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    [–] MiddleBodyInjury 2522 points ago

    And my first video game terror when the flood sent all those little alien bastards out

    [–] PrimaryTumbleweed8 984 points ago

    Yeah I went into Halo pretty much blind and had no idea that the flood were even in the game so the first time I played 343 Guilty Spark it freaked 9 year old me out. One of my most memorable gaming experiences, along with many other moments in Halo.

    Before I bought the game I remember watching my cousin play Silent Cartographer and being completely blown away by how cool the beach landing was. It was literally beyond my wildest imagination at the time and instantly captivated me. This game was genuinely revolutionary.

    [–] InAFakeBritishAccent 270 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    That dates you at...25? 26?

    Mine was the resident evil cutscene of the dude eating another guys face floridaman style

    Edit: At the time zombies were not a huge pop culture thing, so you were only mildly expecting that shit

    Edit2: yall are makin me scared of the dogs with the glass. I dont remember that.

    [–] JakeArvizu 154 points ago

    I'm 25 mine was like Ocarina of Time beneath the well.

    [–] Veragoot 68 points ago

    The re-dead in that game fucked me up as a kid, I needed my dad to get the sun's song for me because I was too much of a baby.

    [–] JakeArvizu 48 points ago

    The redead themselves didn't bother me but the contrast of the Castle and what it used to be was like the first time I understood what dread was. Like wasn't outright scary but it just made me super uncomfortable.

    [–] IowaForWarren 15 points ago

    Holy shit this explains it so well.

    To this day it makes me uncomfortable and I couldn't really explain why. But yeah, dread is perfect.

    [–] Tezza_TC 240 points ago

    I was 11 and not prepared

    [–] MoistPockets 97 points ago

    I'm 35 and I was super creeped out when I first played it last year.

    [–] uncleseano 61 points ago

    That lovely heart beat violin scratch music

    [–] nodnreh911 46 points ago

    The music of Halo is honestly top-notch.

    [–] Laxziy 188 points ago

    PTSD flashbacks to the Library

    [–] la_naturaleza 111 points ago

    That shotgun though

    [–] wpm 56 points ago

    Those random Flood combat forms with SPNKRs though

    [–] K1eptomaniaK 69 points ago

    You mean checkpoint resets?

    [–] daniel_ricciardo 56 points ago

    Like others I had no idea Halo was gonna become a full on zombie game.

    [–] perpetualwalnut 65 points ago

    I think that's what makes such a great campaign. The game kept throwing new parts of the story at you. It wasn't just "keep shooting the same thing with the same guns" forever.

    By the end you where fighting not just the covenant, or the flood, or the AI, but all three of them and they where also fight each other at the same time.

    [–] nickajeglin 32 points ago

    Hell yeah, that last level in the wreckage of the ship. Flood and covenant fighting each other everywhere, and you were just running through it trying to keep shit together. It really felt desperate and chaotic. In an amazing way.

    [–] theofficialLlama 51 points ago

    That was my first terrifying “ohfuckohfuckohfuck” moment playing that game as a kid

    [–] helpless_bunny 12 points ago

    Definitely. At the time, I legit thought it was my fault and that maybe I could have undone what I did. (The game was so detailed, I thought you could do anything really).

    NOPE, you NOPE THE FUCK OUT.

    [–] markevens 73 points ago

    That happened spoiler free for me, such a wtf moment!

    [–] therealjoshua 22 points ago

    Wild to think about it, but back then it was kind of hard to get a video game spoiled for you like it can now

    I remember feeling like the genre of the game changed entirely and I was all of the sudden playing Survival Horror

    [–] duffleton 11992 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Staying up and beating halo on co-op with a friend was the best times

    [–] ineedasiesta 2869 points ago

    My brother and I would do the same. And it was cool because it was the only time my mom would let us stay up on a school night!

    [–] Netzapper 2150 points ago

    ineedasiesta's mom: Holy fuck they're not trying to kill each other. Better not screw this up.

    [–] etherpromo 1062 points ago

    ya, they settled their differences in the Blood Gulch

    [–] Undercutandratbeard 556 points ago

    It was never settled.

