Best Halo Games

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Halo 3
The Campaign seems to be building to an epic conclusion only to fizzle out into a couple of Flood levels. The Multiplayer and feature set of this game, however, are unsurpassed. Bungie built the greatest online experience of all time with this monumental achievement to interactive entertainment.
This was my first Xbox live game I played. I played it for 4 years and that time was truly amazing, it was the only matchmaking I loved in Halo (never played Halo 2 online), However, all custom games in all games were amazing. The maps were truly special, I know this won't happen, but I want Guardian to be remade in Halo 5, but add on to the map and make it Forge World style. I loved the look and feel of that dark, swampish, jungle-like, forest.
I like this one because it has a lot more action in it while Halo Reach all you do is go around and battle. On Halo 3 there is the awesome warthog run and the scarab battles. This one is the best in my opinion.


[Newest]Great game. Graphics=amazing and plot so perfect go halo reach got edged by a little bit

2Halo Reach
I'm in love with the Noble 6. The are like even "epicer" versions of Master Cheif! The graphics are the best yet, too. This is everything you could ask for in a Halo game. The assualt rifle looks pretty darn fine too.


This game has the most varied combat (space battles! ), some of the best multiplayer maps (both new and greatest hits), the best post-credits sequence (a level, not a cutscene! ), and Firefight 2.0, which exceeds the original in every way. Fighting through campaign with your own personal Spartan is awesome. Halo 4 had to take some things out (i.E. campaign scoring, theater); this is the only game where it feels like nothing is missing (except MC of course).
If you think I'm wrong then you're a noob, because I think Halo Reach is more fun than Halo 3. I get bored of it easy. I can play Halo Reach all day and not stop and still not be bored. Plus a great story and campaign, with more customizing and epic badges.


[Newest]Worst in the series

3Halo 2
It sickens me to see Halo: Reach further up on this list than Halo 2. It's not because Halo: Reach is a bad game, it isn't as deserving of its current placement on this list as Halo 2. Halo 2 was incredible. Halo 2 was a game that was so incredible that reverberation of its momentous innovations echo still not just in the Halo franchise, but also the FPS genre. The ranking system in Halo 2 was marvelous and the map designs were remarkable. Who can forget about that 1-50 ranking system that you can feel invested in because it was strongly and firmly reflective of your skill? Who can forget about those classic maps such as Lockout, Midship, Ivory Tower, Beaver Creek, Ascension, Zanzibar, and Coagulation? Not to mention all the good map packs that came later! However, no game is perfect and Halo 2 had its faults like horribly ugly graphical textures, terribly inconsistent gameplay glitches, and awfully bad design quality. Over all though, Halo 2 was an unbelievably incredible game and while Halo Reach was a good game too it does not compare to the greatness that is Halo 2 if you ask me. Halo 2 was absolutely incredible.
Halo 2 was the absolute pinnacle of the Halo series, it took the first game and expanded upon it while keeping things simple. maybe on a technical level Halo 3 and Reach are better games, but Halo 2 just has a certain air about it that makes it a true classic and standout in the series
By far the best with only a few shortcomings. Amazing dual campaign with constant action and several Easter eggs. Very unique weapons vehicles. Graphics are stellar for there time and are enjoyable even today with some incredibly beautiful scenery to boot. The music is truly a masterpiece including bands like Breaking Benjamin and Incubus. The online multiplayer is the best of all the Halos. It is balanced and has a skill curb just high enough to challenge experienced players while low enough for those with less of an aptitude for competitive gaming. Add to that fun maps with some interactivity and great team based and solo gametypes it is truly the best and purest game in the franchise. So sad that they took the online for it down.
[Newest]This was the first halo game I played, and then I played Combat Evolved
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4Halo 4
I love the campaign, it is the most emotional story out of all the games. I love the graphics and the audio, also the best in the series. The multiplayer and forge took a step back but it was still satisfying and fun. Oh, there's also Forward Unto Dawn.
If you start from Halo 4, like I did, and go backwards...the old halo games are not playable. The graphics even on Halo 3 are garbage. The gameplay on Halo 3 is rusty. 343 has knocked it out of the park. Bungie fans are confusing nostalgia with actual game play.
So far it has got to be my favorite, yeah 343 may of stuffed up in some places but it really is a good game, I especially love the Spartan Ops, I loved the campaign, Multiplayer I have never really loved but it's good.
[Newest]Halo 4 featured some of the best action and emotion that the older Halo games just didn't have.

5Halo: Combat Evolved
Best fps ever, and one of the greatest games ever. Had the most open campaign, with levels that are still a blast to play today. Multiplayer is also great, with outstanding maps such as Hang em' High, Sidewinder, and of course Blood Gulch. LAN parties with this game are to date one of the greatest experiences you can have in all of video games. Truly a masterpiece which deserves to be higher on this list.
The game that started it all. The nostalgia, the music the grunts running away like cowards while you attempt to stick them. No better feeling when you first step out of that pod and see a huge ring whilst that eerie music plays in the background. Who could forget the waves of covenant falling out of the gravity lift. I could go on and on. What a game
Halo Combat Evolved had the best Campaign, best multiplayer (2nd Is Halo 3, 3rd Is Halo 2) and Is just and original.
Classics always win.
Also It Had the Original Combat Evolved Pistol! Best FPS weapon In Video Game History!


[Newest]Best halo game by far. All the others had one bad feature to them, this had none.

6Halo 3: ODST
I love how this game speaks it's own language - it's brilliant how Bungie came up with a different style for Halo... But improving it? Darn, this is by far the best Halo game yet.


It may not be the best Halo, but I really thoguht it was a great game, especially with the multiplayer. I played with a friend of mine online and it was so fun, we plyed for three hours.
A great underrated game

7Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Here is what it is: a game recreating the original best selling combat evolved. The game that introduced us to the one and only master chief. And what the anniversary here does is recreate the best campaign ever created into the same gameplay, just with WAY better graphics. Not to mention adding a great multiplayer the original game never had. Plus achievements and terminals, and if you have a Kinect, then I reccomend you to try out the inspect feature that will let you check out things in detail! Great game!
Best game, better graphics... Pretty sweet
What it's the same damn thing but better

8Halo Wars
Strategy games are what I play. Shooter Strategy = Epic masterpiece. Completely clever and high end strategy game. And it's not as violent! So mommy plays too!


Completely underrated. I could spend hours playing private game with my friend in this.
A good twist from normal halo

9Halo: Combat Evolved Custom Edition
Why is it that this outstanding game is beaten by halo wars, I mean halo wars is not even first person and its not halo. Halo custom edition is awesome it is a new way of playing halo its still first person also you don't need to mod the game to get cool vehicles like the pelican, the phantom even a fuel rod ghost and a dropship


10Halo: The Master Chief Collection
The game that will save the Xbox one
All in one, enough said
110 maps. 1080p 60fps. All 4 halos. Halo 2 anniversary. New weapons, new vehicles, astounding graphics. Access to halo 5 beta.

The Contenders

11Halo (Xbox One)
You get your own ship and can travel to different plants and store your stuff in your ship including transports
Please don't be exclusive to Xbox One, I highly doubt that I'm getting one.
Ha, you wish it weren't! Halo will be forever with Microsoft, forever Xbox.
It's called halo 5 guardians and it hasn't come out yet

12Halo 5: Guardians
Its not even out yet, laugh out loud

13Halo: Spartan Assault
I know Spartan Assault is bad but how is it worse than 2 games that haven't even come out yet
Because we saw the trailer

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