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Halo 5: Guardians - Xbox One

Model: U9Z-00030SKU: 9441137

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Multiplayer returns to Halo-esk, but story suffers

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    Yount
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    The game's multiplayer returns to its Halo roots; however, the story suffers within the context of a "Middle Game". With how heavy the talk about chasing Master Chief was, I was expecting it to last the whole game, it was 5 mission. The game is trying to capture that Halo 4 story magic, but succumbs to giving us more of a character that I cared less and less about as the story went on. (Buck from HALO 3: ODST is in those missions though, and he's fantastic! Nathan Fillion reprises his role and made story mission more fun with him around.) It must also be said that of the game's 15 mission, 3 are walking around and talking to people (about 20 min if you want to collect all the intel, 3 min speedrun), 9 are with the new character, and 3 are with Master Chief. I understand wanting to introduce a new character, but only 3 missions with Chief is still too short. The game needs to be played on Heroic or higher as normal and easy are just that EASY. Legendary is still as hard as ever. This mostly comes from your squad of three other Spartans that can revive you upon death. Their AI is okay, but leaves something to be desired. The big factor for HALO 5 is its multiplayer. 343 refined HALO 4's multiplayer and it's fantastic. Warzone, the big multiplayer advertisement, is a MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena)-esk style where the first to reach 1000 points win, and there appear AI soldiers and bosses that will help get you to that point total. Overall, the game is a good game, but due to the lack of story that actually happens and the false advertisements of an epic chase after the Master Chief that ends after 5 missions ( A third of the game), the game left me wanting. Now begins the wait of 2-3 years for HALO 6.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great campaign + even better multiplayer

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    Murtaxa
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    Lemme start off buy saying that I'm a recent convert to xbox (and halo). I purchased and played through the Master Chief collection a week before Halo 5. The campaign modes for those games were amazing with a great storyline. The advertising for Halo 5 made one believe that this would be a Master Chief story as well, but it is mostly played through the eyes of Spartan Locke, with only 3 real missions where you play as Chief. This would take a star off, but the campaign was entertaining nonetheless. The ending, however, left a lot to be desired. There basically was no ending, just an introduction for the next halo.You play through 6-7 hours of campaign only to be given a 2 minute cinematic at the end, which didn't really conclude this arc of the story. Now, the real reason for the 4-star review. THERE IS NO SPLITSCREEN Halo is all about playing with friends and running them over with warthogs and tanks, but THERE IS NO SPLITSCREEN. It's strictly a one person per console game. Why Microsoft would do that, is beyond me. Maybe they want people to buy the MC Collection. Campaign can be played with 3 other people, but online only, and each must have their own console and copy of HALO 5. Multiplayer is as awesome as ever. Not as fast as Call of duty, and not as slow as the original halo trilogy, so just the right kind of enjoyable. Maps are well balanced, great looking, and fun. Search up videos of warzone, which is a new addition to the Halo multiplayer. It's a hit or a miss for most people, but I found it enjoyable from time to time. Summary Great campaign, with meh ending NO SPLITSCREEN (try the Master Chief Collection for that) Fun multiplayer with plenty of maps and game modes

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Interested in the campaign? Wait for sale

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    LongTimeHALOFan
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    First off, I pre-ordered this game, hoping 343 would deliver a great game. From the first HALO to the latest, changes have always been implemented with each new release. Dual wielding, playing multiple characters in the game, armor loadouts, 4 player co-op, and more. So, naturally, as each new HALO is released, the game evolves. And whether you like 343's move toward current trends in FPS, it comes down to preference. For me, the disappointment was the campaign. The removal of split-screen co-op is unfortunate for those that made use of it. The story in the campaign was lacking. After several levels I was bored, not only with the story, but the repetitive combat. It felt like HALO 4 with a new skin and climbing mechanic and a very dull story. For me, it felt like a lot of the story was left out. I won't spoil anything here. I think more details would have been nice as to why certain events were happening and why certain individuals were in the game. I kept pushing through the game, hoping that something would draw me back in. Having said that, what little I did learn from the story was still kind of interesting. As far as multiplayer goes, warzone is probably the most fun if you are looking for something that feels new and fresh. But get ready to grind or pay real world currency in order to get yourself some new in-game gear. As of this review, FORGE has not been released. Also, throughout the game I noticed tiny glitches, such as the flashlight on the shotgun not behaving correctly. Most often, it would not track, point or light up what I was looking at. Perhaps, that will get patched. Overall, the game comes off as being very average, leaving me with no desire to replay it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great story and new feel

