Halo: Combat Evolved

Game review by Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

This sci-fi shooter with loads of violent killing of aliens.

Windows 2003

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 53 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 187 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Not as bad as its cracked up to be

People think that there is a lot of swearing and blood. There is minor blood that is hard to see and isnt even red. The game isnt very violent as far as fps games go. There is nothing like flying limbs when bombs go off or people slitting necks. The reason I rank this game 4 stars is because it goes from the ring planet a ship back and forth more than it should. The atmosphere on the halo is sort of... calming... the opposite of the atmosphere on CoD. Anyways thats my review!
age 10+

Great game

Best ever.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release date: May 30, 2003
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: M
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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