Halo: Combat Evolved – The game the franchise left behind

Twenty years have passed since Halo: Combat Evolved first appeared on the Xbox in 2001, and over the years the franchise has grown into a true juggernaut.  With the release of Halo Master Chief Collection, it gives new players a chance to go back and replay the entire series.

It seems worthwhile to look through each game’s offering over time and to start with the originator.  This review will mainly focus only on the single-player offerings, though the Halo Master Chief Collection offers the multiplayer for Halo Combat Evolved.

But given the potential to remake Halo: Combat Evolved into a brand new version, players are instead getting the already existing PC version.  The Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary edition came out in 2011, and while that’s the 10th anniversary of the original game, 10 years after its release the game feels like it could use another update.  

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