NGN: "It has been no less than 10 years since the original Halo: Combat Evolved was released for the Xbox. The game has quickly gained cult hit status and is often credited for reinventing the first person shooter genre for consoles. It managed to secure a place in gaming history alongside the strong competition from the likes of Counter Strike and Unreal Tournament. With Anniversary, the new studio behind the Halo franchise 343 Industries has attempted to recapture that magic with an HD remake of the original. For better or for worse, Anniversary plays much in the same way as its predecessor and is bound to satisfy fans."