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Score Breakdown Based on 61957 ratings
  1. 10 (33802)
  2. 9 (18386)
  3. 8 (4582)
  4. 7 (1860)
  5. 6 (689)
  6. 5 (521)
  7. 4 (225)
  8. 3 (163)
  9. 2 (180)
  10. 1 (1549)

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  • Rating:9

    The Best First Shooter made to date.

    I'm finally ready with the review of this awesome game! First off, this is obviously the sequel to the hugely popular initial Halo game. You are Master Chief, a space marine who is sent out to battle the enemies. You... Read Full Review

    16 of 16 users found the following review helpful

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  • Rating:10

    A sequel to a classic.

    After the huge success of Halo: Combat Evolved, could Bungie live up to the hype in the sequel? Let's find out:Gameplay: Like the previous installement, the game is linear. This time, missions are far from being open-end... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    One of the best halo games ever.

    Campaign: This game introduced a new character, the arbiter! The story of halo 2 had more depth as it went onto why the covenant really wanted to activate halo, The campaign missions were highly entertaining and challen... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Disappointing

    Halo 2 gained great fame on consoles because it invented the modern matchmaking system, and launched XBOX LIVE. On PC however, it had a lot more competition. Microsoft would have to do a lot to make it stand out, consi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    One of the best games ever, and this franchise should end.

    This is one of the best halo games as it ties together all of the best features from the first two halos. Halo 2 brings the story to a conclusion and manages to stay relevant throughout. The franchise really needs to co... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Halo 2 is a very technically stunning sequel to a hit classic.

    Intro:Following where Halo left off, Halo 2 opens with the trial of Thel 'Vadam, a Covenant Elite commander aboard the Covenant's mobile capital city of High Charity. The Elite is stripped of his rank, branded a heretic ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Couldn't expect more

    This map pack is absolutely amazing. From the moment you set foot in one of the maps, you will be able to tell the level of detail. Sure you could say they could have added this or that but so what? At the end of the day... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    A great game

    Halo 2's campaign isn't quite as good as the original Halo but it still is worth your time. The campaign ends abruptly and doesn't really leave you feeling in any way shape or form satisfied. It does leave you wanting to... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Halo 2 Vista is a disappointing port of Halo 2 that does nothing to extend Halo 2's lifespan.

    Halo 2, that Xbox exclusive with a cliffhanger campaign, but somehow was still awesome and had you wanting to replay the campaign over and over again and the multiplayer helped extend Halo 2's lifespan a ton. It also had... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Halo 2 is my favorite game of all time for a reason.

    Halo 2 is a true masterpiece. In fact, it was so good that Halo hasn't been the same ever since (Halo 2 released in 2004). Halo 2 had the longest campaign in the series, the best character development, the best soundtr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Improves upon the original in every aspect. However, a short cliffhanger campaign prevents it from getting a perfect 10.

    After the highly successful Halo Combat Evolved, Halo 2 brings Master Chief to 2552 Earth. The Covenant have found Earth and seek to rid it of human life just like they did with all the other human planets. But first, yo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful