Halo: Combat Evolved (Video Game 2001) Poster

(2001 Video Game)


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Followed by 

Halo 2 (2004) (Video Game)
Halo 3 (2007) (Video Game)
Halo 3: ODST (2009) (Video Game)
Halo: Reach (2010) (Video Game)
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (2011) (Video Game)
Halo 4 (2012) (Video Game)
Halo 5: Guardians (2015) (Video Game)

Version of 

Halo (TV Series)

Remade as 

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (2011) (Video Game)
A high definition remake of the hit Xbox game.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014) (Video Game)
Features an improved version of the 2011 anniversary remake. The game now runs at 1080p, 60 frames per second.

Edited into 

Red vs. Blue (2003) (TV Series)
Was created from the Halo video game.


Halo: Custom Edition (2004) (Video Game)
Custom Edition is an expansion of the PC version of Halo: Combat Evolved.
Halo Wars (2009) (Video Game)
Halo Legends (2010) (Video)
Halo Wars 2 (2017) (Video Game)
Set within the same universe.


Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) (TV Series)
The game is inspired by Star Trek.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
One of the Grunts yells "I'll bite your kneecaps off". This is the famous line from the Black Knight in MPatHG when he gets his limbs cut off by King Arthur.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The camera in the opening pans to the spaceship.
Alien (1979)
On the deck of the ship, there is a sign on a bullatin board that says "missing cat answers to Jonesey", the same name as the cat in this movie
Scarface (1983)
Starman (1984)
Aliens (1986)
Sergeant Major Johnson is based on Sergeant Apone.
Metroid (1986) (Video Game)
Top Gunner (1986) (Video Game)
Predator (1987)
The Elites are inspired by the Predator, complete with camouflage.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) (TV Series)
The game is inspired by Star Trek.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) (TV Series)
The game is inspired by Star Trek.
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam (1993) (TV Series)
The structure of the games entire location is a direct reference to V Gundam's Angel Halo.
Doom (1993) (Video Game)
The game's style is based on the Doom franchise.
Doom II: Hell on Earth (1994) (Video Game)
The game's style is based on the Doom franchise.
Marathon (1994) (Video Game)
The marine you play in "Marathon" is a Mjolnir Mark IV cyborg while many of the fully human marines in "Halo" comment on the "Master-Chief" as being a Mark V. Also, many Marathon logos appear throughout "Halo" and weapons from "Marathon", like the SPNKR rocket launcher, are used.
Star Trek: Voyager (1995) (TV Series)
The game is inspired by Star Trek.
Final Doom (1996) (Video Game)
The game's style is based on the Doom franchise.
Doom 64 (1997) (Video Game)
The game's style is based on the Doom franchise.
Starship Troopers (1997)
The Flood are inspired by the bugs.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Sergeant Johnson gives a rousing speech to the marines.
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (1998) (Video Game)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
The Wraith resembles the ATT.
X-Men (2000)
Uprising (2001) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

