Halo: Combat Evolved
Windows - 2003
Description of Halo: Combat Evolved Windows
Halo: Combat Evolved was a watershed for shooters. It came out at just the right moment, on just the right console, with just the right bells and whistles to become one of the most dominate shooter games since N64's GoldenEye. With large, open maps with incredible draw distances, a cinematic score, a variety of vehicles to drive/pilot, and an incredible heads-up co-op experience, Halo was a must-have must-play title that was great for split-screen and LAN parties or lazy weekends at a friend's trying to speed run Assault on the Control Room.
While the original Halo had its flaws (relatively little enemy variety for much of the game, bland and recycled indoor environments to make for some rather lengthy levels, no real reward or punishment for the degree of success to which certain mission goals were accomplished), the social experience of the game made up for them.
Interestingly, for a game that supposedly changed and shaped the genre, many of the play mechanics that defined Halo: Combat Evolved (having both health and a regenerative shield, for instance) did not make it into the sequels, and cover-based shooters and aim-to-fire shooters still dominated the FPS landscape. Looking back, carrying only two weapons feels the most “Halo” part of the franchise that's seen across other contemporary and successive games.
Halo for PC offered some of the glitz and glam of the Xbox's killer app, along with some new bonuses, but also some drawbacks.
PC Halo gave players new multiplayer maps and new vehicles and weapons for multiplayer. Unfortunately, bad netcode created a number of lag issues that can severely affect aiming in the PC version of Halo. Additionally, PC Halo lacks the signature heads-up co-op single-player campaign that was part of what made the Xbox version so great.
Review By P. Alexander
Comments and reviews
ThiccBoi 2018-08-09 0 point
Hey Pugboy copy the link below into your address bar, it will send to to a website that you can download Halo 2 for PC. It comes with a mod that will add multiplayer to the game.
Pugboy 2018-08-05 2 points
Works perfectly. But i'm still trying to hunt down a copy of halo 2 for PC because Ive never played it
Johnny 2018-08-04 0 point
Trying to run this on Windows 7. Not having much luck. It keeps telling me that the download is corrupted, no matter how many times I delete and redownload. Anyone else having trouble/are there any tweaks you need to set up to get it to work on newer OS?
JeeaGs 2018-07-08 0 point
I dont know why, i go in the setting launcher, i click play so it say that it close the launcher and launch the game, but it only close the launcher, so i cnt play now. Can someone help me ?
proton 2018-06-28 0 point
it's telling me: error, cannot allocate memory, some other application has loaded where halo needs to be loaded. when i try the .exe files
what do i do to fix this?
cunt 2018-06-16 1 point
I love this game so much! I played it on my Xbox years ago but now i can play it on my pc! WITH FIXED FOV!
Dude 2018-06-11 1 point
I try to open the file and all it does is not play the game so I don't know what to do can I get some help here please.- Thanks
Mark Henry 2018-05-16 2 points
I didn't think this game would ever be abandonware... Well surprise surprise. Also surprising to see some other games I didn't think we're abandonware and other programs
Raggy 2018-05-15 2 points
Spynet closed down all multiplayer servers around 2014/13. I forgot why but they did you can only make servers to play with friends
Cartomancer 2018-05-06 0 point
I love this game. I am too old for the new games, but this and "resident Evil 4" Great.
sonicpt24 2018-04-06 4 points
well, it's a good game but i would like if you put "Halo 2" and "Halo:Custom Edition"
Skohix 2018-04-05 4 points
it is incredible seeing all these good games being added to the site recently. What a great year this will be! Played HALO years ago back when the old Xfire was alive... Halo is amazing on PC as it was on the original xbox. For PC you can use controller OR mouse and keyboard, you can manually set the buttons for your controller too. Sorry to say its single player only for the campaign....no split-screen/co-op feature like the xbox. The story for halo is great and the cut-scenes were done well, it brings a lot of action and interest that keeps you focused in beating the game. For those who haven't played it, you won't know until you try it!! Give it a go and download. After all these years it is still great to play.
NB 2018-03-15 3 points
I went to a boarding school (I'm at Uni now) in which we got leave the facilities only on the weekend, so we would spend hours playing video games :D We were allowed to organise one event every year which we would call the "Boyz Night", which was filled with ordering large amount of junk food music and playing video games. We had gaming consoles and PC's, so we took games from around 10-15 years ago that everybody could run, as not all laptops had a Nvdidia graphics card. Games such as COD:WWII (the old one hahaha) and THIS. Truly a classic that can be played over the same Wi-Fi network or over LAN. Thanks for uploading this.
BigBob 2018-02-20 7 points
Nothing really needs to be said about Halo Combat Evolved. This is the historic FPS that started the franchise familiar to gamers and non-gamers alike. Possibly the highlight of MyAbandonware, when played at its highest resolution, the exciting and eerie landscapes of the game's ring world are unforgettable. Besides the excellent shooting, Halo also features entertaining driving sequences with the Warthog and some truly frightening aliens. A classic.
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