NOT SURE HOW THE GAME IS...BUT MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT OPERATING SYSTEM, WHICH WAS A MAJOR ERROR ON MY PART.
Janet Turck, Amazon
10 July 2014
Summary: this is a copy of the email that I sent to Good Luck Bargains. I didn't realize that since I had Windows 7 that the game wouldn't play. I thought that since the system was upgraded that the game would sort of be grandfathered into the new operating system. I now know that that isn't the case. This is an error that will not be made again on my part. My son wanted Halo 2, which was a birthday gift.
Summary: Poor man's quake. I liked Halo 1 a lot because it was balanced and every gun felt unique. Halo 2 removed a lot of the uniqueness with more generic weapons. With no recoil and huge hitboxes the game basically plays itself and does not require any skill to aim. At least Halo 1 and Halo 3 had spread and projectiles forcing you to lead shots or aim with skill. This Halo also has the weakest Poor man's quake.
Summary: My son bought the Halo game and installed and played fine. No problems. Then came this one. It required us to install the Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace. We tried to install it over and over with no avail. Then, I read on-line that you need to install the MGWM. Aargh. I hate having to put programs on the computer just to play a game. This is why I don't play PC platform games. Best thing about console games (PS3, PS4, etc.
Summary: I got this for my son and he LOVES it! It came in perfect condition and the graphics are really neat. Plus he really likes being able to play on his PC instead of using the Xbox all the time. It's a great addition to his Halo collection and I would definitely recommend this to any Halo fan Thanks!
Summary: This was a wonderful nostalgia trip that was enhanced by the advantages of being on PC like better graphics, running at a better FPS, and the convenience of having mods at hand. It was just like playing it on Xbox, only much more fluid. Why I don't give it a 5 is because of the fact the game wouldn't update. It would give me an error message that apparently no one can answer straightly.