Parents' Guide to

Halo 2

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

A bloody, action-packed, sci-fi shooter sequel.

Game Windows , Xbox 2005
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 10+

Good

This game is good and it have good role model for kids because the Arbiter is teach kids to be polite.
age 9+

Best halo

Great story, very fun, easy to learn, and not very violent

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22 ):
Kids say (85 ):

The original Halo was one of those rare games that excelled in every department, from the gameplay and story to the graphics and orchestrated music soundtrack. And now its sequel takes things further. The game's sci-fi story and impressive cut-scene sequences are some of the best in a video game to date. Stunningly surreal landscapes, an outstanding soundtrack, multiple game types, and the ease with which gamers can launch a multiplayer match all contribute to the thrilling experience.

Halo 2 proves you can improve on excellence. It's an outstanding solo adventure and multiplayer game that gets almost everything right.

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