Halo: Combat Evolved

Halo: Combat Evolved

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    6,272,286
  • Date Added:
    October 17, 2003
  • File Size:
    131.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,793
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

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.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 483 votes

    • 5 star 351
    • 4 star 65
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 38
  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 483 votes

    • 5 star 351
    • 4 star 65
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 38
  • My rating

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1-10 of 430

  • 4 stars

    "I hope that I can figure out how to do this. ."

    April 13, 2013   |   By poppabear1978

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    still not sure how to do this

    Cons

    technology sucks

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

  • 5 stars

    "this game is awesome"

    January 11, 2013   |   By amadli3

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    not support my laptop

    Cons

    great game

    Summary

    great game

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5 stars

    "Awesome game! btu whats the product code?"

    August 17, 2012   |   By SGTTHERMALTAKE

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Awesome game,
    Great PvP,
    Awesome weapons,
    and good graphics for it's time.

    Cons

    I don't know what the product code is. some one help?

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5 stars

    "Brilliant!"

    July 21, 2012   |   By dinxton2

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    ..........

    Cons

    ..........

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5 stars

    "A "Must Play""

    June 27, 2012   |   By NitClot

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I think the history is awesome, the multiplayer is also very good. The developer did a awesome job of making this video game.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little bit laggy, and the DEMO version shows less of 2% of what you can do in the FULL game.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1 stars

    "it didnt work"

    February 13, 2012   |   By spork2007

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    there where None

    Cons

    It wouldn't work, and kept telling me that my internet was down.

    Summary

    if anybody knows a REAL site to download from please let me know

    Reply to this review Read reply (1)

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5 stars

    "you need mods"

    February 07, 2012   |   By thedarkelite555

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    ITS A FUN GAME!!!AND ITS FREE!!

    Cons

    you need mods to make trial version more funner like more vehicles and cool weapons and in multiplayer to many people hack,flirt,sexiul abuse,virtual abuse,and take the game to serously!

    Summary

    ITS A FUN GAME BUT YOU NEED MODS AND YOU NEED ANTI VIRUS BECUASE TO MANY HACK I ALMOST GOT MY COMPUTER HACKED BY PLAYING THIS GAME!!WARNING WATCH OUT WHAT SERVER U GET ON IN MULTIPLAYER!!over all the game is really fun but if u want more of the game without paying u need to download mods i use SNAKE MOD but thats for champain only not multiplyer these are some multiplayer mods u might need to make the game funner snow gulch,gruntwars,H3BLOODGULCH,and u can find the rest at mods.com/halotrial and i would prefure you to get anti virus so u wont get hacked like i did i am a pro at halo trail been playing almost my whole life so u should take advice from me

    Updated on May 30, 2012

    GET CALL OF DUTY MONDERN WARFARE 3 AND CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS ON PS3 AND XBOX360!

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1 stars

    "The download from cnet would not open up to play."

    February 06, 2012   |   By curt07

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I downloaded the game and the Icon did not open up anything to play the game. so i feel like I downloaded a virus or something,because there was no game to open up and play.

    Cons

    what a joke this download was. I downloaded crossfire and that the only game from cnet that ever played. so i don'tthink I will ever go thru the time to download a game and then it wont open up to play from cnet again.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1 stars

    "Download stopped near the end"

    December 14, 2011   |   By tazmo8448

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    None while on a limited broadband connection this thing cost me MBs then stopped.

    Cons

    Downloaded the Crossfire game and came to find that it is an internet game only and this game got over three quarters downloaded then stopped and charged me the MBs....bummer

    Summary

    Not worth the effort....will stick to the review section

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5 stars

    "goooddd game!!"

    December 07, 2011   |   By ross2788

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    easy to play, good graphics, intense action on hard mode(i cant finish it).damn!

    Cons

    too shooooorrrtttt trial! they should give the full version for free!! hehehe

    Summary

    very good game!

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

  • Results 1-10 of 430

    Add Your Review

    Login or create an account to post a review.

    You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Halo: Combat Evolved
    Add Your Review

    The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
    Click here to review our site terms of use.

    Update your review

    Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
    Submit

    The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
    Click here to review our site terms of use.

     
    see all reviews +

    Full Specifications

    +
    General
    Publisher Microsoft Game Studios
    Publisher web site http://www.microsoft.com/games/
    Release Date October 17, 2003
    Date Added October 17, 2003
    Version
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory First-Person Shooters
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 98
    Additional Requirements DirectX 9 drivers
    Download Information
    File Size 131.03MB
    File Name halotrialsetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 6,272,286
    Downloads Last Week 2,793
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations One single-player mission, one multiplayer map
    Price $19.99
     
    read more +

    More Products to Consider

    Close[x]

    Submit a problem report for Halo: Combat Evolved

    Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

    Problem:

    The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

    The download link does not work

    The software has a newer version

    The product contains malicious software

    Other

    Description:

    Please select a feedback type.

    Please enter a description.

    Submit Problem Report

    Close[x]

    Problem Report submitted

    Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

    OK