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    Normandy
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    Halo 5: Guardians has a great story that continues the journey of the Master Chief. This time, he is accompanied by his remaining fellow Spartan IIs and together they go on a new adventure. This adventure doesn't seem to be approved by the UNSC and Fireteam Osiris is following close behind to bring them in. Players will embark on a journey playing as both the Master Chief of Blue Team, and Spartan Locke of Fireteam Osiris. This brings back that Halo 2 feel of playing two opposing points of view and the players will eagerly await the outcome of this intense and heated story. There are a lot of new mechanics that are not very "Halo" in my opinion, but it didn't take away from my experience. Instead they gave me a new way to play and I definitely felt more like a Spartan as I used all the new abilities. The story is great and kept me in constant suspense the whole time. I cannot wait to continue this new story when the next Halo comes out. The multiplayer has regular small team slayer and objective game types, as well as a new take on big team battles. It's called war zone, and players will fight each other to take control of several bases to strategically hold down the battlefield. Players will earn points based on winning the game and how well they do, and can use these points to buy requisition packs. The contents in these packs are completely random. I found this to be a fun new take on player versus player action and I have a lot of fun with it. Although the game doesn't feel as "Halo" as the original trilogy, Halo 5: Guardians is a great game. I believe many fans will enjoy the story and playing against each other online.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Slight Dissapointment

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    coolowl
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    After eagerly waiting in anticipation for over a year for Halo 5 to be released, I can honestly say that in my opinion it wasn't worth the hype. Finishing Halo 4 was an accomplishment: it stayed new, exciting, and challenging throughout the campaign. So far with the campaign mode on Halo 5, it leaves something to be desired. The levels feel like they're all the same with no real "wow event" to make them feel individual. Plus, I'm not a "hardcore" gamer, but on the normal difficulty setting, this game just isn't challenging. Everyone has been praising the online multiplayer mode, Warzone, but compared to the online multiplayer modes found in Destiny, I find that it just doesn't stack up. What Halo used to be known for was their excellent split-screen co-op mode. With their recent decision to remove the local multiplayer feature from Halo 5, the game truly isn't the same. Warzone feels like a beta version of what it could be. Confusing objectives, glitchy overall feel, and simple gameplay with no way to truly customize the experience make the online multiplayer a turn-off. Now, I know I've been rather harsh on the cons of Halo 5, but allow me to share the improvements as well. The graphics have immensely improved, the campaign mode is easier to navigate, and the storyline continues to prove interesting. However, in my opinion, I'm not sure that these minor improvements outweigh the negatives that Halo 5 brings along with it. Halo 5 certainly doesn't compare to Halo 4 or Destiny, but for die-hard fans I'm sure this is an exciting new release. I would just encourage you to consider what you're losing with Halo 5 before you spend $60.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's Call of Duty (Halo Edition)

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    Vaniel
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    I really wanted to like this game. I've been a huge fan ever since the first game and have been invested in the story since the very beginning. I loved the slow, plodding pace of Halo as a shooter. It required you to make deliberate actions. Unfortunately since being handed off to 343, they have turned Halo into just another (lackluster) Call of Duty Clone. This game is now Call of Duty with shields, which is a shame because the new mode Warzone is actually pretty decent. The multiplayer not only feels more like Call of Duty and not a traditional Halo game, but it also throws out many of the fun things that made Halo multiplayer fun in the first place. The single player campaign also leaves a lot to be desired. There are some spots in the game that are breathtaking in the scale of what is going on, but the story line itself is not only utterly ridiculous, but serves absolutely no purpose. Also, Halo 4 and 5 have both ignored some factions of the Covenant completely. What happened to the Prophets? The Brutes? It's like 343 just erased them from existence in the Halo universe. The Flood is also still out there (though the Gravemind was destroyed the Flood would eventually create a new one). There is so much they could have done with this storyline, yet they opt to use an extremely horrible and uninspired choice for the villain. Save yourself the money, and read about everything that happens in Halo 5 online. It should take you literally 30 seconds to read about what happens in the game. I mean, there are three missions that each take 45 seconds to complete. I'm not joking.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great multiplayer makes up for mediocre campaign