Taken (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
"There is no lava in Halo."
Duck Season (2004)
"Halo? What's that?" "It's a video game"
Halo 2 (2004) (Video Game)
In Halo 2, the aliens talk about the destruction of the planet Halo, which happened in the first Halo video vame.
The Hard Problem: The Science Behind the Fiction (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Andy talks about playing Halo.
Stubbs the Zombie in 'Rebel Without a Pulse' (2005) (Video Game)
Runs on the same engine. The sound effects for the assault rifle are used. The cowering run animations of the Grunts are used.
Jeopardy!: 2005 College Championship Semifinal Game 3 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Computer Gaming" category
Last Laugh '05 (2005) (TV Movie)
Doogal (2006)
Brian is playing a game inside his shell and yells "Master Cheif ate it!"
Veronica Mars: I Am God (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Game One: Episode #1.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
The show reports about the progress of the Halo movie, showing scenes from the game too.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Friday the 13th (2006) (TV Episode)
Nerd - "I'd rather play Halo on a Tiger electronic game"
30 Rock: Blind Date (2006) (TV Episode)
One of Liz's ex boyfriends used to play Halo all day
Deck the Halls (2006)
Carter lists clearing Halo in legendary mode as one of his finest achievements.
30 Rock: Tracy Does Conan (2006) (TV Episode)
Dennis plays Halo till Liz falls asleep
Dead & Deader (2006) (TV Movie)
"I'm more of a 'Halo' guy."
Lost Signal (2006)
mentioned in dialogue
Doomed (2007) (Video)
video game mentioned
Sydney White (2007)
Gurkin describes the video game he created as a combination of several others
Trading Spaces: Thrills and Spills (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the part where they buy the video game system for the kitchen
TimeShift (2007) (Video Game)
Sticky plasma grenades.
The Big Bang Theory: The Dumpling Paradox (2007) (TV Episode)
the guys play it
The Big Bang Theory: The Peanut Reaction (2008) (TV Episode)
Leonard plays "Halo" online.
Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)
Raj has a poster of the "Halo Triple Pack" in his room, which includes this game
The Big Bang Theory: The Griffin Equivalency (2008) (TV Episode)
Sheldon says, "Next thing you know, we're playing 'Halo' with a multilingual Abraham Lincoln."
Fable II (2008) (Video Game)
The Collecters Edition has two items that can be downloaded. Hal's Armor and Hal's Sword which resembles Spartan Armor and the Covenent Energy Sword respectively. There is even a backstory about a "Hal" coming through a rift from another world.
The Game (2008) (Video Game)
"(aka what if halo fans couldn't program games?)"
The Big Bang Theory: The Cooper-Nowitzki Theorem (2008) (TV Episode)
In this episode, Raj hosts the guys' "Halo" night.
Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special (2008) (TV Special)
Mentioned in dialogue
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at upcoming 2009 video games, mentioning the video game
Archie's Final Project (2009)
referenced in dialogue
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.91 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $200 question
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the video game in his review of Halo Wars (2009) (VG)
17 Again (2009)
mentioned that Ned has the new 'Halo' game
House: Here Kitty (2009) (TV Episode)
"Over 400 teenagers you were playing 'Halo' with last night"
Gossip Girl: The Grandfather (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Blair
The Big Bang Theory: The Dead Hooker Juxtaposition (2009) (TV Episode)
Penny offers to play it.
The Big Bang Theory: The Hofstadter Isotope (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster on the wall of the comic book store.
The Big Bang Theory: The Cushion Saturation (2009) (TV Episode)
Leonard says, "I thought we were gonna play 'Halo' tonight."
Harper's Island: Snap (2009) (TV Episode)
When asked if he's ever actually shot anything, Sully replies with the names of three video games he's played
Aliens in the Attic (2009)
Lee Pearson noticed about the aliens, that "they turned off the gravity, like in Halo!"
Troldspejlet: Episode #42.8 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the video game in his review of Halo 3: ODST (2009) (VG)
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX (2009) (TV Episode)
Jimbo is dressed up as the Master Chief.
Troldspejlet: Episode #42.12 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the video game in his review of Borderlands (2009) (VG)
Stuck Like Chuck (2009)
Mentioned by Juliet while stuck in classroom with Charlie.
The Big Bang Theory: The Bozeman Reaction (2010) (TV Episode)
This is one of the video games that Sheldon had stolen.
The Company Men (2010)
Mentioned by Bobby in conversation with his son.
Supernatural: Swap Meat (2010) (TV Episode)
Master Chief mentioned
The Making of 'Halo Legends' (2010) (Video)
cannon material referenced in relation to the shorts
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.133 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "Software"
Smosh: If Video Games Were Real (2010) (TV Episode)
Ian rants about Master Chief's superhuman strength.
How to Make It in America: Keep on Truck'n (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Melrose Place: Sepulveda (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Bad Movie Beatdown: Doom (2010) (TV Episode)
Mention Once
The Big Bang Theory: The Plimpton Stimulation (2010) (TV Episode)
It is Leonard, Howard and Raj's scheduled night to play the game.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Coup d'Etat (2010) (TV Episode)
Chuck tells Sarah that "Morgan is gonna need five hours a week for "Halo" purposes."
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Couch Lock (2010) (TV Episode)
Morgan tells Alex that he had a "Halo" tournament the previous night.
Stargate Universe: Resurgence (2010) (TV Episode)
Eli mentions this game
Elvira's Movie Macabre: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (2010) (TV Episode)
Elvira gives the latest spin-off, "Halo Can You Go," to one of her furry friends for Christmas.
Conan: Houston, We Have a Murder (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien mentions this video game in a joke at the beginning of the show
Hard Corps: Uprising (2011) (Video Game)
one of Leviathan's color palettes resembles Master Chief
Lost and Found (2011) (Video)
