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Halo: Combat Evolved

Available Platforms: Windows, Mac OSX

Halo: Combat Evolved is a sci-fi first-person shooter created by Bungie Studios for Microsoft and released for the Xbox in 2001.

Halo: Combat Evolved

93/100 based on 7 Editorial reviews. Add your vote

DeveloperBungie Studios
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated25 May 2020

Game Review

Halo: Combat Evolved is a sci-fi first-person shooter created by Bungie Studios for Microsoft and released for the Xbox in 2001. GearBox later ported it to Windows and Macintosh in 2003.

We usually publish games at least 20 years old, but this time, we made an exception. After so many requests, since the game is currently not available on GOG or Steam, we decided to make this gift for all the fans of GamesNostalgia. You can now play Halo, one of the best games ever created. The game made the Xbox a success.

The Windows version includes Patch 1.0.10; it supports modern video cards and all kinds of screen resolutions. It works on Windows 7/10, and GameSpy support is removed (since it's no longer active). Just run the setup and install the game. That's it.

But Mac owners will be happy, too. The Mac version does not use emulators; it's the universal binary, working on Mac OSX Mojave. We also added the patch to update the game to version 2.0.4. Install the game, then install the patch and enter the serial. Alternatively, if the Universal Binary doesn't work for you, you can try HaloMD. It will allow you to play Halo on your Mac in multiplayer mode and install mods.

Time to become Master Chief and defeat the Covenants!

Note for Mac users: Since Catalina, MacOS removed support for 32-bit apps. So, like many other old games, Halo won't work (nor the Universal or the HaloMD).

Review by: GN Team
Published: 23 March 2019 12:45 pm

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Halo Universal Binary for Mac 2.0.4 - Language: English - Size: 650.24 Mb

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Halo MD for Mac - multiplayer mini versions of Halo with mods 1.0.2 - Language: English - Size: 296.15 Mb

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Latest Comments

  • MichaelHofsomme - 2022-01-12 - Reply

    I can't play it on Win11. It starts shortly, becomes a little window in the upper right corner and then the Desktop appears. I tried many things but nothing helps......

  • imogen larter - 2021-12-01 - Reply

    i love playing this game

  • Albert Laspina - 2020-08-20 - Reply

    Anyone managed to make it run in 3440X1440 resolution (21:9)?

  • Ник Секарин - 2020-05-24 - Reply

    i've installed the game6 but the updater wouldn't open. I'm using OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

  • Manu - 2020-04-14 - Reply

    For all users with Mac OS Catalina: Apple removed support for 32 bit apps on Catalina, so the Universal Binary of Halo for Mac, like many other old games, won't work on Catalina. If you want to play Halo, don't upgrade to Catalina. Alternatively you can install a Windows 98 in a virtual machine using VirtualBox on your Mac.

  • James Pizzo - 2020-04-14 - Reply

    Hey! I have MacOS Catalina 10.15.3, the update is failing because it is saying it won't work on my version of Mac. HELP PLEASE!!

  • IS123 - 2019-08-25 - Reply

    I've followed all of the instruction for downloading the game on Mac OS Mojave Version 10.14.6, once I've moved the app into applications and try to open the app it asks me to insert a CD 'Halo Universal' for the game to work.

  • disqus_Bdjx75VlFw - 2019-08-08 - Reply

    Hi there, I can't open the Halo Universal 2.0.4 Updater (US) file under MAC OS Mojave. What to do? THX!
    EDIT: damn, seems that a new updater is needed for mojave - too bad.

  • Tim Milford - 2019-08-05 - Reply

    issue fixed.. i just needed to select "Vertex Shaders only" in graphic settings.. all good!!

  • Tim Milford - 2019-08-05 - Reply

    game works great but no trees on the ground - only dark shadows where the trees should be.. makes it frustrating when driving the halo.. is this a display option i need to adjust? TIA

  • Zeb Hansell - 2019-06-26 - Reply


  • Zeb Hansell - 2019-06-26 - Reply

    Did you need an updated serial to instal? My serial was rejected :(