The destruction of Halo slowed the Covenant, but it did not stop them. Fueled by faith, fury and vengeance, they have swept aside all of our defenses and gained a foothold on the most precious prize of all - Earth. With the human military scattered and crushed the fate of the planet lies in the hands of one man. Spartan 117 - the Master Chief. But resourceful and tenacious as he is, the Master Chief will have to rely on new weapons, unexpected allies and a secret so incredible, it will change the Galaxy forever.
Pushing the Xbox hardware to its very limits, Halo 2 will expand on everything that made the original game a masterpiece, as well as add a wealth of technological and gameplay advances. Significantly improved graphics, enhanced AI, an advanced real-time lighting engine and destructible interactive environments are just a small part of Halo 2's evolution of design and technology. Every improvement in Halo 2 is designed to take gameplay to a new level; and in the end, to tell a better story.
- Covenant forces attack Earth, another Halo ring comes into play, and the Master Chief takes the battle to the Covenant.
- New vehicles and weapons, destructible environments, low gravity, online play, Human vs. Covenant multiplayer battles, improved AI, and more.
- Completely rewritten graphics engine allows previously unimaginable complexity and detail.
- Multiplayer modes include Oddball, Slayer, Capture the Flag, and exclusive modes only available for play over Xbox Live.