Halo Zero

Halo Zero Final 1.8.6.3

Free, multiplayer, 2D version of Halo

Halo Zero is a fan made 2D tribute to the hugely popular Xbox series. Take control once again of Master Chief and battle against the Covenant invaders. View full description

PROS

  • Great sound
  • Configurable controls

CONS

  • Multiplayer is a ghost town
  • Alien attacks hard to see

Are graphics for this game Good?

Not bad
6

Halo Zero is a fan made 2D tribute to the hugely popular Xbox series. Take control once again of Master Chief and battle against the Covenant invaders.

If the generic sci-fi story of the original Halo games was obscured by their ambition and scale compared to older shooters, it certainly isn't in a 2D 16-bit era landscape. You control the suited space marine, and shoot your way through a variety of forgettable alien onslaughts.

The graphics, as mentioned, are very 1990s, and although they have clearly been created with some care they seem uninspired. Control is via the keyboard and mouse, aiming and firing with the mouse, and movement and other things with the keyboard. It's quite a good system, and you can configure the keys as you like, which is useful.

Gameplay itself is a mixed bag. The sound effects are excellent, with great weapon effects, but the combat is untidy - you can't always see alien gunfire which makes avoiding it awkward!

Halo may have been a landmark 3D game, but Halo Zero does not make the same impact in the world of 2D platform shooters. It's probably one for hardcore Halo fans only.

Halo Zero

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Halo Zero Final 1.8.6.3

— User reviews — about Halo Zero

  • "i love halo zero its going to be fun amd awesome"

    i love this site it is going to be fun and awesome because i will love this site. More.

    reviewed on November 18, 2014

  • MisterChied

    by MisterChied

    "All In All: EPIC"

    A pretty good, kinda addictive, version of Halo Combat Evolved, so maybe it could be for older computers that cant handl... More.

    reviewed on May 26, 2010

  • Davros

    by Davros

    "Not the best freeware platformer out there..."

    Contrary to aaron07010's statement, if anyone doesn't have a console, then this is NOT as close to Halo as you'll get. H... More.

    reviewed on April 26, 2010

  • aaron0710

    by aaron0710

    "Awesome"

    Wow, this was really good. If anyone dosn't have a 360, this is as close to Halo as you'll get. A DS version of this wo... More.

    reviewed on March 30, 2008