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Master Chief must defend Earth from invading Covenant forces.

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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 »

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Trivia

The only enemies encountered whilst playing as the Arbiter are the Heretic Covenant, the Flood and the Covenant Loyalists (Brutes, Jackals and Drones). No hostile Humans are ever encountered during the game. See more »

Goofs

During the invasion of Earth, it shows several Covenant and human ships entering Earth directly over Africa to get to Africa. However, the angle is too steep that you would hit Earth directly and crash. The best way to get to Africa via space is to enter the atmosphere over South America at a safe angle. 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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Blow Me Away
Performed by Breaking Benjamin
(P) 2004 Hollywood Records, Inc. Courtesy of Hollywood Records, Inc.
Written by Benjamin Burnley
Published by Seven Peaks Music o/b/o itself and Breaking Benjamin Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved
Used by permission
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Awesome
5 June 2006 | by winged_lonerSee all my reviews

Halo is probably one of the hardest games in history to follow-up. But alas, after three years of waiting, the fans are finally served a huge amount of 'Flippin sweet' in this incredible masterpiece that shouldn't be even considered a game. Halo 2 creates a genre of its own. It's still a first person shooter, but there are so many things about this game that put it into this 'own genre' I like to call: Impossibly good. Its so awesome that it is nearly inevitable to play for hours on end just to beat your friend down for that one-millionth time in a multiplayer game. So what if the ending is a huge cliffhanger? The games story is so excellent and mezmorizing, its easy to forget about it. Awesome doesn't even kiss the feet of Halo 2.


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