Halo 2

The second installment of the popular Microsoft game

6.8

1853 Votes

  • Category Various Utilities
  • License Free
  • Size 19.04 MB
  • Works under Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows 95
  • Language English
  • Program by Bungie

Stop the Evil Alien Covenant from Conquering the Earth

When Halo 2 first hit the scene it was quickly hailed as one of the most exciting and well developed shooter games of its time. Gamers from all around the world quickly got hooked on the game and spent hours playing out its different scenarios. Read on to find out what makes Halo 2 so popular.

In Halo 2, gamers play the role of Master Chief, who is a genetically enhanced super soldier, who is the only thing preventing the alien Covenant from destroying humankind. There are plenty of evil aliens to hunt and destroy, as well as a good selection of weapons and alien vehicles to master and ride around in.

Fans of science fiction are sure to appreciate the detailed and cohesive alien world that has been created for Halo 2. Exploring this world feels at times like wandering through the sets of a film and there is plenty of attention to detail that more than makes up for the fact that the storyline leaves a little to be desired. If you have a strong eye for detail, you may well notice that the graphics are not always as consistent as they could be, although the chances are you will be caught up in the hunting and shooting action and these details will pass you by.

Master Chief makes the perfect action hero and gamers would surely enjoy stepping into this character’s combat boots to kick some alien butt. Guiding Master Chief to glory is very gripping and because gamers become so draw to this character there are some genuinely tense moments as you struggle to save the day. The pacing of the game is pretty much perfect and long minutes of tension are broken up from time to time with lighter moments and accounts of the next stage in the mission.

The game features a number of subtle innovations that help to make it feel more real. While having to charge energy shield may seem like an unnecessary inconvenience at first, this adds an extra tactical level to the game as you must determine the best moment to charge your shields so that you are not too vulnerable from attack. Only being able to carry one weapon at any time also helps to make the game trickier and players must learn more about the different weapons so that they can decide which weapon is best for the task at hand.

Gamers who are struggling to complete their campaign can head on over to the difficulty settings and make things a bit easier on themselves. This is also great for experienced gamers who want more of a challenge, as ramping things up a notch really brings on the bad guys.

The only real downside to the game is that the campaign is rather short and players may find that the action comes to an end long before they are ready to quit. However, in a way this feeling of disappointment further testifies to the fun and addictive quality of Halo 2 and players will want to return and take on the challenge all over again.

Fans of first person shooter games are sure to be familiar with Halo 2. This is one of the most popular games around and appeals to people of all ages. The storyline of the game engages players right away, while the range of options and spooky sound effects are sure to keep players coming back for more.

Pros

  • Excellent first person shooter action
  • Lots of modes to choose from and customisable options
  • The music and sound effects really set the tone

Cons

  • The campaigns are rather short
  • Some of the graphics need redesigning
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