Halo is a highly successful and influential science fiction video game franchise known for its first-person shooter gameplay. Debuting in 2001 with “Halo: Combat Evolved,” the series follows the adventures of the supersoldier Master Chief and his AI companion, Cortana, in a rich sci-fi universe. Known for its engaging combat, innovative multiplayer modes, and a compelling storyline centered around the conflict between humanity and the Covenant alien alliance, “Halo” has become a flagship title for the Xbox platform. The series has spawned numerous sequels, spin-offs, novels, comics, and other media, solidifying its place as one of the most iconic and impactful franchises in the gaming industry.