Halo 2 Anniversary vs. Halo 2 Comparison Screens Show Sharp, Jaw-Dropping Visual Upgrades

Halo 2 is getting the full anniversary treatment later this year, on the Halo: Master Chief Collection. We compare and analyze screenshots of the two games.

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georgeenoob948d ago (Edited 948d ago )

AND it's in 1080p 60fps, I never been so excited for a game since Gears 3 or maybe MW2.

EeJLP-948d ago (Edited 948d ago )

Actually Halo 2, which is what the article is about, is supposedly struggling to hit 1080p. The rest look like they will be, but that's still not solidly confirmed.

I can't find the exact article I read yesterday or recently, but here's this one from eurogamer:

"Crucially, all four games run at 60 frames per second. But 343 still isn't sure if it'll get all four games to output at 1080p resolution. It's looking good for Halo 1, 3 and 4, but Halo 2 is the sticking point, which I find slightly bizarre.

"We're heading for 1080p," Ries says. "That's what we want to do, but I can't commit to that right now.

"Some of the levels in Halo 4 are already running at 1080p. I'm confident some of the games will get there. I'm not confident in all of them."

"The only open question right now is Halo 2 Anniversary mode," O'Connor adds, "because we have the two frame buffers, and we're doing Xbox One level of graphics. The idea is we try and get it to 1080p but we may have to sacrifice the resolution on that to have that mode. Our target is to get to 1080p.""

tuglu_pati948d ago


i dont know why you're getting disagrees, what you said is in the article, which makes me wonder, if they cant get the Halo 2 Anniversary mode to the 1080p mark then what resolution will H5 be...

Nolando947d ago

I think the reason why it would not be 1080P is because they are running two graphics engines at the same time.

But wither way this looks great!

Eonjay947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

These comparisons are getting ridiculous. Of course it looks better. Next up, Shadow of the Beast then and now lol. I expected nothing less.

4Sh0w947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

Yeah but look how awesome Halo2 looks:

-Wow, CG has been completely overhauled, and the graphics have been dramatically upgraded for the Halo2 Anniversary Remaster, it looks amazing regardless of res. Hats off to micro for this. I can't wait for this MCC, its quickly become my most anticipated game this year, which says alot considering I've played the story, albeit it's been ages since I've had the chance to get my hands on the masterpiece that was the original and Halo2. Now I get all 4 in 1 place so I'm f-ing loving this.

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Mystogan948d ago (Edited 948d ago )

Seems faster...

(WPcentral fans will get it)

BallsEye948d ago

Considering it's an original old halo 2 engine, just bumped up that's awesome. Can't wait to see what they pull off with Halo 5. 1080p 60fps already confirmed.

3-4-5947d ago

Please Stop using the phrase " Jaw Dropping".

That almost literally NEVER happens, outside a rare occasion and this is definitely NOT one of them, no matter how awesome it is.

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OwnageDC650948d ago

Wow! What an improvement! Collection is a day 1 purchase for me.

Aces17948d ago

Should be one for everyone with an Xbox One. Best collection I have ever seen.

Panthers948d ago

It would make me buy a XBONE but it lacks ODST and Reach, the two Halo games I havent played. Still looks amazing and I might get a ONE for it anyways.

Haki1112948d ago

You're not missing much Panthers ODST and Reach was the worst of Halo

HugoDrax947d ago


It's called THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION for a reason. So why would ODST or REACH be included? Have you even played every HALO GAME?

MarkusMcNugen947d ago


Whoa buddy. Calm down. It was just a guy making a statement that he has played all of them other than ODST and Reach.

Prime157947d ago

Whoa, HugoDrax, Maybe he didn't know that MC was missing from those two games... Chill.

HugoDrax947d ago

@Prime 157

Ooooops! Sorry guys, I actually was calm but may have been a little hype when I wrote that reply. Due to watching the Brazil vs Mexico matchup :-|. Also I was replying from my iPhone, my bad.

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Pinkdolphinyfg948d ago

It should be noted that some of those comparisons while, impressive are from cgi cutscenes done by Blur the studio who did the cgi for halo wars and not in-game visuals. Still fully expect that halo 5 will rival those visuals though.

marlinfan10948d ago

it is noted, in the article

GGeasy948d ago

That's how Hd remakes should be like!!! amazing!!

air1948d ago

Looks good! But why no love to the other games?

Aces17948d ago

They don't have the time for all the other games and its Halo 2 anniversary. Plus Halo 2 need it the most.

MRHARDON948d ago

The assets for the Halo 3 and 4 were already in high definition. So all they had to do is change the visual settings like you would for a PC thus looks much better.

air1948d ago

Oh ok so the others will get improved visuals too just not as much as halo 2, I'm good with that.

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