|Platform(s)|| Xbox 360
|Release Dates||September 25, 2007 (US)|
Halo 3 is a first-person shooter video game. It tells the fictional events and settings in the Halo universe at the end of the first Halo trilogy. It was developed by Bungie Studios and published by Microsoft. Halo 3 was released on September 25, 2007 in Australia, Brazil, India, New Zealand, North America, and Singapore; September 26, 2007 in the UK and Europe; and September 27, 2007 in Japan all exclusively for the Xbox 360.
Upon its release, Halo 3 grossed US$300 million in its first week. More than one million people played Halo 3 on Xbox Live in the first twenty hours. By January 3, 2008, Halo 3 sold 8.1 million copies, and was the best-selling video game of 2007 in the U.S.. Overall, the game was very well received by critics, with the Forge and multiplayer offerings singled out as strong features. According to Bungie as of March 2012, Halo 3 collectively with Halo 3: ODST, more than 11.5 billion games have been played.
The story picks up after the events of the tie in comic book Halo: Uprising, with Master Chief crashlanding somewhere in Africa.