Halo 3 and the series in general definitively has SOMETHING, even if you can't grasp exactly what that thing is. Almost 3 years after the game was released it still ranks among the top playable games in the Xbox live charts.
I'll take Gears over Halo any day, then again I prefer TPS over FPS. EDIT: Since GOW2 has been patched the matchmaking works perfectly fine. Gears also has a great selection of maps, with flashback maps as well.
Yeah, but Halo 3's matchmaking actually works. Also, I love the sheer amount of content that Halo 3 has over other shooters. I think it's a great game with great maps and it deserves its praise. Only problem is being forced to buy DLC map packs in order to play popular game modes.
Halo 3 is just the definition of fun: everything a videogame is supposed to be. Straight out pure fun. Nothing more nothing less.
Call me a noob or whatever u like. I am probably among the minority who cannot play a FPS, not because of the quality of the game, but because i get sick after a while... Why can't these great FPS games have a third person option like car racing games? I know that 99% of the people in the world find the FPSs fine, but sadly I am in the minority.
@fedex682 Not sure I'd use the word great, however MW2 does have a TPS option.
of course the pokimon 3 game (halo 3)!! i really think the last competing halo game was halo 2!!
@fedex682 There are vehicles in Halo so you can "race" against other people. Heck, people make race maps for Halo using Forge h http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Funny how a sub hd game sh!ts all over all the PS3 shooters out there. You play pixels, let us play the games.
you just had to go there didnt you...dude both systems have good shooters, stop your fanboy crap. ps3 has killzone, 360 has halo. also...ever heard of killzone 2?
Its crazy, we're in a 360 thread about Halo 3, there's a Sony fanboy trolling and I am the one you're calling out ? LOL. edit: nice edit you did right there kid @ your post 2.4. You claimed you owned a 360 to "prove" you're not a fanboy. Checked your post history and not more than a couple of hours ago yo say you dont have a 360 so you cant play ME. LOL you just owned yourself.
i look through his comments, you LIE! your using multiple account to agree with yourself huh lol
u dont play games u play sales LOL!!! while ps3 owners play next gen gaming quality!!
Is that really the best you can come up with? Lol
I like Halo, but I like alot of shooters. COD and MW is by far the most popular shooter out right now. Gears has a loyal following as do many shooters. Personaly on the multi-player front, Graw 2 on 360 ( PS3 got a bad port ) is my favorite multi-player shooter game. Things are getting interesting right now with heavy competition. Crysis is looking great and realeases this November... http://www.youtube.com/watc... MOH and EA are trying to rebuild that franchise. Many would say they are off to a bad start judging by the PS3 beta released so far... http://www.youtube.com/watc... COD Black ops looks serious and with reports the the pre-orders are higher than MW2, it could be tough to beat this holiday...this trailer gets the expectations up. http://www.gametrailers.com... Lets not forget the 8th month " old " MW2...lol http://www.youtube.com/watc... Ghost Recon is one of my favorites. Can't wait to play the beta. The game is looking incredible at the moment...delayed as usual with Ubi-soft. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Of course, the man of the hour,Halo Reach releases in 7 weeks and it looks incredible as well. This may be the best Halo EVER... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Here's a couple of my favorite shooters this year... Alan Wake: http://www.youtube.com/watc... Splinter Cell Conviction: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Ive Played it Over and Over and Hands Down it is the Best Shooter around.Even over Halo 3 to me.
Gears is for slow cripples, halo is for mobile combat
@T9X69 I to prefer Gears over Halo, I like the single player in Gears much more than Halo, but as far as online goes, Halo is one of the top contenders on any console, and the online is the main reason for the majjority of it's popularity. Halo has one of the best and most diverse online. @fedex682 I know exactly what you mean. I get sick when I play certain games or when I play to long. I get kind of dizzy, and I have to turn it off.
I wonder if MS will ever get their sh*t together with GFWL and put their Halo games on their Games on Demand. Not to mention that Gears 2 should be brought onto PC.
Why do people think Halo is the best shooter out there? I know it's mostly opinions, but really, it's popular, but not THAT great.
