Halo: Combat Evolved (Original Xbox) by Microsoft

Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox) by Microsoft Box Art


Xbox 360 backwards Compatible


North Amercian Release Date: November 15, 2001.

Region(s) Released: North America, Europe, Japan

High Definition Resolutions Supported: 480p
Widescreen Supported (16:9): No
System Link Support: Yes

Average Overall Score:
9.70 / 10

Halo was, is, and will be the most memorable gaming experience to me for a long time. The first time I placed the disc into the drive and booted it up, I was in awe at the graphics, sound, gameplay, and very immersive story. The first level was intense as I learned the controls, and tried to get to the next level to continue the incredible experience!"

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You are the ultimate commando - a cybernetically enhanced soldier representing the peak of human military evolution. You are efficient, skilled, and dangerous. A sci-fi shooter that takes place on a mysterious alien ring-world, Halo will have you battling through amazing indoor and outdoor environments, in vehicles, and on foot with the largest arsenal of futuristic weapons, vehicles, and combat roles of any shooter ever.


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User Reviews

Score: 97
Overall User Average: 9.70 / 10 (97.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 9.62 / 10
Graphics User Average: 9.62 / 10
Sound User Average: 9.50 / 10
Blind Whiplash
Date reviewed: February 1, 2007.

Overall: The game is one of the most perfect games that was ever created. Every aspect of this game was perfect in every way, from the smallest detail down to the largest detail it is perfect.
Gameplay: Long action packed campaign is one of the main things that made this game so amazing. The multi-player maps are a master piece and do not lagg or glitch. There are a few gameplay glitches but none are major ones.
Graphics: It was hard for me too believe that this game was an xbox game. The graphics are perfect and never lagg in campain or in system link. There are enough maps to keep it very interesting and keep busy for hours of gameplay.
Sound: Sound was as perfect as the game itself. The sounds of the guns and grenades were perfect and were right on time with thte explosions. The voices in campaign were pefect and matched the characters so well it was as if the people were real.
Suggestions: You should have made this mult-player!!! Everybody would rather play halo:ce than halo 2. ( i would ) If halo 2 werent already out i would tell you not to mess it up , but you already screwed it up.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: July 23, 2006.


I think halo is a cool game but the thing is after a while it just kinda fades away it just gets boring it is just youre gonna keep on making games of halo and soon i bet youre gonna go bank rupt you know how mutch games suck after its the sixth sequel but dont get me wrong i still am about to wet my self over halo 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THe only think that sucks is the weapn holding

it still has the best graphics ive ever seen

good but i think rock would souit halo a bit better

please dont make halo games until it gets boring

Overall: 60 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: August 5, 2005.

Overall: Awesome, this is actually the first game I have ever played from beginning to end without stopping. This game sucks you in and doesn't let go, the cinematics are amazing!
Gameplay: Where do I start? The campaign mode is kind of short, but it is never boring. The game has very good replay value. The difficulty settings will keep you busy for hours and hours. There is one part in the game that I actually asked myself if that really happened. One of the best games of all time, a must have for every xbox owner.
Graphics: Visually this game is still one of the best looking games on the xbox and that is saying alot with it being released at the launch.
Sound: This game sounds so good in surround sound, everything sounds realistic. It gives me chills every time I hear the menu sound :-)~
Suggestions: Wow, thats all I have to say

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: July 23, 2005.

Overall: Halo is the best xbox game ever. It came out near the xbox release and it still reigns champion. The single player, the multiplayer, the EVERYTHING is AWESOME!
Gameplay: Running around with big guns shooting aliens has never been better. The storyline is one of the greatest and most epic of all time!
Graphics: The graphics... wow even today they are still top notch. Everything from the map designs to the explosion effects are stunning. Still one of the best.
Sound: The charcter voices are beautiful, the gun sounds are great, and the music is the best in my books EVER!
Suggestions: XBL!! (although u have that in halo2, so no, no suggestions :P )

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: July 15, 2005.

