(First posted 8/12/2004)
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As required by the "All Video Games Must Have Zombies In Them Somewhere"
law, the Flood are... well, zombies. Kept quarantined on Halo rings so
that... they can be spooky.
One thing Ryan and I liked to do, after we finally got used to the
Flood's disgusting existence, was blow off both their arms and their
head, and then let them follow us around. Once you remove all their
limbs, they're useless, and can just stare at you and gurgle, twitching
their feelers. At least in Halo 1...
The Monitor, 343 Guilty Spark, is a bit more friendly.
The Monitor has no method of attack, but he can call in his
Sentinels. At first they're a big help against the flood.
In Halo 2 you can pick up the Sentinels' laser beams after you
destroy them. That game also features golden Sentinels that fire more
powerful, blue-colored beams.
As always in every game ever made, the shotgun is the most useful
weapon against the zombies. All of the Covenant guns are relatively
useless, although the lasers of the Sentinels seem to work just fine.
EDIT: In Halo 3, it seems they have changed this. Now Covenant guns
are spectacular against Flood, and the human guns are relatively weak.
"Save his head... dispose of the rest." - 343 Guilty Spark (Halo 1)