Master Chief must defend Earth from invading Covenant forces.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gravemind (voice) (as Dee Baker)
Miranda Keyes (voice)
Hamilton Camp ...
Prophet of Mercy (voice)
Tim Dadabo ...
SpecOps Leader (voice)
Arbiter (voice)
Master Chief (voice)
Heretic Leader (voice)
2401 Penitent Tangent (voice)
Bob O'Donnell ...
Prophet of Objection (voice)
Lord Hood (voice)
Tartarus (voice)
David Scully ...
Sergeant Johnson / Elite (voice)
Cortana (voice)


After the events on the Forerunner ringworld Halo, Master Chief SPARTAN-117 returns home to Earth with the AI construct Cortana. The war with the Covenant forces is still not going well, despite the destruction of an entire fleet at Halo, but the Master Chief needs a refit. Armed with the Mjolnir Armor Mark VI, he is on his way to a decorations ceremony with the thought-to-be-dead Sergeant Johnson, when Covenant forces emerge from the Slipstream into Earth space. But something is wrong: the fleet is much smaller than the one used to destroy Reach, humanity's former frontline stronghold. The Master Chief and Cortana, along with Commander Miranda Keyes and the crew of In Amber Clad, must fight off the Covenant and protect Earth, a battle that will take them across the galaxy to a new planet, which is disturbingly familiar...Meanwhile, the Prophets, leaders of the Covenant, are not pleased with the Elite Commander that allowed the Master Chief to destroy Halo, and he is branded a heretic... Written by Anonymous

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In the search for ancient secrets, they will find an unstoppable foe. See more »


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There are two versions of the game, the normal version in the standard green XBox DVD case, and the Limited Collector's Edition, sold in a metal case with a bonus DVD that includes "Making of" featurettes and extra content. The manual for the Collector's Edition is also different from the normal version; where the normal version shows everything from the point of view of the human forces, is orange in color, and has the Master Chief on the front, the CE manual is purple, shows everything from the point of view of the Covenant, and has an Elite with an energy sword on the front. Also included in the CE was a small booklet titled "Conversations from the Universe", a collection of one-page stories between major and minor characters that provides some additional background on the universe of Halo. See more »


If you shoot Sergeant Johnson as the Arbiter, he says things like "Stop it, Chief". See more »


[first lines]
Arbiter: [standing before the heirarchs and the counsel] There was only one ship.
Prophet of Truth: One? Are you sure?
Arbiter: Yes. They called it the "Pillar of Autumn".
Prophet of Mercy: Why was it not destroyed with the rest of their fleet?
Arbiter: It fled as we set fire to their planet. I followed with all the ships in my command.
Prophet of Regret: When you first saw Halo, were you blinded by its magesty?
Arbiter: Blinded?
Prophet of Regret: Paralyzed? Dumbstruck?
Arbiter: No!
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After the credits roll, there is a short scene featuring Cortana and Gravemind. See more »


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The most aggravating cliff-hanger in all history, but it did not disappoint in any way
23 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Halo 2, hmm....I thought I might try it out, I mean, I only spent 100000000 hours on the first one...

Anyway, this game is good. REALLY good. As a matter of fact, so good that if you have an Xbox and don't own this game, you should slap yourself.

I thought I might start on the story mode when i got it. Halo 2 begins with a ship orbiting Earth being attacked and of course, you as the chief, must save it. OK, and then you go down to Earth for a kick-butt battle (sorta) and then what? Well, the Covenant general in charge of protecting Halo is still alive, but he has been sentenced to death by the Covenant. However, the Prophets refute this death sentence and instead make him into the legendary Arbiter. Arbiter is the other main character introduced in Halo 2.

Chief discovers a new Halo and he is sent down to destroy it, and actually kills the prophet of regret, however, he becomes outmatched by the Prophetic Guards that guard the water pyramids. An odd creature captures him and Arbiter, so they meet for the first time. The odd creature transports them to find a key; he transports Chief to the Prophets' capital ship and Arbiter to a jungle area on Halo. However, the flood take hold of the ship and you are left to deal with both the flood and the Covenant Army. Meanwhile, Arbiter deals with the Covenant Brute Chief, Tartarus. Chief manges to escape the ship. Arbiter makes friendly with the general of Earth's army, a girl who I don't know the purpose of, and everybodys favorite character, Monitor (or Oracle, whatever). The game ends in a cliff hanger, Arbiter and the gang learn of the "Ark" from the Monitor and Chief zooms toward Earth to end the Covenant war by killing the final Prophet, the Prophet of Truth.

Yes, you do not end the crisis in Halo 2. However, I didn't beat legendary mode yet...(!!!) But anyway, I was sooo disappointed with the end, I ran to multi player. multi player online in Halo 2 is utterly so INCREDIBLY AWESOME I don't think that there is one word in the dictionary that can explain it. Let's just leave it at that.

Story: Ending: 1/10 Sniff, sniff Story: Other than Ending: 9.4/10 Co-Op- 10/10 Online: 10/10 because ratings unfortunately cant go higher... OVERALL: A+

Except for the ending.

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