you take that back.. HALO was the genre changing game. It was legendary for its time in both single player and multiplayer components. I have had many hours of quality LAN killing Covenants with friends on Xbox over beer & pizza (besides Counter Strike)
While it might've been groundbreaking on the console b/c there were no other somewhat decent FPS's done properly w/ a gamepad-controls back then...
...Halo 1: Combat Evolved on the PC was just another FPS on the PC. First half of SP was great loaded w/ variety, while in the 2nd half - especially after the boring Flood hits, the combat gets dull and the game starts to have a good deal of cut + paste (monitor levels, anyone?) + backtracking.
MP was fun - but again, it wasn't anything special.
Give me UT series; Quake 2 + 3; FEAR 1; STALKER: SoC + CoP; Half-Life series; RTCW original + ET; and numerous other FPS's over Halo 1 PC.
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