Generator BETA

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Generator BETA is a map by FireScythe from 2006. This map combines interesting scenery, well-designed bases, and strategic weapon placement. The name of the map is obviously derived from the giant generator in the center which blasts up into the sky. While the generator provides an impressive visual and obstacle for the map, it isn’t the only admirable scenery.

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The design of the map is small and simplistic, but the placement of rocks and trees adds complexity to any conflict that could take place. Plus, the bases are only accessible from ladders or twisting tunnels, making them difficult to defend and attack. Inside each of the bases, there is a chamber with three warthogs. You can take a warthog and cruise around the many obstacles, but you better watch out for rocket launchers hidden behind rocks.

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Total Rating: 8.0/10

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Greenfall

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Greenfall is a map by CFStargazer. This map is brilliant, because it basically embodies what Halo Custom Edition is all about: the unexpected. This map looks like a regular Midwest American town. It has the creek, the red barn, and the rusted pickup trucks. That’s all I thought this map was when I first started exploring it, but I quickly discovered the nightmare fuel that lies beneath.

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I began to get an unsettling feeling about this map when I looked through one of the houses. Not only are they completely destroyed and boarded up, but they also have disturbing paintings on all of the walls.

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Nevertheless, I continued looking through the map. Eventually I found another house. It was boarded up like the others, but it had something else.

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I had no idea what the machine was, but it obviously didn’t fit with the rest of the map. There was a lake near┬áthe house, and I decided to take a dive into the depths. At the bottom, there were two arched rocks. I decided to get closer, because they looked cool. As I got closer, I realized that they were not simply rocks. There was some kind of energy flowing between them.

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I used the camera to teleport out of there, but that wasn’t the end of the perplexity. I hopped into a truck and started cruising around. I drove around a curve and saw this massive complex.

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This structure didn’t fit at all and made me wonder if there was something much darker present on the┬ámap. I kept on driving until I reached the river, but I stopped after I saw a tunnel entrance carved into the cliff.

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I went into the tunnel. That was when the weirdness accelerated. Inside the underground chamber, there was another weird computer attached to some kind of advanced technology. Then, there was a brightly colored bridge with an energy sword in the middle.

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I kept on walking through the tunnel, eventually making it to a precipice.

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I used the camera to explore the pitch-black room. At the bottom of the giant chamber, I discovered a dark hallway. I teleported down into it and walked downward.

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The map was getting seriously creepy at this point. The bipeds with gas masks didn’t move, but they were nightmarish anyways. As I walked further down the hallway, I noticed the disturbing image of a face on the wall, and I quickly moved past it. At the end of the hallway, there was a large room with three small rooms on each side. I walked into each of the rooms. They were all filled with strange zombie creatures.

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There is also a secret room that you can find with the camera, but I don’t want to ruin it. It isn’t complete nightmare fuel, but it’s definitely entertaining.

Outside of this map’s brilliance for being so different, it doesn’t really have a lot going for it. It might work well with gametypes like oddball or capture the flag, but the real attributes for this map are the excellent scenery, vehicles and exploration.

Total Rating: 7.5/10

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Atomic

A view of the Main Chamber and the three levels

Atomic is a simple and small map. The map consists of a main chamber with three different levels. There are two ramps that wrap around the sides of this main chamber and allow you to access the different levels.

A view of one of the ramps

The scenery is very simple, but it is also fairly interesting. A pipe that carries yellow particles runs through the center of the chamber, and lights run along the floor of the ramps.

The two bases are located on the second level, and each is connected to one of the ramps. The bases feature a pipe similar to the one in the main chamber.

A view of one of the bases

The weapons in the map are all basic. There is a Needler, a Shotgun, and a Sniper Rifle. The top level serves as a Sniper Post.

A view of the top level, which serves as a Sniper Post

The scenery and weapons in this map are not amazing, but the map is still fun for gametypes like CTF or Slayer.

Total Rating: 8.5/10