Halo (2001)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Mystery  -  6 November 2001 (USA)
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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)
Pvt. Chips Dubbo (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Todd Licea ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Jeff Steitzer ...
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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...
  • 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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After the credits end, the Monitor can be seen zooming through space, having survived Halo's destruction. See more »


References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

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You will enjoy it...
11 June 2002 | by (Sherwood Park, Alberta) – See all my reviews

Oh yes, oh yes, finally a game worthy of complete national addiction. If you have not played this game, and you have any respect for the industry itself, GET THIS GAME! You will enjoy it.

The basic idea is that Halo, this ringworld planet, is essentially human's last hope for survival. They have been battling with an alien Race known as the Covenant for who knows how long, and the war has been see-sawing back and forth. You are the Master Chief, a highly trained supersoldier sent to retrieve a captain from a ship that crashed on Halo.

You'll shoot your way through all kinds of aliens, and there are also humans there to help you out from time to time. A special breed of monster shows up in the last half, which takes the game up to a new level of tension and activity.

Personally, the music characterizes the game perfectly. It's very choral, very humbling. I get tingles listening to that music in conjunction to the TV spot for the game. The graphics are by far the best following such action smashes as AVP2.

Get this game, play it and have fun.

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