Halo 2

Global Total as of 15th Nov 2014 (units): 8.49m
Platform: XboxAlso on: Microsoft Windows
Developer: Bungie Software Genre: Shooter

Comments (63)


Dadrik (on 30 August 2014)
Still the best console FPS of all time, and one of my favourite games.
fluky-nintendy (on 23 July 2014)
XB was basically the Halo box
Chris Hu (on 19 March 2014)
Since I know for a fact that GT3 was heavily bundled in North America this is still the best selling first party exclusive game of the 6th generation in that region and could have sold a bit better without a PC version.
iceland (on 01 July 2013)
Please MS do a remake for Xbox one, I never got to play this online as I only did lan :(
teamsilent13 (on 01 June 2013)
I prefer Halo 3, but would very much like an HD remake. I've been a halo and cod player since the beginning and this was a huge step for gaming. Deserves a remake very much (with multiplayer).
Sanzee (on 21 April 2010)
So many good memories. Easily beats Halo 3.
Severance (on 08 December 2009)
i always think Mastercheif is going to do the peanut butter jelly dance with that coverart.
Commando (on 03 September 2009)
do these numbers reflect current Live sales?
SmYsiZ (on 16 August 2009)
The best halo no doubt
HelloMotto (on 11 August 2009)
@sonic

stfu please.

Halo 2 crushes halo 3 anyday, anytime
challis (on 23 June 2009)
My favourite of the Halo series.
CatFangs806 (on 12 May 2009)
good memories playing this with my friends at xbox lan partys. good times.
snyperdud (on 20 April 2009)
No, really, 2 is better than 3 by a loooong shot.
sonicshuffle (on 05 April 2009)
Those who say the 2nd is better than the 3 stfu!
sabby_e17 (on 16 March 2009)
its amazing that even though the xbox had a small audience, its best selling game had sold 8million+ copies
bluegrayz (on 14 March 2009)
wow america loves this!
deathgod33 (on 02 February 2009)
probably the best in the series.
Papazx (on 01 January 2009)
halo 2 is by far the best one of the series
MrBirdTurd (on 30 November 2008)
Very fun game i will most likely never play it again though i have it its just that i have know motivation to do so.
9/10
oliist (on 12 November 2008)
Soviel bessere Solokampagne als Teil 3.
Und trotz leichter Motionsickness,sozusagen bis zum Erbrechen gespielt. :)
Vertigo-X (on 14 October 2008)
I agree with Gingasaurus: Halo 1 > Halo 3 > Halo 2

=]
SaviorX (on 04 October 2008)
This game is still selling? It sold 20 copies this week.
Gingasaurus (on 03 October 2008)
Halo 2 > Halo 3 > Halo 1
Barozi (on 30 September 2008)
wow so wrong. Everybody knows:

Singleplayer:
Halo 1 > Halo 3 > Halo 2
Multiplayer:
Halo 3 > Halo 2 > Halo 1
Damstr8 (on 17 September 2008)
halo2>halo1>halo 3
CaptainDJ (on 14 September 2008)
Halo 1 is better than Halo 2 for xbox.
HanzoTheRazor (on 07 September 2008)
9/10 Worst in the series, but still a great shooter!
DreadRaptor85 (on 05 September 2008)
Halo 1 > Halo 2.
Damstr8 (on 03 September 2008)
best online game ever.1CTF on headlong...good times...
MontanaHatchet (on 11 June 2008)
It's still selling...
jobslo (on 01 June 2008)
@HALOOOOOOOO

If you tell someone to start playing Half-Life 2 NOW, he or she will be less then impressed.
Etech7 (on 31 March 2008)
Every one hate or loves it very few havent heard of it what more can I say
HALOOOOOOOO (on 14 March 2008)
This game isn't bad at all, it's great. It is the worst of the series, yet it's still better than most console FPS games. Like I said above, it was the best of the sixth gen besides Halo CE.
Daddo Splat (on 23 February 2008)
the funny thing is battlefield is very different so is half life. to say a person who plays battlefield will like it more or its better is oppinion and its yours I would disagree. and thats mine!
Dallinor (on 13 January 2008)
This is turning into a mini thread :)

@stof- I played it so much partly because two of my friends owned it at the same time as I did, and also because I am fiercely competitive. The three of us were familiar to PC shooters, and so the challenge of beating each other at a console FPS was new and enticing. It didn't really matter what game it was, so long as it was playable and entertaining.

