Halo: Combat Evolved -- Anniversary Edition (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2011)
About this product
|Released to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of Microsoft's seminal gaming franchise, Halo: Combat Evolved -- Anniversary offers remastered sound and visuals, seven of the most popular multiplayer maps in franchise history, full achievement support, and online co-op via Xbox Live.|
Halo is a futuristic first-person shooter that casts you in the role of a genetically enhanced super-soldier known only by his rank, Master Chief. Notable features include rechargeable energy shields, allowing soldiers to quickly recover from enemy damage, and the ability to drive or pilot four types of vehicles. Master Chief will also be able to use ten types of weapons on the battlefield, from assault rifles and rocket launchers to plasma grenades and shotguns.
In the most obvious sense, the "Halo" is a space station built in the shape of an enormous rotating wheel. As the wheel spins, it creates centrifugal force that mimics gravity on its inner rim. An entire world exists inside this wheel, with huge, developed structures and vast, open landscapes. But something else exists in the Halo as well, something mysterious and powerful. All that is really known is that a force of alien invaders is desperate to find it and they are leaving death and destruction in the wake of their search. This mystery of Halo must be solved and the aliens must be vanquished before they find what they are looking for and destroy us all.
Some of the basic themes and plot points in Halo may be familiar to gamers who have played Marathon, Bungie's successful first-person shooter which was released in 1992 for the Macintosh platform. Among other elements, Marathon is known for intelligent level design and a deep, intriguing story. Though Halo should not be considered a sequel to Marathon, the two share common plot elements and have related back-stories. Initial development of Halo was done simultaneously for the Macintosh, the PC, and the Xbox.
|Publisher||Microsoft Game Studios|
|Game||Halo: Combat Evolved -- Anniversary Edition|
|Platform||Microsoft Xbox 360|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood and Gore, Violence|
|Number of Players||1-2|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Halo Series|
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- sonitaypapiMay 19, 2015by
Great value for the money. Excellent
The product is excellent conditions and the very fast arrive.<br>Recommend the merchandise. Muy buen producto lo recomiendo y son muy rapidos en la entrega
- bridge984May 9, 2015by
Loads of fun! New options on anniversary edition a real plus! It's nice to see this game on xbox 360. Sorry Halo II won't get out for the 360, though.
- randyd57May 6, 2015by
Its what I was looking for to start gaming. I just got my first xbox and this was just what I wanted.
- dannburghardtMar 31, 2015by
Outstanding upgrade from the original
Great product. The original (which I also have) was very dark; this version is much brighter, and keeps the same style of play. Pleased to have this one.
- leoj951Jan 2, 2015by
one of the best halos out there.they sure changed it over the years.its unreal how they made it so different.theres nothing to dislike about this game.i have most of the other halos out there and there all very good games.