Plot. The story begins with Thel 'Vadam a.k.a The Arbiter , being on trial for not preventing the destruction of Halo. Despite his claims about The Flood hampering his abilities, he is found guilty of all charges and stripped of his rank. The story then switches to the Orbital Defense Platform Cairo Station, where Master Chief SPARTAN-117 recieves the new MJOLNIR Mark VI armor from the Master Gunnery Sergeant, Avery Johnson is promoted to Sergeant Major and arrives to take Master Chief to a ceremony where he will be regarded as a war hero. But the party is cut short by Cortana, who reports an imminent attack by the Covenant. The Arbiter is given a chance of redemption by leading Covenant troops on mission, in which soon they will once again battle against The Flood. Soon The Arbiter and Master Chief will cross paths and battle the same enemy.
Gameplay. You play as two characters; Master Chief and The Arbiter. You can equip a variety of weapons and also pilot many vehicles just like in the first game. My personal favorite weapon with the Arbiter has to be the Energy Sword, and it's an awesome weapon to wield, and you can even cut your enemies to pieces with that. If you want to take a break from Campaign, take the time to play with your friends and people from around the world in Online Multiplayer Mode. In Multiplayer, you can team up with your friends or hunt them down.
Music. The music is composed by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori. The Halo theme was remixed by Mjolnir (Hammer in Norse Mythology), and it is considered to be beyond everything that is very epic.
Graphics. The graphics have improved since Halo: Combat Evolved, and it looks even quite realistic. Some of the scenes were very well made, Bungie deserves credit for that.
Tips. Sometimes when you run out of ammo, but can't find any for your current gun, it's better to swipe from your allies or your enemies to continue fighting. Also The Flood are even more lethal and they test your skills more than before. You must be careful with the ones that explode after killing them.
Voice Acting. Steve Downes reprises his role as Master Chief once again, and Jen Taylor plays as Cortana again. Some voice actors include Hollywood movie stars such as: Julie Benz, Michelle Rodriguez, Ron Perlman, and so on.
Rantings. Well, I still hate The Flood, I mean they're a major pain in the ass. Also what I hate about the Energy Sword, is that it is limited to 100 battery units. The disadvantages of the Energy Sword, is that it is a close-ranged weapon, and sometimes they can be vulnerable to magnetic fields, which they can damage the sword. What was ridiculous of the Energy Sword running out, is that the grip was still usable, but it could not harm your enemies, I mean come on, how ridiculous can that be.
Good Aspect. The game's music, graphics, gameplay and storyline are awesome. Halo 2 has a lot of replay value that will blow gamers away. The Online Multiplayer mode is also really good, and I really love playing with other people as well.
Overall. Halo 2 is the best game of the series, and even better than Halo 3. Though Halo 3's graphics are way better than Halo 2, I still consider it to be awesome. This game gets a 9 out of 10