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.
Summary: I bought this game from Amazon for my son for Christmas. As it turned out, he couldn't play it because there was some kind of key that was required during installation, and it had been used by whoever it was that had played it/owned it before.
Summary: well i am a pc gamer and i bought halo 2 and i ha it for my xbox and loved it well i got it for my pc and it turns out Microsoft has this server that they took down for the game to install so when i tryed it the game just did not work :( i called the number and they told me that they do not support...
Summary: Halo 2 for Vista arrived today and I was excited to install it on my brand new windows 7 64 box. It has a WEI of 7.1 so I figured that it would run quite happily. Not so fast. The game seemed to install fine (I opted to install the game fully before playing) and I entered the product key.
Summary: The Product Key for this game is not recognized by Microsoft anymore. I can still install it, and get to the main menu, but when I try to play it, the game tells me my product key is invalid! I just installed the game, on my computer with it.
Summary: WHEN I PURCHASED THE GAME (HALO 2)IT WAS NOT IDENTIFIED TO ME THAT THE GAME ONLY WORKS WITH WINDOWS VISTA. AS I HAVE WINDOWS 7 I WAS UNABLE TO OPEN AND PLAY THE GAME. THEREFORE IT WAS A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY.