Halo (franchise)
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Genres First-Person Shooter, RTS, Twin-Stick Shooter
Developers Bungie, Ensemble Studios, 343 Studios
Publishers Microsoft Studios
Notable Individuals Martin O'Donnell
First Release 2001
Thought I'd try shooting my way out. Mix things up a little.

Halo is a multi-billion dollar science-fiction first-person shooter franchise published by Microsoft and developed by multiple top tier Microsoft first party developers. The series began development by Bungie as a Real-Time Strategy game for the Mac, but after an acquisition from Microsoft, the game was revamped as a First-Person Shooter for the then upcoming console, the Xbox. Halo would go on to become the Xbox's "killer app", and the inclusion of online multiplayer in Halo 2 codified Xbox Live as a service.

The Halo franchise has grown large enough that its cultural impact has been compared to that of Star Wars. The games have sold over 50 million copies worldwide, with the games alone grossing almost $3.4 billion.

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  • Halo Legends
  • Halo: Forward Unto Dawn


  • Halo: Landfall


  • Halo: The Fall of Reach
  • Halo: The Flood
  • Halo: First Strike
  • Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
  • Halo: Contact Harvest
  • Halo: The Cole Protocol
  • Halo: Evolutions
  • Halo: Cryptum
  • Halo: Primordium
  • Halo: Silentium
  • Halo: Glasslands
  • Halo: The Thursday War


  • Halo: The Graphic Novel
  • Halo: Uprising
  • Halo 3: The Cradle of Life
  • Halo Wars: Genesis
  • Halo: Helljumper
  • Halo: Blood Line
  • Fall of Reach: Boot Camp
  • Fall of Reach: Covenant
  • Fall of Reach: Invasion
  • Halo: Initiation