Overall: FPS at its finest. Halo brings everything you want, need, and will ever dream of in a FPS. The weapons are all interesting and brings different gaming elements to the game. The vehicles are all a treat to take for a spin. The plot is full of twists and turns and it never lets your adrenaline stop pumping. Halo is a must have for EVERY xbox owner because it will be a classic for years to come. Halo:Combat Evolved? HA! Halo:Gaming Evolved!
Gameplay: Almost perfect gameplay. The controls are a dream to work with. Plus you are able to adjust them to your liking. The weapons are all different and unique. The pistol has changed the game completely especially in MP. The MP is absolutely flawless. LANS are a blast and it is a shame that the game is not LIVE compatible.
Graphics: Visiually, it surely does not push the xbox to its limits. However, it is surprisingly one of the best looking games for the xbox. The explosions are cool and guns firing look semi-realistic. All of the MC's look phenomenal and the Marines as well as enemies look good as well. The MP maps are what stand out the most as a true accomplishment for Bungie.
Sound: Truly the best part, I think. The musical score for the game is absolutely amazing. The music is perfect for the game and it sets the mood while entering at perfect times to make certain parts of the game more exciting. Also the sound effects are awesome. Making a nade blow up and actually hearing the sound of sand falling down as a result just brings chills to my spine. Truly a masterpiece.
Suggestions: This game just screams sequel.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: October 5, 2004.

Overall: This is by far the best game ever made. But when Halo 2 comes out that will be the best game ever made and it will stay that way.
Gameplay: I have had this game for more than two years and im still not tired of it, and ive already pre-ordered Hlao 2.
Graphics: The best graphics that have ever been put into a game. This is just one amazing piece of work.
Sound: This game has great sound and as usual, and its a little obvious this got game of the year.Its a shame every magazine in the world didnt this a perfect score.
Suggestions: get started on Halo 3

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: September 22, 2004.

Overall: its a pretty fun game. the story is lame though. if u play it once it gets pretty lame, even with the different levels of play.
the biggest reason y i play this game is the multiplayer feature with system link, or XB connect.
this is definetly a jiant party game
Gameplay: desent but single player could be better.
controlls are good but needs more tactical moves like leaning
Graphics: solid visuals with guns, terrian, and enemys. Though if you have a darker tv or high def, it gets very dark very fast
Sound: excellent sound though the first song they play you get the impression you are going to fight monks
Suggestions: all of the problems.........

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: September 2, 2004.

Overall: lets see best game of all time soon to be second only to halo2 this game truly owns my sole not really but poetically yes
Gameplay: intense i played co-op with my friend he litrally peed his panse i dont joke he smelled of urine till we paused good thing it was at his house not mine
Graphics: one of the best visual games out there splinter cell might be better but.....i dont think so halo is better
Sound: besides the assualt riffle sounding whimpy everything else was awsome i especially liked when marines would say something like get up so i can kill you again ( !&%$@#* mendoza)
Suggestions: i want to be able to blow those dropships out of the sky

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: August 22, 2004.

Overall: unspeakably the best game ever everyone knows ddddddduuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhh whats to argu?
Gameplay: intense fighting and sweet guns gtg get this game you will be amazed ,the multi player ... dude the best !!
Graphics: great graphics i was amazed , awesome stuff the covenant look brutal but the grunt needs an upgrade...
Sound: sound effects are awesome ... thee best all the screams and yells from marines are good and roaring guns are cool.
Suggestions: halo 2 gonna be sweet just keep up the work bungie work on little details woaw why am i talkin 2nd one is almost out on shelfs!!!!!!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: August 9, 2004.

Gameplay: this game had the best levels and all the
best enemies... my props to microsoft for
making the best game ever to obe
thought of
Graphics: these are the best graphics that anyone
can ever think of... the only problem is
that i wish they could make more
glitches....like in every level

Sound: pretty good sounds... although they are
not the greatest everything else makes
up for this little part
Suggestions: no suggestions just MAJOR props... best
game ever

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 80 %

Date reviewed: August 4, 2004.

