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Halo 2

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Overall 7
7.0

Halo 2

Auracore MediaWorks
2 November 2007
  • Summary: Far too restrictive, far too late.
  • Pros: Map editor is great; still sounds great; still Halo 2.
  • Cons: Vista only; nothing new past editor; graphics are revamped but not comparable to competition.
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Overall 7
7.0

Halo 2 for Vista Review

maximum pc
10 October 2007
  • Excerpt: I played a lot of Halo 2 on the Xbox. Every night for most of a year, I’d fire up the game with some buddies, lead off with a couple of swords-only rounds on Lockout, then jump into Coagulation or Zanzibar for some CTF or team deathmatch action. For that reason, I was looking forward to playing Halo 2 with the superior mouse/keyboard combination when it finally came to the PC.
  • Pros: Live for Windows; great gameplay, all the perks of the Xbox version...
  • Cons: ...except for matchmaking. And it's essentially a 3-year-old game. No graphics update or new features.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 4
4.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Replay value 7
7.0

Expert Review

Video Game talk
15 July 2007
  • Excerpt: Revisiting a title on a new platform can revive the nostalgic feeling once felt years ago, but one has to wonder if the ancient game can hold its own against the latest releases. Halo 2 for Windows Vista is an odd pairing considering most Microsoft loyalists who adopted Vista early in the life cycle have probably already played other Microsoft products such as Halo 2 on the original Xbox.
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Overall 7
7.2
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 8
8.0
Funfactor 7
7.0

Halo 2

ME Gamers
27 June 2007
  • Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Few games have made gaming history as much as Halo. Originally for the Xbox, it created waves in the gaming community for its deep storyline, frantic gameplay, and excellent multiplayer. When Halo hit PCs, the game delivered the same fantastic gameplay as on the console, and drew in even more fans. Halo 2 originally came out for the Xbox in 2004, but it’s surprising that its PC port was released three years later.
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Overall 7
7.2
Design 6
6.0
Gameplay 8
8.2
Storyline 9
8.5

Halo 2 Vista

GameTrailers
14 June 2007
  • Excerpt: Thanks to its party-friendly LAN play and features that were formerly reserved for PC shooters, Halo quickly became the quintessential first-person console experience. Halo 2 brought an entire country of gamers together--literally--through its online multiplayer support on the Xbox Live. Now things have come full circle with the Windows Vista release of Halo 2.
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Overall 8
7.8

PC Review - 'Halo 2'

WorthPlaying
31 May 2007
  • Summary: Windows Vista gamers will be able to experience the epic story of "Halo 2" as Master Chief delves further into the mystery of the Covenant in the aftermath of Halo's destruction. What he discovers will soon threaten the fate not only of Earth, but of the Universe itself.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
25 May 2007
  • Summary: Halo 2 was released on the Xbox back in 2004, and as you're probably aware of by now, it was a huge success. The first-person shooter added online multiplayer to the proceedings, and despite a universally reviled cliff-hanger ending, it was really something special on the Xbox. Three years later, it's now available as one of the first Vista-only PC games.
  • Pros: Good multiplayer variety, Included map editor lets players make their own battlegrounds, Decent single-player campaign
  • Cons: Gamepad users get potentially unfair advantage in multiplayer with auto-aim, Graphics are unimpressive by today's standards, Poor single-player storyline with unsatisfying cliff-hanger ending, Arbitrary differences between silver and gold users
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Evil Avatar
2 May 2007
  • Excerpt: The first question PC gamers ask themselves is "Why is this game Vista only?" The first answer you'll most likely read is its to sell copies of Vista. That's just plain silly though, and that's definitely not the reason Microsoft intended, though I'm sure if it DOES sell a few copies of Vista you won't hear any complaining from Redmond. The reason this is on Vista is because it requires DX10, even though it doesn't take full advantage of it.
  • Pros: It's Halo, Tray and Play works well, Map Editor Included, The Music rocks, Solid Controls
  • Cons: Models are lacking detail, Some quirky Live things
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Evil Avatar
2 May 2007
  • Excerpt: The first question PC gamers ask themselves is "Why is this game Vista only?" The first answer you'll most likely read is its to sell copies of Vista. That's just plain silly though, and that's definitely not the reason Microsoft intended, though I'm sure if it DOES sell a few copies of Vista you won't hear any complaining from Redmond. The reason this is on Vista is because it requires DX10, even though it doesn't take full advantage of it.
  • Pros: It's Halo, Tray and Play works well, Map Editor Included, The Music rocks, Solid Controls
  • Cons: Models are lacking detail, Some quirky Live things
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Overall 7
6.8

Halo 2

The Gamers Temple
22 April 2007
  • Excerpt: Halo 2 on the PC has been a long time in coming. It’s come to the PC three years after it was released for the Xbox, and the game was significantly delayed before it debuted on that console. Yes Halo 2 has finally arrived, but oddly enough it is a game for Vista only and has fairly steep system requirements at that (good luck getting it play nice without a Core Duo processor).
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