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As the alien Covenant invade Earth, the Master Chief must defend humanity's homeworld whilst discovering more about the rings called "Halo."

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dee Bradley Baker ... Gravemind (voice) (as Dee Baker)
Julie Benz ... Miranda Keyes (voice)
Hamilton Camp ... Prophet of Mercy (voice)
Tim Dadabo Tim Dadabo ... 343 Guilty Spark / Marine (voice)
Robert Davi ... SpecOps Leader (voice)
Keith David ... Arbiter (voice)
Steve Downes ... Master Chief (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Prophet of Regret (voice)
Miguel Ferrer ... Heretic Leader (voice)
John Michael Higgins ... 2401 Penitent Tangent (voice)
Bob O'Donnell Bob O'Donnell ... Prophet of Objection (voice)
Ron Perlman ... Lord Hood (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Tartarus (voice)
David Scully David Scully ... Sergeant Johnson / Elite (voice)
Jen Taylor ... Cortana (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halo 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

In the series "Red Vs. Blue", a glitch in the first Halo: Combat Evolved (2001) that made characters aiming and looking down appear to be looking forward was the only reason that Red Vs. Blue could be made. This glitch allowed the early machinima artists to make the characters face each other and converse with their guns down and out of the way, although it was challenging to move appropriately with only a view of the floor. In Halo 2, the glitch was fixed and Bungie allowed players to lower their weapons by tapping down on the directional pad regardless of where they are looking. See more »

Goofs

343 Guilty Spark's single bulb is supposed to brighten whenever he speaks, as he does in Halo and Halo 3. However, in Halo 2 due to a bug the developers were unable to fix prior to launch, his bulb dims as he speaks. See more »

Quotes

[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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Produced by Incubus and Nile Rodgers
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Written by Brandon Boyd (as Boyd), Michael Einziger (as Einziger), Ben Kenney (as Kenney),
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My favorite game ever.
6 May 2005 | by FoolyMagoolzSee 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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