HALO is one FPS that really did introduce many new gameplay elements. It offers all that is said below and the modifications already in development look to refine and improve the "HALO experience" even more!

Rich sci-fi experience.: Halo transports you into a science fiction universe fresh out of a Hollywood movie. With a detailed, twisting storyline, complex characters and cunning enemies, Halo will fulfill every sci-fi enthusiast's dreams.

Vehicle and foot-based action: Tackle missions any way you choose, be it storming an enemy base or taking the wheel or gunnery position in a variety of powerful vehicles. Vehicles range from stolen Covenant flyers to human tanks and more.

Intense online multiplayer shootouts.: Take the battle online with gamers from all over the world in a variety of individual and team-based games such as King of the Hill, Capture the Flag, Race, Oddball, Death Match, and more

Huge Weapon Variety. Enemies can be crushed with a vast array of human or Covenant weaponry, ranging from the stealthy semiautomatic pistols and needler guns to the fierce rocket launchers and fuel-rod gun.

Incredible mission variety. Fight the Covenant in a variety of missions as they uncover the dark secrets of Halo. Among the many objectives: to attack enemy outposts, raid underground labs for advanced technology, rescue fallen comrades, steal alien vehicles and weaponry, and snipe at enemy forces.

Indoor and outdoor combat. Fights are seamless in Halo's ultrarealistic indoor and outdoor environments as gamers hunt the Covenant in a variety of single-player and multiplayer battles.

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(Update 03/05/2015: version 1.1a released!)

Here's a release trailer!


From the readme...

The Silent Cartographer: Evolved (TSC:E) is a ground-up re-imagining of the Halo: Combat Evolved map of the same name. The map comes with an all-new layout, a vast array of custom content, a reconstructed weapon set emphasizing improvisation and variety in tactics, and plenty of hidden secrets to discover. It is the final Halo CE project for many of CMT's members - a labor of love and hate spanning almost three years of development.

TSC:E makes use of Open Sauce, a community-made game extension that enables many new features, from upgraded visuals to new gameplay mechanics. Open Sauce is required to play TSC:E -- the map can't exist without it. At the time of writing, OpenSauce's public releases are available here: Bitbucket.or...lease . The map requires Open Sauce version 4.0 (or newer).

Open Sauce 4.0 requires a properly-installed copy of Halo Custom Edition, updated to 1.10. See the installation guide if you don't know how to get these.

This map comes with a user manual providing information on difficulty and weapon usage (among other things). Evolved treats difficulty and many weapons differently from some other Halo games - which may be disorienting to new players - so be sure to read the manual!


Issues encountered while playing the map may be reported in this thread.

The map does have a few rare (but known) issues, which will be addressed if possible in maintenance releases. If you are reporting a crash, be sure to include your crash dump (if you have one). If the game crashes with Open Sauce installed, you can find the crash dump on your computer in My Games\Halo CE\OpenSauce\Reports\CrashRpt.

If you are encountering an Open Sauce-specific issue, please direct your reports to the issue tracker at Bitbucket.or...ensauce-release .


A short time after release (likely within the next month), there will be a public release of all source files for the map that we can reasonably organize and distribute. Until then, we urge you to use caution if you choose to extract tags from the map. Open Sauce and the HEK+ do not get along well, the HEK+ is known for corrupting tags in general, and there are many aspects to the Evolved tagset that have the potential to cause serious problems with other tagsets if you don't know exactly what you're doing. (We also encourage you to have a heart and give the map at least a little time to shine before you make CMt Evolved Reach_gultch). More details are provided in readme_for_ripping.txt.

