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Halo 3: Legendary Edition

Released on 26 September 2007

4.0 out of 5 (22 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The Legendary Edition will be released in limited quantities and arrive in a highly collectible Spartan helmet case that no hardcore Halo fan should be without, along with two bonus disks full of additional content. The first disk will provide exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage and videos, including a high-definition "Making of Halo 3" documentary showcasing the Bungie team and its effort to create the most anticipated title in the industrys history; numerous high-definition featurettes documenting the creative design processes involved in developing the game; and even a look at some early game concepts and their evolution through the games development. The disk will also include an audio-visual calibration tool, never before seen on a video game and custom designed by the Halo 3 graphics and audio team to make the most of fans high-definition home cinemas, for the ultimate Halo 3 and Xbox 360 audio and video performance.

The second bonus disk, an exclusive to the Legendary Edition, will include completely remastered cinematic material from Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, supplemented with developer commentaries, to provide a refresher course on the thrilling Halo story so far, and a featurette documenting a day in the life at Bungie. Exclusive content from the creative minds behind Machinima artists Red vs. Blue and This Spartan Life will also be included.

Finally, fans who purchase the Legendary Edition will receive an illuminating collection of original Halo 3 storyboard art from artist Lee Wilson, depicting key moments and pivotal scenes from the epic cinematic production of Halo.

Halo 3: Legendary Edition is a limited edition collector's boxset. Due to stock limitations all orders are subject to availability.

Next-Gen Advantage: Taking full advantage of the power of Xbox 360, Halo 3 expands on everything that has made the Halo franchise great, adding a wealth of technical and gameplay advancements.

    Evolution of Design: Next-generation high-definition visuals, enhanced A.I., an advanced real-time lighting engine, and new weapons, characters, and challenges are just a few examples of Halo 3's evolution of design and technology.

      Online Multiplayer: Working in concert with Xbox Live on Xbox 360, Halo 3 builds upon the unique social multiplayer experience and innovative, evolving online gameplay of Halo 2.

      customer Reviews

       Average rating (22 reviews)


      | | See all active's reviews (1)

      Seriously, this is a complete waste of money. Im gutted ive spent £70, when all you need is the standard edition.

      The Legendary Edition, which retails for £70 comes in a sizeable cube. It's covered in a black sleeve, which unfolds into a fairly awesome Master Chief poster. Inside the box is the somewhat infamous Master Chief helmet. This replica helmet, slightly smaller than a human head, fits on a rectangular base which is numbered. The limited nature of the helmet seems, well, not so limited as my numbered edition is six figures. When you pass 150,000, that's not so "limited." The helmet is pretty swank and the base also holds the two game boxes that come with the set.

      The first box has the game, and comes with a rather unspectacular black cover. The second box is marked "Halo 3 Essentials," also with an unattractive smoky black cover. This contains two discs of extras.
      The second disc is exclusive to the Legendary Edition and, frankly, it's pretty disappointing. The DVD displays only in 4:3 and features some terrible video compression. As stated above, this DVD is shown only in 4:3 and looks terrible on a hi-def or standard-def TV. With Bungie's dedication towards technical excellence, it's a bit of a surprise to see a DVD included in a £70 set that is so subpar. The Legenary box promises "remastered, hi-res versions of Halo and Halo 2 cinematics." This is complete bunk. The cinematics are not in hi-res and, in fact, are so poorly compressed, they look worse than the original games. Though the 136 minute-long series of cut-scenes offers a complete replay of the stories of Halo 1 and 2, it could not have been handled any more poorly. This is not what you should get after spending so much on a special edition set.


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      Any "TRUE" Halo fan should own the legendary edition of HALO3, this is masterpiece of a collectors item, no game in history has ever given away something so cool, of course i mean the huge master chief helmet.. this is an awesome thing to own, your life is nothing without it.. be a god buy it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

       halo 3 completed

      | | See all thegothbug's reviews (1)

      Ok first of all i loved this box set, the spartan helmet rules and whats better you can store your game and dvd's in it and the art on the box is amazingly done and i think worth the money, the dvd's with it if you watch them realy make you appreciate what these guys at bungie and the testers put into these games, plus you get little animations "red vs blue" for example and a "warthog jump" game, the name is what it basically is, i admit the halo 1&2 cut scenes could have been better made but hay thats what is what the old game are for, to play again if we want to see them, Ok to the game itself. If you know halo and or have brought them in the past you know strait away that you are going to lose hours of your life and a lot of your internet bandwidth is going to be halo's slave, and if your any thing like me with halo you have been waiting and preying this game is good, and believe me it is! First thing you will notice as soon as you put the disc in is the menu system it has been completely redone to 360 graphics and capabilities, what is also noticeable is the fact that the menu's are a lot like being on line which is a total bonus because you can turn the story mode into a instant 4 player co-op game with your friends, the story in itself is amazing full of depth and grip as a halo story should be with lots of twists and turns and just enough there to make you scratch your head while your blood is pumping for more, the levels are a lot more open and feel a lot more fun then all the previous halo's, I will not reveal the story line as like most halo fans have been trying to avoid spoilers, one of the most noticeable things with this halo and in the past you more or less go alone with one ship with you doing all the work is the intelligence of the enemies and your soldiers, and most of the time there is so much happening on the screen you really do feel as part of a team and at hardly any point are you alone, also there are more weapons and vehicles human and alien to play and get used to! All of them are great to use and do actually help you in the game rather then just be add on, one thing that halo has been the best at is multiplayer you can literally customise anything! The levels (which some old ones return from previous halos and new ones), the guns, the suits (and yes you can be the covenant again) the vehicles thanks to the new forge mode that lets you customise, and one new feature that I love is the fact you can file share with people, if you liked a map online you can save it and use it later! Also it remembers your settings so you don't have to always mess around every time you log on, the match making has also been improved to make it easier yet more complex so you can have more fun. All in all if any one that loves halo or this type of game will truly love this so much I would recommend it to any one who either loves a good story or a good online frag fest.

       not so legendary!

      | | See all DEMONCHIPZ's reviews (1)

      i just got the legendary edition today and it was a waste of money.. apart form the helmet everything else is just a waste of time as the dvd's are nothing special and the halo 1 + 2 are exactly the same as the original versions and most halo fans have played them for years so whats the point in playing them again?. so i recomend that you get the collectors edition if your looking for that extra something

       halo 3 legenary boxset

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      The large box, contains the rare and exclusive halo helmet, as well cool box art work, both on outside and inside sleeve. Plus you get a HD bonus disc packed dwith lots of cool stuff. Pricey at time, however a worthy investment for the future, given some of the prices that they went for during and after the official release date.
      The game is simply amazing, but worth sticking with to see the final conclusion at the end.

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