Overall: THE greatest game in computing history, i dont care what all you half life bums think, this wupps half life and all its mods combined, this is gaming, i bought this game nearly 2 years ago now, and im still playing it now, ive nearly played this game every day since i got it, fantastic graphics, (in my opinion), fantastic sound, sensational gameplay, beats all other games, the only game you will ever need....EVER.
Gameplay: Like i said the greatest game ever, what more can you ask for killing, many different species, lots of blood, marines getting killed left right and centre, first person shooting + flying + driving and an awesome multiplayer aswell, how can anyone ask for more, this is all types of games in one, including beat em ups, ooooooo killing an elite with ya fists, cant get any better than that (well until HALO 2 that is).
Graphics: In my opinion ace, has its flaws i will admit but still watching a frag grenade explode in the middle of a jackal gathering and watchin the plasma grenade stick to an elite is alrite in my book, and as for the blood, even tho its all diff coloured, (what you expect, aliens havin red blood), also the water effects are brilliant, and as for the detail on Master Chief...well its just ace.
Sound: Listening to the scorpion tank unleash its fury on the banshee, hearing an elite scream for help when you kick ten lots of **** out of it, well what more can you ask for.
Suggestions: No suggestion at all, you have created by far the greatest game ever, well done bungie and microsoft. I pay my homage to ya.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: August 1, 2004.

Overall: Oh come on you already know. The best FPS ever made. Ive had this game for more than 2 years and it still amazes me. A more Perfect combat game youll never see. Join the rest of the human race and buy it now.
Gameplay: Flawless. It brings to life every sci-fi fans dreams as soon as you start playing. These controls have single handedly redefined how FPS's are played. A true work of art.
Graphics: I have no words to describe the graphics but since you need 100...how bout Perfect, Flawless, Amazing, Incredible, Unreal etc, etc.
Sound: Are you kidding?! I own the CD single where Master Chief raps about the Covenant being a bunch of alien !&%$@#* . Perfect war music. Perfect Monk music. Perfect in every way.
Suggestions: Halo forever.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: July 22, 2004.

Overall: Now this is one of those games you just got to have, very good Campeign
and also very good multiplayer.

Now the weapons are just so powerfull they will blast you out of your seat and blow your hands off with the recoil of the controll pads vibration.
There are a vast range of weapons from handgun to RPG (Rocket prepelled grenade).

So i say get out there and buy it!
Gameplay: The gameplay very easy to pick up its 1 of those games you just pick up the controller and learn it within a few minutes.

its a very realistic game that just gets your adrenalin pumping
Graphics: Now on to visual Eg. The grass has been patched in which means it actually looks like real grass it is truely amazing and the graphics on the guns are also very good personally the best iv seen so far
Sound: Now sound this is the good part even the sightest bang in the game will blow your ears clean off dont let that put you off ;)
Suggestions: Keep up the good work guy you do me proud ;)

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: July 21, 2004.

Overall: I think this is one of the best first person shooters ever. The controls fit the game perfectly. This game also has a great storyline and great graphics
Gameplay: One of the best games ever. The gameplay is so addicting. I don't know how many times I've played slayer or done the single player campaign.
Graphics: Great graphics in this game. I love the textures on the environments and the convenant look amazing. The vehicles also look amazing.
Sound: Fantastic sound in this game. I love the sound the elites make when they're angry and the sounds the grunts make when they're scared. The weapons and vehicles also sound great.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: June 21, 2004.

Overall: This game is the best game on xbox. No other game has given me the enjoyment halo did the very first time I played it. It is a great game with a great story line and even better multiplayer.
Gameplay: The gameplay is awsome, the fit the controls just right to the xbox controller and its easy to pick up. Single Player is great and playing campaign on co-op mode is a blast. The multiplayer is great and even better with system link.
Graphics: The visuals were great at their time and are still good compared to some games out now. They could have been a little more polished but they were fantastic back in 2001.
Sound: The sound is great, the bullets flying past you in multiplayer, vehicles and guns sound awsome. The soundtrack is great.
Suggestions: Need Halo 2 NOW!!!!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: May 15, 2004.

