Halo: Combat Evolved

Global Total as of 28th Oct 2017 (units): 6.43m
Platform: XboxAlso on: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Developer: Bungie Software Genre: Shooter

Comments (47)

busbfran (on 01 June 2013)
Kizmi (on 25 August 2011)
Some sources says it has sold about 8million
Solid_Snake4RD (on 18 April 2010)
@blu7x7 obviosly it has sold more on XBL,but we are only comparing its retail sales
blue7x7 (on 29 November 2009)
It probably has sold more in downloads. I downloaded it on my 360. Great game.
Sash5034 (on 07 November 2009)
This is still my favorite Halo game
challis (on 23 June 2009)
Groundbreaking, outstanding game.
Whirlz (on 05 May 2009)
Awesome game
Vertigo-X (on 06 April 2009)
I'd even go so far as to call this a classic... But then again, I just love this game that much. ;)
SSSBOLIMAR (on 02 April 2009)
best halo ever
black7xxx7 (on 15 February 2009)
great game one of the best fps out there
Thechalkblock (on 21 January 2009)
The best Halo.
Xponent (on 14 December 2008)
Definitely the best game in the series. Gotta love that pistol!
FPSrules (on 01 December 2008)
best in the series, campaign wise
HALOOOOOOOO (on 17 November 2008)
@Gingasaurus: Not to mention the great legs it had. In 2004 it sold 1.1 million copies, and was the 9th best selling game that year. Of course I think all the Halo 2 hype led to people wanting to check out what made the first game so good. Still, those are pretty good sales for being three years old.
Gingasaurus (on 03 October 2008)
I think word of mouth really propelled this game into the sales charts. I really don't remember any commercials for this before release.
CaptainDJ (on 14 September 2008)
I still play the PC version online.
HanzoTheRazor (on 07 September 2008)
10/10 Best in the series and 1 of the better shooters out there. I especially loved the music, vehicals, co-op and 2 weapons only limit.
HALOOOOOOOO (on 11 July 2008)
To StarcraftManiac - EGM did not give Halo 3 a 100% score. If you actually read the review, the scores were 10, 10, and 9. The first and second games got all 10s though. So yeah, I don't think those ads helped. The game probably would have scored higher without all the advertising bonanza.

The first game is the most legendary.
Blacksaber (on 05 July 2008)
Funny fact first time I played this I was about 11 or so and off course I walk into a dark place and an elite jumped out and I was scared of the game until I was 13 and loved it...
The Mann (on 04 July 2008)
Strategyking92 (on 11 June 2008)
halo is the best in the series
(I especially liked the pc version)
Bagaren85 (on 16 May 2008)
Best fps for console, remember the time. Outstanding then, still great now.
zexen_lowe (on 16 April 2008)
This game reminded me why I hate FPSes. Played it for 3/4 hours and I almost died of boredom. Pretty good soundtrack, though. 5/10
StarcraftManiac (on 25 March 2008)
9.6 or 9.7 is such a small difference... The difference is only 0.1... So people CAN like Goldeneye more then Halo... And Halo's ad-spendings by Microsoft surely helped the score... *cough* EGM gives Halo 3 100% *cough*...

But whatever, Timesplitters 2 is the better FPS in the 6th generation... For consoles. Overall it'd be Half Life 2... Followed by Timesplitters 2, Halo 1, Timesplitters: Future Perfect, Battlefield 2 and Halo 2.
Daddo Splat (on 14 March 2008)
I love the other people who point to golden eye and timesplitters thats a nice oppinion but critically speaking most would disagree! meta critic halo got a 97, timesplitters 2 got an 88 not sure if thats the game your referring to one other game had a 90 tops! Goldeneye 96 on metacritic!
Half life 1 and 2 both got a 96 thats combined average of hundred of reviewers halo was higher then all of the games you all name! So shut up already!
Bagaren85 (on 01 March 2008)
Daddo Splat (on 23 February 2008)
also goldeneye was great for what i was 4 player split screen on an n64 but the hugh maps and sniping and 16 player system link frag parties go pinch yourself!

