Halo Anniversary reviews come online – all the scores

Monday, 14 November 2011 14:02 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Microsoft’s just lifted the embargo on reviews for the Anniversary Edition of Halo: Combat Evolved ahead of its release tomorrow. Scores? Below the break. If you have any to add, do so below.


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  1. Yoshi

    These reviews are as predictable as COD’s always are XD

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Moxifool

    EG have 8.

    Which you would know JC since you posted on their review.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    @1 because its awesome?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. JamieSI

    Strategy Informer Review –

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Ghost_Dog – 8/10

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Joe Anderson

    Strategy Informer is spot on in my opinion.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    Strategy Informer. Nice to see there’s still reviewers on the internet that actually have some balls.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Fin

    Strategy Informer was badly written imo.

    Also don’t see how it can be “spot on” if you haven’t yet played the game (with it out tomorrow).


    Yer I hate when journalists give marks based on their opinion. They should give marks that I personally agree with instead.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Ireland Michael

    @8 Please don’t patronise me, kiddo.

    This has absolutely nothing to do with my opinion. It has to do with journalists rampantly scoring everything in the 8 – 10 range like no other number in the scoring table exists.

    They actually seem to understand the concept of “5 = average”, not “7 = average”.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Freek

    Has more to do with the fact that most truly bad games simply do not get reviewed at all then with the quality of the games.

    Especially at this time in the technology cycle and the risk averse nature of publishers creates an enviroment where most games are simply “solid” experiences, nothing especially bad but nothing outstandingly amazing either.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @10 I see plenty of terrible games getting scored super high scores all the time.

    Modern Warfare 3, for example.

    “Especially at this time in the technology cycle and the risk averse nature of publishers creates an enviroment where most games are simply “solid” experiences, nothing especially bad but nothing outstandingly amazing either.”

    And yet that all keep scoring 9s across the board anyway.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Gheritt White

    Balls. Am getting this anyway.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Freek

    But Modern Warefare isn’t a terrible game at all. It might not be something you enjoy playing, me neither for that matter, but I can see the quality. It delivers on an interesting campaign with some nice set pieces combined with a fast paced simpel multiplayer game.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Ireland Michael

    @13 As far as I’m concerned, it is a terrible game. As far as I’m concerned, it does deserve lower scores.

    If an author kept releasing the same kind of books with almost identical plots ever time, he or she would be considered a terrible author. Repetition without evolution *is* bad design.

    Regardless, a media where all the reviews sound the same and score the same is a media full of cowardly, pussy writers, too willing to satisfy mandates shoved in their faces and site sponsors (usually video game companies) to appease.

    It would be the equivalent of Roger Ebert running ads on his site for a new movie, then scoring it a perfect score. Nobody would believe it for an instance.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. LOLshock94

    @14 I think ultimately Modern Warfare 3 should be ranked alongside Fifa and other sports games in as much as, it’s better than last years, but it will deliver a very similar experience. People say they want innovation and change and difference, but in the same way that Fifa can’t break out of the fact that it’s a game of football, CoD is so successful now, it can’t really break out of its model, it is constrained by its very form. If you consider it as a sports game it becomes more logical.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Freek

    No they woulden’t be, that’s pretty much what every “genre” writer does. The same concept with a different spin on it. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

    Eventually people might get tired of it, and then opinions might change, but that hasn’t happened yet.
    That usually only happens when somebody discovers “the next big thing”, wich is a rare event as concepts that strong don’t grow on trees.

    But that’s the entire entertaiment review industrie, you know that going in. There’s an intrecate relationship between publisher and outlets that cover them. Some times this goes bad and only verry few, verry powerfull media outlets can go against it.
    But so long as you keep hearing people from within the review buiseness expose the mechanism when it goes bad (like Kotaku did with the EA BF3 review shenanigins) I woulden’t call the whole system broken.
    Or people like Giantbomb freely expressing their opinions on games no matter how negative or sweary they are.
    Or magazines like Edge scoring more harshly.