Overall: Released alongside the Xbox itself in 2001,Halo is truly the killer app for the Xbox. The graphics,the sounds,everything takes advantage of the Xbox's awesome power. The multiplayer is one of the best I've seen since Super Smash Bros. Melee! I can't say enough positive things about Halo. All I can say is,bring on Halo 2!
Gameplay: The controls are quick and responsive,with the only weakness being the initially aggravating vehicle controls.
Graphics: From the massive environments to the highly detailed characters and weapons,Halo,even to this day,has some of the best graphics ever seen.
Sound: The voice acting is dead-on,from the Marines' smack talk,to the screams of the Grunts. The environmental sounds are highly realistic,as well as weapon noises. However,it's music that earns sound the 5.0 rating.
Suggestions: My suggestion for improvement is this:Support bots for multiplayer!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: May 15, 2004.

Overall: Is best game ever a description? Its a shame no other FPS can compete with its quality. It is a bit short, and doesn't allow for many options in MP though. Still its fun and excellently designed. A work of art.
Gameplay: Battling aliens has never been this fun. Running them over in a jeep, or blowing them 50 feet into the air with a few grenades, or dropping one from hundreds of yards away with a sniper rifle, this is stuff dreams are made of, mine anyway.
Graphics: Visual description: EXCELLENT
Textures are great, and bump-mapping boggles the mind. I love draw distances, and hence I love Halo. Sure it isn't photo-realistic, but its really nice anyway.
Sound: I love hearing explosions, automatic gunfire, and little aliens scream like pigs as I lay waste to them. The theme music is some of the best in any game.
Suggestions: It sounds like the sequel will have everything I could ask for. More is definitely better.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: May 14, 2004.

Overall: normally i despise shooters but this one is tight
the graphics,sound, every thing just plain kicks. I esspecialy love stomping all over my friends in multiplayer.
Gameplay: The gamplay is simply put
mind blowing. The controls are perfectly set so when i first played i instinctivly new the controls after they were mentiond once. The story is a great addiion to the awsome gameplay.
Graphics: The graphics were awsome. No doa3 but still completely perfect. The well orcestrating and ever melding graphics as you took down the blue blooded covenant.
Sound: The sound is great. The bullets of 10 marines' guns all pounding out while grunts screem for their lives is just blissful.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: May 6, 2004.

Overall: The best game ive ever had the pleasure of playing. Getting this game is the best choice you could make, especially due to the new low prices. XBOX wouldn't be the same without it
Gameplay: You can't get much better than this, with a smooth story line finished off with a twist to excite any gamer. Smooth running controls to add to the already stunning handling of the game.
Graphics: As one of the first XBOX games out, you would expect many improvements over the years. But this game still falls above many games in quality and . Although levels tend to repeat the same type of rooms over and over, the enemy gives you little chance to notice.
Sound: Great sound. It really takes affect on the library level, giving you the feeling of danger. The sound in this game doesn't irritate you like others will, even after you have played it for hours and hours.
Suggestions: For a game that has been said as the best on xbox, you wouldn't find many suggestions to give. I was a little disapointed at not being able to use banshees in multiplayer though.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: April 27, 2004.

Overall: Best game I've ever played. If the sequel is better I'll never get anything done in life, since I'll be playing Halo 2 nonstop. I'd give it a 4.9 if that was an option, just to leave room for Halo 2 to get a 5 (hopefully), but !&%$@#* if it doesn't deserve a 5. 29 months and still going strong! Multiplayer ensures this game will never grow old.
Gameplay: Controls are perfect. Action is perfect. Physics are amazing. Just the right combination of fps, storyline, adventure, etc.
Graphics: Stunning. Is it really going to get better without going to XBOX 2? It is amazing that they got this kind of quality out of a launch title.
Sound: Incredible, and at times creepy. Try hooking this bad boy up to a good surround sound system. You hear things you wish weren't there!
Suggestions: Drop the bomb with Halo 2!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: April 5, 2004.

