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Halo Full Reviews

(Reviews are listed in the order they were published.)


Total Reviews: 183 Average: 95%



GamePartisan Posted:
March 16, 2002
Overall Rating:
9.5/10
"Halo alone makes the Xbox worth the price of admission."


GamePartisan
(Second review)
Posted:
March 16, 2002
Overall Rating:
9.0/10
"Graphics like this make me wonder why all the other console FPS have to look so dad-gum bad."


FHM Posted:
March 15, 2002
Overall Rating:
5/5
"Will you still be playing it in six months time? The four difficulty ratings the hardest akin to scraping Mike Tyson with your hands tied behind you back, suggest yes. "


Games Reaper Posted:
March 14, 2002
Overall Rating:
10/10
"as many shocking and exciting plot twists as Metal Gear Solid 2, Halo sheds the ultra-stealth focus of that title and replaces it with white-knuckle intensity Goldeneye wishes it had."


Games Domain Posted:
March 14, 2002
Overall Rating:
5/5
"If you don't have an Xbox, Halo is without doubt, a good enough reason to buy one."


TVG Posted:
March 14, 2002
Overall Rating:
10/10
"Never have I seen so much personality in the characters of a game during actual gameplay, not just in the cut-scenes."


Final Level Posted:
March 14, 2002
Overall Rating:
5/5
"This is the best FPS on a console without a doubt - it doesn't have that poor "PC game converted to console" feel about it, nor does it "feel" like a console game....or even a PC game...it's totally unique."


Ferrago.co.uk Posted:
March 13, 2002
Overall Rating:
92%
"Halo delivers upon its potential in a number of wondrous and delightful ways."


Irish Player Posted:
March 13, 2002
Overall Rating:
9.6/10
"If you get a Xbox and don't at least give this game a go, you're committing a gaming offence and should be locked up."


Halo Game
(French)
Posted:
March 12, 2002
Overall Rating:
19/20
"Halo is in my opinion the most beautiful and fascinating FPS of the moment."


Eurogamer Posted:
March 12, 2002
Overall Rating:
8/10
"Halo is a flawed masterpiece, one which is well worth owning but which may start to grate after a while."
This review was reprinted at Gameplay.


LoadedInc. Posted:
March 12, 2002
Overall Rating:
9.5/10
"With the addition of vehicles and melee attacks, as well as life-like teammates and enemies, the level of immersion is just beyond any other game out there."


Games Asylum Posted:
March 12, 2002
Overall Rating:
10/10
"This game is a clear indication of the quality of games that Xbox owners can look forward to."


Gamer Xtreme Posted:
March 12, 2002
Overall Rating:
9.4/10
"This is a game that will still be played years from now, due in part to the Team-based combat coupled with the revolutionary on-line functionality that will receive an adrenaline boost once Microsoft unveils their on-line network some time this summer."


Manatee Bound Posted:
March 11, 2002
Overall Rating:
8.75/10
"If you enjoy blowing up aliens while trying to save the universe and humanity, then this is your game."
ManateeBound.com is frames-based, so click on the Reviews tab and scroll down to Halo to read the review.


VoS JeUx
(French)
Posted:
March 11, 2002
Overall Rating:
18/20
"This FPS is the bomb of the Xbox"


Games Radar UK Posted:
March 11, 2002
Overall Rating:
9/10
"See, it isn't enough to play Halo. As exhilarating as it is, you then have to play it with someone else, or you'll be doomed to buttonholing your mates and passionately describing every skin-of-the-teeth scrape and rocket-assisted foul-up as if you really were some brain-fried veteran returned from an intergalactic war."


MSN Games
(Denmark)
Posted:
March 11, 2002
Overall Rating:
6/6
"For at afslutte i samme spor som vi startede denne anmeldelse, s er der en grund til at Halo vandt 4 priser ved AIAA-awards."
Translation, courtesy of Otizz: "To end in the same track we started, then there is a reason for, that halo won, 4 AIAA awards"


Game Reactor
(Denmark)
Posted:
March 11, 2002
Overall Rating:
92%
"Teknisk set er Halo en perle. Grafikken er en blanding af fejende flotte polygoner og teksturer, som utvivlsomt vil sl benene vk under dig. "
Translation, courtesy of Paladin: "Technically, Halo is a pearl. The graphics is a mixture of beautiful sweeping polygons and textures, which will undoubtedly pull your feet out from under you."


BarrysWorld Posted:
March 05, 2002
Overall Rating:
100
"Halo is good. Really good in fact. Its so astonishingly good, you may want to expire after finishing the game rather than sully your telly with any other piece of gaming. "


Gamespot UK Posted:
March 03, 2002
Overall Rating:
9.2/10
"Halo takes first-person shooting on to a new level. People are going to be copying the ideas in here for years to come. "
I am nearly 100% sure I read this review on a different site some weeks ago. I can't find it, though.


XBM
(UK)
Posted:
February 28, 2002
Overall Rating:
98
"Imagine perfection. Just consider for one moment what it would be like to find a game in any genre that you would be happy to play until the cows came home, got bored and strolled off into the fields again. Well in the world of first person shooters the only name you need to know is Halo."
It's unclear when this review was actually posted (but it was sometime after January 1, 2002). We're arbitrarily setting the date, then, to the date it was placed in the database.


Fragland.net Posted:
February 27, 2002
Overall Rating:
95%
"This review was unnecessary, I think, since the hype that stood up among the gamers community justifies itself vigorously."