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    fletchnut
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    When I first popped Halo 5 in and started the first campaign, I was immediately struck by how beautiful it was. That first level was captivating, and I ended up dying quite a few times simply because I was checking out the visuals and not shooting at baddies. That quickly wore off as the levels became more and more tedious. Sure, the gunplay was better than most games I'd played recently, but it got stale quickly. I'm not one of those who solely despise this game based on the almost total lack of Master Chief, but Locke was a boring character that I couldn't get into. The story was very confusing at times and somewhat hard to follow. There was one point where I fell off a bridge and instead of dying I cued a cinematic that felt very abrupt and out of place. The multiplayer, on the other hand, is fantastic. I don't play a ton of online shooters, so I realize my opinion is somewhat slated on that fact, but to me Halo 5's multiplayer shines. It's enough for me to keep the game. The new REQ system is an odd but welcome addition, and the Warzone mode is a blast. For me it seems to have lost its competitive edge (from the likes of Halo 3), and that might be why I like it more. It's easy to pick up when I have a free 20 minutes. I'm not an amazing player by any means, so it's nice to not get lambasted by a horde of foul-mouthed juveniles when I perform poorly. Anywho, if you're big on fun multiplayer, it's definitely worth a look. If you're looking for a deep dive into the awesome mythos that's Master Chief, stick with the original trilogy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love the game

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    mattm
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    Wow so this game wasn't by any means what I expected. The stunningly smooth 60FPS is a refreshing advancement for the Xbox One hardware over some other current generation games that have been offered. While I am not a fan of the game not being 1080p, the graphics are stilt stunning and provide moments of awe during the campaign when I simply had to stop, put down the controller, and look at the beauty. I found the storyline enjoyable, if not a tiny bit hard to follow at times. Never once during the story did I feel like I was mission out on action though. While there is the standard go from point A to point B format of any FPS shooter, it manages to keep your attention the entire time. Multiplayer is where this game truly shines though with excellent advancements in the Arena and brand new addition of Warzones. My only complaint about multiplayer is that I don't have enough time to play it more! The REQ packs being both in game currency and available for cash make it easier though for players that have little time to play the game, but still want to get cool non-game breaking items. On average I found myself playing for about an hour of multiplayer to get enough REQ points to purchase a gold pack which in real cash is $2.99. The Halo 5 experience also branches out online to the halowaypoint website and allows you see cool stats, join a Spartan company (group of friends), and check out your cool REQ gear. Overall I wouldn't hesitate to suggest this game to any Xbox owners or even to get people interested in Xbox One.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh.

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    ERock
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    So, my favorite part about the Halo series has always been sitting on a couch with a friend trying to co-op conquer the campaign on legendary or take on others with online split screen. Cannot express how depressed I was to find out that Halo 5 does not support split screen for either the campaign or multiplayer. Dang. They want you and your friend to each buy a TV, each buy an Xbox One, each buy a copy of the game, and each buy a Xbox Live Gold membership (59.99/year, though the game does come with a 14 day Gold trial). The biggest appeal to this game was always as a way to interact with friends, and face challenges side by side, but I guess those days are over. They want to milk as much money out of each of us as they can. If I wanted to play this game with my friends online and use my own entirely separate set-up, I would have bought this for my PC, which is much more powerful than any Xbox One. Really considering returning this if best buy will let me. Pretty let down. As for the game itself, the campaign is ridiculously short, like Fable (the first one, for all you old gamers) short, maybe 7-9 hours. The multiplayer feels more like call of duty. Not that I don't like Call of Duty, but I play CoD because I want to play CoD, I buy Halo because I want to play Halo.On the whole, it just isn't the Halo I knew and loved, maybe it's just 343 studios. In closing, I really miss the golden days when Halo was made by Bungie. Will definitely be my last Halo purchase as long as 343 is behind it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you play Halo for the story-line, buy it.

