Parents' Guide to

Halo 3

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Well-made series finale too violent for kids.

Game Xbox 360 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 86 parent reviews

age 8+

Incredible Multiplayer and very little blood/ violence.

Halo 3 is one of the best fps games of all time, with incredible graphics, multiplayer, and forge, and a thrilling campaign to end the halo trilogy. Very minimal blood that is almost not noticeable, no gore, and very light profanity. I’m still very surprised how this game achieved an M rating. Definitely a T at most.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
1 person found this helpful.
age 10+

Great game

The best halo ever.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (86 ):
Kids say (324 ):

Not only is Microsoft Game Studios' HALO 3 the most eagerly anticipated video game of 2007, but this action-sci-fi series has become a cultural phenomenon, spawning novels, comics, action figures, and a top-secret project with Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings).So the big question is: Does Halo 3 live up to the hype? Absolutely.

The extraordinary high-definition graphics, which include many non-interactive cinematic story sequences, push the limits of the Xbox 360. Thousands of lines of dialogue and a Hollywood-quality epic musical score also help you become immersed in this slickly produced sci-fi thriller. So whether you're an old fan or new to this franchise, Halo 3 is a must-own game for mature action or sci-fi lovers. Its gratifying solo campaign and many multiplayer modes, new features (including co-op play), and high production values all ensure that Halo 3 will live up to expectations.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release date: September 25, 2007
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: M for blood and gore, mild language, violence.
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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