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Super-soldier John-117, Master Chief of the United Nations Space Command, must battle a genocidal alien race known as the Covenant following his violent crash-landing on Halo, an ancient and mysterious ring-world.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Jen Taylor ... Cortana (voice)
Pete Stacker Pete Stacker ... Captain Keyes (voice)
Tim Dadabo Tim Dadabo ... 343 Guilty Spark (voice)
Steve Downes ... The Master Chief (voice)
Tawnya Pettiford-Wates Tawnya Pettiford-Wates ... Foe Hammer (voice)
David Scully David Scully ... Sgt. Johnson (voice)
Mike Madeoy Mike Madeoy ... Pvt. Bisenti (voice)
Mark Dias Mark Dias ... Pvt. Mendoza (voice)
Chris Wicklund Chris Wicklund ... Pvt. Jenkins (voice)
Andrew McKaige Andrew McKaige ... Pvt. Chips Dubbo (voice)
Ken Boynton ... Additional Voices (voice)
Todd Licea Todd Licea ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jeff Steitzer Jeff Steitzer ... Additional Voices (voice)
Brian Morden Brian Morden ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

You Play the mysterious John, known as Spartan-117 and The Master Cheif, a Master Cheif Petty Officer in the United Nations Space Corp of the 26th Century. You are the last of a genetically enhanced group of super-soldiers of the Spartan II project. As the last of these super soldiers you alone wear The Mjolnir enhanced suit that increases your physical prowess through motor assistance. You are hastily removed from a Cryogenic freezer one day to find that the ship you have been traveling through space on, the Pillar of Autumn, is under attack from the Covenant (A conglomerate of several species of extra-terrestrials who have declared war on the Human race after their first inter-galactic settlement was formed) and you have been summoned by the Captain. Upon reaching the office you accept a pistol and an AI program, and are tasked with the protection of the AI because it knows the location of Earth. After battling through the ship and leaving in an escape pod you land on a mysterious ... Written by Gavin H

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Combat Evolved


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Much of the dialog of the "Grunt" characters is taken from the Human characters in Marathon 1: "Thank God it's you" was spoken by characters called "Exploding Bobs", which were synthetic Humans who would run at the player and explode. The line "They're Everywhere" was spoken by frightened Humans the player would come across. See more »

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Captain Keyes appears to be wearing the rank insignia of a Navy Lieutenant (two silver bars). While the officer in charge of any Naval ship is the "Captain," it seems unlikely that someone with Keyes' age and experience would only have progressed to Lieutenant. A Navy officer who holds the rank of Captain would wear a silver eagle, not two silver bars. It seems that the developer confused the rank insignia of a Captain in the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps with that of a Captain in the Navy. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Captain Keyes: Cortana, all I need to know is did we lose them?
Cortana: I think we both know the answer to that.
Captain Keyes: We made a blind jump. How did they...
Cortana: Get here first? The Covenant ships have always been faster. As for tracking us all the way from Reach, at lightspeed my maneuvering options were limited.
Captain Keyes: We were running dark, yes?
Cortana: Until we decelerated, no one could have missed the hole we tore in subspace. They were waiting for us on the far side of the planet.
Captain Keyes: So, where do we stand?
Cortana: Our fighters are ...
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Superb game but not perfect
11 October 2006 | by martin-w6See all my reviews

I just wanted to add that as great as Halo is there is a big part of the game where you keep going into very similar surroundings over and over again. As a single player experience I would guesstimate about 30% is very samey and it can be a bit boring going through these levels. However the majority of the game is great fun and some brilliant level designs but there is some padding of the levels to make the game last longer. This is not a perfect game but its still fantastic. Graphically it is wonderful. Sound is superb. Its fairly smooth with only occasional slowdown. Handling and control is very good. The story while simple is enough to keep you interested. There is a lot of variety in the gameplay generally.


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