Xbox is Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox 360 video game consoles. Xbox has a range of games for Xbox One and Xbox 360 including Halo, Forza Motorsport, Sunset Overdrive, Gears of War 4, and many more. This article will give you an overview of two Xbox Games Every Gamer Should Know About.
1. Halo Series
Halo is a science fiction first-person shooter video game series created by Bungie and now managed and developed by 343 Industries, a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios. The series centers on an interstellar war between humanity and the alien Covenant. The Covenant, led by their religious leaders called the Prophets, worship an ancient civilization known as the Forerunners, who perished in combat with the parasitic Flood. The central focus of the franchise builds off the experiences of Master Chief John-117, one of a group of supersoldiers codenamed Spartans, and his artificial intelligence (AI) companion Cortana as they endeavor to halt the genocidal efforts of the Covenant and save humanity from the Flood.
The first game in the series, entitled simply “Halo: Combat Evolved”, was released on November 15, 2001 as a launch title for the Xbox gaming console. The sequel, “Halo 2”, was released on November 9, 2004 exclusively for the Xbox. Halo 3 was released on September 25, 2007 and broke sales records in the United States and United Kingdom. Halo 3: ODST, a stand-alone expansion of the “Halo” series released on the Xbox 360 was released on September 22, 2009. “” is a prequel that was released on November 6, 2012 as a launch title for the Xbox 360. The sequel to “Reach”, “Halo 4”, was released on November 6, 2012 as a launch title for the Xbox 360. Halo Wars is an RTS game that takes place 20 years prior to the events of “Halo: Combat Evolved”. Halo Wars 2 is a sequel that was released on February 21, 2017 as an XBOX One and Windows 10 exclusive.
2. Gears of War Series
Gears of War is a third-person shooter video game franchise created by Epic Games, developed and managed by The Coalition, and owned and published by Microsoft Studios. The series focuses on the conflict between humanity, the subterranean reptilian hominids known as the Locust Horde , and their mutated counterparts, the Lambent & the Swarm. The franchise consists of five third-person shooter video games, which has also been supplemented by a comic book series and five novels. Gears of War 4 is the latest installment to the series which released on October 11, 2016 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs
The first game in the series, “Gears of War”, was released on November 7, 2006 as an exclusive title for the Xbox 360. “Gears of War 2” was announced at E3 2007 and released one year later on September 18, 2008. Gears of War 3 was announced at E3 2009 and was released September 20, 2011 and Gears of War: Judgment was announced at E3 2012 and was released on March 19, 2013. The latest installment to the series is Gears of War 4 which was released on October 11, 2016 for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.