It's because it's a lot of fun. It's like Counterstrike, kinda. CS was never the best looking game out there, nor did it have the most abundant maps or the best physics or whatever. But it brought people together. That's what Halo 3 does. To top it off, Halo 3 is a solid game. Not too many bugs or glitches, and all the exploits are disabled by Bungie whenever they find them. The game has lots of community support and a lot of create and share content with the Forge feature. so when people say Halo is not that great, it's probably in my opinion because they only spend an hour or two playing it. they don't get it. they look at the most basic aspects of the game. but when you actually take the time to get into the game and play with your friends, it becomes a very satisfying experience. And MS did a great job of marketing the game and getting people to play it with their friends. the same phenomenon could have easily occurred with many other shooters had they received the same level of marketing. MS makes sure that you know about Halo. Take a game like Killzone 2. I think Sony had a really big game on their hands but they didn't market it as much as MS marketed Halo. Sony needed to get KZ2 in MLG and shit. Make KZ2 a standardized gaming experience like COD. I play COD for 30 minutes and I don't understand the hype either, but I have to guess that the people who play COD have that same experience as I have with Halo.
Cod needs a fair few hours to get into to get 'into' if you get me. I didn't understand it either but mw2 gripped me.
The public will decide what game is best. Halo 3 was released nearly 3 years ago. The marketing campaign is long since over. Even with so many shooters released since, Halo 3 still remains one of the most played games on the 360. If Halo 3 was mediocre & overhyped, it would have done well at release, then faded over time in favor of other games. That hasn't happened. Halo 3 continues to sell well, and continues to be a top played game.
exactly...and if ppl are going to bring the whole "its overhyped and ppl only play it cause it has halo in the title" then why isnt odst still being played to this day? it didnt get close to the same sales as halo 3 or the other halo titles (minus wars) and its not even being played a lot...the "sheep" theory SHOULD hold true to all relevant halo games, or else the fans DO KNOW what is/isnt a good game just this past week, i started playing again (only in social, so i can get the feeling back) and boy is it still the fun game i used to play back then
ODST and Halo 3 have the same multiplayer doesnt it? It just added one new mode... People play Halo cuz it owns. When Reach comes out the masses are going to flock it. Because it will own. Halo equals great gaming, without being milked like Mario. Halo gets about as many new titles as Metal Gear does, only Halo 3 x as popular.
The public will decide what sells the most, not what is the best, the developers decide what is the best.
its a fun game, but it is overrated. let me explain, there is another game out there almost identical to halo,and just as good, and its on the ps3 and the 360. its called unreal tournament 3, has more gore, amazing vehicles, and amazing weapons. look up the gameplay on youtube. ;)
Yet nobody plays it, odd don't you think. lol
I gotta say, Unreal is nothing like Halo(well a bit). The pace is way to differant, unreal is very fast, much faster than most games including cod. I can't get into Unreal aswell, I have it on Pc since release. Although the weapons and vehicles are much more creative it's just not as good in my opinion.
Its a great shooter, but for the console, Halo is King. For PC you may be right. For example,just because a game like TF2 was amazing on the PC, doesn't mean that when the Orange Box was released on console, it was all of a sudden one of the best console games. Some games just don't fit as well. Edit: I actually used to play the original UT on the PC, and definitely had a blast with it.
im done with you fanboy, and i am no fanboy. edit: unreal tournament is a great shooter donny, i dont know why your getting dissagrees
hey look.. It's the fanboy who appleboy pointed out earlier.. and caused you to edit your post. Funny And he may be getting disagrees because although unreal tournament is a good series, 3 was not the best (i own it) and the gameplay is a LOT different than Halo.
"I'm done with you , and I am no fanboy." *reads NastyLeftHooks comment history* *shakes head in disgust* *facepalm*
reads Applegates history...throws up. hese a fanboy.
Digi, I can see your point unfor amongst the community you find many that agree with that, I think it goes like this HALO2 was the first game to really pioneer online console shooters so people gained attachment
It's an exclusive with Microsoft's financial backing, it should be the best one...though it is a matter of opinion.
For a first person shooter it has more content than you can shake a stick at. Whine all you like about the graphics, but you have to realise that it offered 4 player campaign, thats gonna take the shine off any games graphics. Then you have to take in to account the content, forge, theatre, replays ect, Halo is rich with content and rivals many pc games that offer mods in that sense. And as for online, no console FPS comes even close to Halo 3 when it comes to multiplayer fun. End of story.
