Halo Franchise

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The Halo Franchise includes all products, media, and ideas that are set in the Halo universe. The franchise is named after the Halo Array.

Video Games

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Halo trilogy
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Halo: Combat Evolved - The first Halo video game. There were no add-ons for Halo: CE
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Halo 2 - The second Halo video game.
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Halo 3 - The third Halo game, and final of the original trilogy.
  • Halo 3 Beta - The beta stage of the third installment.
  • Halo 3: Mythic - The expansion pack of the Halo 3 multiplayer introducing three new maps, included only as a second disc in the Halo 3: ODST case.
  • Halo 3 Legendary Edition - A special edition of the game.
Reclaimer Saga
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Halo 4 - The seventh main installment in the Halo series that picks up right where Halo 3 left off.
  • Halo 4 Limited Edition - The collector's edition of Halo 4.
  • Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition - A version of Halo 4 that contains all the DLC that was offered during its life cycle.
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Halo 5: Guardians - The eighth main Halo installment.

See Halo 5: Guardians DLC.

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Halo Infinite - The ninth Halo installment, and sixth in the main series. N/A N/A
Extended Universe
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Halo Wars - A Halo Real-Time Strategy game developed by Ensemble Studios, set in time long before Halo: Reach.
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Halo 3: ODST - A spin-off game using the Halo 3 engine and set during the time between Halo 2 and Halo 3, and was created by Bungie.
  • Halo 3: ODST Collector's Pack - An edition of ODST that came with a themed controller
See Halo 3: Mythic
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Halo: Reach - A main-game prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved, complete with an all-new game engine, and developed by Bungie.
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Halo Wars 2 -The sequel to Halo Wars, continuing the journey of the Spirit of Fire. It is being developed by Creative Assembly.
  • Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition
App Games
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Halo 4: King of the Hill - A spin-off game for Android and IOS, mainly used to advertise 7-11 retail stores. N/A N/A
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Halo: Spartan Assault - A spin off game for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone 8 devices, set during the time between Halo 3 and Halo 4, developed by 343i. N/A
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Halo: Spartan Strike - A spin-off game currently being sold on Steam for Windows 8.1, set during The Battle of New Mombasa. N/A DLC may be announced later for Spartan Strike
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Game Packs
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Halo Triple Pack A pack that contains Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack
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Halo History Pack A pack that contains Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, and Halo 3
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Halo Origins Bundle A pack that contains Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo: Reach
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Halo Origin Pack A pack that contains Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo 4
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection An Xbox One compilation game that contains Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4.
Cancelled Games
N/A Halo MMO An untitled MMO that was set in the Halo universe. It was being developed between 2005 and 2007.
N/A Halo DS A Halo game that was specifically designed for the Nintendo DS. It would have been the first Halo title not on a Microsoft system. It was being developed in 2007.
N/A Halo: Chronicles A Halo game developed by Peter Jackson and Wingnut Interactive in association with Bungie. The game was confirmed cancelled in the year 2009.
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Halo Online A multiplayer only, free-to-play PC only Halo game. It was originally only playable in Russia.

Motion Pictures

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Released
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Halo: Landfall A series of live-action short films made to promote the release of Halo 3.
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Halo Legends A series of seven anime shorts set in the Halo Universe.
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn A series of 15-minute webseries episodes leading up to the release of Halo 4. The series is available on the Halo 4 Limited Edition as a 90-minute feature-length cut.
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Remember Reach A series of live-action films that promote the release of Halo: Reach.
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Halo: Nightfall A five-episode series included in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The plot serves as an origin story for Jameson Locke.
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Halo: The Fall of Reach Animated Series A three act animated series retelling the events from the novel of the same name.
Cancelled
N/A Halo The Hollywood feature movie. It has been delayed indefinitely, and executive producer Peter Jackson and director Neill Blomkamp have both confirmed that their involvement has ended.

Television Series

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N/A Halo: The Television Series A television adaptation of the Halo Universe, first announced during Microsoft's Xbox One reveal event.

