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Submitted by Mister_V 163d ago | opinion piece

5 Things That Made Halo 2 So Iconic

MP1st - "Many will argue that Halo 3 is the best multiplayer entry to date, but for me Halo 2 was, and still is, the crowning jewel in the franchise. At a time when online console gaming was lagging far behind PC gaming, Halo 2 came along and gave console gaming a huge shot of adrenaline and more importantly, legitimacy in the online gaming landscape." (Halo 2, Xbox)

mhunterjr  +   163d ago
Man, this article hit the nail on the head. I liked halo4's SP, but I can't for the life of me understand why they've departed so far away from halo2's formula.

Give me some well thought out asymetrical maps, get rid of the loadouts, and bring back the ranking system, and I'll happily jump back on board. But I feel like halo:reach went to the edge, and halo4 jumped of the cliff with the CODification of multiplayer. Shame on them.
Septic  +   163d ago
AH yeah Halo 2. Such a brilliant game and one that finally proved that consoles can do online multiplayer, and do it well.
KarrBOMB  +   162d ago
SOCOM came before Halo 2 and was a great online game. One I liked far more than any other after it.
KyRo  +   163d ago
That moment when I jumped from the bridge onto the massive metal crab/spider/robot (what ever it was) on Christmas day, was jaw dropping back on the OG Xbox.

I tried Halo 3 and Reach but never played any of the Halo's after that or even bothered to turn on an Xbox tbh. Not hating. I just don't really like many XB exclusives.
3-4-5  +   162d ago
Maps.

They didn't give us 9 maps.

They gave us like 35 maps, and 95% of them are better than anything that came after that.
BattleAxe  +   163d ago
Windows Vista
Squeaky_door  +   163d ago
Ahhhh the good old halo 2 days
Psychotica  +   163d ago
Halo 2 was awesome, I haven't liked Halo since..
iiorestesii  +   162d ago
Amen
QuantumWake  +   163d ago
Jesus don't make me think about Halo 2 right now because I might cry.... :(

I really wish MS didn't shut down the original XBL servers or else I would be on Halo 2 right now. Good times, gooooood times.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   163d ago
Best game ever, no other game has matched it nor will they ever, hd remake if true will bring tears to my eyes.
mhunterjr  +   163d ago
I went to a local game store today and they were hosting a halo 2 tournament next weekend. If I wasn't moving I would've signed up in a heartbeat... I doubt I'd be any good anymore, but I'm sure I still know the maps pretty well.
Allsystemgamer  +   163d ago
Quick. Delay the moving trucks!
WeAreLegion  +   163d ago
Releasing Halo and Halo 2 for all Windows OS's through Steam would be easy money for them. Seriously. Full online support? Are you kidding me?!? They would be the top sellers on Steam for over a month!
thezeldadoth  +   163d ago
i'd buy halo 2 on steam with steam servers. i'd be more excited about that than any new multiplayer FPS coming out that we know about
Muadiib  +   162d ago
The campaign was horrible though.
JasonKCK  +   162d ago
It was my favorite of the series.
Muadiib  +   162d ago
Each to their own I guess, it was the worst of the series for me by a long shot. The mp was fun though. Only Halo CE, Halo 4 and ODST had a decent campaign imo.
Dynasty2021   162d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
iiorestesii  +   162d ago
I've never agreed with as high a percentage of people as this page. Except for the heretic, bald eagle just above me.
Mystogan  +   162d ago
Halo 4 had a backlash? I loved Halo 4 and I am one of them hardcore fans... It was only reach that I didn't like so much. The main games are always awesome! :)

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