The video game Halo is being played by Steve (Chad Alva) and Vicky (Kimberly Kane).
Half in the Bag: Paul and Toronto Comic Con (2011) (TV Episode)
panel at comic-con seen
The Killing: El Diablo (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Spoony Experiment: Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (2011) (TV Episode)
"...a plasma gun from Halo?"
Better with You: Better with a Bargain (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Master Chiefs armor is seen, to which Duke replies, "Power Armor is for pusies!"
Game One: Fünf Tage wach: Game One auf der gamescom 2011 - Teil 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
'Halo: Combat Evolved' gets referrenced to be 10 years old
The Simpsons: The Food Wife (2011) (TV Episode)
A Master Chief statue can be seen at the video game convention.
Mad: Captain American't/My Supernatural Sweet Sixteen (2011) (TV Episode)
Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 seen escorting Mila Kunis to the military ball.
The Proxy: Video Game Tat: Limited Collector's Edition (2012) (TV Episode)
Ashens mentiones plastic statue of Master Chief.
Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious (2012) (TV Special)
Mentioned in dialogue
Community: Contemporary Impressionists (2012) (TV Episode)
Howie wins the "Best 'Halo' Score" Award.
Ask Orange: Master Chef (2012) (TV Episode)
Orange meets Master Chief who he calls Master Chef.
The Middle: The Telling (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Axl
Epic Rap Battles of History: Moses vs. Santa Claus (2012) (TV Episode)
Master Chief is on Santa's naughty list
Pastor Mike Online: What Is Black Fire on White Fire? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Poker Night 2 (2013) (Video Game)
"Made Halo look like the ET game"
One Life to Live: I Got You Babe (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Hot in Cleveland: Pony Up (2013) (TV Episode)
Sean mentions playing "Halo".
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
The uniforms of the Republican Space Rangers resemble the Mjolnir armor.
Pastor Mike Online: Outlawing Bibles and Second Life (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
That Awkward Moment (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
American Dad!: I Ain't No Holodeck Boy (2014) (TV Episode)
Steve's battle armor is the same type of armor Master Chief wears in this franchise.
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.11 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the video game in his review of Titanfall (2014) (VG)
Family Guy: Baby Got Black (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
73 Questions: 73 Questions with Olivia Munn (2014) (TV Episode)
Olivia says this is the best video game ever created.
Honest Game Trailers: Minecraft (2014) (TV Episode)
Title is shown
Video Games: The Movie (2014)
Game cover shown
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014)
The helmet of Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 is seen at the game store.
Z-Listers (2014)
Someone is seen dressed up as the character
Sleepy Hollow: And the Abyss Gazes Back (2014) (TV Episode)
Gamer handle: Haloismybitch12
Honest Game Trailers: Super Smash Bros (2014) (TV Episode)
'Mistress Chief'
Honest Game Trailers: Gears of War (2015) (TV Episode)
Flood mentioned
Portlandia: Dead Pets (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Pixels (2015)
Mentioned in dialogue
Ted 2 (2015)
Comic Con attendee dressed as Master Chief.
Honest Game Trailers: Guitar Hero (2015) (TV Episode)
One of the songs shown is the Halo theme
Mr. Robot: eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Honest Game Trailers: Uncharted (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by quoted user
Honest Game Trailers: Friday the 13th (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by quoted user
Honest Game Trailers: Borderlands (2015) (TV Episode)
Sgt. Johnson mentioned
Studio C: Episode #6.10 (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Inconvenient Stenographer" digital short
NCIS: New Orleans: Blue Christmas (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Danny Malloy: "Um, going to Brandon's for a little 'Halo' marathon sleep over if that's cool with you?"
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Red and Blue (2015) (TV Episode)
The Flood mentioned
Outside Xbox: 7 Games Xbox One Finally Gets in 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
The video game is mentioned.
Honest Game Trailers: XCOM (2016) (TV Episode)
Covenant mentioned
CSI: Cyber: Fit-and-Run (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by D.B. Russell: " I just figured you were the guy who was always playing 'Halo' during his time off."
Honest Game Trailers: Doom (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Honest Trailers: Wreck It Ralph (2016) (TV Episode)
Master Chief mentioned
Previously Recorded: DOOM (2016) (TV Episode)
game cover slowly creeps in as Rich Evans mentions how consoles and controllers have shaped first-person shooter games
Honest Game Trailers: Doom 4 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Honest Game Trailers: No Man's Sky (2016) (TV Episode)
Seen in screenshot article
Speechless: I-N-S--INSPIRATIONS (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Simpsons: There Will Be Buds (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a text
Previously Recorded: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (2017) (TV Episode)
Rich says Mario + Rabbids is an XCOM clone in the same way Halo is a Doom clone
Future Man: Pilot (2017) (TV Episode)
Josh says everyone has beaten the game.
Arrow: Divided (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Diggle
Ready Player One (2018)
The Spartan soldiers are seen in the Oasis
Honest Game Trailers: Detroit Become Human (2018) (TV Episode)
"Offbrand Cortana"
Honest Trailers: Tomb Raider/Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) (TV Episode)
'Master Chieflets'
Honest Trailers: A Quiet Place (2018) (TV Episode)
Quoted user has a Master Chief avatar
Honest Trailers: Ready Player One (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Crossbreed (2019)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Studio C: Episode #9.14 (2019) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Worst Comic-Con Fan Ever" sketch
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled (2019) (Video Game)
Motorbike Crunch resembles Master Chief.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Jurassic Park: Trespasser (PC) (2019) (TV Episode)
Seamus mentions the game to prove the XBox had some good games.