    The system isn’t broken, it’s just that some times you might not like games that are good and popular. Or enjoy games that are flawed.
    But you can’t expect a review system to relfect your personal tastes.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Joe Anderson

    @8 you’re wrong as I have played & completed the game. cheers :)

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Ireland Michael

    @15 And people want more Justin Bieber, more Lady Gaga, and more X-Factor. That doesn’t mean they’re good.

    Your argument would work, except its not a football game.

    The FIFA title where they finally ditched the arcadey ball mechanics and started to move further towards simulation deserved a decent, high score. The subsequent games that proceeded to rehash the mechanics without almost no changes? Not so much.

    @16 “No they woulden’t be, that’s pretty much what every “genre” writer does. The same concept with a different spin on it. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.”

    You can do stuff in the same genre without completely rehashing the same ideas all the time.

    Stephen King comes up with unique ideas for almost all of his story. The characters are consistently original, and rarely fall into the same overused stereotypes across various novels. Sometimes he steps out of his genre completely.

    Dean Koontz uses the same ideas, over and over and over again. Dogs, special children with extraordinary talents, witty detectives. He has very little range of creativity, and constantly rehashes plots and stories between novels.

    One is a good author. The other is not.

    “But that’s the entire entertaiment review industrie, you know that going in.”

    No, it isn’t. Go look at metacritic, and you will see almost instantly that the film and music industry are far more willing to score harshly about it’s media than the video game industry is. It’s not even subtle.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. OrbitMonkey

    Who’s that trolling MW3 in a completely unrelated thread? Oh its Ireland Michael “voicing his opinion”….. Again.

    Surprise surprise ;D

    #19 3 years ago
  20. DaMan

    Shopto or Edge magazine. Hmm.

    .. Erm, yeah.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Moxifool

    @19 You really need to get a solid fucking grasp of what ‘trolling’ means.

    @20 9/10 was a surprising score for me actually, I would have thought that they would have low-balled it a tad somewhere in the region of 7/10.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Ireland Michael

    @19 It was a passing comment in about 60 other lines of text.

    @21 I’m a big EDGE reader, but they’ve always had some sort of strange hard-on for the Halo franchise that I’ve never personally understood all that much myself.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. CityCobra

    GamingXp 90%

    10 years ago Halo: Combat Evolved amazed everyone with stunning gameplay, an absorbing story and an epic soundtrack. Since then it has become a bit old graphically, so 343 Studios decided to do a remake with enhanced HD and even 3D graphics and remade the soundtrack to 5.1 surround sound. 6 classic multiplayer maps were reimagined as well, and a new Firefight mission was added. The online multiplayer is even compatible with Halo: Reach. Basically, they made a near-perfect game even better!

    #23 3 years ago
  24. DaMan

    #21 Why? It’s the most well done remake I’ve seen, even better than Gamecube RE. I would ‘ve removed armor abilities from the Anni multiplayer though, even though they tweaked them.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. OrbitMonkey

    Yes Michael a passing reference, which you then reiterated twice when people fed you. Still whatever floats your boat eh?

    Moxifool… I have thanks. Michael loves to troll. Who doesn’t?

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Ireland Michael

    @25 “which you then reiterated twice when people fed you.”

    Yes, because I was responding to them. Again, only a few lines out dozens, whilst making significantly broader discussion on a number of other points, which you seem intent on ignoring simply for the purpose of making ad hominem accusations.

    So yeah, learn the definition of trolling, please. I was simply using the game as an example of my point. If people choose to get needlessly defensive about it, that’s *their* own choices.

    There is no DELIBERATE intention on my behalf of provoking a negative reaction out of people, and no number of times assuming that there is will change that fact.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. OrbitMonkey

    ^ lol, of course its deliberate! What you *accidently* type things do you?

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Ireland Michael

    @27 I never even remotely claimed to “accidentally” type anything. I was simply using Modern Warfare 3 as what I considered a valid example of the point that I was making.

    You’re the one taking three lines of text about MW3 (I counted) and treating it as the whole discussion, while ignoring the other THIRTY SEVEN lines of text that had absolutely nothing to do with it.

    So again, simply trying to claim that I’m trolling doesn’t actually make it trolling, especially when 90% of what I wrote has absolutely nothing to do with what you’re claiming I’m trolling about.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. whoisdo

    StickSkills – 9/10

    #29 3 years ago
  30. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Look, just stop saying bad things about MW3…..

