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With the Master Chief Collection coming up, I've been thinking about which maps I look forward to playing again, only in 1080p and 60fps. That brought me to thinking about Isolation and Snowbound, two of my favourite Halo 3 maps. However, I am aware that many do not share this opinion, and they are almost always vetoed in favour of other maps when they appear in matchmaking.
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Six other maps came to mind: Infinity, Ice Fields, Gephyrophobia, Danger Canyon, Timberland and Death Island - the Halo PC exclusive maps. These aren't just my favourite Halo PC maps, nor just my favourite in the series, but they (plus Blood Gulch and Sidewinder) are my favourite maps of all time. And yet, despite their brilliant design, only one has been remade.

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It's no secret that the original Halo trilogy has some of the best, if not the very best map design in gaming history. And while not on par with Halo 1-3, Halo: Reach and Halo 4 had some real gems in them too, and that's excluding remakes. However, having such renowned maps isn't always a good thing, as it often means other great maps, like Isolation, Snowbound and the Halo PC BTB maps, get overshadowed.


One of the million reasons I like TMCC is that it will give these maps a second chance - they'll no longer be restricted by being PC-exclusive, or DLC; all maps will be free and included on the disk, giving them all equal exposure. I hope that after TMCC, some of the more underrated ones will shine through as classics, get remakes, etc.

What multiplayer maps do you consider unsung classics, and would like to see given more praise?

As I've said, mine are Isolation, Snowbound, Death Island, Danger Canyon, Infinity, Ice Fields, Gephyrophobia and Timberland.

USER Dab1001 Avatar Dab1001 (messageblogscontributions) UNSC Emblem 14:46, August 29, 2014 (UTC)

PS: Here is a list, to help you choose: