Games Halo is a shooter first-person video developed by Bungie. The first game of the Halo series, was released November 15, 2001 as launch titles for the Xbox gaming system, and is regarded as the platform "killer app". With over five million copies sold worldwide as of November 9, 2005, Microsoft released versions of the game for Microsoft Windows (raised by Gearbox Software) and Mac OS X in 2003, and the screenplay was adapted and surroundings developed in a series of novels and comics. The game was later released as an Xbox Original for download onto a hard drive Xbox 360.
In Halo the twenty-sixth century setting, the player assumes the role of Master Chief, a soldier cybernetically enhanced "Spartan" superpower. The player is accompanied by Cortana, an artificial intelligence neural interface that occupies the Master Chief. Players battle various aliens on foot and in vehicles that attempt to unravel the secrets of eponymous Halo, a structure shaped ring. The game has been described as "easy to learn, and has been praised for its" engaging story ".
Many game magazines have praised Halo as one of the best games and most important of all time. The game's popularity has led to labels such as "Halo clone" and "Halo killer", applied respectively to games either similar or planned to be better than him. In addition, the game inspired and was used in the fan created Red vs. Blue video series, which is credited as "the first big success" of Machinima, the art of using real-time 3D engines, often from video games to create animated films.