VgNation Posted:
February 26, 2002
Overall Rating:
9/10
"Well, I had high expectations for this game, and to my surprise, it wasn't what I had expected. It was way better!"


MGON
(Second review)
Posted:
February 24, 2002
Overall Rating:
9.5/10
"Amid the storm of the Christmas season, where gamers saw the release of any number of absolutely outstanding titles, Halo still stands out in the crowd as one of the best games of the year. "


Game Industry News Posted:
February 24, 2002
Overall Rating:
5/5
"I was addicted to the graphics and the story, and I would wake up wanting to play the game. I would play so late that I would just be about ready to drop before I would drag myself to my bed."


Xbox Advanced Posted:
February 22, 2002
Overall Rating:
10/10
"Sure Xbox has DVD playback, burns CDs, and has all these great internet capabilities, but Halo proves that it all comes down to one thing: high quality games."


Xen Gamers Posted:
February 21, 2002
Overall Rating:
A
"Bungie has obviously taken their sweet time in crafting a fine game, and in the process has not only solidified the Xbox launch but has made themselves a key second-party developer in the new generation of console wars. "


GamerNext Posted:
February 19, 2002
Overall Rating:
98%
"The main reason I wanted an Xbox was for Halo, but I also realize there are other fish in the sea. But those other fish aren't like Halo."


Jeux Network
(French)
Posted:
February 14, 2002
Overall Rating:
18/20
"This game deserves to be in your collection of first person shooters"


Telenordia
(Swedish)
Posted:
February 14, 2002
Overall Rating:
9.6/10
"Halo: Combat Evolved r inget annat n ett rent msterverk, ett spel som ingen sann gamer fr missa."
We don't know what that means, but msterverk sounds like a good thing.
Update: Jesper Ohlsson has translated this: "Halo: Combat Evolved is nothing other than a masterpiece, a game that no gamer should miss." Sounds about right...


Four Fat Chicks Posted:
February 11, 2002
Overall Rating:
4/4
"You want to be the next Arnold Schwarzenegger? Get Halo."


X-Byte
(Danish)
Posted:
February 07, 2002
Overall Rating:
9/10
"Halo is everything you need. Beautiful graphics, crisp sound, incredible gameplay, cool multiplayer, great storyline and its replay value is enormous."


GDXbox Posted:
February 06, 2002
Overall Rating:
4/6
" If you go in expecting brilliance, you'll realize halfway through that you've been duped; but if you want something different, interesting and well above mediocre, say hello to Halo."


The Think Tank Posted:
February 04, 2002
Overall Rating:
93/100
"When all is said and done, Halo is a very solid title. "


MGON Posted:
January 31, 2002
Overall Rating:
9.8/10
"If you want a game which is rock hard and pushes all of the other console shooters around like a schoolyard bully than say 'Halo there!'"


Vision Gaming Online Network Posted:
January 31, 2002
Overall Rating:
19/20
"Bungie let Halo loose on the world, and everything was good."


GamersUtopia Posted:
January 31, 2002
Overall Rating:
9.9/10
"The satisfaction in this title comes sweeter with understanding this is a first run release."


Planet42 Posted:
January 30, 2002
Overall Rating:
5/5
"It's not simply the best First Person Shooter, it transcends the boundaries of game genre and is top of the heap in any genre."


HardGamers
(French)
Posted:
January 26, 2002
Overall Rating:
92%
"The combination of level design and strong AI combine to create an intense and engaging experience."


Monolithic Illusions Posted:
January 25, 2002
Overall Rating:
9.5/10
"Halo is a beautiful game that provides quite a bit of gameplay and is innovative enough for both console and PC shooter fans to be entertained during the quite long SP game."


Overgame.com
(French)
Posted:
January 24, 2002
Overall Rating:
8.5/10
"Halo has clearly won first place on the podium of the best Xbox games."


Hard Gamers Consoles
(French)
Posted:
January 23, 2002
Overall Rating:
94%
"Halo is THE, I say THE game to get when the Xbox comes out... so get it now!"


X-Treme Gaming Radio Posted:
January 14, 2002
Overall Rating:
98%
"Have you ever played a game that was so much fun that when it ended you felt depressed?"


The Outer Edge Posted:
January 14, 2002
Overall Rating:
A
"With all the options and the excellent gameplay, Halo is a game you do not have to sit around deciding what could have made it better."


Game Reviewers Posted:
January 13, 2002
Overall Rating:
9.9/10
"Halo serves as a superb example of what the next level of gaming will be. From this point on, all first-person shooters will inevitably be compared to Halo."


GameZone Online Posted:
January 10, 2002
Overall Rating:
95
"it became the veritable gem of the Xbox release and it launched it's own following that took the RPS genre by storm."


Gamestyle Posted:
January 09, 2002
Overall Rating:
10/10
"Halo goes in the books as one of those rare "not to be missed" experiences and that makes a pretty compelling argument for getting an XBox."


Escee Posted:
January 09, 2002
Overall Rating:
9.4/10
"The storyline and sound make Halo a great cinematic experience, and it focuses on shooting over puzzles to create a truly action-oriented FPS, and it betters the genre."


Computer and Video Games Posted:
January 07, 2002
Overall Rating:
9/10
"Halo is truly blessed with its slick sci-fi storyline, buckets of gut-buzzing atmosphere and explosively intense alien-annihilating action."
Warning - this review, and its accompanying screens, contain major story spoilers.
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