Halo Video Game Series

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Halo Wars 2
Halo Wars 2

Strategy 17 February 2017

The continuation of the real-time science fiction strategy published in 2009 on Xbox 360 as a spin-off of the FPS franchise Halo. The second installment is co-developed by 353 Industries, which picked up the series after Bungie Software, and Creative Assembly primarily known for the extremely-popular strategy game series Total War. The plot of Halo Wars opens a whole new chapter in the universe, and supplements the original title’s story. During gameplay, you lead Spartans, Warthogs, and other classic units from the Halo series, into a brutal war against a new deadly enemy. Just like its previous part, the title focuses on quick and engaging gameplay which takes place on huge maps. The game includes extensive multiplayer, featuring dynamic PvP clashes.

PCXONE

Halo Wars: The Definitive Edition
Halo Wars: The Definitive Edition

Strategy 20 December 2016

An remastered edition of the realm-time strategy game by 343 Industries, originally released in 2009 for Xbox 360 only. Halo Wars: The Definitive Edition is a spin-off of the popular shooter game series Halo, and it's set 20 years before the events of the first installment, when humanity fights against the Covenant Empire, which considers our kind to be an insult to their gods and species. You assume the lead of the crew of a space cruiser, sent to the planet Harvest to investigate enemy activity. There it turns out that the humanity's foes have discovered a powerful artifact, which can turn the tide of the war. The mechanics of the remastered edition do not differ much from the original ones. However, the production features enhanced visuals in HD and better textures. The online options of the game have also been expanded.

PCXONE

Halo 5: Forge
Halo 5: Forge

Action 08 September 2016

A free tool for the owners of the PC edition of Halo 5: Guardians, acting both as map editor and a way to play fan made levels. Initially, it has been the work of the team at 343 Industries and was supposed to be a PC version of the popular Forge mode, known from the main entries in the Halo series. Additionally, the players could create their own maps or game modes, than use them in Halo 5 on consoles. Those levels can be created from scratch or by modifying sandbox maps prepared by the developers. However, the first huge update for Halo 5: Forge brought the option of testing player creations, making it a full-scale multiplayer shooter, acting as a substitute of the multiplayer mode in Halo 5, offering custom matches for up to 16 players.

PC

Halo 5: Guardians
Halo 5: Guardians

Action 27 October 2015

The fifth major installment in a bestselling science fiction FPS game franchise, whose consecutive editions were exclusively released for different generations of Microsoft consoles. This is the first iteration dedicated to Xbox One, developed by 343 Industries - the studio responsible for the previous installment as well as a low-budget production Halo: Spartan Assault. In terms of the plot, this new title is a sequel to the previous game, and follows the events of Halo 4. The key to winning against a new, emerging threat to the universe, may lay in the presumably lost AI called Cortana - main hero’s former companion. John-117, commonly known as Master Chief, together with his team forsake their military duties to find her. The narrative alternates between him and the second playable protagonist - Spartan Jameson Locke - pursuing him. Halo 5: Guardians is powered by a new graphics engine and, as always, offers expansive multiplayer options, including a new, online campaign co-op mode, enriched with social features.

XONE

Halo: Spartan Strike
Halo: Spartan Strike

Action 16 April 2015

Halo: Spartan Strike is an isometric sequel to Halo: Spartan Assault, a mobile/PC spin-off of the legendary FPS series. The game was created by two studios, 343 Industries and Vanguard Games, and takes place at the same time as Halo 2. Once again, we play as Spartan Davis, who, leading 30 UNSC units, explores 30 diversified levels and faces hordes of space invaders. We will use all kinds of weapons and special abilities characteristic to the series. Spartan Strike features slightly improved visuals and modified controls. Additionally, the Windows 8 version of the game was included with Halo: Master Chief Collection, just like Spartan Assault. This allows us to unlock additional content for the multiplayer.

PCiOSWP

Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Action 11 November 2014

XONE

Halo 4
Halo 4

Action 06 November 2012

X360

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Action 15 November 2011

X360

Halo: Reach
Halo: Reach

Action 14 September 2010

X360

Halo 3: ODST
Halo 3: ODST

Action 22 September 2009

X360

Halo Wars
Halo Wars

Strategy 26 February 2009

X360

Halo 3
Halo 3

Action 25 September 2007

X360

Halo 2
Halo 2

Action 08 November 2004

A sequel to bestselling shooter franchise from Bungie Software, which debuted 2001 as one of the launching titles of the Xbox console. We meet old friends from the first Halo, such as Master Chief or Cortana, who now try to protect the cradle of humanity against the assault of aggressive Covenant forces. The game reuses the best features of its predecessor while taking players to a completely new environment, filled with even more interesting and complex locations. The arsenal has been expanded along with list of available vehicles, and the capabilities of enemy artificial intelligence have been significantly improved. Also, the second Halo introduces environmental destruction, resulting in an even more realistic world and forcing players to use various tactics. Multiplayer options have been expanded with the addition of new game modes.

PCXBOX

Halo: Combat Evolved
Halo: Combat Evolved

Action 15 November 2001

PCXBOX

Halo Online
Halo Online

Action canceled

PC