3 Halo 3
Bungie's incredible series eventually had to come to a conclusion, and Master Chief definitely went out in style. Halo 3 put a gigantic, explosive ribbon on the series that defined both the original Xbox and the Xbox 360, sold millions and millions of copies worldwide, and started a franchise that no other first-person shooter has been able to touch in five years. We still remember the first time we saw the Bubble Shield. Forums lit up like fire when the Recon armor was unveiled to the public. Sometime, you just can't mention Halo without gamers around the world getting excited. Even we couldn't believe that the multiplayer had gotten even better than Halo 2's glorious run, and we had pretty high expectations. Everything was better, and we still couldn't get enough of it. Until the next time we see Bungie's iconic leading man, we won't forget the thrilling last words of Master Chief: "Wake me when you need me."