Novels

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Main Series
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Halo: The Fall of Reach A prequel novel to Halo: Combat Evolved, by Eric Nylund.
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Halo: The Flood The novelization of Halo: Combat Evolved by William Dietz.
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Halo: First Strike The book explaining the events between Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2, by Eric Nylund.
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Halo: Ghosts of Onyx The book introducing Onyx and the SPARTAN-III Program.
Kilo-Five trilogy
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Halo: Glasslands The sequel to Halo: Ghosts of Onyx continuing the story of the final Spartans and the first book in the Kilo-Five trilogy, by Karen Traviss.
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Halo: The Thursday War The sequel to Halo: Glasslands and the second book in the Kilo-Five trilogy which has connections to Halo 4.
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Halo: Mortal Dictata The third and final book in the Kilo-Five trilogy.
The Forerunner Saga
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Halo: Cryptum The story of the Forerunners and the first book in The Forerunner Saga, by Greg Bear.
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Halo: Primordium The second book in The Forerunner Saga. The story of Chakas, a human in Forerunner times.
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Halo: Silentium The third and final book in The Forerunner Saga. The story of the end of the Forerunner-Flood war.
Grey Team Series
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Halo: The Cole Protocol A novel set in the earlier years of the Human-Covenant war during the introduction of the Cole Protocol.
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Halo: Envoy A novel by Tobias Buckell that dives into the Human-Sangheili politics of the colony Carrow and the fate of Gray Team.
Veta Lopis Series
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Halo: Last Light A novel written by Troy Denning detailing the incidents that happened on the planet Gao after the Human-Covenant war in 2553.
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Halo: Retribution A novel by Troy Denning continuing the story of Veta Lopis and her ONI operations following the events on Gao, in 2553.
Alpha-Nine Series
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Halo: New Blood A novella by Matt Forbeck, detailing Alpha-Nine and Edward Buck's relation to the SPARTAN-IV program.
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Halo: Bad Blood A novel by Matt Forbeck, continuing Alpha-Nine's story during The Reclamation.
Box Sets
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Halo Boxed Set The box set featuring the second three Halo novels published by Tor Books.
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Halo Box Set The box set featuring the first three Halo novels published by Del Rey Books.
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Halo Boxed Set II The box set featuring the reprint editions of the first three Halo novels published by Tor Books.
Anthologies
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Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe A collection of Halo stories on various subjects.
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Halo: Fractures - Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon A collection of stories about various subjects, written by various authors.
Standalone Novels
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Halo: Broken Circle A novel by John Shirley, detailing the formation of the Covenant.
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Halo: Hunters in the Dark A novel by Peter David, detailing a joint Sangheili-Human expedition to the Ark.
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Halo: Saint's Testimony A novel by Frank O'Connor that describes the legal battle between a soon to be rampant Iona and the UEG.
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Halo: Shadow of Intent A novel by Joseph Staten that revolves around Rtas 'Vadum and has actions after the Human-Covenant war.
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Halo: Smoke and Shadow A novel by Kelly Gay centered on Rion Forge's quest to understand the fate of the UNSC Spirit of Fire.
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Halo: Contact Harvest A prequel to the Halo saga set at the beginning of the Human-Covenant war.
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Halo: Legacy of Onyx A novel written by Matt Forbeck centered on Molly Patel, a survivor of the Siege of Paris IV and her life on Onyx in the Post-war galaxy.
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Halo: Silent Storm - A Master Chief Story A novel written by Troy Denning focusing on John-117 at the on-set of the Human-Covenant war.
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Halo: Battle Born A young adult novel written by Cassandra Rose Clarke that follows four teens during the Battle of Meridian (2548).

Comic Books

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Halo Graphic Novel A comic book containing various stories set in the Halo Universe.
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Halo: Uprising A Halo comic book series by Marvel Comics, set between the events of Halo 2 and Halo 3.
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Halo: Helljumper A comic series based on the ODST.
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Halo: Blood Line A comic series based on Team Black.
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Halo Wars: Genesis A hard cover comic based around the events prior to Halo Wars.
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Halo: The Fall of Reach A comic book adaptation of the novel The Fall of Reach, comprised of three story arcs:
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Halo: Initiation A comic book series that tells the story of Sarah Palmer
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Halo: Escalation A comic series that tells story of the galaxy after Halo 4
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Halo: Tales from Slipspace A collection of illustrated stories about various topics.
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Halo: Rise of Atriox A five-part comic series showing the origins and Pre-Halo Wars 2 actions of The Banished and Atriox.
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Halo: Collateral Damage A series about an operation undertaken by Blue Team during the Human-Covenant war

References

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Art Books
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The Art of Halo A collection of concept art and commentaries for Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2.
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The Art of Halo 3 A collection of concept art and commentaries for Halo 3.
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Halo: The Great Journey: The Art of Building Worlds A collection of concept art from Halo: Combat Evolved to Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.
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Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 A collection of concept art and commentaries for Halo 4.
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The Art of Halo 5: Guardians A collection of concept art from Halo 5: Guardians.
Encyclopedias
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Halo Encyclopedia A two edition Encyclopedic series of books that detail many of the elements within the Halo Universe.
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Halo: The Essential Visual Guide A visual guide book to the Halo games including and before Halo: Reach.
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Halo 4: The Essential Visual Guide A visual guide book to the various elements of Halo 4.
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Halo Mythos: A Guide to the Story of Halo An illustrated guide book of the entirety of the Halo Universe.
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Halo: Warfleet – An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo A reference book dedicated to the various spacecraft of the Halo Universe.
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Halo: Official Spartan Field Manual A reference book centered around the Spartan Branch and other groundside elements

Official Game Guides

Soundtrack

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Halo: Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo: Combat Evolved. Contains 27 tracks.
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Halo 2: Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo 2. Has two volumes; Volume 1 contains 21 tracks and Volume 2 contains 11 tracks.
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Halo 3: Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo 3. Contains 32 tracks.
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Halo 3: ODST Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo 3: ODST. Contains 17 tracks.
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Halo Wars Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo Wars. Has two discs; disc 1 contains 24 tracks and disc 2 contains 5 tracks.
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Halo Legends Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo Legends. Contains 30 tracks.
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Halo: Reach Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo: Reach. Contains 20 tracks.
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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Contains 39 tracks.
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. Contains 25 tracks.
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Halo 4: Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo 4. Has two volumes; Volume 1 contains 15 tracks and Volume 2 contains 20 tracks.
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Halo: Spartan Assault Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo: Spartan Assault. Contains 27 tracks.
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Halo 2: Anniversary Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo 2: Anniversary. Has two volumes; Volume 1 contains 18 tracks and Volume 2 contains 35 tracks.
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Halo 5: Guardians Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo 5: Guardians. It contains 36 tracks.
N/A Halo Wars 2: Original Soundtrack The official soundtrack for Halo Wars 2. It contains 38 tracks.

Toys

Other Media

  • Halo Waypoint - The primary Halo website, and an app for the Xbox 360.
  • Halo Channel - The Halo app for the Xbox One, Windows 8, and Windows 10 devices.
  • The Ultimate Halo Companion DVD Set - A 2 disc set including a demo disc for games by BUNGiE and a DVD including wallpapers for Windows and various trailers for Halo, Halo 2 and Brute Force.
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