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Halo 2 (Xbox)

94
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Halo® 2 is the sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed Halo: Combat Evolved. In Halo 2, the saga continues as Master Chief—a genetically enhanced super-soldier—is the only thing standing between the relentless Covenant and the destruction of all humankind.

    • The epic story continues: Following the demise of the Covenant at Halo, the Master Chief must defy the Covenant march once more as they fast approach earth’s perimeter. Failure is not an option.
    • Mind blowing graphics: A new graphics engine brings the Halo universe to life – dynamic lighting and shadows, sprawling rendered environments and obsessive attention to detail make this game nothing short of spectacular.
    • Powerful new weapons: The Master Chief’s arsenal gets some serious new additions, many of which have been pried from the twitching claws of defeated enemies.
    • More driveable vehicles: Even more ways to speed into battle or explore the game’s vast landscapes.
    • Multiplayer on Xbox Live: Imagine the ultimate Halo experience – battles between human and Covenant forces, frenzied vehicle and infantry engagements, squad-oriented operations, real-time voice communication – and you’re getting close to picturing the multiplayer revolution on XboxLive.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12215) on Sep 16, 2010.

Back of Case (UK/US):
    THE LEGENDARY ADVENTURE: ENHANCED FOR WINDOWS VISTA

    ::start transmission::

    The destruction of Halo slowed the Covenant, but it did not stop them. Fueled with faith, fury and vengeance, they have swept aside all of our defenses and gained a foothold on the most precious prize of all - Earth. With the human military scattered and crushed, the fate of the planet lies in the hands of one man, Spartan-117 - the Master Chief. But resourceful and tenacious as he is, the Master Chief will have to rely on new weapons, unexpected allies and a secret so incredible, it will change the Galaxy forever.

    * Battle alien adversaries with a vast array of human and Covenant weapons, vehicles and bold new strategies.

    * Fight in 23 intense multiplayer arenas, including two brand new maps exclusive to Windows Vista.

    * Take control of your multiplayer experience with dedicated servers and PC-optimized online play.

    * Build, share and download user-created multiplayer maps and custom game modes.

    Contributed by Luka Milutinovic (170) on May 10, 2009.

www.nbg-online.de (German):
    Halo 2 ist der offizielle Nachfolger des weltweit erfolgreichen und von allen Seiten hochgelobten Action-Games 'Halo: Kampf um die Zukunft'. Halo 2 knüpft nahezu nahtlos an die Hintergrundstory des ersten Teils der Saga an: Der Spieler schlüpft ein weiteres Mal in die Rolle des legendären Master Chiefs - eines genetisch modifizierten Supersöldners - um der Menschheit im Kampf gegen die schier übermächtigen Covenant-Aliens beizustehen.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66269) on Nov 08, 2005.

www.bungie.net:
    Halo 2 is the sequel to Halo - the best-selling Xbox game to date. Halo 2's plot sees Master Chief and Cortana returning to Earth in an attempt to stop the onslaught of the Covenant, a terrifyingly aggressive alien civilization, bent on the conquest and destruction of any species that dares defy them. Master Chief will be called on to save the greatest prize in the Human colonies - Earth itself.

    The sequel includes many of the features players have been begging for, including all-new graphics, new environments and locations, new weapons, vehicles and full support for Xbox Live multiplayer action. Downloadable content should ensure that the game continues to entertain and involve players for a long time to come.

    New features like dual-wielding, destructible environments and vehicle boarding change the Campaign and Multiplayer modes dramatically, while still retaining the core gameplay that made Halo an Xbox favorite. The highly involving game plot also features plenty of twists and surprises. Halo 2 was scheduled to be released worldwide during the week of November 9th, 2004.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66269) on Nov 08, 2005.