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Halo 3 is worth waiting for, says Pro-G. Good thing the wait is short:

But don't worry. We can finally end the heart-ache, the anticipation and the unbearable need to find out for yourself. Halo 3 is everything we hoped it would be, and much, much, more.

Your patience, such as it is, will be rewarded with a game that scored 10 out of 10 according to Pro-G.

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GamesRadar is pretty unqeuivocal in its praise. If you're asking if Halo 3 is good, or as good as they say...

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Calling it a treat from end to end, TeamXbox also quite liked Halo 3:

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Matt Peckham at PC World liked Halo 3 a bit more than last year's blockbuster shooter on the Xbox 360:

But long story short, I dig Halo 3. Maybe not every single last tiny score point as much as a few of the dedicated game sites, but I certainly dig it a smidgen more than I did Gears of War, which, someone please explain to me why, people keep calling a "tactical third-person shooter" while Halo 3 gets branded "tactical light," whatever that means.

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What sounds like damning with faint praise from Eurogamer...

So far, so good; you could, if you were trying to review this game in a 200 word box in a newspaper, probably reduce the last section to "more of the same, but with some well considered tweaks which we like a lot". On the strength of Halo 2, that alone should guarantee a copy in the hands of every first-person shooter fan on the planet.

...turns out to be a perfect 10 out of 10.

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If there's one thing IGN says about Halo, it is this: it has an ending.

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Press Start Online gives Halo 3 a gold ranking.

Everything has come together in Halo 3 to form a comprehensive product that has been developed without fear of failure; a game that corrects the vast majority of the mistakes of the past; a game which combines user creativity and interaction across the campaign itself and Bungie’s own website to an extent never before seen in a console release. It’s not a Return of the Jedi, then, but a triumphant Return of the King.

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Despite its name, Xbox 360 Fanboy somehow finds it odd that they can't find much wrong with Halo 3:

I never intended to write a review filled with nothing but praise for Halo 3, but it's just damned hard to criticize. Sure, there are things I could point out that are disappointing. The graphics aren't perfect. You can't save clips in campaign. The story will be confusing to newcomers. Yeah, I can pick nits all day if I wanted to, and doubtless many Halo detractors will do just that, but the game is good.

Halo 3 is good. Glad that's cleared up.

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GameSpy gives Halo 3 5/5 and calls it "the reason the Xbox 360 exists". They also say:

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Some of you may have spent rather more pennies on Halo 3 than on other games, but GamePro thinks at least the regular edition is worth the price, ranking it 4.8 / 5.

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CVG says that Halo 3 doesn't mess with success:

Halo 3 is the gaming equivalent of a Hollywood blockbuster. It's not going to revolutionise the genre - it's not meant to - it's meant to be great fun, which it is. Never lose sight of that. The visuals, guns, vehicles, enemies, set-pieces, musical score... they've all been cranked up to 11 to create an experience up there with the best sci-fi properties.

They gave the game 9.7 out of 10.

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Despite some of the oft-heard "not as pretty as Gears" remarks, GameSpot thinks Halo 3 looks pretty good:

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The Geekend blog at TechRepublic was pretty taken with Halo 3:

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GameDaily ranks Halo 3 pretty highly, giving it points for improving on its predecessors:

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