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Halo 2 - Best of Classics (Xbox)

by Microsoft
 Ages 16 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 16 and Over Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B000F4O4YE
  • Release Date: 26 May 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,239 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Amazon.co.uk Review

The original Halo was one of that rare breed of games that was so compelling it persuaded millions of people to go out and buy a new console just to play it. Without Halo the Xbox would probably have failed instantly, which gives this long awaited sequel an incredible amount to live up to. So far relatively little has been seen of the game but what has been revealed seems to surpass the original with startling ease.

Widely regarded as the best first-person shoot-'em-up ever made for a home console, Halo 2 follows in its forebear's footsteps with a perfect blend of single and multiplayer action. The former offers far more variety than the first game as the battle is brought to Earth and the incredible advances in the game's AI, as well as just its graphics, become immediately obvious. There are now a lot more friendly troops to help you out and the evil Covenant invaders have become even more organised and intelligent.

In the all-important multiplayer mode, the most significant change is that you can now play the game online on Xbox Live against anyone in the world. This is the feature fans have been clamouring for and it's supplemented by new gameplay features such as the ability to steal vehicles, man fixed gun emplacements and play as the bad guys. If you don't yet own an Xbox, Halo 2 is all the reason you need to change that.—Harrison Dent

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Halo 2 24 Jan 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The fact of the matter is, you don't need to read this review. If you have an xbox, you have Halo 2; it's the rules. If you don't have an xbox, you've probably played Halo 2, or certainly heard of it. Halo: Combat Evolved was the best game of it's day. Halo 2 is the best game on the xbox. It went platinum before its release due to pre-orders, and is the fastest-selling media project in history, including motion picture and records. Despite the opinions of some that it is 'just another shoot-'em-up', 7 million copies sold worldwide within 1 year of it's release, and its elusiveness in second-hand games exchange shops is due to the fact that when you buy this game, it's for life. Super fun throughout, stunning graphics, a variety of diffculy levels (from the casual Easy mode, to the controller-smashingly difficult Legendary mode), a wide range of fully customizable multi-player games, and a deep storyline, shown through the perspectives of both sides of the war you are fighting, all combine to make this the most popular video-game in history, not to mention the immense replayability factor. Composer Marty O'Donnel adds a flavour to this game, musically, like no other, ranging from mysterious chants, to high-octane rock in firefights where the odds are stacked maliciously against you. Overall, this game is the best game in history, end of. But you knew that already, didn't you...?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, beautiful... but not perfect 28 Feb 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I played this all the way through over a six hour period at a friend's house. That's it. Boom. Six hours. That's the only problem with this game. IT'S TOO SHORT DARN IT! The ending (i won't spoil it for the few of you that haven't played it yet) leaves you hankering for more, high and dry. Kind of like a certain film that came out last year! (Yes Dead man's Chest, that's you i'm talking about.) But otherwise this is a wonderful game. Beatufilly rendered, well thought out, and wonderfully scripted. The voice acting is better than in some films!

If you play this game on a half decent TV with surround sound, you will be swept away. Forget the gameplay mechanics for a moment. Because admittedly that is just pure simple FPS. But the music, the AI and the rendering will (if your heavily into this sort of thing) move you. I also highly reccomend the halo books series. Many people thought that the Halo games were lacking in storyline. But read these and that should fill in any blanks.

Thanks for reading and enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must - simple as 21 May 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is frankly the best FPS shooter on any system - Fact. Halo was groundbreaking this takes it to the next level.

Again your the masterchief - 1 metric ton, 7ft tall test-tube built fighting machine. A sign of the earths might, the very best there is in tactical/fighting methods, the last of the Spartan's ( see Halo Clone Wars on Youtube).

Again alien masses are rising and attacking earth and all it stands for, and its upto you masterchief to turn the tide.

The first level shows much of what we loved from Halo, The A.I again is brilliantly adaptive to the level of person playing. this time 2 handed fighting available and the bigger range of vehicles you can drive.

Brilliant multiplayer and a story that only lets you down right at the end..again the infamous legendary difficulty will take you a while - with a few secret areas to find.

If you've played Halo or maybe not - know this - Its got one of the best soundtracks on any game and believe me this makes a huge difference in a game. The FMV's are again beautiful with the slight humour and love the designers had in making this game show through easily.

This is a must simple as- and its fairly cheap at the minute so theres no excuse, come on how many times have we paid full price for a completely rubbish game. Play the first level, if possible put the thing through an AMP and turn it up loud, and be amazed.

You'll know what I mean when you get to the point in the first 30mins ...when 'where you going?' ...'I'm going to give them back their bomb' that this is a true classic.... no wonder this shifted 2.5 million copies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Give me that control and go to you're room !!!! 21 April 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
A good game, alot of what you would expect, if a fan of the Halo series then you know how good it is, if you are a novice to Halo, then this is a great start to see what they are all about. Alot of fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars almost keeps the kids quiet! 14 Nov 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
speedy service, etc.
no problems with delivery as expected with an amazon supplier.
as one of the Halo games its easy to pick up & get into, mostly played along side my son.
the games improve as you work your way through them.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great follow up to a very good game. 6 Jun 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Halo 2 is a very concise, well designed game. The story follows on very well from the original Halo to the extent that cutscenes, dialogue and plot twists are one of the most captivating parts of the game. The gameplay has been altered and upgraded slightly, dual wielding is now an option and certain aspects of the shield recharge/health and other spartan features have been tweaked or changed. The game is also Xbox live compatible with great multiplayer.

Halo 2 is a very good follow up to Halo: Combat Evolved. If you've yet to play this game and enjoy first person shooters then it's worth playing and it would be a good idea to catch up on the plot before Halo 3.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars WTF!!!
i got the box and only the box, as nice as the box is i really would have liked the disk aswell????? WTF
Published 1 month ago by daniel massey
5.0 out of 5 stars classic
Best Halo in the series and is backward compatable excellent . . . . . . . . . . .
Published 15 months ago by jamie
5.0 out of 5 stars Review
A really good service and item arrived quickly. I would use this service again in the future for further ordering.
Published 17 months ago by Laura May
5.0 out of 5 stars It's an old game but it's fantastic for who loves Halo Saga
It's one of the best game i've ever played, I suggest this game to who loves the other halo and want to know the complete story
Published 23 months ago by Federek
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Bought this game to play on my xbox 360 and it works fine, the game itself is as much fun as the recent releases and im sure i will be playing it for a very long time.
Published on 15 May 2012 by brother
1.0 out of 5 stars THIS ISN'T ASGARD!
Published on 2 May 2012 by Thor
5.0 out of 5 stars A1 ++++++++++++ Fantastic
We are Halo lovers, and this version 2 player games around. A must for anyone who likes off worlds shoot em up type of games where you are out to clear plants of alien creatures.
Published on 27 Feb 2012 by Spiderlady
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than Halo 1
This game feels a lot more epic than halo one. The map designs are pretty much flawless and online is great. Read more
Published on 3 Jun 2007 by Rob the brilliant
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