A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You are fighting an alien race, using extreme violence to do so.
Violence & Scariness
Shoot down enemies from a first-person perspective. You can wield two sub-machine guns at once, cut down your enemies with a sword, or blow up enemies with grenades. Blood is prevalent and battles are intense.
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Mild language sprinkled throughout the game. Online play isn't rated, and fellow teammates or enemies can swear in their headset.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is not for kids. It's a moderately challenging first-person shooter game with lots of blood, gore, and scariness. You will use guns, swords, grenades, and other weapons to inflict death. Some torture is shown and you can also hijack cars. Online play will likely expose players to foul language.
Is It Any Good?
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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