It was ten years ago that Halo: Combat Evolved was released on the original Xbox. The series would go on to create a standard for the first-person shooter genre and arguably help secure the Xbox as a household name. First-person shooters have evolved considerably since the original release of Halo, but even so, I still consider Combat Evolved to be one of my top games of all times due to what it did for me as a gamer.
For me, Halo opened my eyes to what a truly immersive experience could be. Never before in a videogame had I experienced such a rich, huge world with intriguing characters and an incredibly engaging story. And of course, there was the multiplayer LAN component, which for someone like me in 2001 who could never afford a PC rig, allowed me to get a taste of what intense 16-player combat could really be like.
With the tenth anniversary on hand, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is 343 Industries' way of both giving something back to fans of the original and introducing new players to the start of Master Chief's journey.... read more