The Silent Cartographer: Evolved (v1.1a)

Map (MediaFire): Mediafire..._release_1.1.7z
Map (Halomaps): [coming soon]
Open Sauce 4.0: Bitbucket.or...CE_20150302.msi

Changelog wrote:Version 1.1a (03-05-2015):

- reduce assault rifle melee animation clipping through camera at 90-degree fov
- fix grunt occasionally spawning inside a rock during pool fight
- fix unintended side-effects of 1.1 sequence-breaking logic, affecting "shafted" cutscene and vehicle return path

Changelog wrote:Version 1.1 (03-04-2015):

- add minor buff to warthog health
- add extra volume to c_storage_large playerclip so ghosts get trapped less often
- add logic to make interior mission more friendly for sequence breakers
- fix missing death volume in cave pool
- fix shaft bridge collision model's animation to match render model's timing
- fix unused heat meter still in gauss cannon hud
- fix ar, pistol, rocket spawns on noble
- fix assorted floating trees and other object placement
- fix covenant vehicle emp system
- fix mysterious floating phantom dropship pieces when main body is destroyed
- fix grenade hud icon flash misalignment
- fix hole in ar/gl model geometry
- fix compass north not pointing towards threshold
- fix incorrect damage scale on wraith sideguns
- fix missing zoomvisr mode for hidden dmr

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SpeedyClaude May 10 2011 buried:


Master Chief would meet his challenge with a speck of dust. HALO SUCKS! Gordon would DESTROY Master Chief. I'm sorry, ANYTHING WOULD DESTROY MASTER CHIEF!

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KnightofEquulei Jul 26 2011 replied:

@ClaudeSpeed Gordan Freeman would be destroyed by John 117.

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george92_stefan Jul 8 2011 replied:

@ClaudeSpeed are you crazy Lol

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ZachSlayer117 Jun 26 2011 replied:

You sir, are a c*nt, F*CKYA

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Arcones May 24 2011 replied:

Have you even read/played/heard anything about the Halo series?

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cronos35 Jun 6 2011 replied:

i'm guessing he doesn't. masterchief survived fighting a whole armada. masterchief survived being blasted out of halo. masterchief survived being buttraped by hunters and he still thinks that a plastic knife would kill him? he barely knows halo judging by what he said.

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Fahim96 Jun 21 2011 replied:

Listen b****, I respect your opinion, but you don't have to tell it to us here!

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Spartan052 Jun 28 2011 replied:

Cool it man, that person wasnt even talking to you. If you dont like what someone says then dont read it.

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AFellowStalker May 22 2011 replied:

Go hate some where else *** hole.

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Iceelite Feb 15 2011 says:

I found this game to be fun :)
any game can get boring even the best

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RangerC Feb 4 2011 buried:


this game was kinda boring matched to the others of its time. i apologize for saying that here...

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Unit2209 Feb 17 2011 replied:

Halo 1 is much better than Halo 3 or Reach. (Havnt played halo 2 so I dont know about that one)

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Fahim96 Jun 21 2011 replied:

I kind of agree.
In my Halo 2 review, I made a comparison on Halo 1 and Halo 2.
I hope you agree.

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Mr.Walrus Jan 31 2011 says:

A good game for its time, yet in my opinion its still trumped by Half Life 1. The sequels are crap though lol, they didnt innovate any gameplay elements other than the graphics.

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DarkStarLive Jan 14 2011 says:

I think that Halo: Combat Evolved is one of the most overrated shooters ever. Everyone is addicted to multilayer, which is not that good. They don't enjoy the solid shooter that is, but they glorify it as if it were a religion. The sequels were the same thing with new weapons. Now, don't think that I am biased against Halo. It's a solid shooter. But I doubt every Xbox fanboy has ever played it's origins. Marathon. Their are a TON of references to Marathon in every single Halo game ever made by Bungie. And I doubt any Xbox 13-year old has ever played the three games masterpiece that is the Marathon series. Halo is a solid shooter, but it will never be Marathon!

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zwedizhfizh Mar 10 2011 replied:

I played Marathon when I was 13... and I own an Xbox... Great games!

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lol1234 Jan 21 2011 replied:

I've played all of the halo games, own halo 1, never really got into halo 3, played to the first flood levels in halo 2 (I can be a pussy sometimes :-( ), and only play multiplayer for the RP maps, tell me this, find fallacies in my reviews, using your own review, and you get a few cookies... (like Murial always said, "the secret ingredient is vinegar!")

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