"Halo hasn’t just defined a generation of console shooters, influencing all that came in its wake. It’s not simply the epitome of a brand or the manifestation of a philosophy of console gaming. To millions of fans of the right age and console choice, Halo is their Star Wars. It’s sci-fi that has not only influenced the medium that it dominates – across all means of consuming it – but permeated the mainstream and stretched its influences out to the broader audiences of cinema, television and literature. Halo has been – continues to be – a phenomenon."