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The Evolution Of – Halo

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Microsoft may not have as many exclusives under their belt as Sony or Nintendo, but one thing they do have is a game franchise in the form of Halo. Since 2001, Microsoft, Bungie and the successor studio 343 Industries have been releasing Halo games, with would be competitors looking to earn the title of Halo. That’s a 13 year history, one that has seen the game evolve over the years.

If you’re interested to know just how many Halo games there are, here’s the full list:

  • Halo: Combat Evolved – 2001
  • Halo 2 – 2004
  • Halo 3 – 2007
  • Halo Wars – 2009
  • Halo 3: ODST – 2009
  • Halo: Reach – 2010
  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary – 2011
  • Halo 4 – 2012
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection – 2014
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Halo: Guardians – 2015

Of course the franchise is more than just games. Since it launched, there have been comic books, novels, an animated film, a live-action web-series, a series of shorts directed by Neill “District 9” Blomkamp and more. It’s a franchise that has blossomed over the years, and has a cult following. Hell, look how long the Halo 2 multiplayer ran for before servers were finally shut down, or just type in Red vs Blue on YouTube.

And to think, Halo might have been a very different beast if Bungie had given into that egomaniac jackass Steve Jobs before bailing on Apple for the greener pastures of the then fledgling Xbox console division over at Microsoft. Here’s to at least another decade of Master Chief action.

Last Updated: July 10, 2014


  1. “This video is private.”


    • The D

      July 10, 2014 at 21:07

      Weird. Should be sorted now!


      • Gustav Minnie

        July 10, 2014 at 21:13

        *thumbs up*


  2. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    July 10, 2014 at 23:15

    14 years of Halo…? By Odin’s beard…. I feel so old….


    • Rince&pop

      July 11, 2014 at 07:35

      You are *RUNS


      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        July 11, 2014 at 07:46

        You’re OLD!!


        • Rince&pop

          July 11, 2014 at 07:50

          I am a young petal!


          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            July 11, 2014 at 07:58

            You’re an OLD ROOT!!

          • Rince&pop

            July 11, 2014 at 08:00

            Your face is an old root… Yeah!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            July 11, 2014 at 08:14

            Your ROOT IS AN OLD FACE.. YEAH!!

          • Rince&pop

            July 11, 2014 at 08:16

            You’ve seen my ‘root’ 0_O

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            July 11, 2014 at 08:18

          • Rince&pop

            July 11, 2014 at 08:28

            Haha 🙂 I watched this last weekend, need to watch the next!

          • Spaffy

            July 11, 2014 at 08:20


  3. CAE9872

    July 11, 2014 at 07:37

    My favourite franchise of all time.


    • DarthZA

      July 11, 2014 at 08:37

      One of my favourites. Never understood the hate some people gave Halo, I loved every single one except ODST.


      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        July 11, 2014 at 08:39

        I liked Halo 1 and 2. Haven’t bothered with anything after 3. Apparently Reach is good, but I honestly can’t be bothered.


        • CAE9872

          July 11, 2014 at 12:02

          Reach is probably the best Halo bar the 1st. Halo 2 is hands down the worst Halo ever! Legendary was broken – those f’ing sniper jackals! I HATE them! One shot kill my ass.


      • CAE9872

        July 11, 2014 at 12:01

        Well 1 gets my vote as favourite game of all time; Reach 2nd best Halo game followed by ODST. I though ODST was very good personally.


  4. Jonah Cash

    July 11, 2014 at 08:07

    Hmmmmm, not really a fan. But I am glad that Bungie could test run Halo to get to Destiny!!!!


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