Overall: Halo is the best first person shooter of our time, bar-none. This game is an action simulator, not a treasure hunt for keys or switches to open doors. The unique thing about Halo is that you can only carry 2 guns and 2 types of grenades, which not only gives a realistic feel, but adds a great strategic element to the game. Single player lasted me at least 24 hours, just because of the legendary, a near impossible game, but it was very fun and worth the time. Then their is mutliplayer. O how sweet it is! Up to 16 players can play by connecting up to 4 xboxs and it's the greatest multiplayer explerience of all time! From driving vehicles,destroying aliens,and owning friends in multiplayer, Halo is the best FPS of all time, and you owe it to yourself to pick up this baby!
Gameplay: Greatest gameplay in a game ever. This game could have been broken down into 2 seperate games with all the stuff you can do! Going from 1st person shooter to driving a tank or jeep is flawless and easy, no loading times. Switching guns and executing shots is simple and becomes very easy when you get used to it. And it is also the greatest grenade using game, its so easy and well executed, you will be at Bungies mercy!
Graphics: The greatest graphics in a game I have ever seen. The visuals are simply stunning and it trully shows what the xbox can do.
Sound: This to me is the weekest part of Halo, but it is still great! From the trashtalking marines to the high pitched voices of the grunts, to the "wart wart warts" of charging elites, the voice acting is dead on, the best I've ever seen in a video game. My only problem is that with my stereo, the bullets don't sound as powerfull as they should be, but it's probably my fault anyway!
Suggestions: Please please please release Halo 2 in the summer, I can't wait much longer! I need this game!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: March 20, 2004.

Overall: When I first played Xbox, Iplayed Halo, I was so impressed and about 2 hours later I found out I was getting Halo and Xbox. I was so happy. I played it for hours, and unfortunetly I had the game beat by the end of the day. Now don't get me wrong this is one hell of a game, but I like replay value and this game lacks horribly in that category. I had the game beat on legendary by February, 5 person Halo is a blast, but multiplayer is the only reason I give this game 1.5 I love multiplayer! But the fact of the matter is this isn't a very good game.
Gameplay: I like it between December '01 - February '02. Then I got bored of it. No replay value, No extras to keep me playing this game.
Graphics: The visuals are nothing short of amazing. Not as amazing as DOA3, but amazing. The detail in the dirt, blood, and alien were great, one (okay about the only) of the best aspects in the game.
Sound: Great sounds from the guns, to your teamates, to the aliens screaming "Run, He'll kill us all" I love it. The grenade's (exspcially Plasma) sounds were awsome.
Suggestions: I must admit I cannot wait for Halo 2. But Hurry up and make it! Halo was the main reason I wanted Xbox And I was very dissapointed. Add some replay value to Halo 2, and alot more levels. 8 isn't enough.

Overall: 30 %
Gameplay: 20 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: March 14, 2004.

Overall: I remember when I first got my Xbox through EB Games. The excitement of setting it up and the ensuing debate of just which game to play first. I settled on Halo and sat back in wonderment (even playing on my cheezy old 13" tv).

This game has doubtlessly changed the way combat games (especially with intriguing storylines) will be made for the next 5-10 years. The originality factor is high, if a bit inspired by its predecessors Half-Life and even Doom--but it pays sweet homage.

Its system of controls has become the standard of almost every FPS on the Xbox since its release.
Gameplay: For the first time player, the controls take a little while to get used to, however they are intuitive and are adjustable for the most comfortable gaming experience.

You have the options of piloting all sorts of vehicles in concert with the storyline, which is arduous but has a great payoff.
Graphics: The visuals of Halo, like so much of the rest of the game's aspects, have set the standard level of expectations from us gamers. Some may find them slightly less than perfect, but to me they made a totally immersive gaming experience.
Sound: The sound of Halo is in depth and varies in style and mood as you progress through different areas and situations. All in all, the soundtrack itself is excellent, as well as the foley/sound effects. The voice acting is quite good.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: March 8, 2004.

