Halo 3 now free on Xbox Live

Gold subscribers can download Bungie's 2007 first-person shooter for free through October 31.

Bungie's 2007 first-person shooter Halo 3 is now free to download on Xbox Live for gamers with an Xbox Live Gold subscription. The game normally sells for $15.

Meanwhile, sequel Halo 4 is currently on sale for $10 at Best Buy through the end of the week.

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes was free on Xbox Live October 1-15.

The free games are part of Microsoft's new Games With Gold program that gives Xbox Live Gold subscribers two free titles each month until December 31. Users can keep the games forever.

For more on Halo 3, check out GameSpot's review.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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205 comments
faroosh
faroosh

i really want halo 3 but dont have gold!

is it possible for a friend who downloads it and then gives me it via USB

would it work or is there some sort of account recognition?

Please answer

wasduserman
wasduserman

THIS OFFER IS BS ALL THE PLAYLISTS REQUIRE DLC FN BS

Justin Roane
Justin Roane

I will give free blowjobs, just $60,000 a year. Totally free. Please make your payment out to your mom.

jack_howitzer
jack_howitzer

another bad thing about xbl is the players they basically make great games unplayable after awhile, ive had both systems since around 09 and let me tell you the psn community is far better to play with in my experience..keep in mind i sometimes get 2 copys of a game, i get the xbox version because they get better graphics most of the time...then i wait for a price drop and get the ps3 version strictly for the free online.

gamespotpanayis
gamespotpanayis

I had this game a long time ago and sold it.  Now my son's old enough, it's great to get this game and do the campaign in co-op with him.  Halo 4 campaign was just painfully short!

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

Downloaded, started the game.... and immediately erased it. It's a localized audio version. A deal breaker for me.

UnstoppableKARL
UnstoppableKARL

Damn, it's been a long time.  I remember this year, Transformers film, Halo 3, and COD 4 - Modern Warfare.  Good times.

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

Not that im complaining that i can get free things but come on MS PS+ has WAYYYY better offerings than a 6 year old game most people already have 

Juan Pablo Hernandez
Juan Pablo Hernandez

you pay for a service, you get a free game. dont get the purpose thats defeated.. lol

Jesse Malabanan
Jesse Malabanan

it is actually because the whole point of gold is to lets you play and do stuff online, they just added these games that wasnt free before

CrouchingWeasel
CrouchingWeasel

Yay... because it's not like everyone already has a 6 year old game. Sony's amazing generosity with the amount of free stuff they give away on Plus is half of the reason I'm switching my allegiance next gen.

Daniel Courtney
Daniel Courtney

saying its free only to those who pay is... moronic, regardless of the benefit of paying for a better service.

Jesse Malabanan
Jesse Malabanan

you do know the main purpose of live right? it lets you play online games and use online apps. because they use those money to have a better server for those games and apps. these games are just added without any extra payment. also if your gold is over you have the license for the game so you can download it again without the gold

nisgos
nisgos

Dunno why microsoft keeps the halo series away from the pc , its not like 90% peoples computers dont run Microsoft code , they are hurting the poor people who only have a pc to game on as well as themselves by holding back the crucial games. 

And dont get started on how cheaper a console is than a pc crap , i need a pc for college and work but you only need a console for gaming so its price of pc vs price of pc+console

BoozerX
BoozerX

"Gold subscribers can download Bungie's 2007 first-person shooter"

Dat Eddie

xhawk27
xhawk27

Keep paying Gamefl.... I mean PSN +. lol 


Reza Armstrong
Reza Armstrong

Halo 2 was hands down the best, None of the others even come close to how awesome it's online multiplayer was.

Tj Campbell
Tj Campbell

WIN!! Mine is scratch thanks to my brothers -_- This is great news for me!

jasongm
jasongm

"looks at my Halo collection", from the Immortal words of Peter Griffin: "Why???"

Gblazer01
Gblazer01

How long has it been since Halo 3 came out, 2007?...Nice try Microsoft lol

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Free on Xbox Live and pretty much every 360 in the world, since you know... Every 360 owner already has Halo 3, it's why they bought the 360 in the first place... C'mon Microsoft, you could at least try...

supernaught360
supernaught360

Best Halo of them all, imo. One of the few that lived up to the hype. Best multi and player customization as well, in a Halo game.

Also, why are Sony people trolling a Halo post? Are there so few worthwhile games for PS3 that you have a lot of extra time on your hands? Shut up and go play some GTA: V.

chatphon
chatphon

if you are Gold , download it into flashdrive that you kept GTAV play-disc installed, and stick it with your x360 forever.

Baz Beale
Baz Beale

Ill stick with farcry3 on ps+

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

Decent FPS but not the best ! Still for everyone who hasnt finished the fight yet this is your chance guys !!!

James Smith
James Smith

No they gave away Defense Grid for free on the first week.

Azkotek
Azkotek

MS is making a huge effort compared to before... but still much too short from what Sony offers to Playstation Plus subsribers. PSN is more generous for 10 bucks less a year. Lots of free games, not the latest mind you but some that you probably did not want to buy but feel happy to get free later on. And that's not even counting the additional discounts you get on already discounted games. MS can do better I'm sure.

gamespotpanayis
gamespotpanayis

@nisgos I think that is all changing this gen.. They will be releasing for Windows and XB1 on most titles now that's it's not much effort to swap.  It's one of their pre-emptive defenses against systems like SteamOS taking a chunk out of the Windows OS sales on gaming PC's.

zzamaro
zzamaro

@xhawk27 No one should be defending any kind of digital content because you don't really own it.

InFI_Chronos
InFI_Chronos

@Baz Beale Maybe you should stick to a playstation article as well....just a thought

SweatySasquatch
SweatySasquatch

@Printul_Noptii  The fight will never be finished because 343 will not let it end. Instead they insist on giving it the Harry Pu**y Potter method of treatment , and just release more, and more games just to make money even if the story makes no sense.

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@Azkotek EU is getting Remember Me and MGS Rising Revengeace in November

That's pretty freakin recent, lol

haze0986
haze0986

@Azkotek they can but they wont, why would they ? people still buy it so why improve.