The wait is almost over for the premiere of the new Halo TV show. Celebrate by picking up a copy of a classic Halo game.
We can't wait to catch every episode of the new Halo TV show, available on Paramount Plus. Seeing Master Chief, Cortana and all our other favourite characters brought to life will take us right back to playing the classic games. The series' first episode premieres on 24 March.
If you can't bear to wait that long to revisit the world of Halo, fear not. You can get your dose of Spartan action with this guide to where to buy every Halo game in the series on various Xbox consoles.
Where to buy every Halo game
With the Xbox Series X, you can use game discs for all previous Xbox consoles, including the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and original Xbox. So there's no need to buy additional hardware to get your retro gaming fix.
Don't have an Xbox Series X? Head to our Xbox Series X buying guide to buy online.
Since unopened copies of the early Halo games are now valuable collector's items, your best bet to acquire this original Xbox classic is to head over to eBay and grab a used copy.
Buy now for $8.88
This game is even trickier to track down than its predecessor, but can be purchased pre-owned on eBay. Halo 2 is a level up from Combat Evolved, with new weapons, enemies and vehicles.
Buy now for $12.99
When Halo entered the Xbox 360 era, a whole new generation of fans fell in love with the series. This entry wowed gamers with huge leaps in graphics and gameplay.
Buy now for $8.96
This prequel is a rarer entry in the series, but you can get a UK edition from a reputable seller on eBay. UK editions of Xbox 360 games will work on Australian consoles.
Buy now for $27.09
This standalone expansion to Halo 3 invites you to take on the role of an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper in a film noir-style story.
Buy now for $8.70
The second prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved is a dark depiction of an impossible war, featuring gameplay strongly reminiscent of the beloved original game. It's an important tone-setter for the franchise, including the new Halo TV show.
Buy now for $12.99
At this point in the series, you can purchase brand new editions of the games without having to outbid crazed collectors. Halo 4 kicked off a new storyline in the series, with innovative gameplay to match.
Buy now for $39.90
The Master Chief Collection features remastered editions of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 as well as enhanced editions of Halo 3 and Halo 4. It's an excellent alternative to purchasing each classic game individually.
Buy now for $63.23
This galactic-scale adventure has extensive co-op functionality and a gripping story.
Buy now for $33.64
The latest entry in the series features the most expansive campaign yet and groundbreaking multiplayer. This game will leave you well-prepared to dive into the Halo TV show.
Buy now for $68 (was $99.95)
About the Halo TV Show
Like the games, the Halo TV Show will follow a 26th-century conflict between the United Nations Space Command and the advanced alien race known as the Covenant. Pablo Schrieber will play Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, best known to gamers simply as Master Chief, a super-soldier with an important role to play in the conflict.
Interestingly, the series will not take place in the same continuity as the games. Instead, it will be set in a parallel Silver Timeline. You'll have to put down the pitchfork when you notice that a plot detail from Halo Wars 2 hasn't been faithfully adapted.
To watch the show legally in Australia, you're going to need the streaming service Paramount Plus. You can grab a free 7-day trial below.
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