From StrategyWiki, the video game walkthrough and strategy guide wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Halo: Combat Evolved
Box artwork for Halo: Combat Evolved.
Developer(s) Bungie Studios (Xbox), Gearbox Software (Windows)
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Distributor(s) Xbox Originals
Release date(s)
Xbox icon.png
Xbox
Windows icon.pngMac OS icon.png
Windows, Mac OS
Xbox Originals icon.png
Xbox Originals
Genre(s) FPS
System(s) Xbox, Windows, Mac OS, Xbox 360
Players 1-16
Rating(s)
ESRB: ESRB M.png Mature
System requirements (help)
CPU clock speed
733 MHz
System RAM
128 MiB
Disk space
1.2 GiB
Video RAM
32 MiB
Network connection speed
56.6 Kibps

Broadband to run a server

Followed by Halo 2
Series Halo
Neoseeker Related Pages
This is the first game in the Halo series. For other games in the series see the Halo category.

Halo is an immersive war first-person shooter by Bungie Studios. Originally planned as a real-time strategy game for Windows and Mac OS, the game eventually evolved into a first-person shooter exclusive to the Xbox. It has been awarded Game of the Year, Shooter of the Year and similar titles by various magazines.

An in-game screenshot.

While the single player mode offers some unique and interesting storyline to players, it is the game's multiplayer mode is what really powers the steam-engine behind the hype of Halo. The Windows and Mac versions of the game features six new multiplayer maps, and new weapons and vehicles to the multiplayer mode, some of which were previously available only in certain parts of the single player missions.

Halo has been released in several iterations on the Xbox, and later came full circle when it was brought back to Windows and Mac by Gearbox Software. Gearbox later released Halo Custom Edition, a multiplayer-only and modding-friendly build of the game; while free to download it requires a Halo CD key to install, unlike similar re-implementations such as Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Most of the more complex mods such as Halo 2 PC are made using Halo Custom Edition rather than the original port. On December 4, 2007 the Xbox version was released for the Xbox 360 via the Xbox Originals download service.

Table of Contents

editHalo series

Halo: Combat Evolved · Halo 2 · Halo 3 · Halo 4

Halo Wars · Halo 3: ODST · Halo: Reach