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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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Jason Jones (uncredited)

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Brannon Boren (additional writing), Matt Soell (additional writing) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blam! See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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On several occasions, Captain Keyes refers to individual Marines as "Soldier." Navy personnel do not address each other or Marines as "Soldier." While anyone serving in the armed forces could be considered to be a soldier, only Army personnel would be addressed in this manner. 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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Among the Special Thanks right at the end of the credits, there is a whole bunch of oddities such as "all hippos worldwide" See more »

Alternate Versions

The Xbox version had cooperative play and multiplayer limited to split-screen and system-link. The PC version did not have cooperative play, but it had online multiplayer instead. See more »

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Great game!
30 January 2004 | by TrashbagSee all my reviews

I'll be commenting on both the PC and the Xbox.

Xbox: As you maybe have heard, Halo is definitly the best thing that happened to the Xbox. The single player is worth every penny, and the multiplayer is good too. The best part is the cooperative mode, where you and a friend can battle out the aliens together. The only real flaw is driving the warthog. It just doesn't feel natural. Despite that, all you FPS fans will definitly want to pick this up. A perfect ***** outta *****.

PC: If you don't own an Xbox, and you want to own Halo, you're in luck. 'Cause it's on the PC too! The game looks almost the same on the PC. And the multiplayer is online this time. Only one problem. No cooperative mode! That was my favorite feature on the Xbox version, and it's gone on the PC! Oh well. All the other good things are on the PC. So I give the PC version an almost as good **** outta *****


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