Halo 2: Anniversary on PC comes equipped with new features, optimizations, and customizations built for the platform. The game looks and plays better than ever at 60 frames-per-second (or greater) with 4K UHD support, and players can fine-tune their experience with a vast array of options, including customizable mouse and keyboard support, ultrawide support, FOV customization and more.
Like all titles in Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC, players will have a few different ways to experience Halo 2: Anniversary depending on their platform of choice:
Xbox Game Pass – Join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) and get Halo 2: Anniversary, the next chapter in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign), and Halo 4 will also be included in your membership and will be available on each game’s respective release date, completing the collection in 2020.
Microsoft Store and Steam –The Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle is available today for $39.99 USD, which includes Halo: Reach and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, and now Halo 2: Anniversary, plus the remaining titles as they launch next year. Halo 2: Anniversary can also be purchased individually for $9.99 USD.
Xbox Live Gold members can play The Sims 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Fishing Sim World for free as part of this weeks Free Play Days event.
The event begins on Thursday, February 7 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, February 10 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Start by finding and installing the games here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard.
The games will also be available at a discount (see below).
The Master Chief Collection brings the legendary journey of Spartan 117 to the Xbox One. Relive the Master Chief's saga with a single integrated experience that spans four classic games from Halo: Combat Evolved through Halo 4. Or, take the fight online and battle others in Halo's legendary multiplayer from all four games. Whether you're a new recruit or a Halo veteran, The Master Chief Collection offers the best of classic Halo all on the powerful Xbox One platform.
Buy Halo: The Master Chief Collection ($29.99 SRP) at 25% off: $22.49
If you've been tempted to pick up The Sims 4, now's the time! Create unique Sims by choosing their distinct appearances, personalities, senses of style, and life goals. Design and decorate the perfect home, down to every last throw pillow. Develop your Sims' relationships, pursue new careers, and create and control the moments of their lives. Explore beautiful worlds with realistic environments and travel to neighborhoods, meeting other interesting Sims along the way. How will you play with life?
Buy The Sims 4 ($39.99 SRP): up until 2/11, The Sims' anniversary sale is on! Get up to 80% off The Sims 4 base game and 50% off select expansion packs. North America base game discount - 80% off: $8.00. ROW base game discount - 60% off: $16.00
Catch that fish of a lifetime on stunning lakes from around the world. The thrill of driving your boat across vast US lakes to the adrenaline from bass trying to escape your lure. From the tranquil beauty of famous European carp and predator venues to the sound of a screaming bite alarms, Fishing Sim World has your angling covered. Fish the way you want using hundreds of items of licensed equipment and take on the 25 different species of fish. Unleash your competitive streak in our online multiplayer or the Dovetail Fishing league where you can take on players from all around the world!
Buy Fishing World Sim ($19.99 SRP) at 25% off: $14.99
Microsoft has announced that the Halo: The Master Chief Collection Special Edition bundle featuring a sleek Cirrus White Xbox One console and controller will be available for a limited time later this month in the US.
"For a limited time, Xbox fans in the U.S. can get their hands on an Xbox One Special Edition Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle featuring a sleek, Cirrus White Xbox One console and wireless controller. The bundle also comes packed with a digital download code for Halo: The Master Chief Collection – the essential Halo fan experience that features the Master Chief’s complete story through four free Halo games: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4. Best of all, it’s all available for ERP $349 in the U.S."
The Xbox One Special Edition Halo: The Master Chief Collection Bundle will be available later this month in very limited quantities and for a limited time at participating U.S. retailers while supplies last – so once they’re all gone, they’re all gone!
Microsoft announced today that a Free Xbox LIVE Gold Weekend for Xbox 360 owners in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and other listed regions starts tomorrow Friday, October 4 and finishes up Sunday, October 6th.
All Xbox owners in these regions, regardless of their current subscription, will have access to online multiplayer gaming, (like Halo 4 Spartan Op) Internet Explorer, Video Kinect and our entire catalog of entertainment apps, during that time period.
Regions include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam
Your region not listed above? We’ve got your covered with the following dates:
Micorosft announced today that the highly anticipated "Machinima" app, the first app to launch worldwide on Xbox LIVE, is now available to download, giving you an all-access pass to all of your favorite Machinima channels.
Today, the No. 1 entertainment destination on YouTube, Machinima, comes to Xbox 360* across all Xbox LIVE markets. The first app to launch worldwide on Xbox, Machinima gives you an easy, all-access pass to watch episodic narrative series like the extremely successful “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” and “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”, live streams, gameplay videos, and original content, including weekly and daily shows such as fan favorites “Sanity Not Included” and “How to Annoy People.”
As the top global online video destination for young males, you won’t want to miss downloading the Machinima app and getting instant access to all of your favorite Machinima channels, including the main “Machinima” channel, which is one of the largest YouTube channels, “Machinima Realm” focusing on fantasy and role-playing games, and “Machinima VS“ covering the world of competitive gaming, just to name a few.
Machinima speaks directly to the gaming audience and beyond, providing a destination to watch your favorite content in the comfort of your living room, or any location you choose. With Machinima on Xbox, you can also share videos directly from the app to Facebook. Check it out and download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
343 Industries' Halo 4 Castle Map Pack, the third downloadable map pack for Halo 4, is now available to download from the Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points ($9.99) or free if you own Halo 4's "War Game Map Pass".
Daybreak is set in a military facility against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range, while Outcast plunges you into the warrens, canyons and arches of an alien edifice, and Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban sprawl, with tactical speed and situational awareness its key features.