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GF Rating
7.6

6705 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

why this game is awesome

posted by gundotron7 (BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA) Nov 17, 2011

Member since Nov 2011

6 out of 13 gamers (46%) found this review helpful

I personally would recomend this game because it has epic graphics and gameplay, espescially the online. i think that almost anyone who has played the original "halo: combat evolved" should play the anniversary, and even if you don't like the new graphics, you can switch back to the original veiw of the game which is also cool if you haven't played the original.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Not what I was expecting

posted by BlankX47 (LOS ANGELES, CA) Feb 24, 2012

Member since Aug 2007

3 out of 7 gamers (43%) found this review helpful

To make it clear: I loved the original Halo CE for XBox. But this remake isn't up to par with the old game at all. Sure, they made the graphics better with higher resolution textures and models but to be completely honest I'm disappointed in that. While I want to play in the high rez mode, it's sluggish. I don't know if it's just my copy but the game wasn't very responsive in the campaign, always being a little bit behind on my controller commands. Bits of dialogue wouldn't load in cutscenes so I'd sit there reading the subtitles because their voices weren't there. Then the trademark of Halo, the Warthog, doesn't feel the same, and apparently is ruled by its own new physics. And all of these problems I have are remedied by changing the game back to the original Halo CE mode, but why did I pay the money to play it exactly as it was all those years ago? I'd rather just play my old copy of Halo CE. And on top of that the original has fun multiplayer, not just the multiplayer from Reach. I'm returning this and just buying the anniversary map pack for reach and when I get nostalgic, I'll just play my old copy of CE. If this is what I can expect from 343i, I don't think I'm going to have my hopes up for Halo 4.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

It is what it is

posted by Axlkaitoshin (NIXA, MO) Nov 18, 2011

Member since Oct 2011

6 out of 15 gamers (40%) found this review helpful

I don't say that as a bad thing either, if you go into the game simply expecting the original Halo with new graphics and incredibly updated sound (not that it was bad at all before) then you won't be let down. Expect any more and you may have a problem.

I got this for the Single player alone and in that aspect I was totally satisfied, as many have pointed out, the multiplayer was really just thrown in almost with the attitude of "it's there cause it has to be" as it is simply the Halo Reach multiplayer with a new map pack thrown in.

Bottom line, if you love the original halo and simply wished it looked less dated, then this is for you.

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