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
We're not ready. He is.
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Did You Know?
Microsoft predicted that the first day sales would amount to almost US$100 million, a staggering figure for a video game. In fact first day takings managed to surpass even that estimate, reaching the US$125 million mark after only 24 hours of sales. This means that this game earned more on its first day than any previous entertainment media release - including every major Hollywood blockbuster (the biggest opening day earning for a film at the time was Spider-Man 2
(2004), which took $40.5 million when it opened in June 2004). A Microsoft representative was quoted as saying, "The first 24 hours of Halo 2 sales have taken our breath away." See more
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
[standing before the heirarchs and the counsel
There was only one ship.
Prophet of Truth
One? Are you sure?
Yes. They called it the "Pillar of Autumn".
Prophet of Mercy
Why was it not destroyed with the rest of their fleet?
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?
Prophet of Regret
After the credits roll, there is a short scene featuring Cortana and Gravemind. See more
Performed by Incubus
Produced by Incubus
and Nile Rodgers
Courtesy of Epic Records Immortal Records
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Written by Brandon Boyd
(as Boyd), Michael Einziger
(as Einziger), Ben Kenney
(as Pasillas II) and Chris Kilmore
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