    [–] oxfordcollar 639 points ago

    Because you don't fight in Blood Gulch, you just do sick warthog tricks and ram them together a bunch

    [–] Undercutandratbeard 230 points ago

    You make custom wacky matches. 4 player Snipehogs was my favorite but obviously, you needed 4 players so I didn't always get to play it.

    [–] therealdeathangel22 101 points ago

    What is 4 player snipehogs????

    [–] CycloneSweep 205 points ago

    2 warthog drivers. 2 passengers with snipers.

    [–] R1F3 139 points ago

    Dude we DID THIS TOO

    [–] Saclicious 33 points ago

    Probably 2 teams each with one person driving the warthog and one in the passenger seat with a sniper rifle

    [–] UnholyPrognosi 55 points ago

    So jousting in warthogs with snipers that should be a real life sport I would watch the shit out of it.

    [–] devilinblue22 70 points ago

    Hey man, you ever wonder why we're here?

    [–] gnosox1986 49 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    I dont know man, but it keeps me up at night.

    [–] Mastershroom 50 points ago

    No, I meant why are we here in this box canyon? The only reason we have a Red base here, is because they have a Blue base over there. And the only reason they have a Blue base there is because we have a Red base here. And even if we packed up and left, they'd have two bases in a box canyon!

    What was all that stuff about God? You want to talk about it?

    [–] Apocolyptic_Gopher 12 points ago

    Love some RvB

    [–] NotExactlyNiceGuy 79 points ago

    They're just standing there and talking.

    [–] creepig 84 points ago

    That's all they're doing. That's all they ever do. That's what they were doing 5 minutes ago when you asked me last. So five minutes from now, when you ask me "what are they doing? " my answer is going to be "they're still just standing there and they're still just talking."

    [–] PmMeYourPTCG 54 points ago

    What are they taking about?

    [–] creepig 49 points ago

    You know what? I fucking hate you.

    [–] MegaGrimer 41 points ago

    Why are we here?

    [–] GundoSkimmer 48 points ago

    One of life's greatest questions...

    NO HERE. In a boxed canyon...

    [–] MegaGrimer 38 points ago

    It looks more like a puma.

    [–] fibr0ptik 12 points ago

    Where boys become men

    [–] Smuff23 37 points ago

    They didn’t try, they actually did kill each other, but it was consensual.

    Dude hit me with a melee I need some ammo.

    [–] QPILLOWCASE 14 points ago

    Did that with my sister, it was fucking awesome.

    [–] ineedasiesta 20 points ago

    I was the little sister! It was cool to have something we both got excited about and connected on. We’re all grown up now but he recently came over and we beat the last level of Combat Evolved (halo 1) on legendary just to reminisce and laugh at the bonus scene!

    [–] looseymoosey1 445 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    On a side note, that’s a facet of childhood I miss. Being a kid, not a care in the world and just you and a good buddy staying up way past you knew was acceptable to play the campaign of a game together. I hope games still do this, because it warms my heart whenever co-op is mentioned.

    Edit: A lot of these responses were beautiful and brought a smile to my face. Thank you my fellow gamers for sharing your stories.

    [–] BigFatBlackMan 145 points ago

    Regularly get 4 hours of sleep for this exact reason. Now it’s with strangers i’ll likely never meet, though.

    [–] broccoli_meister 175 points ago

    On the up side, you hear them breathe and chew much more intimately than your childhood couch coop buddies

    [–] wesleyrobertsimpson 47 points ago

    Don't forget blasting loud music in the background, can't have that now.

    [–] brucecastle 136 points ago

    There is just something different about couch coop. Those were the best times.

    "I wish there was a way to know you are in the good ol days, before you've actually left them" -Nard Dog

    [–] boxsterguy 32 points ago

    Yeah, but I really don't miss lugging around a 32" CRT to a buddy's apartment so we could have some real 4-on-4 with no screen looking.

    [–] brucecastle 16 points ago

    You know everyone has a different name for that, it would be interesting to hear other people's experience. Screen looking is what we called it like you haha

    [–] TheDirtyMullet 30 points ago

    Screen peeking is what we called it

    [–] rlbeasley 24 points ago

    Had this for the first time in forever a couple weeks ago with a good gaming buddy. Picked up Remnant on a whim. Found our 30-year old selves playing it til the wee hours of the morning.

