Halo is a video game franchise owned and developed by Xbox Game Studios. It is a first-person shooter game that focuses on the conflict between humanity and an alliance of aliens known as the Covenant.
Halo was developed by Bungie Studios and released in 2001 for the Xbox console.
The game was a critical and commercial success, leading to multiple sequels and spin-off games.
Microsoft acquired Bungie Studios and the Halo franchise in 2000.
The franchise has since become one of the most successful video game franchises of all time.
The latest game in the series, Halo Infinite, is set to be released in 2021.
Call of Duty is a first-person shooter franchise published by Activision. It focuses on military combat scenarios and has a similar multiplayer system to Halo.
Battlefield is a first-person shooter franchise published by Electronic Arts. It focuses on large-scale infantry and vehicle warfare and has a variety of multiplayer modes.
Destiny is a video game franchise also developed by Bungie Studios. It combines first-person shooter gameplay with role-playing game elements and has a science fiction setting.
The first game in the series, released in 2001. It introduced the character Master Chief and the main conflict between humanity and the Covenant.
Released in 2004, it introduced new alien species and expanded the story and gameplay mechanics of the first game. It also introduced online multiplayer to the series.
Released in 2007, it concluded the original trilogy and added new weapons, vehicles, and multiplayer modes.
Released in 2012, it marked the beginning of a new trilogy and introduced new characters and enemies. It also featured revamped graphics and mechanics.
Released in 2015, it continued the story of the new trilogy and introduced new multiplayer modes and mechanics.
Halo games are available on Xbox consoles and Windows PCs through the Microsoft Store and Steam.
Most of the games in the series offer co-op modes, both online and split-screen.
The series follows the character Master Chief as he fights against the Covenant, an alliance of alien species, in order to protect humanity.
Halo features both traditional multiplayer modes, such as deathmatch and capture-the-flag, as well as modes that involve completing objectives or controlling specific areas of the map.
The series is rated M for Mature by the ESRB, meaning it is intended for players ages 17 and up. It features violence and strong language, so parents should exercise caution with younger players.