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As the alien Covenant invade Earth, the Master Chief must defend humanity's homeworld whilst discovering more about the rings called "Halo."

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dee Bradley Baker ... Gravemind (voice) (as Dee Baker)
Julie Benz ... Miranda Keyes (voice)
Hamilton Camp ... Prophet of Mercy (voice)
Tim Dadabo Tim Dadabo ... 343 Guilty Spark / Marine (voice)
Robert Davi ... SpecOps Leader (voice)
Keith David ... Arbiter (voice)
Steve Downes ... Master Chief (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Prophet of Regret (voice)
Miguel Ferrer ... Heretic Leader (voice)
John Michael Higgins ... 2401 Penitent Tangent (voice)
Bob O'Donnell Bob O'Donnell ... Prophet of Objection (voice)
Ron Perlman ... Lord Hood (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Tartarus (voice)
David Scully David Scully ... Sergeant Johnson / Elite (voice)
Jen Taylor ... Cortana (voice)
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Storyline

After the events on the Forerunner ringworld Halo, Master Chief SPARTAN-117 returns home to Earth with the AI construct Cortana. The war with the Covenant forces is still not going well, despite the destruction of an entire fleet at Halo, but the Master Chief needs a refit. Armed with the Mjolnir Armor Mark VI, he is on his way to a decorations ceremony with the thought-to-be-dead Sergeant Johnson, when Covenant forces emerge from the Slipstream into Earth space. But something is wrong: the fleet is much smaller than the one used to destroy Reach, humanity's former frontline stronghold. The Master Chief and Cortana, along with Commander Miranda Keyes and the crew of In Amber Clad, must fight off the Covenant and protect Earth, a battle that will take them across the galaxy to a new planet, which is disturbingly familiar...Meanwhile, the Prophets, leaders of the Covenant, are not pleased with the Elite Commander that allowed the Master Chief to destroy Halo, and he is branded a heretic... Written by Anonymous

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This battle doesn't call for a hero. It calls for a savior. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halo 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Did You Know?

Trivia

All of the voice actors that were in the original Halo returned for Halo 2. See more »

Goofs

If you use a Ghost to push a crate up against a wall and then shoot it, plasma burns appear on the wall behind it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Arbiter: [standing before the heirarchs and the counsel] There was only one ship.
Prophet of Truth: One? Are you sure?
Arbiter: Yes. They called it the "Pillar of Autumn".
Prophet of Mercy: Why was it not destroyed with the rest of their fleet?
Arbiter: It fled as we set fire to their planet. I followed with all the ships in my command.
Prophet of Regret: When you first saw Halo, were you blinded by its magesty?
Arbiter: Blinded?
Prophet of Regret: Paralyzed? Dumbstruck?
Arbiter: No!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits roll, there is a short scene featuring Cortana and Gravemind. See more »

Connections

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Performed by Hoobastank
Music by Daniel Estrin (as Dan Estrin)
Lyrics by Douglas Robb (as Doug Robb)
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ULTIMATE FPS ACTION GAME EVER! *HALO 3 SPECULATION*
25 November 2004 | by jarra_baronSee all my reviews

Halo was a hugely original, unique game that offered an unprecedented method of playability to the gamer. Halo 2 expands in every way; graphics, narrative, character, accessories. This time it offers you the covenant perspective as you play another character, ARBITER; a disgraced covenant elite who must stop a rebellion in the galaxy; along with the consummate professional MASTER CHIEF as he vows to stop the destruction of Earth during the war. HALO 2 reeks of quality; nice fine touches of witty, purposeful additions to appeal to the hardcore, loyal players of the original; rock music used in the BUNGIE opener; Johnson and Chief at the awards ceremony; Captain Keyes daughter's introduction; the return of Blood Gulch in the multiplayer. Hell; this is so far the best sequel to a game ever. Ever!!!! Halo 2 is a sweeping; hugely epic adrenaline shot straight to the heart, with occasional cinematic breaks directed by the legendary Joseph Staten; of course the real battle begins when you clock the game on easy, normal and hard; and you find your way barely breathing through LEGENDARY mode. I can say that; as i have completed the game, it finishes comparably to the Matrix 2; you know there's going to be a third and it ends rather abruptly which is one of my main gripes; damn the excitement, this is not halo 2 but halo vanilla. A perfect consumer product that diversifies but never quite fulfills expectations as to the original. I would expect Halo 3 to ship in no more than 3 years time; rounding up the story with a thrilling climax; the end of a trilogy, the best FPS trilogy created by man...well, BUNGIE then (they're not quite human y'see) and if sales records are anything to go by it will probably be the best selling game ever. You owe your forty quid, your twenty hours time and infinite fun to BUNGIE; slaving away under fluorescent bulbs to perfect their craft! C'mon guys; the next step; TOTAL WORLD WIDE DOMINATION!!!


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