago

I'm pretty used to these lists being bad, but this one is particularly s#ite.

raWfodog193d ago

I think Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon should have been added to the list.

BrainSyphoned193d ago

I'll go with,
Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Culdcept Saga, Shadow Complex, Ace Combat 6 with the flight stick,A Kingdom for Keflings, A World of Keflings.
Bonus Kinect Games: Happy Action Theater and Sesame Street.
*Skyrim was so bad on PS3 that it almost deserves to be #1*

Husker42c193d ago

I really loved Shadow Complex.

P_Bomb193d ago

Ah yes, Shadow Complex! Good indies back in the day. Summer of Arcade. I enjoyed Trials Evolution as well.

ChasterMies193d ago (Edited 193d ago )

Was this made by a.i.? No human being would put Shadowrun, Fable III, and Splinter Cell: Conviction into a list of the 7 best Xbox 360 games.

Abnor_Mal193d ago (Edited 193d ago )

Would love to play Ace Combat6 on PlayStation, but Xbox decided to buy exclusivity and keep it off a competing platform.

The only mainline game I never played except for one level at a friends place. Game sold less than any other in the series if I remember correctly.