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)
Tim Dadabo ...
SpecOps Leader (voice)
Arbiter (voice)
Master Chief (voice)
Heretic Leader (voice)
Bob O'Donnell ...
Prophet of Objection (voice)
Lord Hood (voice)
Tartarus (voice)
David Scully ...
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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This battle doesn't call for a hero. It calls for a savior. See more »


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9 November 2004 (USA)  »

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Halo 2 was the first Halo to let the player be an Elite, on both specific campaign missions & multiplayer. See more »


In the level "Quarantine Zone," Miranda Keyes' hands are empty. When Johnson calls out for his marines, Miranda Keyes' hands surprisingly are holding two submachine guns even though we do not see her draw them out. 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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Crazy Credits

After the credits roll, there is a short scene featuring Cortana and Gravemind. See more »


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Performed by Hoobastank
Music by Daniel Estrin (as Dan Estrin)
Lyrics by Douglas Robb (as Doug Robb)
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My favorite game ever.
6 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

What worked: The action on this game is so intense and the production values and story is so great this could have easily been a movie. Playing this game on legendary with a friend is incredible. The graphics are possibly the best on the Xbox. And if you have surround sound crank this baby up, you'll be ducking and dodging at every bullet ricocheting off the wall. The level are incredibly huge! The missions with the SCARAB will have you looking at the screen in awe.

What didn't work: I wish the game would have spent more time on Earth fighting off the Aliens and I wish we could have seen innocents slaughtered mercilessly by the Aliens and why is this game rated M, most of the violence is against the Aliens anyway.

Overall: This game is possibly the best game on the Xbox. Recommended 10/10.

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