History of the Halo Game Series

MatthewA By MatthewA, 1st Sep 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Halo is one of the greatest first-person shooter series. This article covers the history of the Halo franchise.

History of the Halo Game Series

The Halo game series has been one of the most exciting game series since the first Halo game debuted in 2001. Since then, the Halo series has been one of the best games for the Xbox with millions of fans. The game stars the Spartan soldier Master Chief involved in an intergalactic battle between the UNSC and the Covenant, and unlocking the secrets of the Halos becomes the key to victory.

In the first game of the Halo series the UNSC spaceship Pillar of Autumn first discovers the Halo while fleeing from the colony Reach after it had been overrun by Covenant troops. However, the Pillar of Autumn is also found by Covenant ships leaving no option but to evacuate the Pillar of Autumn and land on the Halo.

This first game was followed by Halo 2, which was also on the Xbox console. This second game in the series was a worthy sequel to the original. In this sequel the Covenant has discovered Earth and so it is left to the Master Chief and other UNSC ground troops to defend Earth as Covenant troops land at the African city of New Mombasa.

The third and final game of the original trilogy was Halo 3. This was the first Halo game on the Xbox 360, and so had more advanced effects than previous games of the Halo trilogy. The game included a variety of new equipment and vehicles for the Master Chief to battle it out with the Covenant.

These were the original games of the Halo trilogy, but since Halo 3 there have been further additions to the franchise. However, these Halo games have not featured the Master Chief. Instead, games such as Halo: ODST have starred other soldiers of the UNSC such as the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers. In addition to this, there have been spin-off games of the Halo series such as Halo Wars, which was a strategy game based on the war between UNSC and the Covenant.

Halo: Reach goes back to the Covenant invasion of Reach, and stars Noble Six and the Noble team that is left to defend the colony. This game included a new jet pack for Noble Six and the other Spartan soldiers, which was one of the most exciting new equipment additions.

In Halo 4 the Master Chief returned for more gun-blasting action. This time the Master Chief crash lands on Requiem where he takes on the Covenant and Prometheans. It included plenty of updated arsenal from previous games, and introduced new guns and reusable equipment for the Master Chief.

There are further games in store for the Halo series. Halo 5: Guardians has now been announced, and in this game the Master Chief is set to return for more Halo action!


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