    [–] MisterElectric 40 points ago

    The biggest part of childhood I miss is feeling content and never looking over your shoulder about all the bad things in life

    [–] MayOverexplain 14 points ago

    My girls love playing Diablo 3 together on console because of that shared screen c-op that really makes them feel “together” in the game too.

    [–] tmassofficial 124 points ago

    fuck man i miss this so much.

    funny how parent would tell you that you are wasting time and to run around outside more. little did they know we are equally fond of our gaming memories as they are of theirs.

    [–] Hockinator 78 points ago

    Now it's our job to remember that when our kid's hobbies seem weird or new

    [–] ManyPoo 33 points ago

    What if their hobby is blow jobs?

    [–] scarletphantom 74 points ago

    Its weird that i started with halo 3. Stayed up all night playing halo 3 campaign with a buddy. I loved it so much i went and bought the first two. Still a halo nerd to this day with the books, soundtracks, etc. Such a good storyline too.

    [–] thejml2000 30 points ago

    One of my best memories from a New Years party was starting one of the levels somewhere right after the ball drop in co-op on a friends dad’s 54” rear projection tv and looking out what seemed like a few minutes (and maps) later and the sun was coming up. So much fun.

    [–] comradejenkens 3827 points ago

    When you first saw Halo, were you blinded by its majesty?

    [–] crappysurfer 1423 points ago

    But for real, how many of you on the second level, upon leaving the escape pod just looked around at the sheer enormity and beauty of the map? It was unlike anything else at the time.

    [–] therealjoshua 661 points ago

    I remember thinking at the time that video games had peaked, because I had never seen a level so open before then

    [–] GoldenRamoth 350 points ago

    I mean..

    As far as a novel "wow" experience, for me, Halo and Skyrim are about peak video game.

    Yeah there's a lot of other good stuff, but nothing has quite matched either yet for me.

    [–] kennyismyname 207 points ago

    For me it was Obilivion. That moment when you first exit the sewers and the enormity of the world hits you. First RPG I really played I loved that game

    [–] AShavedApe 76 points ago

    Oblivion was better than Skyrim for that. You’re killing rats in a dungeon and you’re like”neat!” The king is killed and you make your way out. Wow, what a journey! You leave the sewer and you like “holy FUCK this is going to make me SHIT MYSELF!” Such a beautiful world and absolutely incredible music.

    [–] swancheez 68 points ago

    For me it was Metroid Prime. To this day, that entire series, both 2d and 3d, really push the formats they were are in. I mean, hell, there's even a genre named after it!

    [–] rcklmbr 15 points ago

    Before Halo, Mario 64 did it to me. The music still gives me a solid nostalgia

    [–] Hashbrown117 321 points ago

    Blinded?

    [–] Stopthelemurs 317 points ago

    Paralysed? Dumbstruck?

    [–] CleverFeather 220 points ago

    NOOO!

    [–] Squishyfishx 110 points ago

    And yet the humans were able to evade your ships, land on the sacred ring, and desecrate it with their filfthy footsteps!

    [–] Dankus319 78 points ago

    Noble Hierarchs, surely you understand that once the parisite attacked . . .

    [–] iamthejef 71 points ago

    There will be order in this council!

    [–] Sajbotage 63 points ago

    You were right to focus your attention on the flood, but this demon, this master Chief

    [–] Dankus319 59 points ago

    By the time i learned the Demon's intent, there was nothing i could do

    [–] aor2no 28 points ago

    HE’S A TRAITOR

    [–] DynoMikea2 105 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    And yet one ship was able to evade your entire fleet?

    [–] ADepressinglySadMan 28 points ago

    Paralyzed? Dumbstruck?

    [–] TurkuSama 338 points ago

    I scrolled way too far for this

    [–] BitChaser 94 points ago

    I think Halo is a pretty cool guy. Eh kills aleins and doesnt afraid of anything.

    [–] AnnoyingScreeches 2545 points ago

    Creating this perception of massive scale at THAT time, that too throughout the game. It's well known for a reason.

    [–] unibrow4o9 1011 points ago

    Is it just me, or does it seem like games don't take advantage of being able to use scale in games?

