With the Halo: Reach beta whipping Xbox owners into frenzy, there's arguably never been a better time to revisit some of the earlier instalments of the series for a bit of a recap. The third chapter in the Halo saga, this was the Chief's first outing on the next gen consoles with an eye towards finishing the fight against the Covenant...not to mention the Flood.
You can pick up a copy of Halo 3 for just £6.77 at the moment from Tesco Entertainment, although you'll need to use the FTSL15-1 code to get it at this price, saving you over £3 on the next price at ShopTo.
NB. Remember to use the FTSL15-1 code to get it at this price.
Whilst it might not be the groundbreaking FPS that the original was, doing away with the Epic Pistol, enormously expansive maps and the health bar amongst other things, Halo 3 is still an absolute triumph. The campaign is somewhat short, and there's the odd level of Flood trudging that slows the pace horrifically, but the AI, the music, the combat and the blockbuster credentials more than make up for it.
And then of course there's the multiplayer. Fast, frenetic and furious, long after the Reach beta has finished, hundreds of thousands will pour back onto the maps of Halo 3 to continue their teabagging battles. Sure, because of its size you just as likely to run into a foul mouthed American adolescent who will camp at respawn spots as a level-headed gem of a team player, but more often than not the Matchmaking works out well.
There are plenty of fanboys who will flip out at the very hint that Halo is not the centre of the universe, and just as many who will protest that it is by far and away the worst thing to ever happen to gaming. Both sides are idiots - this is a good game, but I suggest at this price you can afford to find that out for yourself.