If anybody wishes to discuss this more in-depth with me, simply send me a PM. I could literally write pages on this topic.
stof (on 13 January 2008)
Dallinor said - "no, I have played Halo 2 throughly, I own it, have completed it on Legendary 3 times, Legendary co-op once, played hundreds(if not thousands) of online games, got to a 34 in slayer and a 34 in snipers. I am a very good FPS player.

And thats why I think I can make judgements about this. You see beneath the shine and paint, Halo is just an average FPS"

Why the hell would you play it that much if it was just an average FPS?
wareagle372 (on 07 January 2008)
best selling game for Microsoft Gaming Studios!
nathantay (on 16 October 2007)
Great FPS very fun but not as good as Halo:CE
@dallinor
If its so average why put thousands of hours into it? Obviously you really like it but it gets more hype than other games that you like more and that pisses you off.
HALOOOOOOOO (on 10 October 2007)
Halo 2 is the best console FPS. Not the best ever (PC FPS are always better) but you can't find a better FPS experience on a sixth generation console ('cept maybe the first game). If someone says "Halo is the best FPS ever!" then they probably haven't played Battlefield 2 or Half-Life 2 on a PC yet.
I LOVE GIGGS (on 04 October 2007)
I think halo 3 will beat it . but not now .. may be after 2 years ..
MeowTheMouse (on 01 October 2007)
@ dallinor
I AGREE ON EVERY SINGLE WORD U SAID !

@ deathbeast
half-life 2 over hyped ?! dude ?! the source engine was enough to make the game great !

ppl play halo cuz they think its the first fps out there and no other fps goes online other gaylo and thankx for microshit propoganda all the kids are going crazy for some crap game ! sorry if im going offinsive but.. HALO SUX
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 MONEYand 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 :)

smee (on 27 September 2007)
This game might not be the ultimate suspense filled FPS, but it is a lot of fun. If you haven't played the Halo series, you have missed out on a lot of wonderful, addictive entertainment.
Lost tears of Kain (on 24 September 2007)
Bunch of haters, go away

seriously go away and stay away
erikguy (on 23 September 2007)
good point, Alex59!!

well made game but a bit overrated. I think it annoys some people that this series' popularity overshadows some other outstanding games out there. I know it annoys me.....
Globox82 (on 23 September 2007)
GAYLO can suck my dick!
craighopkins (on 01 September 2007)
haha some Nintendo fanboys hating on Halo
goddog (on 16 August 2007)
wow is halo hate a sport?
MrMarc (on 13 August 2007)
Halo 2's multiplayer with mates around a TV and some booze is pretty great but despite that - the series in general is highly overrated and pretty poor even for a console FPS.
leo-j (on 11 August 2007)
It is not as good as the hype. I played the first one only though. It is not worth a 9.7, this game gets a 9 from me.
Diki (on 11 August 2007)
Nothing I can say could match or top what "Dallinor" said.
Too true.
grandmaster192 (on 10 August 2007)
Well said, Dallinor. I respect your opinion.
fazz (on 09 August 2007)
Who added that pic? Haha
trihunter (on 03 August 2007)
Dallinor, if the game was not nearly as good as it is hyped, and you believe it has a poor story and is simply "mindless", why did you even bother to play four different times at the hardest difficulty and put hundreds of hours into the multiplayer?

You've must have enjoyed it at least somewhat.
deathbeast (on 09 July 2007)
yo Dallinor, half-life 2 was the most overhyped disappointment ive played. Sure the gravity gun was fun and the graphics were great, but that's not enough to make a game legendary. Play ocarina of time, when it came out. Now there's a legendary game. If you want to credit a pioneering FPS for making things awesome, credit Goldeneye. I played half-life when it came out, and I played goldeneye when it first came out. Goldeneye was undoubtedly the more creative, innovative, and plain better for its time.