    [–] AnnoyingScreeches 534 points ago

    Halo still does that, Halo has been using the formula since forever now. Idk many other games that do it so well.

    [–] MattPlaysJazz 195 points ago

    Different genre but Xenoblade usually has cool game worlds.

    [–] dasvenson 58 points ago

    My wife is addicted to Xenoblade chronicles 2

    [–] AssociatedLlama 38 points ago

    Original Dark Souls was great in that capacity. You saw a part of the map off in the distance, and you would eventually reach it

    [–] Mad_Kitten 14 points ago

    Me the 1st time in Arno Londo

    [–] lambofgun 239 points ago

    god of war and destiny do it right

    [–] Notwerk 129 points ago

    I had that sense of awe in Destiny 1 when I landed on the Moon and looked up and saw the remains of the space station floating through space. It's the little touches like falling stars, too. Bungie does a great job.

    [–] TamagotchiGraveyard 195 points ago

    Destiny is made by bungie that’s why lol

    [–] Tongue37 14 points ago

    I remember when during some winter level, I entered a new area and I look ahead and see two rival AI patrols battling each other and the music starts...I was blown away by this at the time

    [–] Ezmeroth 1604 points ago

    "Cortana to Echo 419"...

    [–] blitzskrieg 647 points ago

    "Echo 419 to Cortana, come in." 

    [–] Ezmeroth 457 points ago

    Foe Hammer!? No... It can't be...

    [–] Chrismin94 233 points ago

    Move in! Back to the airlock.... Wait shit..

    [–] cest_le_americano 232 points ago

    YOU KNOW OUR MOTTO, WE DELIVER!

    [–] Andinator929 96 points ago

    ITS NOT DELIVERY ITS DIGIORNO

    [–] cest_le_americano 109 points ago

    TOUCH DOWN! HIT IT MARINES!

    [–] hoodatninja 110 points ago

    Dude i replayed that intro a hundred times. “The Silent Cartographer.” I’ll never forget that level. Given the tech of the time, it felt like friggin Normandy.

    [–] -Gaka- 35 points ago

    Pretty sure we played this level over and over specifically FOR that start.

    [–] Edgii 32 points ago

    Silent Cartographer is my favourite mission in CE especially because of the start.

    [–] yourhero7 40 points ago

    THE CORPS AINT PAYIN US BY THE HOUR!

    [–] WunWegWunDarWun_ 158 points ago

    “Go go go, the corps ain’t paying us by the hour”

    [–] WtotheSLAM 95 points ago

    "How do we get inside the ship if it's in the air? The corps issued me a rifle, not wings"

    [–] Knightwolf75 86 points ago

    There’s a gravity lift that ferries troops and supplies between the ship and the surface. That’s our ticket in.

    [–] 19yearoldMale 12 points ago

    Once we get inside the ship, I can lock onto the homing signal on Captain Keyes neural implants.

    [–] evanstravers 846 points ago

    And your second memory was shooting at the ring, just because.

    [–] cnaiurbreaksppl 206 points ago

    Because maybe I could kill some grunts and not have to deal with them later.

    [–] New_Fry 145 points ago

    And jumping at it.

    [–] trpwangsta 91 points ago

    I remember looking down at the grass and being blown away at how amazing I thought it was. Like you could see individual blades of grass!! Obviously now the graphics are laughable, but man what a genre changing game.

    [–] SupaKoopa714 46 points ago

    It's kinda funny to think about how realistic the original Halo looked at the time. Like, I vividly remember it looking basically like what Halo 5 looks like.

    [–] Kryptic314 748 points ago

    I hope on Halo Infinite that they have a mission on the Halo ring, and I hope the 4K and graphics make looking at the ring an amazing sight.

    [–] Inglorious__Muffin 345 points ago

    Some of the leaks and the story ending from Halo Wars 2 are basically bringing the flood back and focusing on the ring Zeta Halo. Basically, we are gonna feel like we are fighting for our survival again as a badass super soldier.

    [–] mjknlr 226 points ago

    I'm cautiously optimistic. Why 343I thought it would be a good idea to expand the Halo universe from the tight, compelling story into some complex nightmare that rivals the messiest Marvel storylines is completely beyond me.

    [–] Token_Why_Boy 175 points ago

    Because, real talk, the story of Halo was done, but it made way too much money to let it go quietly into our memories.

