Top Novels Based On Video Games - Part 3: Halo Special

The third and last part of this article will be all about Halo. One of the most important sci-fi franchises in recent history has a lot to offer on this department.

By JohnnRckr, Posted 29 Jan 2014

Welcome to the third and last part of this article. Today, we are going to focus on one of the most iconic space operas in recent years and Microsoft flagship game for several years now. That's right, we're going to talk about Halo.

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Halo is one of the most important and continuingly growing universes in modern science fiction. We are taking about a space opera so grand and immersive it couldn’t be contained in just the games. There is much more than just the story and the chief and the Covenant War, you need to know the desperation, the conflict and the human drama of the series through these books.  With 14 published novels, the Halo book series is one of the most prolific.

The first novel in the Halo universe tells us the story developed prior to the events of Halo: Combat Evolved. Later, Halo: Reach would tell the story of one of the worst catastrophes in the Human-Covenant War. This is the novelization of the first Halo game. Join the Chief in the mysterious Installation 04 while he tries to stop an ancient threat. Ever wondered what happened between Halo: CE and Halo 2? Well, you will find the answer in this novel.

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Follow Spartan-II Kurt-051 and learn how the Spartan-III were trained in planet Onyx. Cheap and expendable super-soldiers, what could possibly go wrong? The Human-Covenant War is the single most important event in Human History and, as such, there is much more of it than we are shown in the video games. In this novel, you'll find yourself in the events that lead up to this conflict. Meet fierce Gray Team and learn the back story of iconic Commander Jacob Keyes, father to Halo 2's Miranda Keyes.

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A compilation of short stories and poems based on the epic Halo saga. Here, you'll find whole new angles and voices in this growing universe.

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The so-called Forerunner saga heads back a couple thousand years and tells the story of the Forerunner-Flood War, as well as the Forerunner-Human War. Two events so grand that rippled to the events shown in the Halo video games.

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The second trilogy in this book series unfolds the events that took place after the end of the Human-Covenant War and the MIA status of the Chief. The three books follows the story of the Special Ops team known as Kilo-Five and their mission against the dissenting Sangheili.

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If you want to truly Finish the Fight, then you shouldn't miss out on any of these books.


So, there you have. Whether you like paperback, hardcover or digital, you can lose yourself to any of these books and complement your gaming experience. A true fan knows everything there is to know about his games, so take a step beyond and grab a copy of any of these novels. Trust me when I say it will worth every dime and every second you spend on them.

Jonathan Coutiño, NoobFeed
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  • Good recommendations Jon. These books are pretty cheap too.
    Posted Feb 04, 2014

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Platform(s): Xbox 360
Publisher(s): 343 Industries
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Genres: First-Person Shooter
Themes: Action, Adventure
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