There is no doubt there are plenty of great features in Halo. But every time I play it it just feels kind of dull. There just aren't enough people on most maps, they feel so empty, there is hardly any action going on.
That's where I think you are wrong, respectfully. It's not like MW2, which throws a bunch of of stimulation at you constantly. You can't run (at least in past Halos :) ) and you can't level up you weapons, and you don't have a point system that shows up in the middle of the screen every time you kill someone (along with all the other visual and audio stimulation). You may like that more, but Halo 3 isn't that way, and in my opinion its for the better.
I gave up on MW2 online after about a week, it got old fast. I prefer WaW over MW2. But my most played FPSs are KZ2 and MAG. I prefer my FPS multiplayer with lots of action. Most games lack the intensity that I want in an FPS.
It's easy to get into. A beginner will most likely play against players with similar skills. A new player will pick it up and not get too discouraged. For other FPS, it's tough to stay playing when everyone is mostly likely to destroy you from the get go. And I know experienced players will get new gamer tags to try and level up to get the 50 quicker, but I feel that this is not that common. And a new player will not face them often.
"For other FPS, it's tough to stay playing when everyone is mostly likely to destroy you from the get go."- Yeah, especially if you try Modern Warfare 2. -_-
I decided to give Halo 3 MP a try again last night after what seems like years of playing MW2. And do you know what? I had FUN. I'm even more excited about Reach now.
I personally can't wait for Reach..
The game let's you make your own maps and gametypes, unlike most shooters. You can play the game the way you want. I'd say its the best console shooter by far.
Every shooter game should have this tbh. Hell even Goldeneye for the N64 had this feature. The thing is everybody has a different style when it comes to fps. The setting I mean. Some ppl might not like the futuristic warfare as some don't like modern or even older ww2 type era. Then you got people who need spectacular graphics. But one feature that I would def. find myself to like from H3 is that replay ability of the match that it has. I only have a Ps3 but I have U2 and I really found that replay feature awesome. Glad Bungie helped out Naughty Dog with that aspect.
Imo Battlefield BC 2 it the best fps at the moment, when it comes to online. I like the war settings, the weapons and the maps better, and I also like that you can't take as much damage as in Halo 3. Playing Rush or Conquest mode with a couple of friends and using tactics to win matches is the best way to experience it. Still, I'm very eager to play Reach though. It looks awesome and the beta showed it has lots of potential.
The only thing got me was the lack of maps in the beginning. Once I reached the highest levels and there were no new maps, the game got old really quickly. I can't speak for anything after a certain date because my friends and I both sold it back to gamestop. Edit: What really got me confused was that they released a free map pack close to the beginning, but it was the 2 of the same maps with the other gametype that they previously didn't have. It was free and all but it still didn't make the maps any less overplayed.
As muliplayer games go, there is nothing much out there that matches Halo 3 nevermind surpass it, it is the best console multiplayer game bar none. The reason I say this is because its the only multiplayer game I can play without wanting to smash the fcuk out of the pad or the TV when i lose
Yeah that's the feeling I get too. When I die in MW2 its because of some C### sitting in a corner with a OMA noob tube, or some C### quickscoping who thinks its a skill (its not its a glitch), or some C### running at 30 mph while teleporting the last 15 feet to kill you like he's Nightcrawler. In Halo 3 when I die its because the other guy is better than me and I don't mind that.
IMO Halo 3 is the game I play most on-line for one reason and one reason only, 4 player split screen on-line. It means that whether I am away from my friends or in the same room as them we can play the same game on-line together. If CoD had 4 player split screen on-line I'd probably play that more.
Gears 1 and 2 are the only shooters that gets my adrenalin going still. It takes so much more skill then any other shooter out there. The learning curve is huge. There is a big difference between a 2 year play and a 3 year. 1 vs 2 is very difficult to over come. But when you do it its one of the greatest feelings in the word. Not to mention clutching 1 v 3 or 4 or even 5. WIth the cover system comes blind firing and wall bouncing. Which adds even more depth to the gameplay. WIth wall bouncing/shot gun dancing you can even create your on moves. Oh and one more thing, the active reload also adds to skill point.
