Top 10 Best Video Game Franchises

4) Halo

Halo is what put the original Xbox on the map so it could be argued that it is responsible for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One even existing. Halo: Combat Evolved was a favorite at LAN parties and the M6D Pistol is one of the best video game weapons of all time.

The Halo franchise is also responsible for growing the competitive gaming scene on consoles. Halo 2 was huge on the Major League Gaming pro circuit and inspired lots of gamers to get into eSports. The series has strayed away from its competitive gaming roots in recent years and many older pros will still tell you Halo 2 was their favorite game in the franchise. Many games have been billed as the 'Halo killer' but none ever really lived up to the task and the series is still going strong. According to VGChartz, Halo 4 has sold just shy of nine million copies worldwide.

Like most franchises on this list, there have been lots of Halo spinoffs. Ensemble Studios released a real-time strategy game called Halo Wars in 2009. In 2010, an anime called Halo Legends came out. There have also been numerous comics, graphic novels, and full length novels released. At the Xbox One reveal in 2013, 343 Industries even announced a new upcoming Halo television series.

Master Chief has definitely become one of the most recognizable gaming icons today.

Posted: 28th Feb 2014 by Alexander Hinkley