Overall: Overall this is one of the best games ive ever played ive been playing for over a year now and im still not bored of it I dont know what it is, but other game designers should figure it out and make more games like it.
Gameplay: The gameplay is amazing the whole story behind the game is so complex you really cant grasp the whole thing playing the game through once it also has an amazing multiplayer option.
Graphics: The graphics are really good for the time it came out. Sence then the graphics on games have inproved but I still say that this game wins overall even with old graphics.
Sound: The sounds are great. All the songs in the game match the postion you are in the game so perfectly you sometimes forget theres even music playing because it gets you so involved in the game.
Suggestions: No sugestions I dont think it could get any better but well see when Halo 2 comes out.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: March 3, 2004.

Overall: The only game I will ever give a 5.0(except maybe Halo 2)I became completly addicted to this game.Great storyline and the best multiplayer in any games so far!
Gameplay: I love this game. Great vehicles, great guns, great levels, great storyline, great characters, and most important great multiplayer.
Graphics: Great Graphics probably the best of it's day but is now out dated(just by a little)The levels are really good.
Sound: Good sounds. Machine gun fire sounds great so does the bazooka. Vehicles sound good, nothing special. I love how the grunts, elites, jackals, and hunters all scream when you shoot them.
Suggestions: Possibly the best game ever!!Keep it up!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 90 %

Date reviewed: February 29, 2004.

Overall: One Word.....BEST GAME EVER!!!! This game has everything you could ever want in a video game. The reason I like this game so much is because you never get bored of it. Every aspect of the game is done with so much detail and attention, there is no way you can no like the game.
Gameplay: The gameplay is awesome! What is there to complain about. Controls are set perfect. Runs very smoothly.
Graphics: This is the high point of the game. Graphically it is the best game on Xbox. The graphics make this game stand out from the rest. The detail is incredible.
Sound: With 5.1 surround sound you can not go wrong with this game. It has awesome sound in everything aspect of the game from grenades to voice acting.
Suggestions: Make more guns. And that really isn't a problem, it would just be nice.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: February 21, 2004.

Overall: This game was the reason I bought my Xbox. I purchased the Adrenaline pack so that I could play this bad boy right from the go. And let me tell you. It didn't disappoint in the slightest.
Gameplay: The visuals and story and sound are just amazing in this game. Very well done job. Looking forwars to Halo2 without a doubt.

I have played Halo on XBC but tend to get my @$$ handed to me in rather quick fashion. (Seems like people spend alot of time playing this game. LOL) But I really enjoy it anyway even if I suck in multiplayer death match. It's still a beautiful game and a treat to play against others.
Graphics: This game is beautiful and I'm sure no one needs to be told that. You only need to play it once and you can see why it was GOTY.
Sound: Just as in visuals, this game is sweet in the sound dept as well. I love blastin away alien scum through the stereo speakers.
Suggestions: Just give us Halo2.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 90 %

Cpt HindGrinder
Date reviewed: February 21, 2004.

Overall: Is there really anything to say. It's the best XBox game there is, even though it is now over 2 years old. Halo has everything a true gamer wants. As some of you may know, OXM apologized for not giving Halo a 9.9999, due to that they didn't know everything they know now about Halo. Multiplayers i [f]ucking amazing as well! Everytime friends come over, it's the only thing we play all night. It's get's even better with lan parties (System-Linking with 4 other xbox's) as well as Xbox Connect, which allows you yo play online.
Gameplay: It's the funnest game there is. Never gets boring. Some levels are a little repetitive though.
Graphics: Sweet. Lighting effects are awsome considering when this game was made. The enviornment in Multi player is gorgeous
Sound: Hmmmm Well i dont pay attention to it that much, but I can't say that it's bad....I notice the sound everyonce in awhile, iam to concentrated on the game!
Suggestions: Hurry up making Halo 2, and don't push it any further back than Fall...

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Iron Centurion
Date reviewed: February 19, 2004.

