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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary  



Reviewed: 9/10: Superb
( xbox360 version reviewed )





Updated 11-14-2011
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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

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.

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