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #27.11 (2002) (TV Episode)
Xbox version reviewed + footage used
Red vs. Blue (2003) (TV Series)
they use it for close-ups of O'Malley in Season 3
The Twilight Zone: Cold Fusion (2003) (TV Episode)
The video-game Skyles plays.
Nothing (2003)
Dave playing the game
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards (2003) (TV Special)
Featured as a "Best PC Game" nominee.
The Prince and Me (2004)
Eddie's roommate and Soren both play Halo in the dorm room.
Duck Season (2004)
the boys play this game until the power goes out
Game Box 1.0 (2004)
several clips of this game being played
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Computerspillets historie (2005) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the video game in his recap of The History of Video Games + clip shown
Grandma's Boy (2006)
Stickers around the office.
The L Word: Latecomer (2006) (TV Episode)
The game Shane & Tina were playing.
Waist Deep (2006)
people play this game
Accepted (2006)
played on TV
Money or Mission (2006) (Video)
Patrick's roommates play "Halo."
30 Rock: Hard Ball (2007) (TV Episode)
Tracy and his entourage play it.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 E3s (2007) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 First Person Shooters (2008) (TV Episode)
The #2 pick.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 OMG WTF?! Moments in Gaming (2008) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
The Dry Land (2010)
video game played
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.35 (2010) (TV Episode)
two writers are seen playing the game
Motive: Detour (2013) (TV Episode)
Chad is seen playing the game.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 5 Launch Titles (2013) (TV Episode)
The #4 pick.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 5 Best Microsoft Studios Decisions (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Video Games: The Movie (2014)
Gameplay shown
The Know's Top 10s: Top 5 Co-op Games (2014) (TV Episode)
The #5 pick.
Honest Game Trailers: Destiny (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Show of the Week: Evolve and 5 Games That Don't Know What Evolution Means (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while the cast comment on it misusing the word "evolved" in its title.
Outside Xbox: 5 Times Games Got Space Really, Really Right (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game are shown while Jane comments on its depiction of space in relation to what space is really like.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Epic Fictional Superweapons (2015) (TV Episode)
The Halo is #4.
Outside Xbox: 7 Times Games Were Sick of Your Nonsense (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips of the video game showing what happens "when you kill your CO".
Honest Game Trailers: Halo (2015) (TV Episode)
Used in trailer
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Best Original XBox Games (2015) (TV Episode)
The #1 pick.
DBX: Master Chief VS Jango Fett (Halo VS Star Wars) (2016) (TV Episode)
Master Chief is one of the combatants
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Gamer Pet Peeves (2016) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.
Why We're Here: 15 Years of Rooster Teeth (2018) (TV Movie)
the video game used for Red vs. Blue; opening menu is featured

Spoofed in 

Red vs. Blue (2003) (TV Series)
It is a parody of the Halo franchise.
Robot Chicken: The Sack (2005) (TV Episode)
Halo characters take the princess and kill Mario and DK
Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby (2008)
similar videogame called 'Silo'
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) (Video Game)
The in-game TV show 'Republican Space Rangers', which features a team of alien killing astronauts, all wearing (badly drawn) spartan armour.
Robot Chicken: Adultizzle Swizzle (2008) (TV Episode)
Soldiers from "Halo" invade "Donkey Kong."
Robot Chicken: The Departy Monster (2011) (TV Episode)
parodied in segment
Epic Rap Battles of History: Master Chief vs. Leonidas (2012) (TV Episode)
Master Chief raps against Leonidas
Robot Chicken: Panthropologie (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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