15 best gaming graphical greats
Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)
Without this game would Microsoft ever have done so well in the console arena? Perhaps not. The brilliant story of the cybernetically enhanced soldier, the Master Chief, defending a twenty-sixth century world from alien threats probably helped. But the character engine that sees ragdoll physics throwing dead bodies, arms and legs flaying about, definitely helped make Halo: Combat Evolved a YouTube sensation as well as a favourite for an army of fanboys.