Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for Xbox 360
Xbox 360

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Nov 15, 2011
86th of 1221

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

Buy now

About this game

Developer: 343 Industries
Content Rating: Mature


As a member of an elite military force, you must fight to defend the Earth from alien aggressors on the ancient alien artifact known as Halo. You must fight your way through Halo's mountainous terrain and underground labyrinth to discover the secrets of the mysterious world, and protect the human race. Escaping Halo with your life requires a cunning wit and a major arsenal of weapons.

Gamer Reviews

125959 Reviews
0 review
Dec 30, 2021
This review contains spoilers.

This is my first Halo. I’ve never played Halo in my life. Let me get the obvious out of the way. The game has a nice feel in it’s core combat. The physics are pretty cool, the music is great, and the graphics aren’t ugly. This game did a lot of firsts for the first person genre and I respect that. Now for the bad: the lack of a map system is a joke, no sprinting feels so awful, the level design is extremely repetitive, the game is super linear (of course), and the story is boring. I don’t really remember what happened because the game never pulled me in. I couldn’t tell the other human characters apart because they didn’t stand out. I had to toggle between the old graphics and new graphics in the MC collection to find my way a lot, because the new graphics have terrible lighting and every level looked the same or used the same textures throughout. The game fools you into thinking that there will be plenty of green vistas and worlds but most of the time you’re inside concrete temples fighting the same three to four alien species. Towards the end I just wanted the game to end already cause I was doing the same five or six functions on the same four enemies. Man it got old fast, but I understand the limitation, but I review games how I want so whatever. This game works better with friends to help you overlook that it feels like a prototype to Halo 2. I would recommend skipping this one and jumping into the sequels. Not much happens to be honest. I rate games with 5 as the average. I enjoyed my time, except when I didn’t which was about 1/3 of the time—a good ratio, imo, for a very average game.

Jun 7, 2020
Zamana yenilen oyunlardan
Sergey Hist

Sergey Hist

Aug 11, 2021
Logan deDelley

Logan deDelley

Feb 20, 2021
Martin Ruiz

Martin Ruiz

May 19, 2020


Feb 27, 2020
Yoshinatsu Ryou

Yoshinatsu Ryou

Sep 29, 2019

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

23 Reviews
Steven HopperNov 14, 2011
A great amount of love and care went into creating Halo Anniversary, and the new graphics engine, while not perfect, is an excellent addition to bring Halo players who missed out on the original ten years ago up to speed. Halo Anniversary's campaign shortcomings are pretty apparent, but many of the elements that made the original Halo so great are here, from the great story to the tight combat and well-balanced weapons.
Chris WattersNov 15, 2011
Anniversary is absolutely worth the $39.99 asking price. Though the single-player and multiplayer modes will all feel familiar to anyone who has played a Halo game before, the signature action of the series is still as exciting and expertly tuned as it was 10 years ago. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is a remarkably well-done update for a game that has deservedly earned an honored place in gaming history.
Russ PittsNov 17, 2011
If you played and enjoyed Halo Combat Evolved or one of its sequels, then you will find plenty to enjoy with this edition. If you haven't played Halo CE, there's no better time. Few other games with as many miles under their belts look and feel this good. A fresh coat of paint is all this game needed to remind the world how Bungie brought shooters out of the stone age.

Similar Games