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21 Facts About Halo Combat Evolved
Halo Combat Evolved is set in the twenty-sixth century, with the player assuming the role of the Master Chief, a cybernetically enhanced supersoldier.
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Halo Combat Evolved was a critical and commercial success and is often praised as one of the greatest video games ever made.
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Halo: Combat Evolved is a first-person shooter game in which players experience gameplay in a 3D environment almost entirely from a first-person view.
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Halo Combat Evolved departs from traditional FPS conventions by not forcing the player character to holster its firearm before deploying grenades or melee-range blunt instruments; instead, both attacks can be utilized while a gun is still equipped, supplanting or supplementing small-arms fire.
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Halo Combat Evolved lacks artificially intelligent game bots, and was released before the launch of the Xbox Live online multiplayer service; therefore LAN parties are needed to reach the game's 16-player limit, a setup that was a first for a console game, but was often deemed impractical by critics.
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Halo: Combat Evolved takes place in a 26th-century science fiction setting.
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When Halo Combat Evolved was shown at E3 in June 2000, it was still a third-person shooter.
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Halo Combat Evolved was now to be the tentpole launch game for the Xbox.
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Artificial Intelligence were scrapped it became clear that Halo Combat Evolved had to serve as the tentpole title for the Xbox, a role which the game was never intended to fill.
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Fries recalled analysts had suggested that Halo Combat Evolved had the "wrong" color palette compared to competing console games; Fries never showed the results to Bungie.
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The following novel, entitled Halo: The Flood, is a tie-in to Halo: Combat Evolved, describing not only the experiences of the Master Chief but those of other characters on Installation 04.
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Halo Combat Evolved received "universal acclaim", according to review aggregator Metacritic, based on reviews from 68 professional critics.
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Halo Combat Evolved won The Electric Playgrounds 2001 "Best Console Shooter" award and Spike Video Game Awards for Best PC Game in 2003.
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Halo Combat Evolved has been praised as one of the greatest video games of all time, and was ranked by IGN as the fourth-best first-person shooter made.
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Day further wrote that Halo Combat Evolved spurred a sustained trend of many other FPS console games.
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Halo Combat Evolved has been featured at both Major League Gaming and the World Cyber Games.
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The game is a mix of two game engines—the original Halo Combat Evolved engine created by Bungie, which provides gameplay, and a new engine created by 343 Industries and Saber that is responsible for improved graphics—and the player is able to switch between the improved and classic modes of the game at any time.
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The game's multiplayer component uses the Halo Combat Evolved: Reach gameplay engine, tailored with a map playlist to mimic the original multiplayer, as opposed to including the original game's multiplayer mode.
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