Microsoft has several highly acclaimed franchises that have been with us for many years, becoming some of the most popular in this hobby that we all share. Undoubtedly one of the most popular is Halo by the number of titles that Bungie, 343 Industries and other companies have developed.
It’s never a bad time to start the series, but with everyone out there, you may be wondering where it would be good to start. Well, for this we have prepared the following list in which we have positioned all Halo games by their chronological order in historyincluding the main ones and the spin-offs that have been released in all this time.
- Year: 2531
- Publication date: February 26, 2009
Although Halo Wars was not the first to go on sale, it does occupy the top of the list when it comes to speaking chronologically. In fact, its events take place 20 years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolvedat a time when a group of soldiers and scientists from the UNSC (United Nations Special Command) is sent to investigate the planet Harvest to investigate the Covenant.
There they will have to fight against what will become one of the main threats of the franchise. In addition, its gameplay differs from the others by betting on a real-time strategy with an isometric perspective.
- Year: 2552
- Publication date: September 14, 2010
The story takes a considerable time jump when setting the events of Halo: Reach in the year 2552. In this case, the Noble Team, an expert group of soldiers, will be dedicated to fighting against the Covenant on the planet Reach to guarantee the survival of humanity. However, their efforts end up failing despite their attempts… giving rise to the plot of the next chapter of the series.
Halo: Combat Evolved
- Year: 2552
- Publication date: March 14, 2002
Halo: Combat Evolved It was the first game in the saga that Bungie developed and, in turn, the first in which, in a matter of chronology, the Master Chief starred. Accompanied by his faithful companion Cortana, the two will try to discover what the true plans of the Covenant are and why they want to wage war against the UNSC and humanity.
The plot begins when the ship in which they travel is attacked and seriously damaged, which causes them to land on a ring-shaped planet known as Halo and which has been created by a highly intelligent race called Forerrunners.
Halo: Fireteam Raven
- Year: 2552
- Publication date: July 10, 2018
It is likely that Halo: Fireteam Raven be one of the rarest in the entire saga when it comes to being a recreational machine in which you could take control of a group of soldiers from the Raven Assault Team to fight the Covenant in a Halo ring. It is a cooperative experience in which up to four people could join in the same game using guns as controllers.
- Year: 2552
- Publication date: November 11, 2004
The events of Halo 2 take place shortly after what happens in Halo: Combat Evolvedwith the Master Chief fighting the Covenant once again after they have invaded another Halo ring, so humanity will do everything possible to take them down.
Among its novelties were introduced new ways of attacking enemies, more weapons and above all the fact that the story was divided into two, with one in which the Master Chief himself was the one in charge of distributing tow and another in the that you could take control of an elite Covenant warrior, which would also be to get their point of view.
Halo 3: EPISODE
- Year: 2552
- Publication date: September 22, 2009
The story of Halo 3: EPISODE is situated at an intermediate point between that of Halo 2 y Halo 3. All the action takes place in the city of Nueva Bombasa, a battlefield to which a group of six ODST soldiers (Orbital Descent Shock Troopers) are sent, all of them experts and prepared to fight against the Covenant.
However, despite there being several main characters, most of the time only one of them takes control, Rookie, who has the mission of locating his companions.
- Year: 2552
- Publication date: September 26, 2007
Just a few weeks after the events of Halo 2 those of Halo 3, so the Master Chief has not been able to take any well-deserved rest having to return to defend Earth once again from the Covenant attack. However, this time he is not accompanied by Cortana, whom he must rescue.
Vehicles, weapons and above all one of the most acclaimed modes of the franchise, such as Forge, are some of the novelties that are part of this third chapter.
Halo: Spartan Assault
- Year: 2554
- Publication date: December 23, 2013
Next on the list is Halo: Spartan Assault and here the Master Chief handed over the baton to other main characters, specifically the soldiers Edward David and Sarah Palmer, who are involved in the battle of Draetheus V after the Covenant ignored the halt on fire that established itself and attacked UNSC forces on the Forerunner world.
The characters are historical in the series and this is a good way to get to know their past even better.
- Year: 2557
- Publication date: November 6, 2012
A few years have passed at the plot level and it was with Halo 4 when 343 Industries took the reins of the franchise. The Master Chief returns to action accompanied by Cortana to face a new enemy known as the Didact, belonging to the Forerunners.
However, the problems do not end there, because Cortana is affected by a strange disease that affects the advanced AI, making them unstable, although it will serve to further strengthen the relationship between the two characters when fighting against the new enemies they intend to eradicate humanity.
Halo: Spartan Strike
- Year: 2557
- Publication date: April 6, 2015
The story continues with another spin-off from the hand of Halo: Spartan Strikewhich is the spiritual successor of Halo: Spartan Assault. The plot takes place in two different periods, placing a part of it after Halo 2 and another after the events of Halo 4with a gameplay in which the two sticks are used to fight.
Essentially, players are tasked with locating a mysterious Forerunner artifact known as the Conduit, as the fight between UNSC and Covenant rages on in order to seize it.
Halo 5: Guardians
- Year: 2558
- Publication date: October 27, 2015
A decision that 343 Industries made with Halo 5: Guardians was to put the Master Chief aside after his defection, hence the role was ceded to Spartan Locke and the Osiris Assault Team in order to locate the former to bring him back. back.
The plot splits between this team and the Blue, which is led by the Master Chief, who is determined to search for Cortana after she decides to assume the Forerunner Mantle of Responsibility.
Halo Wars 2
- Year: 2559
- Publication date: February 21, 2017
Halo Wars 2 is the sequel to the Halo Wars original, the game with which it all began. The surviving team of the Spirit of Fire have awakened from cryogenic sleep and from there they reach the Ark, a facility where they must deal with the Banished and a new faction of the Covenant.
The gameplay returns to its origins by leaving us with some strategy battles in real time and those in charge of giving way to what is currently the last chapter of the saga.
- Year: 2560
- Publication date: December 8, 2021
Halo: Infinite is the last chapter that has been published in stores and in which it was decided that the Master Chief would return to action in what is considered the first open world of the franchise that takes place in Zeta Halo. The main enemies are the Banished and this time our protagonist has a replica of Cortana with the name of Arma as a partner.
It is certainly one of the Halo most ambitious that has been developed and in which its content has not stopped being updated, since to this day the multiplayer continues to receive news.
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