Finally, the Masterchief Collection is on PC, something a lot of people were asking for from Microsoft for years. The games have been out for a very long time, it seems like they could have come out with it earlier, but that is the way they did it so we can’t complain. If you are a huge fan of the Halo series, then you are also probably really happy, that is if you play on PC and not Xbox. Ultimately, it is pretty fun and it has not changed a bit from the original other than some improvements on performance, looks, and framerate. There is one question to ask though, should I get it on PC? The answer is yes if you want to. Here are some things that might push you towards getting it.
The upgraded textures
As with anything that gets put on pc, there are always new features and graphics settings to play around with in any game. From the different resolutions to choose from to the anti-aliasing settings that you can turn on, it all makes the game look a whole lot better than on Xbox. With the console version of the game, you could not really change anything about it, but now with PC, you can make the game look basically however you want with nothing stopping you from doing so. The textures also got an overhaul so the game just looks better in general, even with the graphics settings on low. If you want to play Halo with increased textures, then play it on PC.
The increased framerate
The best part of PC, in my opinion, is the ability to go above 60 frames per second. Honestly, I would not like to go back to console just because the max that it can do is 60fps, and the more frames you have, it is proven to give you an edge over the people who only use 60 fps. In Halo on PC, the framerate is uncapped which means that you can have as many frames as your hardware can handle.
In my case, I have a 1440p 144hz monitor and I can get way more than 200fps. I can only see 144fps because that is how high my monitor can go, but if you have the right hardware, you can see up to 240hz. That is the main thing I like about the Masterchief Collection though because it does not feel like a console game at all. The framerate increase is the main reason to get the game on PC.
It has almost all the Halo games
The Masterchief Collection has the same content on PC that is on Xbox with a few extra exclusive multiplayer maps put on PC. There are a total of 6 Halo games put into this Collection and it is $40 USD on Steam if you want to buy the whole collection. You can also get it for free if you have the Xbox game pass, but with that, you lose access to the game if the Subscription runs out. Here are all the games included with the collection:
- Halo 2: Anniversary
- Halo 3
- Halo 3: ODST
- Halo 4
- Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
- Halo: Reach
Get it for the nostalgia
For those who have never played Halo before, you will probably have fun with the game and think that they are good games, but for those who have played all the games before on Xbox, there will be a special feeling when you play it from nostalgia. The best part about playing a game that you played when you were younger is that you have a sense of happiness that other people who play the game for the first time don’t have. I would say it is definitely worth the money for the whole thing, or if you just like one game, you can buy that game individually. I don’t really have to go over the best parts of the game because you already know what the game is about and how fun it is. If you have played it before, get it for the nostalgia.
Play it on Steam or the Microsoft Store
There are currently 2 places for you to get Halo on and the first one is on Steam. You can either buy the whole collection for $40 USD or you can buy the games you like for $10 USD apiece. I would recommend buying the whole collection if you are going to buy more than 4 games because it will save you money later on. The other place to get it is on the Microsoft store. You can either buy the games individually, the collection, or if you have the Xbox game pass, you get to play the collection for free. It is all up to you whether you want to get individual games or the whole thing because it is not that cheap.
The same games but on a better system
Obviously, as I have said before since it is on PC, it is the best performing gaming platform out there so the best decision you can make is to get Halo on PC. I can’t stress it enough how much better the game feels on PC because of how smooth it feels and good it looks. The best part about Halo is that it is not hard to run at all so most people can run it on their PCs no matter what specs they have. Even if you have a very old PC, you can still run the game because it is an older game and does not take much at all to run it. Yes, there are a lot more differences with PC, but I guarantee that you will enjoy your time in Halo on the platform. The games are exactly the same, it just runs a lot better than a console does.
If you like Halo, then you should get it on PC
If you are a fan of the series, then why not get it on PC. It is really simple to say, but they are the same games, so if you have not played them for years, then just get it on PC so you can experience them in a different way. You can even connect your Xbox controller to your PC and play it that way if you want to. Just get it on PC. It is quite fun, even just the multiplayer itself is fun. It is definitely a recommendation from me.
In conclusion, Halo: Masterchief Collection is finally on PC, after years of waiting from the fans. It is either on the Microsoft Store or Steam so wherever you want to get it is totally up to you. I thin if you buy it on the Microsoft store, you might be able to play it on your Xbox, but I am not completely sure, so make sure you do your research before buying it. It is totally worth your money if you are willing to pick up the title and each Halo game will be released very slowly but surely.