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    JmannDriver
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    Key things to know for Multiplayer and Singleplayer before buying: - You can't split screen on one console. - The maps available at release are more limited than you would expect, however free DLC is coming and a lot of it - Forge is not yet active but will be active in December Single player: The single player campaign is superb, I give it an 9/10. It was all very believable and nothing seemed outrageous or outlandish. The levels were interesting and left many options for travel through them; not to mention the hidden content on each level that add's replay value for completionists. The story is up there with the first two halo's, minus their repetitive level design. Multiplayer: The movement/combat mechanics are excellent and feel like a perfect mix between Destiny and more traditional Halo games. Essentially the "feel" of everything has been modernized and brought into line with what you would expect from games like Destiny. I give the MP overall a 9/10. It loses 1 point because of the poor map selection, it makes up for that in well crafted game types, ranking systems and Req. Packs. The Req. Packs can be bought with real money but it won't give any player an undue advantage for spending real money vs. spending none at all. Getting Req. Packs is easy and doesn't make the player feel undue pressure to spend real money to get ahead. Final Thoughts: This is a great installment to the Halo franchise and a definite must have for any fans of the previous games or FPS's in general.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

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    Tecu
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    I love the Halo franchise, I have long considered it my favorite game of all time. However I am now reconsidering as I am very disappointed with Halo 5. The gameplay is cool, the graphics are great, online multiplayer is the best it's ever been. So what is it that the game is missing? Splitscreen. Almost every time I have ever played Halo it was been with at least one other person, and up to 4 people, playing co-op campaign or multiplayer using splitscreen on the same console. As good as Halo was it was made even greater by the experiences that I got to share with my friends. Anytime I had people over we would all sit down and play Halo together. It was the go to party game. Halo 5 failing to have splitscreen is an enormous detriment to the game, it ruins it for me. I bought the game the day it came out and I've now had it for a week. So far all I've played is the first mission, then I got bored and turned it off and haven't had the desire to pick it up again. Something in less upset about but it's still significant is that Halo 5 is also missing Forge and Firefight. I personally never used forge, but I know that a lot of people enjoyed the ability to create your own maps. I loved playing firefight and that was one of my go to game modes when I was playing with my friends. Overall, the gameplay that Halo 5 has is still very good, but in my opinion it is missing a big chunk of of gameplay and game modes that used to be part of its very essence.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Buggy, Microtransactions, and rehashed bosses.

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    MutilatedxBunny
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    Are you are a absolute Halo Fan boy? Then this is right up your alley. If your looking for a decent FPS, move along. Halo 5 is well, junk. Campaign will take you on the high side, 8 hours to complete and doesn't really give you many answers. The multiplayer is really fun, and exciting....until it crashes, or the people who shelled out $70 for DLC wreck you with their advanced starting guns. Did you want that really cool armor set? Well you better hope RNG system loves you, because it will take you 680 hours to unlock all the armor pieces. You don't earn them in anyway other than requestion perks (Microtransactions currency). Which hey, gives your BR the ability to melt people's faces...unless you know, you didn't buy a ton of stuff, or didn't drop for you. Then you get to face a person, who spent money to have an edge on you. This game was released unfinished and broken. Getting stuck in black screens, having your sound cut out, or the game totally freezing, but not allow you to quit it. Will suck all the fun you could have in multiplayer straight out of it. This game does have tons of potential, and has added some really unique new features to Halo. It could do a lot, but it seems like it was pushed out before testing, and they basically plan to try and fix it later. Wait a while, then buy it once they have patched everything. Then this might be a 4 star game, but RNG ruins everything, especially when it stops being "cosmetic only".

