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Halo 2: Anniversary Edition

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Review | Part 1: The Campaigns

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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343 Industries, FPS, Halo 2: Anniversary Edition, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Xbox One Games

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Review | Part 1: The Campaigns

Get Set To Come Out Swinging At 60 FPS

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is magnificent. Unprecedented. Masterful, even. It's thirteen years of console FPS history in a single package: Halo 1-4 tweaked and remastered with all of the local co-op,  optional skulls, new skill and time challenges, levels, stages, secrets, live-action series and a massive multiplayer suite spanning 100+ maps, brought together into one cohesive experience. Halo 2 pushes the boat out even further with an Anniversary Edition boasting all-new textures, tweaks and gorgeous cutscenes. When it comes to HD Collections and re-releases, we may be looking at nothing less than the new platinum benchmark.

Unfortunately, it's also not all there, and I mean that very literally. The multiplayer suite and numerous performance tweaks aren't included on the disc, rather they have to be downloaded via a massive 15GB patch... which was only released 24 hours ago.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Review | Part 1: The Campaigns

Giving the Master Chief Collection a score at this stage would be hilariously unethical, then, and I'd raise an eyebrow at any site willing to do so. However, having blasted through the all-important singleplayer campaigns, I absolutely can split the review in two to take an in-depth look at the remastered singleplayer and cooperative experience. You'll have to wait until next week for the multiplayer and our final verdict.

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Halo E3: Spencer Downplays Talk Of Halo 5

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
343 Industries, Halo 2: Anniversary Edition, Halo 5, Phil Spencer, Xbox One Games

Microsoft's Phil Spencer has poured a little water on the rumours that Master Chief's appearance at E3 might have been a teaser for Halo 5, clarifying the lack of a number or subtitle for the mini reveal that premiered at Microsoft's E3 press conference.

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RUMOUR: Halo 2 Anniversary Edition In Development

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
343 Industries, Arbiter, FPS games, Halo 2, Halo 2: Anniversary Edition, Master Chief, Microsoft, Xbox 360 games

RUMOUR: Halo 2 Anniversary Edition In Development

Can we expect to see Halo 2 given the anniversary treatment in the same fashion as it's predecessor? Well, a new report would suggest that's very much on the cards.

It makes sense. If you only have about three franchise cash cows that you own, you've got to milk them for all that they're worth.

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