Marathon series

Group Description

Marathon is a series of sci-fi first-person shooters by Bungie, which share a common setting, recurrent characters, and an overarching story. It is considered one of the flagship series of the Macintosh computer. The events of the series begin in 2794 aboard the starship U.E.S.C. Marathon, near a colony on the planet Tau Ceti IV. A security officer must defend the ship against the onslaught of an alien race known as Pfhor. As the series evolves, the ship's AI Durandal begins to play an important role in the plot, interfering in the conflict with its own agenda.

The first Marathon (1994) introduced several notable features to the FPS genre, including the ability to look and aim up and down, dual-wielding weapons, health-recharging machines mounted to walls (instead of health kit pick-ups), and others. The games in the series retain common gameplay elements, such as mission-based stage progression and communication with computers, which is often necessary to acquire information about the plot.

Selected Covers

Marathon iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Marathon
Super Marathon Pippin Front Cover
Front cover for Super Marathon
Marathon 2: Durandal Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Marathon 2: Durandal

Selected Screenshots

This is Marathon's first splash screen. The message is accompanied by an eerie sound effect.
Screenshot from Marathon
Fighting alongside BoB at the beginning of the game.
Screenshot from Marathon 2: Durandal
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (181378), additional games added to group by Kabushi (189488), Terok Nor (26156) and Игги Друге (46474)