Wondering, how many Halo Games are there? If you have ever played sci-fi fiction games then you would have come across the name Halo, it has been one of the best games out there based on the first-person shooter games.
There are a lot of versions of Halo games and games don’t get from which Halo game they need to start playing to get a full gameplay experience including the plot of the game.
In this article, i will tell the proper Halo Games series in order a with little description about the each game that help you understand gameplay of each game easily.
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What is the correct order to play Halo Games?
The Halo game plot follows a logical progression. As a result, by playing each game in sequential order, you may experience the entire plot. Begin with Halo: Combat Evolved and progress to the most recent game, Infinite.
Most of these games were available for the Xbox consoles and PC along with the Master Chief Collection.
If you want to experience the Halo game complete storyline then this is the correct order you need to play Halo Series.
Halo 5: Guardians
For more detailed information you need to read the below given Halo Games in order to know little information about the each game.
All Halo Games In Order
How Many Halo Games Are There? As of today, the Halo game series has 16 games in total. Eight of the games are considered to be a part of the main plot of the Halo series.
However, the remaining Eight games of the Halo series are considered to be different spin-offs or adaptations that could or might not be considered a part of the main plot.
The main storyline Halo games are Halo 1 to Halo 5 including Halo Infinite based on the official story that continues from one Halo game to another.
The Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, Halo: Spartan Assault, Halo: Spartan Strike, Halo Wars 2 are the spin-off and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo: The Master Chief Collection are the remakes.
Here we have divided all the Halo Games into 3 categories Halo Orginal Storyline, Halo Spin-off and Halo Remakes.
Halo Orginal Storyline Games
These Halo games are based on the official storyline from Halo 1 to Halo Infinite. To know more about these games keep reading.
Halo: Combat Evolved
The Halo Combat Evolved is released on November 15, 2001, for Xbox, Xbox 360, Windows and Mac platforms. It’s a first-person shooter game that was developed by the company name Bungie prior and then purchased by Microsoft.
The story of this Combat Evolved starts in the 26th century in this game you play the role of Master Chief who is a high-tech supersoldier that is controlled by the AI.
In this game, you will explore the secrets of the titular Halo, a ring-shaped artificial world and the defect of the Covenant and alien species.
The game received positive reviews for its graphics and gameplay machines along with sound effects for consoles.
Bungie and Microsoft released Combat Evolved second version on November 9, 2004, after 3 years for Windows PC and Xbox (with forwarding feature to Xbox 360).
Halo 2 has better-enhanced graphics, gameplay machines and sound effects along with the new feature of dual-wield weapons control compared to Combat Evolved.
In terms of Storyline you as the Master Chief, with a terrestrial called the Arbiter are involved in the fight of UNSC, Covenant, and Flood. Same as Halo Evolved Halo 2 also received positive reviews from games and win the Console Game of the Year award.
The Halo 3 was released on September 25, 2007, after 3 years for Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Halo 3 completes the Halo: Combat Evolved storyline along with Bungie’s original trilogy.
This game has new features such as in-game tools, the option to save gameplay clips, custom map making and File Sharing. Same as Combat Evolved and Halo 2 Halo 3 also has better graphics, gameplay machines and better controls.
The Halo 4 is a Reclaimer Saga that was released on November 6, 2012, After 5 years for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Windows PC.
The Storyline of Halo 4 focused on the Master Chief and Cortana’s relationship in this game both explore the ancient civilization’s planet and defect the new aliens and the mechanical warriors named Prometheans in the game.
This game also has some new weapons and enemies along with game modes that you can play to get more fun. The Halo 4 also received positive reviews because of its graphics, and storyline fit well with all three predecessors.
Halo 5: Guardians
Just after the success of Halo 4, The 343 Industries started on the Halo 5 Guardians and released it in October 27, 2015, for Xbox One only.
This game storyline focused on Fireteams Blue and Osiris who are Master Chief and Jameson Locke. After the Chief receives a mysterious communication from Cortana ordering him to the planet Meridian, the latter is entrusted with retrieving the former.
The Halo Infinite is released on December 8, 2021. This game is released after 6 years for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Windows PC platforms. Moreover, the storyline of Infinite is focused on Master Chief and his battle with the Banished on the Forerunner ringworld Zeta Halo, aka Installation 07.
This game also has some new features such as multiplayer modes and separate campaigns for the Xbox games along with free to play option. Halo Infinite also gets positive reviews for its gameplay, features and storyline.
Halo Games Spin-Offs
These are the Spins-offs of the Halo Games that were released for gamers to play to get better gameplay experience.
The Halo Wars or Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is released in February 2009 this game has real-time strategy gameplay that any new gamers to easily play without having a hassle. In this game, you need to build up bases and command your troops to defeat all the enemies and take the territory in order to expand your troop army.
Halo 3: ODST
The Halo 3: ODST is released on September 22, 2009, and it was a small project of Bungie at the time but it turned out to be a full game. The storyline of ODST, in focused on Orbital Drop Shock Troopers, or ODST and not on Master Chief.
Basically, in this game, you need to explore the city called New Mombasa and gather your troops who were missing. Moreover, the game also has Firefight multiplayer mode that allows you to defect multiple enemies and earn points.
The Halo: Reach is the second part of the Halo 3: ODST that was released on September 14, 2010. The storyline of this spin-off was focused on the war between the humans of Reach and the alien Covenant. You will take control of Noble Six and command the Spartan squad to defect the aliens.
Halo: Spartan Assault
This is the first Halo game spin-off by 343 Industries that was released on July 18, 2013, for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows, Windows Phone and iOS platforms. The game focused on Spartan soldiers Sarah Palmer and Edward Davis to defect the aliens.
Halo: Spartan Strike
The Halo: Spartan Strike is released on April 16, 2015, for PC and mobile. The game storyline is all about controlling the Spartan-IV supersoldier and commanding the UNSC forces against the Covenant.
This game has new features, weapons, and armour abilities along with a campaign with 30 missions. However, the controls of the game it not good enough and it gets some mixup reviews from the games.
Halo Wars 2.
Halo Wars 2 was released on February 21, 2017, for Xbox and Windows. The storyline of this game is more focused on the team of the UNSC ship Spirit of Fire once they reach the Forerunner installation called Ark and fight between the UNSC and Banished.
Hopefully, you find this guide helpful to know what is the correct order to play Halo along with all the games of Halo.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the order to play Halo to follow Storyline?
This is the correct order to play Halo games if you want to experience full storyline of the game. Combat Evolved > Halo > Halo 3> ODST> Halo: Reach > Halo 4 > Halo 5: Guardians> Halo Infinite.