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Halo: Combat Evolved Reviews (Macintosh)

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.9
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall User Score (17 votes) 3.0

Critic Reviews

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Mac Addict (Mar, 2004)
Halo isn't the end-all game—we still prefer Unreal Tournament when we need a dose of excessive, random violence and general mayhem—but Halo is an awesome single-player game, and arguably even better for team and multiplayer games. Plus, Halo's drivable vehicles break new ground and are incredibly fun, especially the high-flying Banshee and the team-friendly Warthog (see "Get In Your Hog and Drive," below). If your Mac is up to snuff, Halo is an awesome game to play.
Macworld (Feb 01, 2004)
By any measure, Halo: Combat Evolved is an absolutely fantastic game. Westlake and MacSoft truly pulled out all the stops to make this one of the best first-person shooters the Mac has ever seen.
macHOME (2004)
After endless waiting and untold anticipation, it was so worth it. There are some games that register as hits, and some games that are so big, calling them "hits" is condemning them with faint praise. Halo: Combat Evolved, from MacSoft, is one such game. In fact, it is one of the finest computer games ever made.
AppleLinks.Com (Mar 31, 2004)
For the small group of people out there who haven't gotten the game yet, I want you to leave your computer, drive to any store, and buy it. I'm not kidding. Stop reading this review, get up, buy the game. When you come back, you can finish reading this if you really feel the need to. You must play this game, because words simply do not do justice to the awesomeness of it.
Mac Gamer (Dec 17, 2003)
All the fears that Halo would either eat our souls and ruin our pristine Mac culture or save us all and deliver a life-changing experience have pretty much fallen flat as it turns out to be just another game on the Macintosh – no more, no less. As such, however, Halo sets a high standard for quality entertainment and is not likely to be entirely trumped by another game for a very long time. If you have the means to run Halo and enjoy first person shooters then you really must do yourself a favor and treat yourself to one of the best games ever made.
Inside Mac Games (IMG) (Dec 12, 2003)
I’ve been playing a copy of, in my opinion, the most advanced, the best produced, the most amazing first-person shooter to have ever graced my Mac’s screen. That first person shooter is, you guessed it, Bungie Studio’s Halo: Combat Evolved.
NowGamer (Dec 03, 2003)
With decent first-person shooters for the Mac still fairly thin on the ground, a game like Halo is not to be missed. About our only criticism of it is the lack of a two-player co-op mode (presumably this was sacrificed in favour of the extra online options… or perhaps people just think that Mac owners don’t have friends!) and the fact that you need a fairly high-spec Mac to run the game – owners of older Macintosh (even just a few months old) beware. If you’ve got the kit, though, then you really shouldn’t miss this one.
Softonic (2003)
Although it's certainly aged a little (check the graphics) Halo: Combat Evolved is still great fun and an excellent fps.
80 (Dec, 2003)
Halo Mac est enfin arrivé, attendu de puis plus de trois ans, porté sur nos chers Mac par le grand MacSoft et son manitou : AI Schilling. Les ventes ont dépassé toutes les prévisions de l'éditeur… Grâce à de nombreux atouts : la durée de vie est bonne pour un FPS mais elle est en partie due à des reproductions de séquences assez fréquentes, une bonne ambiance, ainsi qu'une histoire originale. . Quant au mode multijoueurs, populaire au vu du nombre de serveurs disponibles sur le net, il est très sympathique mais loin d'égaler le grand ténor du genre, j'ai nommé Unreal Tournament 2003. Un très bon jeu en perpective, destiné à tous.