Have you finished watching the first season of the Halo Show on Paramount Plus, but hung up on how the season finale ended? Well, if you still need more action in your life then the Halo franchise has got you sorted. They have 20 years’ worth of games, books, and podcasts that you can interact with before season 2 of the sci-fi show is released.
You can also get to experience the Master Chief’s story firsthand by playing Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Halo 5: Guardians, and Halo Infinite which are all available with Xbox Game Pass on consoles and PC.
Also, if you are a bookworm and would rather get your Halo-Post show fix in print then the Halo franchise has also got you sorted with over 30 Halo novels written to date. Here is a comprehensive list of collections that the show's fanatics will appreciate:
- “The Fall of Reach,” “The Flood,” and “First Strike” – Dive into the original books of the Halo franchise, serving as a prelude to Halo: Combat Evolved and bridging the gap between it and the events of Halo 2. Whether you’ve played or not, these novels create a foundation for better understanding the stakes of the conflict between humanity and the Covenant and provide additional color and background on key characters and events.
- “Contact Harvest” – Explore the history of humanity’s first contact with the Covenant. What started this war? Why did the Covenant attack? What happened to the first human world to be visited by the dangerous alien alliance? Written by 343’s own Joseph Staten.
- Kilo Five Trilogy – If you’re looking for a more advanced dive into the Halo universe, this character-driven trilogy consisting of “Glasslands,” “The Thursday War,” and “Mortal Dicata” will spotlight the darker side of the UNSC, ONI, and how the Spartan program impacted the families who were left behind.
- “Silent Storm” and “Oblivion” – Interested in getting a glimpse into some of the Master Chief’s early career? “Silent Storm” and “Oblivion” are two fantastic novels by renowned author Troy Denning that take a look at some of the Chief’s harrowing exploits early in humanity’s war with the Covenant.
You can also keep yourself entertained with both visual and audio storytelling, which comes in the form of short films, TV and audio logs. They provide an in-depth view of the universe and will therefore help you understand the sci-fi show story even better. Some of the films that will help bring everything full circle about the show include Halo Legends, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Halo Infinite: Memory Agent among others.
Be sure to also go through the Silver Debrief on Halo's Waypoint blog, where they unpacked all the action that took place during the first season of the show. Also, catch up on Halo The Series Declassified show on Facebook, which is the sci-fi show's official aftershow.
And if all that is not enough, the Halo community has gone ahead and listed a couple of resources that you can go through that will help you relate with your favorite character on the show even more as they will furnish you with a ton of information. It is not yet clear when season two will be released, so we will have to make do with the cool content they provided until then. Keep it OnMSFT.com for more Halo updates.