It is with no hesitation that I recommend you stubbornly pretend that nothing else exists except for Halo: Combat Evolved. Nothing else within that franchise, anyway. The first title was given the love and consideration from which all first entries into long , eventually bland, series benefit: the fear that this would be the only title so it MUST be great. It’s exciting, colorful, and paces the game play premises and challenges beautifully across the campaign. My recommendation is to play it like you already love it: co-op, on Heroic, with the Old Graphics, under a blanket, and with some soup.