    Pretty please *kitten eyes*

    #30 3 years ago
  31. Ireland Michael

    @30 Or maybe you could stop derailing every thread bitching about my non-existent “trolling”?

    Pretty please? *Falcon PUNCH to the ovaries*

    #31 3 years ago
  32. HeavyD-Love

    How bout some comments on Halo Anniversary or the reviews…

    Looking forward to going through this in HD with the new graphics. Love that they added that on the fly switch button for comparison.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. OrbitMonkey

    @31, Sheesh, try to be nice & look what happens. Typical troll Is typical.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. Ireland Michael

    @32 It’s a boring rehash of a game that was already boring when it came out.

    There you go.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. DaMan

    ^Coming from an annoying prick who described something as tacky as Steven King being a ‘good author’, compared songs’ popularity to an online multiplayer game and and has a k/d of 0.5

    Why don’t you go and yawn at yourself in the mirror, hmm?

    #35 3 years ago
  36. manamana

    @34 your comments are boring, nothing more, nothing less.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Ireland Michael

    @35 & @36

    “Why don’t you go and yawn at yourself in the mirror, hmm?”

    I would, but I’m far too damn handsome to be bored by that!

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Wulfer

    @34 you just crossed the line. Well, if Goldeneye is considered as the grandfather of FPSers then Halo is considered the father of FPSers. I know I experienced both in all they’re glory. Goldeneye was great because of the 4 player experience that offered hours upon hours of trash talking with your friends under one tv set. Halo took that formula and increased it by a factor of 16 players. Halo offered a excellant single player game but, deep within the multi-player experience it offered a complexed formula that kept my friends and myself busy for up to 4:00 in morning sessions. Yes, 16 people connected to 4 Xbox’s on 4 different tv’s having the best local trash talking experiences ever. No sir, you couldn’t be more wrong in your review of Halo.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. freedoms_stain

    @38, incorrect usage of “increase by a factor of”. It increased by a factor of 4 (to 16) not a factor of 16 (to 64).

    #39 3 years ago
  40. OrbitMonkey

    Like I said, guys a troll :)

    #40 3 years ago
  41. manamana

    @37 wow, your drawing skills are obviously better than your sense of taste.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. HeavyD-Love

    I thought you were a mature and intelligent poster until that post along with your persistent negative/insulting comments in this thread Michael. If you don’t like the game, that’s fine, state your opinion if you wish and move on.

    As others have already told you, you are in fact now trolling whether you see it that way or not. Your comments are now annoying, immature, borderline insulting, and most definitely un-necessary in this particular thread.

    I don’t plan on having a discussion with you about this either (as I see that’s what you feed on). I’ll leave that to the other 10 or so people in this thread who seem to be in agreement. ;)

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Ireland Michael

    @38 Goldeneye is so fondly remember because it fostered that idea of bringing people together in the same room to play a game, which made the experience all the more enjoyable.

    Structurally and visually though, it was a mess, even back then.

    The system-link / lan system you mentioned for Halo was by no means pioneered by that series, not by a long site, and it’s even more interesting you mention the game’s ability to bring people together, as split-screen co-op has apparently been removed in this game.

    Why they would do this is beyond me. It was one of the best things about the franchise. I certainly hope split-screen online hasn’t been removed as well…

    @42 Uuh… good for them?

    #43 3 years ago
  44. HeavyD-Love

    ^ Ironic that he still doesn’t get the message..

    BTW – “Uuh…good for them?” = Best comeback ever.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Charlie Sheen

    @43 You have no idea how much of a saddo u sound.


    #45 3 years ago
  46. Ireland Michael

    @44 I’m well aware of your “message”. I simply don’t agree with it.

    It wasn’t an attempt at a “comeback”. I was simply stating that they are free to think what they want. It has no impact on my opinion or actions one way or the other.

    @45 Oh, the irony…

    #46 3 years ago
  47. HeavyD-Love

    Hence, you are a troll. And a blind one at that.

