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Halo 2, much like the first Halo on Xbox, combines great graphics, game play and mulit-player to bring an epic game.
Lets begin with the story and the single player campaign. This part of the game gets butchered by people due to its cliff-hanger ending. Halo 2 does not answer any questions of the first and just brings upon more questions. The story does not evolve but it is told well through great voice acting and cut-scenes.
The graphics are some of the best you will see on the Xbox. Master Chief looks better than ever. The landscapes on some levels are truly awesome to look at.
The sound is also superb. The great Halo theme is still in Halo 2. The sound throughout the game is truly top-notch quality.
Multi-player. This is where the game truly separates itself from any other FPS on the market. The are many options to choose from. Bungie continually adds different modes and game types for the players to enjoy and keep the game fresh. If you do not have Live than you can buy the Map Pack which is great. The game supports up to 16-player matches. Some matches can be just 1 on 1, 2 on 2, 8 on 8 and the game modes range from King of the Hill, Oddball (like keep away), to Slayer. There are many game types and each game type is separately ranked. So you may not be good in working with a Team but you may be good at 1 on 1 stuff. The multi-player caters to every person's fit. There are custom games which anyone can host and any player can create their own game.
The lobby system is truly awesome. You can invite you friends into a room and either look for matchmaking games (which are ranked) together or make your own custom games. The multi-player features in this game a truly epic. There are so many things in the multi-player portion of the game that it is hard to discuss everything.
Even though the single player campaign coughs up the goods, the story is told well. The multi-player is want makes this game a classic and the best game on Xbox.
This game has great replay value and the multi-player has set a standard for many games to come.
Halo 2 may not have the story that everyone was hoping, but what it loses in the single player campaign it makes up for it with the genre defining multi-player.