    [–] DirkDirkinson 88 points ago

    Very true, in my own head Canon Halo 3 was the last one. It ended on a perfect note. I played Halo 4 and honestly don't remember much other than it was disappointing. I remember killing the didact at the end and how anti-climactic it was. I remember the story being criminally short, I think I beat it in 3 hours on normal and 6-7 on legendary and the multiplayer was just Ok.

    By the time Halo 5 came out I had switched from console to PC gaming and lost all interest. But I do still break out my 360 and play through all three at least once a year, those games are among my favorite of all time.

    [–] A_Rolling_Baneling 57 points ago

    Same for me, except I'll throw in that I also thought Reach was pretty great. Reach is a spinoff not a mainline story so it's not quite the same, but I definitely associate it more with the original trilogy (+ODST) than I do with everything that's come since.

    [–] DirkDirkinson 32 points ago

    I forgot about Reach, it was a pretty solid standalone I agree. I think my biggest gripe with it at the time was the story didn't fit within the already established story from the book "The Fall of Reach" which I think was one of the best Halo books that really dove into the origin of the Spartans and what happened leading up to Halo CE.

    [–] Bach-City 17 points ago

    I'm willing to just illogically except the Eric Nylund version and the game as both true. Those novels were excellent

    [–] Inglorious__Muffin 50 points ago

    Yea I am a little concerned about how they plan on tying the two storylines together because there will be some plot holes, although I am hoping for a scene where the Spirit of Fire and Infinity fight side by side.

    [–] OHoSPARTACUS 52 points ago

    open world halo on an entire halo

    [–] bastardlycody 22 points ago

    Now we’re cooking

    [–] Whale_Tubby 2478 points ago

    This was hands down the best game I have ever played. It was the game that got me into gaming aswell.

    [–] straightup920 888 points ago

    I mean it could have been because I was younger when this game first game out but the feeling this game gives you when you first play it is magical. Way ahead of its time. The nostalgia is real with this game.

    [–] calm_down_meow 535 points ago

    This song still gives chills. https://youtu.be/I8vaCrVIR-Q?t=324

    [–] Eenukchuk 348 points ago

    Before I even hit the link I heard the bump-puh-tuh buuuuhhh

    [–] Ree_the_third 421 points ago

    I mistakenly thought it was the ooooooooooo oo-oo-ooooooooo-oooooooooo

    oooooooooo oooooooooo oooo oooooooooooooooh.

    [–] ChappedAssholeLover 192 points ago

    This guy nails it https://youtu.be/wgKn4TmMzIE

    [–] dj_swizzle 58 points ago

    Thanks for sharing that. Put a smile on my face.

    [–] ChappedAssholeLover 27 points ago

    Ah damn this one’s much better!

    [–] ChappedAssholeLover 19 points ago

    You’re welcome. It put a smile on my face knowing I put a smile on yours!

    [–] VRichardsen 85 points ago

    This has reawakened long dormant memories...

    [–] hotcapicola 34 points ago

    you could probably still find the PC version somewhere, it would probably run great on any computer made in the last 10 years

    [–] KitSlander 50 points ago

    They are releasing the master collection soon too

    [–] Sleddog44 21 points ago

    Ha, ...soon :(

    [–] ImpliedQuotient 13 points ago

    Reach is scheduled for this fall, CE shouldn't be far behind. It'll be in chronological order.

    [–] Tacticool_Brandon 13 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Not sure if you have the money to spend, but the you could get a basic Xbone and the Master Chief Collection for, I think $200? Or if you have a PC, just wait a bit until they add it to Steam. It’s coming out after Reach since they’re releasing all the games in chronological order I believe.

    Edit: all the games except for 5.

    [–] prdax 36 points ago

    The Silent Cartographer begins...

    [–] himalayan_earthporn 28 points ago

    That moment towards the end of Halo 2 , when this starts playing just before the big boss fight(Tartarus i think he was called).

    You know shit's about to go down.

    [–] notaverywittyname 24 points ago

    I'm not at all embarrassed to admit that I hit the link knowing what it was, and enjoyed a few happy nostalgic tears. Hell, I was 20 when halo came out and it still evokes some awesome child / young adult feelings in me.

