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:
... Cortana (voice)
Pete Stacker ... Captain Keyes (voice)
Tim Dadabo ... 343 Guilty Spark (voice)
... The Master Chief (voice)
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)
... 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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Cortana was originally written to speak with an English accent, which is why she has lines like "Sod off!". By the time Jen Taylor was cast, the English accent was dropped but the dialog was not re-written for an American accent. See more »


On several occasions, Captain Keyes refers to individual Marines as "Soldier." Navy personnel do not address each other or Marines as "Soldier." While anyone serving in the armed forces could be considered to be a soldier, only Army personnel would be addressed in this manner. 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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Damn Covenant Banshees
8 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Story Mode- As Master Chief (Spartan/Cyborg) you kick some serious ass. The best aspect of the game is it's cinematic appeal. Everything is downright gorgeous from the Halo ring always sticking around in the background to a plasma grenade exploding right in your face. You get into the game with non-stop action and incredible music never repeated twice thoroughout the game. In the end, Several alien races, a parasite-like lifeform, an ancient AI construct, battle against each other as you try to get the hell out of Halo. Will yo make it? Multiplayer Mode- The perfect game physics and the incredible engine that the Xbox has allows you to experience realistic combat to the max. You are going to love this. Also, check out

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