All parent member reviews for Halo: Combat Evolved

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Adult Written byjazzmaster13 February 15, 2009
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A Bloody Military Shooter For Mature Teens

Halo: Combat Evolved is an extremely bloody and violent shooter which has been made public from its popularity among older teens. Your fellow marines are sometimes bloodily strewn around the battlefield. The surviving marines often use inappropriate language such as h***, a**, d***, and b****. Dead aliens often are splattered in bloody heap throughout the game.
Adult Written bycmntgmry April 9, 2008
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Adult Written byElectrofrier April 9, 2008
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A truely excellent game that lives up to its hype

This review is based on when it came out in November of 2001. Graphics: 5/5 Sound: 5/5 (for the most part) Control: 5/5 Gameplay: 5/5 Fun Factor: 5.5/5 Although I didn't like the amount of language in the game (ERSB didn't include it in the rating), I liked the game very much all around, but I wouldn't recommend it for anyone under 13 for the gore (limbs and heads blown of of zombies) or the intense violence.
Adult Written bychrischris1 April 9, 2008
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Adult Written bydragoonlover April 9, 2008
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A good game for older folks

I would rate this game four stars but there are much more interesting and engaging shooters out there. Halo is nonstop blasting action so please don't let little kids play it. The troops and major characters also curse up a storm every once in a while. However what separates this shooter from other shooters is its fine, if somewhat stock, narrative and story. The game is beautiful, as is evident with how you can look up the huge walls of the ringlike world. The weapons are fine but shooter fans might derive more action and enjoyment out of more insane shooters or more well written ones.
Adult Written byCol. Sanders April 9, 2008
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Adult Written byPSU 117 April 9, 2008
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The original - the reason to own a Xbox

This is the first game of this fanchise and it was an instant hit. Though the graphics are now outdated the revolutionary gameplay is still excellent and the story as intriging as ever. The game features minor blood and language and encourages you to keep your AI teammates alive because they can be very helpful. As with any game its not the content that makes it good or bad but how you react to it. If your kid isn't mature enough and freaks out when he loses, don't let them play this game otherwise tell them to have fun.
Adult Written byMacintyre April 9, 2008
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This game does NOT deserve an M rating. there is very little blood, it dissaperas quickly, and none of it is red. this is a great game.
Adult Written bywjbyman April 9, 2008
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Fun to play with a decent plot

The controls are well balanced between being easy to learn and having enough depth. Some scary figures, but overall is OK. You will find yourself replaying it with different weapons the second time.
Adult Written bylinkinjayz April 9, 2008
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Not That Bad

The blood is not an issue and in Halo you are not killing "real people."
Adult Written byreaper13546 April 9, 2008
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flippen awsome game

Adult Written byFoehammer0893 April 9, 2008
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Adult Written bybbl player April 9, 2008
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THIS GAME IS SOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!

I love this game so much! This game is alien shootin paradise! Definately for an older age group though, but still it so frickin sweet,tite whatever you call it! You have to buy it!
Adult Written byqwerty2008 April 9, 2008
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A good video game.

This is a very good video game. It does have violence, and it has some strong language; but overall, it is very fun to play.
Adult Written byandreww April 9, 2008
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Adult Written byDanielF April 9, 2008
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Adult Written byThalfred April 9, 2008
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Secual Content: None. Violence: Lots of shooting. I think that the reason CSM gave this an off rating was because of the blood. It isn't all that bad. It's just colorful goo. How is this off for a 17 year old? This stuff is only off for a 9 year old and lower. Language: Because an ample dose of minor swear words could possibly be iffy to a 17 year old. Again, they aren't going to be affected and teens will be able to handle it no sweat. Social Behavior: You kill things. Drugs: Well I suppose that if you ate the glowing blood you might possibly have some chance of getting high.
Adult Written bymegagore April 9, 2008
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fun game

turn the volume down! it is now a "T" rated game not for under 10

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