Reviews and Problems with Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack
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15 December 2005
Summary: Bungie hasn't been resting since the
release of last year's blockbuster Halo 2, instead the influential developer has
been busy adding new content to the Xbox hit. Now, these efforts have come to
fruition with the release of the Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack. This expansion of
the game included 9 new maps, with a wide range of environments and styles that
expands the depth and reach of Halo 2's already superlative multiplayer game,
along with some other cool bonus features...
Excerpt: . Gamers were dazzled with appealing graphics, excellent sound effects, a storyline with an ending that felt like a swift kick to the crotch, and of course, the multiplayer mode, which is the most popular aspect of the game and currently makes
Conclusion: environments, which will give Halo 2 gamers who have memorized each and every facet and detail of the original 12 multiplayer maps a chance for some fresh, new maps to improve their worldwide rankings. Only one catch with this release: the map pack costs $20US, which isn’t bad at all until you realize that all the maps will be released over Xbox Live for free by the end of August.
Excerpt: Everyone knew it was coming. A game as unstoppable and ubiquitous as Halo 2 has been was going to get follow-up content. The first of such comes in the form of nine new multiplayer maps and a patch that fixes a few bugs, plugs a few holes, and makes the gameplay a little more balanced. The justification for a twenty dollar retail disc is still a bit odd, however, as the bonus content on the disc over and above the maps is far too sparse and what is there is, well, brief.
Conclusion: is the most popular game on the Xbox, Xbox Live and is considered one of the best FPS games on a home console, Bungie needed to do right with this . In my opinion they hit the ball out of the park and if you don�t want to wait for the free download, you should definitely check this release out. is one of the most addicting online action games to date and the installment of these new maps only ensures that it will rope you back in and breath new life into the game.
Excerpt: Considering Halo 2 was one of last year's most popular, most successful video games, it's strange to see a retail follow-up like the Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack, which is only suitable for a very specific subset of Halo 2 fans. Diehards will love this content, but nearly half of it is already free for download on Xbox Live, and the rest will be on August 30.
Pros: Nine high-quality maps greatly expand Halo 2's fantastic multiplayer offering, Diverse content, from sprawling large-scale battles to in-your-face bloodbaths, Convenient for LAN parties, if you can't get every Xbox updated on Xbox Live, Nicely done video extras are good fan service
Cons: Questionable value for XBL subscribers, who can download these maps for free
Conclusion: • Terminal : Terminal is another huge, complex map suitable for as many players as you can get to join the game. The location is based on New Mombasa, with a multi-storey car park and a monorail running straight through the middle (and you don’t want to get caught on the tracks, believe me).
Pros: Adds a whole new lease of life to a classic., Some of the new maps are set to become true favourites.
Cons: No new character skins or new campaign levels, so there's nothing for the solo Halo 2 player here., We expected more for £14.99., We’re making this up, there’s nothing to complain about here at all really.
Conclusion: You can hunt this pack down for just $29.99 which is pretty good, or download the maps from Xbox Live for around the same price - but then you miss out on the cool box. It's an essential addon for the Halo 2 multiplayer experience, but if you're more in co-op and single player you're better off without it.