MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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For the Halo fanatics out there, the next 12 months promises to be one of – if not the – most exciting years in the franchise's history.

There's a TV series backed by Steven Spielberg, an entirely separate online live-action series called Halo: Nightfall produced by Ridley Scott, the highly anticipated launch of Halo 5 and this game – Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

This Collection is quite possibly the best-value game package available this side of Christmas. It features all four Halo games that star the iconic Master Chief – Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4.

The package features the remastered version of Halo (which was released for 360 in 2011 as Halo: CE Anniversary), and a complete remake of Halo 2 for the first time.

Players can switch between all four games' multiplayer at ease and also access the Halo 5 multiplayer beta.

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Formats: Xbox One

Developer: 343 Industries/Bungie

Publisher: Microsoft

Distributor: Exertis

Contact: 01279 822 822

Halo Mega Bloks Warthog

This Halo Mega Bloks set features the series' iconic Warthog vehicle, and comes with an Elite figure.

SRP: 34

Manufacturer:Mega Bloks

Distributor: Mega Brands UK

Contact: 01844 350 033

Halo 4 Essential Visual Guide

Dorling Kindersley's visual guide will bring readers up to speed on the Halo universe.

SRP: 9.99

Manufacturer: DK

Distributor: DK

Contact: 020 7010 3000

Halo Action Figures

McFarlane has been making Halo toys since 2007, including figures based on Halo 3 and 4.

SRP: 10

Manufacturer: McFarlane

Distributor: Star Images

Contact: 0207 249 4662

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Xbox's 2013 spin-off series tells the story of a military cadet aspiring to follow in Master Chief's footsteps.

SRP: 10

Manufacturer: Anchor Bay

Distributor: Anchor Bay

Contact: 020 7025 7421

Halo Posters

GB Eye has a number of prints based on the hit IP, including art from Halo 4 and Nightfall.

SRP: 6.99

Manufacturer: GB Eye

Distributor: GB Eye

Contact: 0114 276 74541

Xbox Controller Kit

Venom's Controller Kit has textured rubber grips that fit onto the controller and analogue stick.

SRP: 12.99

Manufacturer: Venom

Distributor: Venom

Contact: 01763 284 181

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