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Windows 7: Halo 2?

23 Nov 2010   #1
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
Halo 2?

Halo 2 for PC... Has anyone played it? Is it any good? I was thinking about buying it on Windows Live Marketplace.

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23 Nov 2010   #2


It's alright on PC. It's not the best port from Xbox to PC, but it's still pretty good to play if you're a fan of the Halo series. Singleplayer is alright to play and the multiplayer is pretty funny though not that many people play it online.
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23 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

If you played and liked Halo 1 then it is a "must" play IMO. Graphics are a little better but I thought the gameplay was definitely better. If you haven't played the first one then you may want to pass.
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24 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

It's not bad, but it's not great either. Playing the campaign is pretty fun, but there are issues when you look around with the mouse because the movement is a little choppy at times and becomes REALLY slow when you're steering a vehicle. Even at maximum mouse sensitivity, these issues don't go away. I had to increase the sensitivity through my mouse driver.

Multiplayer has the same issues, but also has the problem of lack of players. You can still find populated games, but not as many as Halo 1 or COD4, which can make it hard to earn some of the multiplayer achievements. Still, it's pretty fun.

If you want to try it out, go ahead as it's not as horrible as some of the other games out there. It's only $20 now, so I'd say it's worth the money.
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24 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

I normally don't like Sci Fi shooters like Halo but, because of the FAIL games that MoH & Black Ops are, I see my self game-less and even though they may not be the same... I'll ask here

Anyone that has play the Campaigns of MoH or Black Ops... how would you compare the gameplay to Halo 2? Would I enjoy it? I did enjoy MoH more than BO and I am jonesing to play something.
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24 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 8 Professional

i didint even know this had been ported. I knew Halo 1 was and didint think they were doing any more of them. Interesting.
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27 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 10 Pro

This may be too late..... If you plan on playing this on Windows 7, you might want to do some research before buying!

- Halo 2 will not install on Windows 7

- Halo 2 on Windows 7 will not start due to Windows live 3.0 not compatible

- Halo 2 Windows 7 (combining threads/issues) - Games for Windows Live
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28 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)

That is that then!
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28 Nov 2010   #9


I'm not a shooter fan and I loathe multiplayer, but I'm a huge sci-fi nut. To that end, would you guys say the Halo series is worth the purchase for someone who just wants to know what the singleplayer campaign/story is all about?

Yeah, I know it's not high literature but I just want to know whether the story is decent enough to worth playing through the game. Fwiw I enjoyed reading W40K stuff and I don't think I'm too picky about a story as long as it actually has a story, you know, instead of something like id software's Doom (which I did play, but that was the early 1990s - and I did buy the Doom books, which were a hilarious read). Er, and I'm embarrassed to admit I somehow managed to avoid Half Life too - but I've already decided on buying that as well.
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28 Nov 2010   #10

W7 Professional x64

Halo CE and 2 can be had for a pittance. Halo 3 is harder to find for not so much dough.

If you are not a shooter fan, you might not like them. The story is pretty interesting if you follow it though.
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