Release Date : November 9th, 2004
Platform : Xbox
Players : 1-16
Online Enabled : Yes (Xbox Live)
Type : First Person Shooter
Publisher : Microsoft Game Studios
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.
You are the last of your kind. Bred for combat, built for war, you are the master of any weapon, pilot of any vehicle... and
fear no enemy.
Bent on Humankind's extermination, a powerful fellowship of alien races known as the Covenant is wiping out Earth's fledgling
interstellar empire. You and the other surviving defenders of a devasted colony-world make a desperate attempt to lure the
alien fleet away from Earth. Shot doen and marooned on the ancient ring-world Halo, you begin a guerilla-war against the Convenant.
Fight for Humanity agianst an alien onslaught as you race to uncover the mysteries of Halo.
Huge weapon variety: Vanquish your enemies with a vast array of Human or Covenant weaponry ranging from the stealthy (semi-automatic
pistols, alien plasma swords) to the fierce (rocket launchers and flame throwers).
Vehicle & foot-based action: Tackle missions anyway you choose--be it storming an enemy base or taking the wheel or
gunnery position of a variety of powerful vehicles. Vehicles range from stolen Covenant flyers & hovercraft to Human buggies,
tanks and more.
Indoor & outdoor combat: Fight seamlessly in Halo's ultra-realistic indoor and outdoor environments as you hunt the
Covenant in dozens of single player missions and multiplayer battles.
Intense multiplayer shoot-outs: Form a team, choose a role, and fight cooperatively with your friends, battle it out Deathmatch
style via intense split screen combat or fight co-op with a friend through the single player missions.
Incredible mission variety: Fight the Covenant in dozens of missions as you uncover the dark secrets of Halo. Among your
many objectives - attack enemy outposts, raid underground labs for advanced technology, rescue fallen comrades, steal alien
vehicles and weaponry and snipe enemy forces.
Reality-bending special effects: Halo features the most advanced graphic system on the most advanced gaming platform in
the world. Gunfire rips off the screen, explosions light up a living room, and environments blur the line between your couch
Rich sci-fi experience: Halo transports gamers into a science fiction universe fresh out of a Hollywood movie. With a
detailed twisting story-line, complex characters and cunning enemies Halo will fulfill every sci-fi enthusiasts dream.