Overall: The Best video game I have ever played in my life. I look forward to Halo 2 and hopefully Halo 3 and 4.
Gameplay: All I can say is that this game is Fast, Exciting, Fun, Challanging, AI and intreaction with AI is awesome, Interaction with the different machines and weapons is awesome.
Graphics: Halo has brought the standards of video game graphics and play up to a new level from previous video games.
Sound: The sounds are awesome. Although I do not have the best sound system in the world to hear them on, they sound really terrific.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 100 %

Date reviewed: February 18, 2004.

Overall: cmon, who hasn't played or heard of this game? in fact, so my review isn't like the many others on this site, i'm gonna grade halo on todays standards. most people know the story (uber marine cyborg fights aliens and destroys a little halo thing). since this was a very original concept (at least to me), the game gets a 5 in that department.
Gameplay: i can name 2 games off my head that have used this type of control/gameplay engine after seeing how big a hit Halo was. what's not to love? run, shoot, melee attack, and (in 2 am multiplayer matches) hump the dead bodies by crouching a lot on em :D (and i know i'm not the only one who finds this funny). meh, my only complaints are the sniping (it's too hard to do head shots!!!) and cheap respawn deaths.
Graphics: wow, this game really looks over 2 years old. blocky character models (i still roll my eyes when i see Cortana) and the good ole "have i been in this hallway/tunnel before?" bring this game down. guns look nice though, and so do explosions and the death physics :).
Sound: da da da DAAA, da da da DAAA, da da da DAAA da da DAAA da da da DAAAA (sorry, but even when i go for months without playing halo, i can still hum the theme to it :D). anyways, besides the ubercool theme, a lot of the tunes are repeated, but the voices are good and so are the vehicles and gun noises. odd fun fact : the lady who did cortana's voice is the same who did princess peach in Super Mario Sunshine -_-;
Suggestions: good job on halo :). however, if you screw halo 2 up.... well i'm still gonna buy it and enjoy the hell out of it but pleez don't screw up :D. my actual suggestions to them are sound in multiplayer matches (custom soundtracks, in game tunes, whatever), and some killer easter eggs to make playing the single player mode more worthwile (like unlocking new maps, or better yet a map editor, new skins for mp characters, and just some new stuff)

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 90 %

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Has It Really Been 5 Years?
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Halo Storyline Overview
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Halo Tournament Coming To Nashville
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No Halo Handheld
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Halo Xbox Hits 4 Million Sold Copies
After two years at the top of the Xbox charts, Halo has finally proven the wise Confucian adage, "All other games can just piss off and die."

Halo Shooting Grounds
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HALO Novel Released
Random House announced today that Eric Nylund is entering into Bungie’s HALO game world once more with a new novel based on the game called HALO: FIRST STRIKE (Del Rey Mass Market Original; released on December 15th; $6.99).

Special Edition Soundtrack For Halo
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Halo PC Gone Gold
Microsoft Game Studios, Bungie Studios and Gearbox Software today announced that Halo for Windows has gone gold and is scheduled to hit store shelves.

Wal-Mart Pulls Halo Off Shelves
In response to the alleged sniper shootings in West Virginia, Wal-Mart has pulled both Halo and Grand Theft Auto from shelves.

State-of-the-Art Gaming Center Opens
GameLords opens in California with a Halo tournament on 65’ HDTV’s. There needs to be a chain of GameLords everywhere so I can play!

A New Milestone for Halo
One of the best games on the Xbox, Halo: Combat Evolved, has just sold over three million copies worldwide!

The Blood Gulch Chronicles - Halo
Friends over at RedvsBlue.com has started their own internet sitcom featuring Halo. It’s quite funny and all Halo fans should go and check it out.

Are You America’s Biggest Halo Fan ?
Are you a Halo Fan? Sure you are, who isn’t. But are you REALLY a Halo fan? Enough so that you could claim the title of America’s Biggest Halo Fan ? Microsoft Games is on a search to find the #1 Halo Fan.

Halo National Champion Announced
Halo National Championship Final Today
Another Halo Tournament!
Halo Breaks Lan Tourney Record
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Halo 2 at E3?
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Halo Hits 1 Million Mark In Record Time
Halo: Game of the Year!
No Halo 1.5
Halo Outtakes!
1st Halo Staff Review
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