Halo: Combat Evolved

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Halo: Combat Evolved
Developer(s) Bungie Studios
Gearbox Software (Windows)
MacSoft Games (Mac)
Publisher(s) Microsoft Game Studios
Composer(s) Martin O'Donnell
Michael Salvatori
Series Halo
Engine Halo engine (proprietary)
Version / (August 8, 2008)
Platform(s) Xbox, Windows, Mac OS X
Release date Xbox:
NA 2001-11-15[1]
EU 2002-03-12[2]
AUS 2002-03-14[3]
NA 2003-09-30[4]
EU 2003-10-10
Mac OS X:

NA 2003-12-03[5]

Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, cooperative
Rating(s) ESRB: M
PEGI: 16+
USK: 16
System requirements Penitum 3 733MHz, 128MiB RAM, 32MiB VRAM, 1.2GiB HD space more...
Input methods Xbox: gamepad. Windows and Mac: gamepad, keyboard and mouse


System requirements

In order to play Halo: Combat Evolved, your PC must meet or exceed the following requirements[6]:

Minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
  • Processor: Pentium 3 @ 733 MHz
  • RAM: 128 MiB
  • Hard drive: 1.2 GiB
  • Graphics card with 32 MiB VRAM and T&L support
  • DirectX: 9.0b
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • CD/DVD ROM drive
  • For online play: 56kbps connection

Recommended system specifications

  • DirectX compatible sound card

Cheat codes

Start the game with the -console -devmode command line parameter. Press ~ during game play to display the console window, then enter one of the following codes to activate the cheat function.

Note: You cannot enable codes in online games. Also, commonly used commands can be placed in an "init.txt" text file in the main game directory that also contains the "halo.exe". Entries in that file should be made in the same format that they are entered into the console, and will be activated automatically when the game is started.

Result Command
Toggle instant deaths for enemies that see player cheat_medusa [0 or 1]
Set game speed game_speed [0-20]
Clear console window cls
Toggle unlimited ammunition cheat_bottomless_clip [0 or 1]
Unlimited ammunition cheat_infinite_ammo [0 or 1]
Super jumps cheat_super_jump [0 or 1]
Possess touched character cheat_bump_possession [0 or 1]
Invincibility cheat_deathless_player [0 or 1]
Spawn Warthog cheat_spawn_warthog
Spawn all power-ups cheat_all_powerups
Spawn all vehicles cheat_all_vehicles
Spawn all weapons cheat_all_weapons
Teleport player to current camera position cheat_teleport_to_camera
Save current camera location debug_camera_save
Go to saved camera location, away from player debug_camera_load
List player names and numbers on server sv_players
Ban indicated player from server sv_ban [player name or number]
Kick indicated player from server sv_kick [player name or number]
Send message as **SERVER** user name1 sv_say [message]
Quit game quit
bring 20 soldiers with snipper riffle each comeon_bot


  1. Halo: Combat Evolved on Metacritic.
  2. Halo: Combat Evolved at Neoseeker. Retrieved on August 22 2006.
  3. Xbox Goes Global With European and Australian Launches. Microsoft (March 14, 2002). Retrieved on 2007-10-07.
  4. Halo: Combat Evolved PC version on Metacritic. Retrieved on August 22 2006.
  5. Halo: Combat Evolved Mac version at GameSpot. Retrieved on August 22 2006.
  6. Halo System requirements on Microsoft.com
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