General: In the year 2552, humans were forced to
colonize to other worlds due to overpopulation. A planet named Reach is used for
a naval yard that builds colony ships and warships. 32 years ago, contact with
the outer colony Harvest, was lost. A fleet sent to investigate was almost
completely destroyed. One returned. The crew told of an unstoppable alien
warship that slaughtered them. These aliens are eventually came to know as the
Covenant, a collective of alien races united in their religious devotion. The
Covenant elders declared humanity as an enemy of the gods, and the war begins.
The humans must not lead the Covenant to Earth, so they must jump elsewhere. Vessels
in danger of capture must self-destruct. On Reach, a military project being
conducted as super-soldiers. They are called the SPARTAN-II soldiers. Their
mission is to board a Covenant vessel and find the location of the Covenant home
world. Two days before the mission begins,
Covenant forces strike Reach and destroys the colony. The Covenant are now on
Earth's doorstep. One ship, the Pillar of Autumn, escapes with the last
SPARTAN-II and makes a blind jump into deep space, hoping to lead the Covenant
away from Earth.
Developer: Bungie Software
Platforms: Xbox, PC
Release Date: 11/14/01
Characters: Captain Jacob Keyes, Cortana, Master Chief
Weapons: Gun Turret, M19 SSM Rocket Launcher, M41 LAAG, M6D Pistol, M9 HP-DE Fragmentation Grenade, M90 Shotgun, MA5B Assault Rifle, Needler, Plasma Grenade, Plasma Pistol, Plasma Rifle, S2 AM Sniper Rifle
Comment: This game is so overrated. I've been to a few Xbox parties where there were 4 Xboxs and 4 Halos. That was fun...for the first five hours. I noticed that everybody used the handgun. Single player takes like 5 hours to beat, and there is only one model. I'm sick of shooting the same guy again, except different color. This game took so long to make. I was expecting more. There are other FPS games that are better. This game is pretty good. I just expected so much after giving Bungie three years to make this game. I was kind of hoping it would stay a RTS game too.