Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary reviews rounded up
posted on 11.14.11 at 10:26 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Halo remake averaged out.

The review embargo for Microsoft and 343 Industries’ Halo: Combat Evolved update has lifted. The anniversary release of the Xbox title that started it all gathered plenty of eights, nines, and everything in between.

See the (constantly updated) full list of reviews below.

  • Kougeru

    kinad disgusting to give such an old game such a high score…..I played it and I’d give it a 7 tops. It definately shows it’s age

  • rockman29

    I still play the original on PC. I play the Custom Edition and use a widescreen mod to play on my laptop too (singleplayer and multiplayer). And thanks to custom post-processing filters, I can play the game with FXAA and a cool sharpening filter than just slightly exaggerates the Halo visual style to make it looks fresh again. I would take a screenshot, but I haven’t figured out how to do that with the post-processing filters in the image.

    It’s still my favourite Halo. I dunno how the Anniversary Edition is (I don’t really like the new art that much honestly), but I still love this game. If the original Halo came out today, I’d give it the same score I’d have given it in 2001. I think it’s just a very, very well made game in all respects, and it feels so smooth and is just plain fun.

    • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

      @rockman29: Agreed,and what filters do you use?

      • rockman29

        @KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler: I stole a FXAA + Sharpen filter that was intended for Skyrim lol.

        I was originally using the FXAA alone, but then I found out about the Skyrim FXAA + Sharpen. I intended to use it on Skyrim (but it slows my laptop to a crawl unfortunately), and so I just replaced the FXAA I was using on Halo with the Skyrim FXAA + Sharpen.

        I forget which one I downloaded specifically (should’ve bookmarked it, but it’s probably in a PCGamer or RPS article anyway), so I uploaded the one I’m using here: http://www.mediafire.com/?31e1urdgasx6r30

        P.S. I adjusted the sharpen filter with this line from: #define Sharpen_val0 3

        to

        #define Sharpen_val0 7