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Halo multiplayer yet

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    Spoony
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    The campaign story may not be everybody's cup of tea, but it was fun. I finished the game on heroic and I would say the difficulty is easier than Halo CE Halo 2 and Halo 3 with the exception of boss battles. You encounter bosses in a way, more so than in previous Halo games. The missions are designed for co-op play, although I played the entire game single player and enjoyed it, the bosses would be so much easier with a human companion as the AI team you command is underwhelming at times. The longevity and replayability is in the multiplayer, and this is the best Halo multiplayer to date. It keeps up with the times by speeding gameplay up, but still retaining that classic halo feel. It brings me back to my glory days of Halo 2. This game feels very well balanced and all weapons feel effective and useful. 343i will be adding more gametypes and all map dlc will be free! This keeps from separating your online population. When you play any multiplayer mode you earn req points which can be spent on req packs, which give you access to weapon skins across all game types and weapons and vehicles to be used in Warzone. You can purchase req packs with real money, but that is not necessary at all as you ear enough req points to be buy packs all the time with points. I highly recommend this to any fan of Halo, to any fan of shooters, basically to any Xbox owner. This is a must have game and 343i nailed it this time around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game!

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    Alex
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    This game is one of the most refined first person shooters I have played this year, aside from Destiny. The only reason I give it a 4/5 is because of the exclusion of split screen. One of my favorite features of past halo games was split screen because I could play alongside my girlfriend, nephew, or friends whenever they came over. It was a huge disappointment when I read that split screen wasn't going to be included. Other than that, the online multiplayer is fantastic and so much fun! The graphics are great. The sound effects and music are very well done. The gameplay is everything you'd expect from a halo game. Fast, responsive, and just an overall blast! The new movements and functions Spartans have in this sequel are definitely a huge improvement. In past games I never got the full sense that Spartans are these faster, stronger super soldiers because they had moves that any other soldier would seem to have. Besides a higher jump, I didn't feel the Spartan was much different from other soldiers. Now you can slide, smash through walls (not all, but specific destructible ones) glide while shooting, shoulder charge, ground pound (my favorite), and quick boost an any direction. The story is very well written and even though you don't spend as much time in the Master Chief's boots this time around, the new protagonist, Spartan Locke, and his team are a welcome addition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the Halo game you probably wanted

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    Assau1tedPeanut
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    If you play Halo games for the campaign mostly, you won't like this title most likely. The story is poorly written, and it's just a series of firefights against the same enemies over and over with nothing real fun to break up the monotony. Occasionally you may be to use vehicles, but that's about the extent of doing anything different than just shooting the same kinds of enemies time and time again. The multiplayer has had a substantial overhaul which has added new features, now some weapons can ADS (aim down sight) like Call of Duty. The new ground pound ability really isn't useful and you won't hardly see anyone ever using it in multiplayer. A plus is the developer said all the new maps will be free so there is no season pass. The new mode Warzone has microtransactions in it though so beware. They want you to buy "req packs" which are packs of cards you can use in the gametype which consist of weapons, vehicles, and other boosts. You can still save up in game currency you buy them, but you can pay real money to speed up the process. In my opinion that compromises the integrity of the game mode because it introduces a "pay to win" mechanic on some level which turned me off to that gametype completely. I would try to rent this first or play at a friends house if possible before buying to make sure you really like it. It's a lot different than past titles in the series.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Fun!

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    Prizem
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    I wouldn't call myself a Halo "fanboy", even so I own Halo 1-4, Reach, and Master Chief Collection. But I wanted to see what happens next in Master Chief's saga. The campaign is fun to play, and it's interesting always having 3 other teammates with you at all times, a departure from being mostly a solo soldier in the previous installments. But the NPC teammates that are always with you leave a lot to be desired in terms of their AI. They are dumb. For fun, I always ride gunner when getting in a Warthog or Mongoose, and the NPC teammate driver has an exceptionally tough time figuring out what it wants to do: go in one direction and then backtrack, bash into a wall or concrete barrier a few times, or just drive both of you directly in front of the bad guys. But it's overall enjoyable! The multiplayer can be brutal, but they've made a lot of improvements from previous games that make it all feel satisfying to play. With requisition cards, purchased with points earned after matches, they give more variety to people wanting to play around with different guns, perks, and vehicles in Warzone. There's only the moshpit of Arena (that tends to be Slayer) with various objective games and smaller maps, and Warzone which reminds me of Unreal Tournament 3 multiplayer with big maps and going from base to neutral points to enemy base. But again, fun to play all around!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great MP, Campaign a let down.

