Platform(s): Windows, Xbox
Year Released: 2004

Regarded as one of the titles responsible for invigorating Xbox Live, Halo 2 took the critically-lauded futuristic weaponry and strategic combat style of its predecessor, and made them even better. Though some may have liked to see a longer campaign, you sort've miss the forest for the trees when you gripe about the single-player shortcomings of any Halo title. Bungie's premiere franchise is all about grabbing a friend, finding a Warthog, taking turret duties, and running amok. Halo 2 set a template for FPS multiplayer options that is still followed today.