Halo 2 Anniversary Is Now Available For PC And On Game Pass

Halo 2 has released on PC before, but only ever for Microsoft Vista users--now it's back for modern PC owners.


Halo 2 is available now on PC, through both Steam and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Yes, this was also true in 2007, when Halo 2 for Vista launched--but now the game has been freed from Microsoft's doomed operating system.

Halo 2: Anniversary Edition has launched as part of The Master Chief Collection, which continues its rollout onto PC. This is the third game in the collection to arrive on PC, with three more on the way. Thankfully, Halo 2's infamous cliffhanger ending won't leave PC players hanging as long as Xbox fans were made to wait--Halo 3 is right around the corner. That game has, of course, never been available for PC.

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While there's plenty of reason to celebrate the arrival of Halo 2, it's not necessarily a perfect port. The game is launching with a litany of bugs, so although you can play the game today. However, the update that introduces Halo 2 to The Master Chief Collection has also resolved several issues.

Halo Infinite, the first new Halo FPS since 2015's Halo 5, is due later this year. It'll be on Xbox One and PC, but it'll also be an Xbox Series X launch title.

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