Battlefield 2 was a great PC FPS with limitless replay value. Still flaws of course, but every game has them.
Dallinor (on 04 July 2007)
@ Formosus
No, I have played Halo 2 throughly, I own it, have completed it on Legendary 3 times, Legendary co-op once, played hundreds(if not thousands) of online games, got to a 34 in slayer and a 34 in snipers. I am a very good FPS player.

And thats why I think I can make judgements about this. You see beneath the shine and paint, Halo is just an average FPS. True, there are some good aspects that have kept it alive, the mathematical proportions of everything, and the damage system. But beyond that the game is not nearly as good as it's hyped.

I have already explained that there is a new generation in America, who were online virgins until Halo came along. Now we have people claiming "Halo was the first game to ever be online" and even "Halo was the first good FPS ever made". Which sickens me. If I resent the game, it's because its recieved far more attention then it ever should have. And that half it's fans have no clue what they're talking about.

@stof

"Your complaint is kind of like saying Atari games suck! You can already play those kinds of games by going to an arcade"

To suit your example, how about you can play BETTER games at the arcade, which were made BEFORE the atari games, and which PAVED THE WAY for atari games.

Goldeneye was a great game, with an outstanding campaign, interesting story, and great multiplayer. It was solid on all aspects.



stof (on 27 June 2007)
@ Dallinor - What was so great about the Halo games was that they took the PC fps experience to the console, and they did it with a great game. Your complaint is kind of like saying "Atari games suck! You can already play those kinds of games by going to an arcade!"

Halo 1&2 revolutionized the Console FPS (even if it still isn't as awesome as Goldeneye)
Formosus (on 26 June 2007)
I brilliant game. If its only draw was its Multiplayer (which is great), like Dallinor said, why have huge fanbases appeared who just work around the story, coming up with theories or their own ideas. Obviously, Dallinor has either not played the game and is a huge fan of Half Life, which makes him put down other games like it. Or he has, and did badly, making him resent it. All i know, is it is a brilliant game, one of the best out there, and couldnt have gotten such a huge fanbase if it was as bad as Dallinor makes it out to be.
Dallinor (on 23 June 2007)
A lazily put-together mindless shooter, with one of the worst story modes available on any FPS to date.
It's redeeming factor is it's simplicity in its game mechanics, a three year old could play it. It's success is built on the tidal wave that is xbox live, which kept the xbox alive as a console.
Sickeningly however a new generation have been brought up to believe that Halo is the only FPS worth playing, and that it is an outstanding work of development unrivaled in it's genre. This is not true, it's simply an average game, overhyped, with an amazing amount of glitches, and strong online mode.

To the people who say this game is 'great', go out and play a PC shooter, of the likes of Half:Life which is better game in virtually every department, and which was around long before this. You might then understand what a truly 'great' game really is.


Alexie Di Onie (on 19 June 2007)
It is hands down the best FPS multiplayer on the planet.
Senbei (on 15 June 2007)
Le mode multi est unique !!! Vivement le 3 !!
ajvbox (on 10 June 2007)
the best game of world
a.l.e.x59 (on 09 June 2007)
I'm surprised that some Japanese bought this game. I guess it's that good.

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Dadrik (on 30 August 2014)
Still the best console FPS of all time,
and one of my favourite games.
fluky-nintendy (on 23 July 2014)
XB was basically the Halo box
Chris Hu (on 19 March 2014)
Since I know for a fact that GT3 was
heavily bundled in North America this is
still the best selling first party
exclusive game of the 6th generation in
that region and could have sold a bit
better without a PC version.
iceland (on 01 July 2013)
Please MS do a remake for Xbox one, I
never got to play this online as I only
did lan :(
teamsilent13 (on 01 June 2013)
I prefer Halo 3, but would very much
like an HD remake. I've been a halo and
cod player since the beginning and this
was a huge step for gaming. Deserves a
remake very much (with multiplayer).
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