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Halo 2: Anniversary – 10 years on, is the magic still there?

We take a trip down memory lane, and it's littered with bullet casings and plasma burns

Among all the big titles at Gamescom 2014, we made it a point to fight through the crowds and spend some time with Halo 2: Anniversary. Before we jump into our first impressions however, it’s worth recapping what it’ll actually bring to fans when it lands on 14 November.

The game will be bundled alongside Halo: CE Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4, with the quartet making up Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

The package will also include access to the Halo 5: Guardians beta when it goes live later on this year, as well as episodes of Nightfall – a digital live-action video series set in the Halo universe.

The main draw of the collection for most Halo fans however, is Halo 2: Anniversary.

For us, Halo 2 was one of the best first-person shooters ever made, and the fact that the anniversary edition’s single-player cutscenes have been remastered by Blur (the folks behind the awesome CGI Deadpool footage) has us very excited indeed.