We're nearing the end of this console generation—which makes it easy to reminisce about where this generation has taken us. In the graphical department, it's hard to deny how far we've come. Look no further than the Halo franchise, which has had multiple iterations this generation, to see evidence of a visual leap in the last 8 years.

Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Here are a few of the Halo games this gen—missing are Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. That, and we'll be relying on community screenshots to properly showcase what these games look like. No bullshots or company-created shots here! They are all from theater mode though.

Halo 3

"KilltacularShot" by olanmills


"( ^~^ )" by GUAPO BONI

"Standoff..." by CL00K


"King of th 004 by Pinkilicious

Halo: Reach


Join the LSF by SiC Prophet

Spitfire by MRCxR3C0N


UNMAF by Stay Italian

Death Watch by CrappyCriminal

Halo 4


Nightcrawler by Apollo Creed 01

its over 9000!!!!! by WHITEGLEN


Flood by TOM86

I can jump that far by THOMASR1201

Top image: Halo 4, Frolicking by RECEPTOR 17