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Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

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  • Summary: Halo 2: Anniversary comes to PC as the next installment in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Now optimized for PC, experience the impeccably remastered edition of the original Halo 2 game. Following the destruction of Halo, humankind experiences a short-lived victory. Eager for revenge, theHalo 2: Anniversary comes to PC as the next installment in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Now optimized for PC, experience the impeccably remastered edition of the original Halo 2 game. Following the destruction of Halo, humankind experiences a short-lived victory. Eager for revenge, the Covenant launches a surprise attack on Earth, but they find themselves ill-prepared to defeat the UNSC’s home fleet and are forced to flee into slipspace. When the Master Chief pursues his overzealous enemies, they discover yet another Halo ring, uncovering long-buried secrets, including an unlikely ally, that will dramatically alter the course of the Human-Covenant Conflict forever. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 17, 2020
    90
    Halo 2 is Halo 2, period. Now it is playable on PC. So, if you have a PC and didn’t play Halo 2, you know what to do.
  2. May 17, 2020
    90
    Halo 2: Anniversary is an excellent game, bringing fantastic first-person action and a compelling continuation of the story. The characters - Master Chief, Arbiter, Oracle, and more, all bring something to the table in a well-done script. Even those who just come for the shooting will likely be engrossed with what's happening in the plot. Of course, Halo 2's emphasis is still on shooting action, and it delivers that.
  3. May 17, 2020
    70
    The port of Halo 2: Anniversary is good in many ways, but suffers from big issues in others. Overall, it's fine — but "fine" isn't good enough for Halo.
  4. May 27, 2020
    70
    Halo 2 Anniversary is a blast to play, but like the other games in The Master Chief Collection, it has problems, too. The non-stop action is occasionally sidelined by bugs, so patiently wait for fixes.
  5. May 15, 2020
    60
    An excellent port of the Xbox game but the original is now so old it’s becoming difficult to enjoy even for veteran fans.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Aug 8, 2020
    10
    I experienced Halo 2 for the first time in this version, and man, they blew it out of the park. Thanks to being able to switch between theI experienced Halo 2 for the first time in this version, and man, they blew it out of the park. Thanks to being able to switch between the original and remastered versions seamlessly, I could appreciate how faithfully they recreated everything, unlike Halo CE Anniversary. Halo 2, itself, has the best single-player campaign I have ever played in my life. Expand
  2. Aug 14, 2020
    10
    First rodeo with Halo 2 and fantastic graphics, music and voice acting elevate strong gameplay.
  3. Dec 13, 2020
    10
    Игра на 10 из 10. Эпичная, даже круче звездных войн, всем рекомендую настоятельно.
  4. Nov 9, 2020
    9
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  5. Dec 16, 2020
    8
    Halo 2 is a bigger, better and more varied and interesting Halo 1. It evolves the sandbox with amazing new weapons like the Energy Sword,Halo 2 is a bigger, better and more varied and interesting Halo 1. It evolves the sandbox with amazing new weapons like the Energy Sword, there are a lot more sprawling levels like the first maps of CE, and ones that are a bit more tighter feel tense and immersing. The whole Arbitre story line is a brilliant and unexpected addition that fleshes out the world and adds more interest to Halo 2's antagonists. The game is pretty as it is, but the Anniversary edition, unlike the first game's remaster treatment, improves the visuals tenfold. Like the first Halo, Halo 2 is still fresh and still worth playing today, but unlike Halo 1, this game is truly great without any caveats (UNLESS WE'RE TALKING THE ENDING) Expand
  6. Dec 10, 2020
    8
    More grenades. New guns. New vehicles. Dual wield = fun. Assault rifle is better, and burst. Flashlight. No healthbar, only shields. NoMore grenades. New guns. New vehicles. Dual wield = fun. Assault rifle is better, and burst. Flashlight. No healthbar, only shields. No sprinting. Cannot detach turrets. You play as Arbitor/Covenant - Elites vs Brutes. Graphics are good, faces are realistic. 8.5/10 Expand
  7. Sep 7, 2020
    1
    What a terrible game design keeps on going in this game too. They thought the making aim bot and avoiding from your shots make enemyWhat a terrible game design keeps on going in this game too. They thought the making aim bot and avoiding from your shots make enemy intelligent. But it's not! In playing Normal difficulty, the enemy AI beats you from every place. It's being really boring after a while later. Just running to checkpoints to avoid enemy will be the only option at next levels. Difficulty impossibly hard even in playing normal. The developers have no idea how to design a correct game play balance. Expand

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