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Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)
More than just introducing Master Chief — inarguably gaming’s most iconic space marine — Halo: Combat Evolved made Microsoft’s fledgling Xbox a real contender in the console wars. Its spot-on controls and sprawling sci-fi story also proved you needn’t be a PC snob, exterminating extraterrestrials from behind a mouse and keyboard, to enjoy a genre-defining first-person shooter experience.
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