Halo: Combat Evolved

Halo: Combat Evolved

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 483 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
Not available
File Size:
131.03MB
Date Added:
October 17, 2003
Price:
Free to try (One single-player mission, one multiplayer map); $19.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
6,257,278
Downloads Last Week:
2,879
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
DirectX 9 drivers

Editors' review

Two years after the phenomenal success of Halo for the Xbox, Microsoft has finally ported this first-person alien shooter to Windows--just in time to promote the release of Halo 2 for Xbox. In Halo, you control the Master Chief, an enhanced soldier awakened from cryogenic sleep to save humankind from a nasty group of aliens called the Covenant. Although the PC version only adds a few maps and loses the cooperative mode, the impressive graphics, exciting gameplay, and variety of weapons and vehicles make Halo worth a try for any fans of first-person shooters.

The demo features two vehicles, a substantive single-player mission, and one multiplayer map that supports up to 16 players on the GameSpy network. Both enemy and friendly intelligence are realistic, and a unique (for two years ago) defense system with rechargeable shields allows for intense firefights that don't permanently cripple the Master Chief. Once learned, the mouse-steering system allows for some fancy driving. The environments look awesome, and a subtle soundtrack enhances the experience. Be warned that the listed system requirements are a bare minimum. Adjusting video settings may be necessary to improve performance on some systems.

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  • All Versions:

    4.4

    out of 483 votes

    • 5 star: 351
    • 4 star: 65
    • 3 star: 24
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 38
  • Current Version:

    4.4

    out of 483 votes

    • 5 star: 351
    • 4 star: 65
    • 3 star: 24
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 38
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