Halo 3 Mythic map pack officially detailed

Saturday, 31st January 2009 10:43 GMT By Nathan Grayson


After a slight leakage earlier this week, Microsoft’s finally decided to pop the bubble shield of silence surrounding Halo 3’s Mythic map pack. IGN has the scoop.

Map descriptions are as follows:

Sandbox — Combines large-scale vehicular combat with a limitless amount of Forge customization. Boasting a tiered, open-world layout, “Halo 3″ players will be able to build their own unique game experiences using the Forge map editor. Sandbox is a map unlike any Bungie has ever created.
Assembly — Set in the heart of a Covenant Scarab manufacturing facility. With two identical bases on either side of this medium-sized map, it’s a perfect environment for both Slayer and objective games like Capture the Flag and Assault.
Orbital — A small asymmetrical map, is set in the docking station of the Quito Space Tether. One-sided games like One Flag, and One Bomb are sure to become quick fan-favorites, but the Slayer faithful will also find plenty of action on this battleground.

Now the bad news: If you’ve built up a great big grunty thirst that can only be slaked by the Mythic pack, and absolutely must own it on day one, you’ll have to toss your piggy bank at Halo Wars. Otherwise, you’ll be forced to wait until “later this spring” when the maps hit Xbox Live Marketplace.

The last time this happened, though, we got Crackdown, so we think we’ll take our chances with Halo Wars. How about you?

By Nathan Grayson



  1. Squa11

    That was a unnecessary cheap shot at Crackdown and it was a really good game.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    It wasn’t a cheap shot though… take a look closely at what was said.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Lol, Crackdown; so boring any compliment it receives is seen as sarcasm by the people who like it.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. furianboy

    I’ve never met anyone who’s played Crackdown and didn’t enjoy it.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Hero of Canton

    Given that Crackdown is all about making your own fun, it’s only boring if YOU’RE boring.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    There’s truth in that…

    …wait, I didn’t like Crackdown. :(

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Hero of Canton

    In fairness, if you’ve only played it in single-player then you won’t have had the best experience – it’s better with two. (And you weren’t trolling about it, so you don’t count.) :)

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Retroid


    #8 6 years ago
  9. Alakratt

    Man, M$ is throwing EVERYTHING around Killzone 2′s launch date. Gee, I wonder why, could be because they know it’ll sell a lot? Naa, what I’m I thinking, sorry, smoking too much weed! If said they were scared you people would eat me alive, BUT, you gotta admit…

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Retroid

    Yes, because competitors have *never* done anything like that before.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. crippledhooba

    I think Crackdown is more fun than what Halo Wars is gonna be like, its a freaking RTS on a console, it didn’t work before why would it work now.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Halo Wars is probaly going to be just as good an RTS then Crackdown was a sandbox game, in other words pretty sub-par.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Squa11

    People who say RTSes don’t work on consoles I beg to differ C&C3: Tiberium Wars worked nicely on the 360.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. fearmonkey

    I don’t understand why there isnt a “blood Gulch” remake, everyone i know wants one.
    Im not a huge halo player, but that was the best map for large battles and xbox parites

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    Valhalla is H3′s Blood Gulch/Coagulation remake.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. טכנאי מחשבים

    Finally :)

    Just purchased it! Great maps!

    #16 6 years ago

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