Halo: Com­bat Evolved

XBox: The Official Magazine - - OXM INVESTIGATES -

For­mat Xbox | Re­lease 2001 Bungie’s Covenant-crip­pling clas­sic is ar­guably the most im­por­tant FPS of all time. Halo helped make the Xbox brand iconic, and it was thanks to the power of Mi­crosoft’s pow­er­house con­sole that the flag­ship shooter out­gunned other blasters at the time. A 32-bit In­tel Pen­tium III CPU and built-in Nvidia NV2A graph­ics card com­bined to give the OG Xbox the juice to ren­der sprawl­ing en­vi­ron­ments. When you com­bined these alien play­grounds with su­perb char­ac­ter mod­els, Halo was a mas­ter­piece like no other. Throw in some in­cred­i­ble AI, and the Chief’s de­but screamed ‘next-gen’.

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