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  • Summary: Enter the mysterious world of Halo, an alien planet shaped like a ring. As mankind's super soldier Master Chief, you must uncover the secrets of Halo and fend off the attacking Covenant. During your missions, you'll battle on foot, in vehicles, inside, and outside with alien and humanEnter the mysterious world of Halo, an alien planet shaped like a ring. As mankind's super soldier Master Chief, you must uncover the secrets of Halo and fend off the attacking Covenant. During your missions, you'll battle on foot, in vehicles, inside, and outside with alien and human weaponry. Your objectives include attacking enemy outposts, raiding underground labs for advanced technology, rescuing fallen comrades, and sniping enemy forces. Halo also lets you battle three other players via intense split screen combat or fight cooperatively with a friend through the single-player missions. Expand
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  1. Positive: 68 out of 68
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  1. 100
    This immersive sci-fi epic delivers both an expansive story and electrifying first-person combat, making it one of 2001's best games.
  2. The attention to detail blew me away. The graphics are beyond anything I imagined.
  3. Xbox Nation Magazine
    100
    Halo is quite simply the closest thing we have ever experienced to a living, breathing alternate universe. [Jan 2002, p.72]
  4. It may be the best FPS ever created. Yet from my personal standpoint, Halo is one the greatest games ever created. Ever.
  5. I started playing Halo early one afternoon. Several hours in, I figured I should probably take a break to get a bite to eat, so I said to myself, "I'll just finish this one level first". Suffice to say, I never did get around to eating much that day.
  6. 95
    Weighing in with 13 maps, 26+ game modes, and a slew of adjustable options, Halo is a veritable cornucopia of multiplayer goodness. Add System Link Support to the fray, and you're looking all night frag-filled benders.
  7. The animation on each Marine you encounter is remarkable, possessing almost endless moving parts and distinct facial features, while the lighting, textures, and massive landscapes prove Halo and the Xbox to be without equal on the console market.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 39 out of 518
  1. CJT.
    Jan 21, 2002
    10
    Awesome Game. 16 player is sweet.
  2. Nov 13, 2010
    10
    This is my attempt at a helpful NO SPOILER review.
    With popularity you get hate. Halo has gained many fans over the years, but it has also
    This is my attempt at a helpful NO SPOILER review.
    With popularity you get hate. Halo has gained many fans over the years, but it has also gained many haters. The reasons that I have heard that people do not like Halo are its originality, itâ
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  3. Justin
    Aug 16, 2003
    10
    The only game I've played that could come to Halo's level is Frequency for PS2. The things I like about this game are the music, The only game I've played that could come to Halo's level is Frequency for PS2. The things I like about this game are the music, the graphics, and the storyline. I wish I could give it a 20. Expand
  4. Aug 6, 2013
    10
    ESTE 10 LO PONGO POR UNA SOLA RAZÓN: PERFECCIÓN Y ORIGINALIDAD; NOS LLEVA A UN MUNDO Y UNA HISTORIA TOTALMENTE FUERA DE LO COMÚN Y ADEMAS NOSESTE 10 LO PONGO POR UNA SOLA RAZÓN: PERFECCIÓN Y ORIGINALIDAD; NOS LLEVA A UN MUNDO Y UNA HISTORIA TOTALMENTE FUERA DE LO COMÚN Y ADEMAS NOS MUESTRA LA CAPACIDAD QUE TIENE MICROSOFT DE IMPRESIONAR. Expand
  5. Sep 14, 2019
    10
    Ningún videojuego es perfecto, y este obviamente no es la excepción.
    Su principal problema es el diseño de los mapas de las misiones (dos
    Ningún videojuego es perfecto, y este obviamente no es la excepción.
    Su principal problema es el diseño de los mapas de las misiones (dos misiones en específico), que se vio muy afectado por el corto tiempo de desarrollo del juego. A mí personalmente me gustan todos los niveles, pero viéndolo desde una perspectiva más "objetiva", los niveles "La Biblioteca" y "Dos traiciones" son horrorosos, y lo peor es que este último es exactamente el mismo nivel que "Ataque a la sala de control" (que ya de por sí era repetitivo) solo que con otra ambientación y con el Flood.
    Fuera de ese problema principal solo hay errores pequeños, como el hecho de que un vehículo a 0.0001 km/h pueda matarte, que la Magnum esté OP y que los Hunters en Legendario sean tan vulnerables si usas la Magnum o el Francotirador.
    Esos problemas al final terminan opacados por muchísimas virtudes; la agilización de los FPS en consolas, una historia interesente, giros argumentales muy bien logrados, un multijugador variado, personalizable y adictivo, y mecánicas innovadoras que aún en 2019 encuentras en juegos actuales.
    Entiendo que a muchos no les guste el juego, pero una cosa es que no te guste y otra es que pienses que es un juego sobrevalorado e ignores el ENORME impacto que tuvo en la industria de los videojuegos.
    Para mí y para muchos, este juego fue, es y siempre será una obra maestra.
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  6. AaronM
    Jun 23, 2008
    9
    This was a great game. Not as good as the Half-Life series, but stiil very good. Then there was Halo 2 (crap), and Halo 3 couldn't fully This was a great game. Not as good as the Half-Life series, but stiil very good. Then there was Halo 2 (crap), and Halo 3 couldn't fully recover. Ten years from now, we'll be saying "Remember the time when Halo was good?" 2001 - 2003 FTW! Expand
  7. BrainwashCommittee
    Nov 11, 2004
    0
    What are you people thinking. Really. This game is terrible. There are about 4 types of guns and about 3 different types of enemies. Oh look! What are you people thinking. Really. This game is terrible. There are about 4 types of guns and about 3 different types of enemies. Oh look! a monster! buts he's red, not blue! holy crap! what a different creature! its the same creature, but its a different color, which must make it different! Really people. This game is bad. Look at the PC. The game have much superior graphics, the controls are a hell of a lot easier to use, and to top it all off, the game costs less! Come on now people...smarten up. Buy a game actually WORTH your money. Expand

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#1 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001
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#1 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2001