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    Mario
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    343 really nailed the MP experience for Halo 5. Arena is a competent, fun, competitive new take on the classic Halo experience. Everyone starts with the same weapons and abilities, no loadouts, no nonsense, a huge improvement over Halo 4. Maps are well designed and fine tuned to competitive play and the new climbing ability. There's also a new mode called Warzone for those who like the large scale battles. The campaign however is a disappointment. The conflict between the Chief and Locke hyped up in the marketing is almost non existent. They have a 20 second fist fight and then kiss and make up later. You play as the Chief in 3 of the 12 missions, that's it. The rest of it is Locke, with Buck and two no-name spartans you won't care about. The far more interesting Blue team is barely there! You also fight mostly prometheans, which also have a new enemy class, the soldier. He usually carries a light rifle and likes to teleport around. Very annoying. Knights are now essentially the promethean versions of hunters. The best part of the campaign is the Sanhelios arc (Elite homeworld). Lots of good battles with covenant here. If you're big on the MP, get this. It's the best Halo MP since 3, way better than Reach and 4 which IMO nearly ruined the series for good. If you're just a campaign player, wait for a sale down the line and keep your expectations low.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best in the series!

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    SDavidD
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    One month I binged on all 5 Halo games, only having played 1 and 2 sporadically before that. While the first Halo is probably still my favorite, Halo 5 stands at a close second. After spending three games battling the Flood, the introduction of the Prometheans in 4 was a nice change of pace to the flavor of enemies you fight. But 5 cranks everything up another few notches. The graphics shine on XBox One. The level design is the most detailed and interesting it has ever been. And the inclusion of 4-person squads (you alternate between Master Chief's Blue Team and Spartan Locke's Fireteam Osiris... and you can do 4-player co-op) really adds new dimensions to gameplay. Your teammates will banter during combat, you can have them focus fire on an enemy or regroup or even heal you when you are damaged. Halo 4 really felt like a transition point to me, with new enemies and a new status quo for Master Chief, but more of a promise of better things to come than the actual delivery of it. But then Halo 5 brought all those things. After sticking to the formula for so long, Halo 5 really feels like a revitalization of the franchise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still a Halo Experience

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    LWatt
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    Halo 5 may present some new ideas and characters, but is still a true Halo experience. Graphics: 5/5. The settings are various and unique, offering beautiful display of colors, impressive scale to structures, and gorgeous cgi cutscenes. Gameplay: 4.5/5. Like the Halo games prior to 5, whether it be gunplay or manning a vehicle, controls are very tight. New features such as aim down sights, jet pack burst, and the Spartan slam are welcome editions. Campaign: 4/5. This is perhaps the most divisive aspect of the game. Like in Halo 2, you play through missions with two different protagonist on converging storylines. The divisiveness comes from the disparity of time the new protagonist receives over the Chief. I personally did not mind this, as I enjoyed playing from the perspective of Team Osiris. The story itself was solid, but was a bit on the short side. Multiplayer: 4.5/5. Again, Halo 5 offers a familiar experience to fans in its multiplayer, but offers some great new features. Warzone is a new game mode that is a blend of the big team battle and fire fight modes. Requisitions presents a new twist on multiplayer advancement both in game and out, as players gain access to better weapons and vehicles through requisition packs and may use them based on how well they do in a match. Overall 4.5/5

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    only online co-op

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    cmp2323
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    Let me start off by saying that I’m a big fan of all of the Halo games. I’ve purchased every game ever made and I always looked forward to the next. The new incarnation of Halo is good, but also very disappointing. They have made great improvement to the graphics, controls and overall game play. The problem I have with it is that there is only online co-op. What ever happen to split screen co-op with your friends from home? That is one of the things that set Halo apart from the other franchises. Split screen is what makes Halo so great and they took it away from us. These days they are making it to where you have no choice but to play multiplayer only online. Do the companies not realize that split screen is what make game so good? There are times you just want to sit back and play with you friends or family members from home. Gaming companies need to realize that people not only want to play multiplayer online but also at home. Games like these are better co-op, and you shouldn't have to log online to do it. I can tell you this is a great game if you want to play from your home by yourself. The bottom line is that if you enjoy playing games with your friends together at home, then this isn’t your game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend