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The Halo trilogy, also known as the Bungie trilogy or the Covenant trilogy, is the widely used fan term for the original Halo games developed by Bungie Studios from 2001 to 2007. The series began with Halo: Combat Evolved released alongside the original Xbox in 2001, followed by the major 2004 launch of Halo 2, and lastly with the release of Halo 3 on the now current generation console, the Xbox 360. Subsequent titles such as Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach are considered standalone titles within the series, even despite the former game's title.
343 Industries are the lead developers of the Reclaimer Saga, a follow-up series directly following the events of Halo 3. Halo 4, the first title in the Reclaimer Saga, was released on November 6, 2012 for the Xbox 360.
Halo: Combat EvolvedEdit
- Main article: Halo: Combat Evolved
The UNSC Pillar of Autumn emerges from Slipspace to find a huge ring — a "halo" floating in space. The main character, Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, is aboard the Pillar of Autumn when the ship comes under attack by the Covenant, an alliance of aliens and the arch-enemy of humanity. John-117 evacuates the doomed ship for the surface of Halo to protect the Autumn's artificial intelligence, Cortana. She carries highly sensitive military information, which would prove disastrous if she were captured by the Covenant. With the UNSC Marines by his side, Cortana providing direction, and his assault rifle ready and loaded, John-117 sets to finding out the mysteries of Halo and defeating the Covenant.
Halo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryEdit
- Main article: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
The visual remake of Halo: Combat Evolved by 343 Industries, in collaboration with Saber Interactive, released on November 15, 2011 - on the 10th anniversary of the original title's launch. The game features 7 of the greatest classic multiplayer maps, remade from previous Halo games. Support for Xbox Live multiplayer matchmaking, a complete visual overhaul, achievements, terminals, other hidden easter egg goodies, and the ability to play Co-op campaign over Xbox Live. The game utilizes 3D technology and Kinect Sensor. The campaign runs on the Saber3d engine, whereas multiplayer is powered by a slightly modified Reach engine.
- Main article: Halo 2
The game begins on High Charity, the mobile capital city of the Covenant. The former Supreme Commander of the Fleet of Particular Justice, Commander Thel 'Vadamee, is being tried before the High Council for his failure to protect Halo. Despite his insistence that the Flood hampered his abilities, the Hierarchs who lead the council, the High Prophets of Truth, Mercy, and Regret, deem him guilty of failing to protect the Sacred Ring. 'Vadamee is then stripped of his rank and branded with the Mark of Shame by Tartarus, the Chieftain of the Brutes.
- Main article: Halo 3
On November 17th, 2552, two weeks after the events of Halo 2, John-117 crashes through Earth's atmosphere onto an east African jungle. After Sergeant Major Avery Junior Johnson rescues the Chief. Then Thel 'Vadam and a handful of Marines, head toward the extraction point. Covenant forces are sighted in the area and Johnson splits the group to reduce their chances of getting spotted. John-117 and Thel 'Vadam continue on their way to the extraction zone with the second squad, fighting off numerous Covenant troops in the process, but upon reaching the extraction zone, Avery Johnson's Pelican group consisting of two Pelicans, are ambushed and shot down by Banshees. Johnson and his men are then captured and taken prisoner by a number of Brutes led by a Brute Chieftain. John-117, Thel 'Vadam, and company fight their way through hordes of enemies and eventually rescue them, after which a Pelican piloted by "Hocus" arrives and picks them up.
|Halo trilogy||Halo: Combat Evolved • Halo 2 • Halo 3|
|Reclaimer Saga||Halo 4 • Halo: Spartan Assault|
|Upcoming games||Halo • Halo 5 • Halo 6|
|Other Halo games|| Halo Wars • Halo 3: ODST • Halo: Reach|
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
|PC/Mac Remakes||Halo PC • Halo 2 Vista|
|Cancelled titles||Halo: Chronicles • Halo MMO • Halo DS|