    #47 3 years ago
  48. Ireland Michael

    @47 Not caring what someone attempting to negatively insult me says and intentionally making a remark to provoke a negative response out of people are two very different things.


    trolled, past participle; trolled, past tense; trolling, present participle; trolls, 3rd person singular present

    Fish by trailing a baited line along behind a boat
    - we trolled for mackerel

    Search for something
    - a group of companies trolling for partnership opportunities

    Send (an e-mail message or posting on the Internet) intended to provoke a response from the reader by containing errors

    So again, no, it’s not trolling, if there’s no deliberate intent to get a negative response out of people simply by expression an opinion. If you are reacting to my own personal opinions in a negative fashion, that is *your* choice.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. HeavyD-Love

    ^ What’s wrong Michael, you can dish it out plenty but you can’t take it? Another lengthy reply of bullocks in an attempt to make yourself look (or at least feel) intelligent. Ahhh ofcourse. We all know the patterns of Ireland Michael by now.

    Take a look at your comments here sir and tell me who’s being negative.

    #49 3 years ago
  50. Ireland Michael

    @49 That doesn’t even make any sense. I am responding, after all.

    You are completely free to insult me all you want, mate. You’re completely free to make whatever accusation, assumption or broad generalisation you want about me.

    But I’m still going to think you’re wrong.

    I do think it’s hilariously ironic though, that someone called Heavy D (if you name is derived from the artist) is criticising my posts, which were about the rampant mediocrity and laziness prevalent in certain franchises (Halo, Call of Duty, etc). The man was the epitome of the concept.

    “Take a look at your comments here sir and tell me who’s being negative.”

    Never said I wasn’t being negative. I simply said my opinions aren’t posting with the *intent* of getting negative reactions out of people. I’m really not sure what is hard to understand about this.

    The world would be a pretty fucking boring place if everyone had the same opinion.

    I would actually agree with your assessment of me if it wasn’t for the fact that I have countless mature, respectful and solid discussions with many of the regulars on here all the time. And that’s more than enough to keep me happy.

    #50 3 years ago
  51. HeavyD-Love

    ^ My name has nothing to do with the artist (or this topic). But since you brought it up I’m a big guy and my first name starts with D hence the nickname was given by friends and stuck. Not that my username has ANYTHING to do with this…

    My comments towards you make perfect sense Michael to everyone EXCEPT you because you are blinded by your own ignorance (or stupidity, but I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt based on past conversations).

    Continue to think happy and joyous thoughts about yourself and flamebait/troll all those around you as you do so well (with this thread being concrete evidence). I’ve had good convo’s with you in the past myself, which is why I was so surprised at your trolling behavior here. But you can just turn your head to your behavior in this thread, it never happened, right?

    As they say…ignorance is bliss.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. Christopher Jack

    Anyone know how the MP works? Don’t have time to look it up. Does it just include the new maps or the entire MP component of Reach including forge, like ODST’s MP?

    #52 3 years ago
  53. HeavyD-Love

    @52. I believe it’s a “greatest hits” selection of maps from 1 and 2. Reach only owners will need to buy the package of maps for like $10-$15, last I heard. I could be mistaken.

    #53 3 years ago
  54. Ireland Michael

    @51 “I’ve had good convo’s with you in the past myself, which is why I was so surprised at your trolling behavior here.”

    Except it’s not trolling. *shrugs*

    @52. Pretty much what Heavy D said. Its just the Reach multiplayer with the extra maps included on the disc.

    #54 3 years ago
  55. polygem

    will play this tomorrow (if i can manage to stop playing skyrim for a while). expected review scores like this. it´s a 10 year old game and they just pimped the graphics. expected 8ish stuff. of course there are some strange level designs here and there from todays perspective- with some backtracking and stuff. it is 10 years old! its halo ce! i cant wait to play it again and i love some new maps for reachs multiplayer. no doubt i will enjoy the hell out of this…

    #55 3 years ago
  56. Crazyreyn

    Another if you’re still updating:

    Digital Spy, 4/5

    #56 3 years ago
  57. GregE_EntFocus

    Entertainment Focus – 9/10 –

    #57 3 years ago

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