10 of the Most Popular Halo Fanfiction Stories of 2024

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If you’re looking for the most popular Halo fanfiction, look no further.

You’ve come to the right place.

Halo is a military science fiction media franchise. 

343 Industries manages the franchise, and Xbox Game Studios owns and publishes the game. 

Primarily taking place in the 26th century, the franchise centers on conflict between humanity and a variety of alien species.

It is a popular franchise that many people enjoy.

And because of this, there are tons of fanfics out there that revolve around the world of Halo. 

And some of these fanfiction stories are quite popular.

This article will explore some of the best and most popular Halo fanfiction stories, according to hits received on Archive of Our Own. 

Keep reading to find out more.

1. In the Shadow of God

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Sometimes the only one that can understand the weight of the universe is someone else who bears it.

This alternate universe is a crossover of Halo and Mass Effect.

(Check out this post for Mass Effect fanfiction!)

A deep-space scientific exploration vessel comes across the remains of a spaceship.

And that’s not all, there is a human life-form aboard.

Then a mercenary warship attacks the exploration vessel, and all hell breaks loose. 

With almost everyone on board either dead or wounded, they have no choice but to wait for help.

Abigail Shepard, who responded to the distress call immediately embarks on a rescue mission.

She is surprised when a friend of an enemy of hers contacts her.

This action-packed story has intrigue, action, suspense, and mystery.

Check it out if this summary sounds intriguing!

2. All the Stars

This crossover is for you if you want a fresh take on Halo/Mass Effect.

The Long Night of Solace evaporates over Reach via the weaponized usage of a Slipspace Drive.

Consequently, the UNSC takes desperate measures to fight against them.

When they are found in a universe on the precipice of their own history, the meaning of the term “Mass Effect” will change forever.

This novel will keep you captivated by its short and punchy action scenes.

Expect well-written dialogue, realistic character descriptions, and a fantastic plot. 

3. Universal Doom 

This book is for you if you are a fan of Ghostbusters, Evil Dead, Harry Potter, Jack Reacher, or Edge of Tomorrow.

In this alternate universe, we follow the Doom Slayer after being cast away by Samuel Hayden. 

He embarks on adventures in different universes coming into contact with those who have their own issues with the denizens of Hell either assisting or ending their issues with the demons of hell.

In addition to a wonderful plot, each chapter has a particular movie theme. 

This story delivers a whirlwind of adventure.

4. Spartan 715

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The author set this fun and quirky My Hero Academia crossover story in an alternate universe.

(Check out this post for My Hero Academia fanfiction!)

Here, Earth isn’t glassed by the Covenant and humans own supernatural powers known as quirks. 

Izuku Midoriya, code name Forest Wolf, lands on a planet different but similar to his own. 

Subsequently, he finds himself struggling to adapt to his new reality with no means of getting back.

Based on the Halo Franchise the author portrays a mature character with logical reactions.

It promises to be an exciting read, with loads of action wrapped in doses of realism.

5. Project Halo

Only one Spartan would ever be fully realized.

After undergoing a series of experiments, Izuku Midoriya becomes a “Hero.” 

With supernatural strength beyond human comprehension, he is the first genetically modified quirkless being.

But Izuku hates the monster he has become.

And he promises to destroy Project Halo, an illegal scientific experiment performed on children to put an end to the creation of more like him.

This story is an epic read that touches on humanity’s greed and corrupt nature.

6. Once a Rookie, always a Rookie

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This fun and adventurous read begins with a thrill.  

The author set the Rookie to “helljump” to Earth–the Covenant’s most coveted target, New Mombasa.

But the Rookie crashes down on Menae, a region high above Palaven where he meets Shepard.

While Shepard tries to find and rescue the new Primarch.

The ongoing war persists and takes a different turn as the story builds. 

The author does a solid job developing each chapter and building each scene.

Plus, this fanfic has a lot of action and some humor too. 

7. The Way 

Ever since the fall of the Covenant, the Arbiter has sought one thing. A path to redeem himself of his past sins.

The Way follows the story of the Arbiter, Khel Vadamee, the leader of the Swords of Sanghelio and his trials and tribulations to redeem his past sins in a strange Earth-like world. 

After awakening on a strange planet wounded, he saves a child from a horde of violent ape-like beings.

This story is rich and really interesting. 

8. The Men from Onyx

This Halo fanfic is a crossover with RWBY.

(And if you want to read more about RWBY fanfic on this blog, check out this post!)

A UNSC frigate lost in an unknown territory attempts to befriend the locals only to find themselves in hot water.

This frigate team must deal with strange humans on a foreign planet and a hostile army of monsters too.

If that sounds intriguing, check out this popular fanfic!

9. Legion of the Damned

This Mass Effect, RWBY, Star Wars, Halo, Wh40k, and MGS crossover is a quite popular.

Commander Jane Shepard made the ultimate gamble of all.

Waking up in an unusual forest to a familiar face, she must now battle new enemies in the afterlife across different dimensions.

This fanfic is action-packed and spiced with humor.

10. Halo Feet First

Halo: Feet First covers the story of a team of UNSC Orbital Drop Shock Troopers of the 7th Battalion.

Duncan Iris encounters the horrors of war in this fanfic.

He’s also a part of the brave retaliation of outnumbered and outgunned UNSC forces. 

If you’re looking for a popular story that touches on humanity and hope, this one might be for you!  

Halo Fanfiction: Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you find some great Halo fanfiction!

These 10 are just a small sample of all the amazing stories out there.

So be sure to take a look and find your own favorite among them.

And if you have questions about this topic, feel free to leave a message in the comments below!

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