Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary now available for PC

Hey, look at that! It’s March and out of nowhere, Microsoft and 343 Industries have unleashed the awaited Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary for the PC. It’s currently available via Windows Store and Steam for $9.99. Or if you’re paying for Xbox Game Pass for PC, it’s included in the subscription. Or if you already own the Master Chief Collection, it’s also included.

“Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary* comes to PC as the second installment of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Now optimized for PC, relive the spectacularly remastered edition of the original Halo campaign, created in celebration of the 10th anniversary of one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history. After crash-landing on a mysterious ringworld known as Halo, the Master Chief is tasked with helping the remaining humans survive against the overwhelming Covenant forces. While doing so, he and Cortana uncover Halo’s dark secret and fight to protect all life in the galaxy.

Here’s a summary of the game from Steam:

  • PC Settings/Optimizations: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is now optimized for PC and looking better than ever at up to 4k UHD and at 60+ FPS.* Other PC native settings include customizable mouse and keyboard support, ultrawide support, FOV customization, and more.
  • Campaign: Experience the second chapter in the Halo saga and fight your way as the Master Chief through 10 unforgettable missions.
  • Anniversary Features: Toggle between the remastered graphics in the Anniversary edition and the graphics from the original Halo: Combat Evolved campaign.
  • Multiplayer: Continue your Halo adventure with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary’s iconic multiplayer featuring an updated progression system and over 19 unforgettable maps.

It’s been forever since I’ve played the first game in the Halo series, and I’m super excited to dive back in. Especially with the enhancements that are available for the PC release. We’re talking 4K support, better visuals, higher framerates, ultrawide support, along with the same great gameplay we’ve come to expect.

Let’s go Chief!