What I find to be true is the guy who could kick all his friends butt loved golden eye more. I mean your competition is 3 other guys!

you take your learned skillz to live and get smoked and now that game sucks!
Daddo Splat (on 23 February 2008)
timesplitter isnt that great no story! its not the same type game as metroid prime so I wouldnt compare it! and the PC version was fun MP anyway I still have 4 copies for the pc! I wouldnt do it again for h2 though not gonna add vista anytime soon!
StarcraftManiac (on 07 January 2008)
Goldeneye > Timesplitters > Halo
ITBobby (on 31 December 2007)
Together with goldeneye - Best fps for console.
Great game, 9/10
MrMarc (on 22 December 2007)

Do not let Halo reflect any opinion of PC gaming - the port is GOD awful.
leo-j (on 21 December 2007)
PC GAMING SUCKS, I freakin have it for pc and the controls are so bad its not even funny..
trestres (on 19 December 2007)
This game is so inferior to MP, no words to describe how inferior it is...
HALOOOOOOOO (on 15 December 2007)
More like Halo >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Timesplitters.
Goldeneye is more legendary though.

I wish all these stupid people would stop rating it so lowly, it's the second-best console FPS ever.
MrMarc (on 06 December 2007)
Goldeneye > Halo
Timesplitters > Halo

Even regarding it as just a console FPS Halo is pretty poor.
HALOOOOOOOO (on 05 December 2007)
Why is this down in 43rd place? Seriously, this place is all Nintendo Fanboys to the f***ing max. Sure, there are a lot of great games for Nintendo systems, but Halo definitely deserves better than a lot of the ones ahead of it. Definitely more so than MP and MP3 (which is in 10th place! That makes no sense whatsoever).
HALOOOOOOOO (on 10 October 2007)
I agree with smee. I wish PC gamers would stop comparing it to PC games (unless you specifically mean the PC version) because most people only talk about the Xbox version. I mean come on, on a sixth-generation console you can't find a better FPS except for maybe Halo 2.
Daddo Splat (on 02 October 2007)
counter strike is online multiplayer only original halflife no vehicles and way to linear like playing a track game halo 1 also sold over mill on pc too. large weapon variety cars tanks ghosts wide open spaces way less linear then half life. I loved both games but halo is the best console shooter ever.HALFLIFE 2 copied halo by adding vehicles and the driving in half life 2 sucked. So quit already comparing the 2
KeptoKnight (on 30 September 2007)
lol...Comparing to the amount of First Person Shooter games to this day....Half Life/Counter Strike and Unreal Tournament are more fun to play than Halo. Halo IS an average FPS. Microsoft just spends ALOT ALOT OF MONEY and I mean ALOT on "advertisements for master chief".
They are trying to suck as much people in the game, when there are better First person shooter games out there hehe :) The ones that say they love halo...are obviously Blind Folded :)
--I have every single video game console since ColecoVision to date. Competed in plenty of tournaments especially first person games. But Halo lol is just a reg first person game.
smee (on 27 September 2007)
Brilliant game, lots of addictive fun, anyone who doesn't like this game has s**t for brains.
Senbei (on 17 September 2007)
Le meilleur shoot 128 bits !
nathantay (on 05 September 2007)
Amazing game that is still great to this day.
cdude1034 (on 22 August 2007)
kdw13- See: Goldeneye
6SiX8 (on 14 August 2007)
Very overrated FPS shooter that was supposed to come out for the PC but was dumb down for the consoles instead. Borrowed every idea from Half-life and wasn't original in the least. Why this game was so popular I'll never understand.
kdw13 (on 14 August 2007)
There is not a single Nintendo game that has the balls that this game had on release into the FPS arena. It is a masterpeice.
Mini Moi (on 31 July 2007)
Halo the best game in lan
leo-j (on 29 June 2007)
This game is awsome but replay value is low, thre is no online play, but still pretty fun.

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busbfran (on 01 June 2013)
Kizmi (on 25 August 2011)
Some sources says it has sold about
Solid_Snake4RD (on 18 April 2010)
@blu7x7 obviosly it has sold more on
XBL,but we are only comparing its retail
blue7x7 (on 29 November 2009)
It probably has sold more in downloads.
I downloaded it on my 360. Great game.
Sash5034 (on 07 November 2009)
This is still my favorite Halo game
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