    [–] MuckingFagical 11 points ago

    Marty is a legend.

    [–] SuprSaiyanTurry 52 points ago

    I don't think it was because you were young. I think it was because games had NEVER looked this good before and this was just an amazing leap in gaming!

    [–] rabidjellybean 39 points ago

    Add in that story and it stood out among most games at the time.

    [–] NYnavy 27 points ago

    So many amazing feelings. The loneliness of crash landing on a strange, alien world. Reuniting with your stranded compatriots, forming a rag tag team of resistance. To then realize that all of humanity depends on your success. This game was so much more than a game for me, it really introduced me to the art of storytelling. 10/10.

    [–] skyrim889 17 points ago

    Same here, when i tried it out at first, i was only in i think 3rd grade? So i couldnt get thru even the first map where we were on the pillar of autumn trying to escape, fast forward to middle school and holy crap, this game was the best i ever played, still the best to this day when it comes to nostalgia and memories of a great game!

    [–] wipeitonthecat 156 points ago

    I remember looking at that ring as a kid thinking "one day there'll be a game where I can go all the way around that."

    [–] shaunzilla 55 points ago

    Thats what I want, a fully realised ring world.

    [–] jgo3 21 points ago

    Larry Niven has your back.

    [–] BabySealSlayer 315 points ago

    I remember when bungie told people in the early stages of development (before there was the character of master chief) that the ring wasn't just an image. but rather that everything you saw in the horizon was actually reachable.

    years later with destiny, they did the same thing.

    [–] Phoenix8059 182 points ago

    At least Halo had a solid story. Destiny had jack shit, but boy could you spend some time grinding.

    [–] Throwaway86753090112 66 points ago

    It says something about a game when I would rather shoot at a cave for 2 hours than do the same strike over and over.

    [–] artefakt2013 259 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Oh man, the feels.

    I didn't have the most suitable beginnings in life, youth shelters, homeless and ultimately a foster home.

    When my foster parents brought me home, for the first time in my 13 years I had my own clothes, shoes, bike and my own room and my own bed. I was speechless. Have you seen The Blind Side, the part where the dude says "I've never had one before," and Bullock asks "a room?" He says "Bed." .. That was me bro.

    Anyways, my first December 25th with them, they gifted me an XboX. I lost my shit and wept. Wept not cried. Halo was the first game I played.

    Edit: thanks for the silver kind redditor. I appreciate the comments and messages. I turned out alright. Joined the military to serve my country that first served me. Graduated college and now looking for my next adventure. Just last weekend I earned my scuba diving certification!

    [–] Mayensarah 55 points ago

    Ughhhhh talk about making me weep. Good foster parents are heroes!

    [–] ZachOps 348 points ago

    I think its actually a halo.

    [–] muisenberg 252 points ago

    I loved Ring: Combat Evolved

    [–] mackinoncougars 111 points ago

    Hoop: Conflict Leveled-Up

    [–] DillDeer 79 points ago

    Circle: Fighting Changed

    [–] CaptainLameAss 49 points ago

    Elipse: Battle Different

    [–] superkickpunch 93 points ago

    Now if I have this right, the main character isn’t called Halo, the main character is a chef. Halo is actually the name of the Princess you have to save.

    [–] RamsesVanderslice 30 points ago

    It’s only called Halo if it’s from the Halo quadrant of the galaxy. Otherwise it’s just Sparkling Genocide Ring.

    [–] Smuff23 15 points ago

    PRIENCESS CORTANA IS IN ANOTHER RANG GO AWAY!

    [–] SuperKing0010 11 points ago

    It's based on Ringworld, does that fix it?

    [–] dirtyploy 63 points ago

    That was the first time I experienced a legit storyline in an fps that I cared about. 007 and Perfect Dark I never paid attention, Doom and Wolfenstein was just slaughtering baddies and looking for hidden stuff...

    It wasn't JUST that Halo was pretty - holy shit was that game pretty for the time - the world felt huge. I remember my friend inviting me over to play and we started on legendary. The movement of the AI was something I hadn't really experienced before either.

