Super-soldier John-117, Master Chief of the United Nations Space Command, must battle a genocidal alien race known as the Covenant following his violent crash-landing on Halo, an ancient and mysterious ring-world.



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Cast overview:
Jen Taylor ...
Cortana (voice)
Pete Stacker ...
Captain Keyes (voice)
Tim Dadabo ...
Steve Downes ...
Tawnya Pettiford-Wates ...
Foe Hammer (voice)
David Scully ...
Sgt. Johnson (voice)
Mike Madeoy ...
Pvt. Bisenti (voice)
Mark Dias ...
Pvt. Mendoza (voice)
Chris Wicklund ...
Pvt. Jenkins (voice)
Andrew McKaige ...
Pvt. Chips Dubbo (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Todd Licea ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Jeff Steitzer ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Brian Morden ...
Additional Voices (voice)


You Play the mysterious John, known as Spartan-117 and The Master Cheif, a Master Cheif Petty Officer in the United Nations Space Corp of the 26th Century. You are the last of a genetically enhanced group of super-soldiers of the Spartan II project. As the last of these super soldiers you alone wear The Mjolnir enhanced suit that increases your physical prowess through motor assistance. You are hastily removed from a Cryogenic freezer one day to find that the ship you have been traveling through space on, the Pillar of Autumn, is under attack from the Covenant (A conglomerate of several species of extra-terrestrials who have declared war on the Human race after their first inter-galactic settlement was formed) and you have been summoned by the Captain. Upon reaching the office you accept a pistol and an AI program, and are tasked with the protection of the AI because it knows the location of Earth. After battling through the ship and leaving in an escape pod you land on a mysterious ... Written by Gavin H

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6 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Right outside the bridge of The Pillar of Autumn, there is a bulletin board with the following sheets on it (along with a control bar reading "FILE EDIT PASSWORD KEYBOARD and a pop-up keyboard): "FOR SALE PENTIUM XI (35GF?) CHICAGO OFFICE COLONY SHIP 3 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISION HYDE MARK CONGO INTEGRITY", "MARINES KEEP IT CLEAN! CLEAN YOUR AREA, TOSS YOUR FILTH, PUT AWAY YOUR TRAY" "MARINES SCOOTERS ARE FOR SQUIRTS NO SCOOTERS ON DECK", A duty roster, "LOST: CALICO CAT ANSWERS TO: JONESY" (A reference to the movie Alien (1979), "ATTENTION MARINES (some text too small to read) SOUTH PACIFIC (cut off by keyboard)", and a poster with the Earth as seen from the moon with the words "FIGHT FOR HER". See more »


In the game, the UNSC are heavily based off the US military. So assuming this is true, Echo 419 is the incorrect way of identification for herself. She says "Pelican Echo Four-Ninetenn" when she should be saying Papa Echo Four One Niner. Same applies to the other Pelicans. See more »


[first lines]
Captain Keyes: Cortana, all I need to know is did we lose them?
Cortana: I think we both know the answer to that.
Captain Keyes: We made a blind jump. How did they...
Cortana: Get here first? The Covenant ships have always been faster. As for tracking us all the way from Reach, at lightspeed my maneuvering options were limited.
Captain Keyes: We were running dark, yes?
Cortana: Until we decelerated, no one could have missed the hole we tore in subspace. They were waiting for us on the far side of the planet.
Captain Keyes: So, where do we stand?
Cortana: Our fighters are ...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits end, the Monitor can be seen zooming through space, having survived Halo's destruction. See more »


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Xbox's Killer App
1 August 2005 | by (Oxfordshire, England) – See all my reviews

Halo is the "killer app" of the Xbox. A killer app is a game so good that you'll buy the Xbox system itself just to play the game. This game is a masterpiece. It's not quite a killer app anymore (it's on PC and Macintosh now, so you can buy those versions, which I think are better), but it's still the best game I've ever played.

The game has so much action, and more importantly, so much freedom. I can drive around one level called "Halo" for hours on end, just exploring the environment, and I won't get bored. There are usually multiple routes to your destination, and there are always challenges awaiting you around the next corner.

Also noteworthy is the game's story. Never before, except in "Half-Life", have I seen such an intricate and amazing story in a video game. It sucks you in at the very first scene and doesn't let go until you beat the game. And even then, you want to play over and over again.

But perhaps the best part of the game is its multiplayer mode. Play with up to 16 of your buddies on 13 brilliantly designed maps (19 if you're playing the PC or Mac versions). Pick from a wide variety of entertaining gametypes, such as the classic "kill everything that moves" Slayer mode and the tried-and-true Capture the Flag mode. Every weapon and vehicle is perfectly balanced, and every map presents a new challenge and therefore must be confronted in a different way.

Halo is the best entry into the first-person shooter genre, and one of the best video games of all time. It is a must-buy. Don't wait until your birthday; get this game NOW.

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