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Old 07-14-2007, 01:48 AM   #1
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The entertainment phenomenon that conquered the digital universe is once again out to save the planet as the award-winning, best-selling Halo 2 is coming to the Windows Vista platform. Optimized for the advanced gaming features in Windows Vista, Halo 2 promises to revolutionize the first-person shooter experience for Windows gamers, as it did for consoles. With its classic story, enhanced visual presentation, multiplayer excitement and all-new Map Editor, Halo 2 for Windows Vista offers more game customization and new content than ever before.
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  • Epic Narrative: The saga continues with Halo 2 the international award-winning sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed Halo: Combat Evolved. In this sequel, the battle comes to Earth, and Master Chief, a genetically enhanced super soldier, is the only thing standing between the relentless alien Covenant and the destruction of all humankind.
  • Exciting Single-Player Gameplay: Experience first hand the epic struggle between Master Chief and the Covenant armada. Brandish dual-wield weapons Covenant arms and pilot human and non-human vehicles and aircraft to battle intelligent AI alien enemies.
  • Unmatched Online Gaming: Halo 2 for Windows Vista will tap into the power of Live Anywhere, a service similar to Xbox Live, to deliver online matchmaking for PC gamers. The service will enable Windows Vista gamers all over the globe to connect via their PCs and play on an innovative and competitive online forum.
  • New Multiplayer Map Editor: The game will also feature the all-new new Map Editor, guaranteeing additional new, fan-generated content in the future. The Halo 2 community can now tap their endless creative potential to develop an unlimited number of user-created multiplayer levels.
  • Complete Community Freedom: Halo 2 for Windows Vista offers gamers the freedom to host their own dedicated servers for maximum multiplayer action.
  • Superior Presentation and Cinematic Excellence: Bring the vast, imaginative world of Halo 2 to life on the Windows Vista platform through higher-resolution textures and improvedlighting effects. Experience the unmatched cinematic quality of Halo 2 through the power of Windows Vista.
  • Unprecedented Pedigree: The Halo franchise is one of the best selling and monumental entertainment experiences in history with more than 14.5 million units sold worldwide, more than 18 Game-of-the-Year awards, 750 million hours and 500 million matches logged over Xbox Live. Halo 2 was also one of the most successful entertainment launches of all time including books, films, graphic novels, games and music. Halo 2 for Windows Vista brings this incredible experience to Windows Vista gamers everywhere.
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:28 PM   #2
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Seems like a brilliant game but only if it was re-made for the xbox 360
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:25 PM   #3
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:47 PM   #4
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  • Superior Presentation and Cinematic Excellence: Bring the vast, imaginative world of Halo 2 to life on the Windows Vista platform through higher-resolution textures and improvedlighting effects. Experience the unmatched cinematic quality of Halo 2 through the power of Windows Vista.
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:54 PM   #5
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halo is god shame my pc isint
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:48 PM   #6
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Im still edgy about this game, are the controls easy to master? are the achievements easy?
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:59 AM   #7
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Seems like a brilliant game but only if it was re-made for the xbox 360

I felt like a dick after reading the cheives then searching the net for HALO 2 for 360 before i was finally told it was for PC... (and I work in a gaming store)
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:36 AM   #8
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I heard that the servers for Halo 2 are gonna go down soon??? Anyone!?
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #9
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Yes, I thought it was planned for july. However, the servers are still online. Although the population is only around 20 people, if you are lucky...
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:50 AM   #10
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Yes, I thought it was planned for july. However, the servers are still online. Although the population is only around 20 people, if you are lucky...
I can not connect to Live
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Old 01-28-2017, 03:32 AM   #11
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I can not connect to Live
The game has been offline since the fall of 2015.
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Old 04-07-2017, 07:44 PM   #12
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Is there anyway to still get the online achievements with websites like Cartographers project and such? Also does anyone have a link to download the vista version that would connect to my xbox profile to still unlock the campaign achievements or am I seeking the impossible? Thank you!
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