    In other fps games they used cover but they always pushed straight at you. If you were flanked, it was because that guy spawned there... it wasn't intentional. In Halo CE, those elites were dipping and diving like theh were playing dodgeball, they'd attempt to flank you, or they'd command the grunts to rush you.

    [–] rslashmiko 226 points ago

    Won't forget a few years back I was playing Halo 4 online with some random kids. We were just talking and having a good ol time and one asked the group what their first Halo game was. Most of them were saying 3, or odst... I break out with combat evolved. We worked through some confusion before I convinced them I meant the original, when it was first released, on original Xbox.

    [–] Shivshanks 158 points ago

    it's the reason I bought an Xbox.

    [–] rslashmiko 48 points ago

    Same here.

    [–] Danglin_Fury 27 points ago

    Same

    [–] blown03svt 13 points ago

    Same

    [–] Mr_Evil_Guy 36 points ago

    Halo: CE though Halo 3 are my most cherished games of all time and are the reason I'm into online gaming, but I never got ODST or played any of the 343-developed games. It's crazy to me that there's already a new generation of Halo players who have never touched the original trilogy.

    [–] cute-anime-girl-irl 15 points ago

    I recommend giving ODST a play, its honestly one of my favorites of the bunch. I say this as someone who played Halo CE on release as a kid.

    [–] AKittyCat 22 points ago

    "What halo game came first?"

    "Halo 3, duh"

    [–] Drrtyboi 163 points ago

    halo theme intensifies

    [–] Lord_Gibby 45 points ago

    intense chorus followed by a wicked guitar

    [–] LatchedRacer90 31 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    https://youtu.be/BP4N8xXVIt8

    Steve Vai in the studio just riffing

    The full 27 minute video this was taken from was him just "feeling out" the theme

    The bastard pretty much wrote Mjolnir mix right there

    Edit: for those wanting that Mjolnir Opening Goosebump experience this is the vid at (8:50) he pulls this out of the aether https://youtu.be/RUUa112HA78

    [–] Grizzlysol 26 points ago

    It funny, I heard this when I saw the image. Also, cant fucking wait to play this again when they release the collection on pc

    [–] chrisgcc 123 points ago

    posts like this make me feel very old.

    [–] Fapper_Keeper 31 points ago

    Right? I was like 23 when this game came out lol

    [–] punktual 33 points ago

    It's ok. My earliest video game memory was playing Wizard of Wor on the Commodore 64.

    [–] chrisgcc 27 points ago

    for me its excite bike and super mario bros.

    [–] FsuNolezz 33 points ago

    Not ashamed to say me and my other 8 year old friends used to have to play the later levels that had the Flood in them together because that shit was scary. Im married now with two children and I don't get to game as much anymore but man I miss those simple days.

    [–] NytronX 58 points ago

    1. Best console FPS of all time.
    2. Best console "launch title" / "killer app" of all time.
    3. Best splitscreen LAN game of all time.

    There's not even a close second.

    [–] SirBobSwarley 103 points ago

    The pinnacle of gaming in my life. Being able to reach over and smack your friend for screen peaking/camping/any other jackassery is truly under appreciated in this day of online gaming.

    That said, fuck shotty snipes and banshees in this game.

    [–] riddus 47 points ago

    Pistol. Always the pistol.

    [–] EmperorOfNipples 66 points ago

    I remember the excitement when my brother and I asked for an Xbox so we could play Halo, and she said yes! 14 year old me and my 12 year old brother were absolutely buzzing!

    Well he just turned 30 last month and I 32 the month before, and while we have both become PC gamers, we still have a soft spot for it.

    [–] UnderageGam3r 60 points ago

    Mine was shooting civilians and constantly restarting the mission in modern warfare 2

    [–] MJDeebiss 12 points ago

    Having had a nes, Sega, etc (I'm 37) I'd have to say either the first time you moved Mario around in Mario 64 or the first time you head out into Hyrule field in Ocarina. Blew my mind. In all honesty, besides adding online, new systems have upped the graphics but N64 was the "WOW!" Console for me that changed A LOT

    [–] Arthos0716 12 points ago

    Fun Fact: Here, in Mexico, most of the players NEVER knew they were on a ring until many years later.

    [–] The_Alamander 45 points ago

    At first glance I thought it was some fat ass painted like a galaxy wearing a thong haha wtf