I'm actually suprised at the amount of Halo 3 love in these comments, and I agree. This game came out in 2007 and the amount of customisation available for the multiplayer game (and campaign, which had skulls) has yet to be surpassed on consoles . . . that is, until Reach comes out ;) And let's not forget that Bungie is still supporting the game, with playlist updates and double xp weekends, etc. Seeing that Alien vs Predator will be losing it's multiplayer support from the developer really made me realise how great Bungie is.
Im a more of a single-player gamer, I dont play online too often ( except Fifa 10), so Halo 3 is the best FPS i can find to play split-screen with my little brother. I love owning him in Valhalla map. I used Forges and added lots of weapons and vehicles and told him where i placed them. And I still win all the time :D
hey i have the money right now to go get odst(cause my halo 3 disk got scratched and pretty much was useless).i even bought all the map packs except the one that came with odst. now if i didn't like the game would i even be paying for the map packs?
I'd say Halo3 was the best 360 shooter until COD4 came out; that's the best shooter on the system to this day with amazing MP and a really cool SP experience. MW2 isn't close to either of them in MP or SP - IW failed on that game.
they came out within weeks of each other.
My halo brings all the fanboys to yard i could let you play it but i have to charge.
Its a yawn fest. Boring unoriginal maps with a lackluster campaign with a terrible ending. I would pick dozens of games over Halo.
I agree. It's soo overrated. I blame the 360 multiplayer culture in elevating the game above the status it deserves. The campaign is trash imo. Terrible. The online might be solid and fun for a lot of people, but it has kiddy graphics, kiddy enemies, horrible floaty jumping physics. and weak weapons. This may sound fanboyish, but part of the reason so many people are still playing it to this day, is because not much else has come along since on the 360 to it's level, a LARGE part of the 360 fanbase are children, and obviously it's what they consider fun. But as a game to stand in the history books, it's not that special.
the trueth is it's so easy for kids to pick up & play that's why halo3 is the most popular fps game on LIVE.
Halo maybe easy to pick up and play, but it is difficult to master. Fact is that the COD games are what people fall back to because they suck at Halo 3.
The problem I have with the halo series is the ending. I only played a little bit of 1 and enjoyed 2 up until the end. I've never beat 1 so maybe they made it clear in 1 that this would be a trilogy. The ending of 2 left me feeling lacking and unsatisfied. Played a little bit of 3s SP and it's MP and I just wasn't that impressed with the actual GAMEPLAY. Everyone always talks about the features(forge, replay, party up,) of 3s MP, and not gameplay. That's it. You can't run and it takes waaaaaaaaaaay to many bullets to kill anyone. Those are 2 big downers for me. I know everyone has different tastes, but again it seems everyone is gushy over the features of HALO, and not the rest of the package, you know SP and basic gameplay. I do look forward to Reach though, they seem to have changed what I didn't like from the rest of the series....
The gameplay is fine and that's what sets it self apart from other games. You can always play Team SWAT if you want to kill people with a few shots. The single player was fine, heck it was a lot longer than both Modern Warfare games and closed of the trilogy and even set it self for another spin off if it ever needs one.
Dude, if not being able to run is fine for you that's cool, but it's not cool for me. Period. What sets it apart from other FP's are it's features. So I can only play Team SWAT to get the type of gameplay I like? No thanks. What does the length of MW2's SP have to do with H3? I believe I said it was the unsatisfying endings that I disliked. There are better ways to leave room for a sequel in my opinion. I don't like when it's obvious that the ending is just stretched out to set you up to buy their next game.
@Grodd CoD is overrated...Crap series... Halo Reach will be the best Shooter on 360 this year =) For sure.
Well, Killzone 2 > Halo 3. >_> So......
I'll take the two Bad Company games over Halo any day. Waaay more tactical, destructible environments, better sounds, and the amount of teamwork that is required to be good is remarkable. In Halo, one person can win the game for the whole team; but that just doesn't happen in Battlefield. Halo is a cheap, arcade-y, mindless shooter. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is probably the most tactical and teamwork-oriented FPS ever made.