Publishers Microsoft Game Studios
Developers Bungie
Release date 2004
Genre Shooter
Game rating
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Game Description

Halo 2 is a 2004 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie. Released for the Xbox video game console on November 9, 2004, the game is the second installment in the Halo franchise and the sequel to 2001’s critically acclaimed Halo: Combat Evolved.

Download Halo 2

We might have the game available for more than one platform. Halo 2 is currently available on these platforms:

Windows (2004) (594 MB)

Text instructions (how to play on Windows)

Note that these instructions are for the Project Cartographer version of Halo 2. It is a mod which allows you to play Halo 2 on modern systems and also online with multiplayer. Credits for the download goes to their team, you can visit them and find our more about their project at

  1. Download the “” file from the link above. Make sure you download the file properly and that your internet does not disconnect while downloading.
  2. Open the downloaded .zip file and extract the “Halo_2_Cartographer_Win_Setup” folder to your desktop. You will need to use a software such as WinRAR to do this.
  3. Open the extracted “Halo_2_Cartographer_Win_Setup” folder and then open the “Game Files” folder.
  4. Double click on the file called “h2pc_setup_1.7.exe” and your game setup should now launch. You can leave everything at default during the setup and install the game.
  5. You can now launch Halo 2 from your desktop shortcut
  6. Enjoy the game!
  7. (If you want to play online, choose that option when launching the game and you will be asked to create an account. Servers are decent and you can find many games that are full)

Additional files, patches and fixes

Halo 2 Xbox Manual (English)

Halo 2 Screenshots