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Windows 7 64bit, works fine (after updates)
on 11 January 2013
Halo 2 was my favourite, and since Halo 4 isn't getting the updates it deserves naturally i wanted to play some Halo 2 again.
Campaign, loved it. Great music, the title menu music still gives me goosebumps, classic. Using 2 different characters in campaign, telling two storylines, at two different times, switching between each mission is a nice touch. Can't wait to play it again!
But if you've never played Halo, this may not be the place to start, unless of course you don't mind the older generation of FPS, in which case you should enjoy it. It also ends with a boss, which these days doesn't seem to be so common.
Multiplayer for this game on xbox was legendary and pioneered some may say. Endless amounts of fun, unlike the limitations of other games including COD. (i say COD, because everyone can relate to it). While the multiplayer now is very limited due to a low population, it's fun for the nostalgia.
So how did i get it to work, yet others seem to not be able to?
Simple. It's an old game, just requires some updates.
Install the game.
Uninstall Game for Windows.
Go to "support.microsoft(dotcom)/kb/941208"
Download and install the Halo 2 update and Games for Windows Live.
However i'm unsure if you need a 'gold' membership to play online, or can just use a Microsoft Passport. I just signed in with my Xbox account. Accessing all my friends etc.
That was it.
My computer is a basic off the shelf system with an I3, 4gig of DDR3, Nvidia 315 with 512mb. The game runs at 1080p on a 32" tv with no issues.
For the price the game gets 5*. But for fun 4* because multiplayer now lacks due to a low population.