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Halo 5: Guardians - Xbox One

Model: U9Z-00030SKU: 9441137

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 7389 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Needs work, but great potential

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    IrishSpectre257
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    The campaign was enjoyable, but brief. Could have used a few more missions to flesh out Team Osiris. Online co-op has never been more enjoyable in Halo. Offline co-op, however, is... nonexistent. I love the multiplayer, but I dislike the selection of maps. They have no variety and no identity. The campaign takes us to three beautiful locations, I would love to see those assets reworked into some good maps for future DLC. The most fun I've had in Halo 5's multiplayer so far has been in Warzone. Using equipment you obtain through requisition packs, two teams of 12 fight for control of a large battlefield. All-in-all, I'm enjoying the gameplay mechanics, and surprisingly even the requisition pack reward system, but the game needs more content, and soon. I've only been playing for a week and I've already grown weary of all the maps arena has to offer. 343 has promised monthly content updates, so here's hoping they keep good on their word.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Most fun and best Halo game I have ever played

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    RandomAlec
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    I have played every single Halo game that has released to date, and from the beginning when I first privately tested this Halo game I was thoroughly impressed with it. When I say impressed, I mean it was immediately the most fun I've had playing any Halo game, ever. A lot of people are giving this game a lot of flack for no reason. Halo has always taken some sort of skill for multiplayer, so that might be tough for some to get used to but at the same time I guarantee you will have fun doing so regardless. The storyline may seem a little weak to some, or dragged on for others, but either way the Halo world is set to be around for a long time in the same way Star Wars has and will be so far. I wouldn't give this game a full five stars because it still needs heavy balancing and tweaks to it. The way they are approaching the whole weekly voting for additional playlists is also complete garbage. Just add more game modes permanently, 343!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Halo finally comes to Xbox One

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    JDG00
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    Probably a better game if the campaign is played multiplayer (like the Halo 4 DLC campaign.) Solo is okay, but I find myself doing most of the work and my teammates not doing so much except when flanking is required (for which the AI knows to take a pair of the squad around a different path than you're going.) Its a fine addition to the Halo series, but I'm no more impressed by the story than I was with Halo 4 and less so than I was with Halo 3. And though the graphics and terrain are much sharper and more detailed, its sometimes hard to notice as fast as you're moving through it. The vehicles seem to be used more as mode of transport between distant areas than weaponry, which is a let down compared to previous games in the series. On the bright side, many of the firefights occur in much larger areas than before, relying on more natural elements for cover instead of tight little rooms with artificial pillars providing the cover.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Different, but better

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    Cynical

    This game is not really a classic halo game. It has the core mechanics of campaign, multiplayer, and forge, but the movement mechanics are quite different. The zoom in function (the left trigger one) is call of duty like, so any fans from this series will feel at home. I thought this game was fantastic- its forge mode (which was an update that came out before I recieved it) was complicated but brought many new features, and the multiplayer game modes are great. Breakout is one of my favorites. There are as always a few complaints: the marketed "Chief vs. Locke" is really not the center of the game! Also, in warzone, whoever deals the last bullet gets all the points, so its a bit broken in that sense. •Summary- great game. Buy while on sale! If you are a hardcore halo only fan, you might be disappointed, but general gamers will have a great time! I only wish I could give this game 4 and 1/2 stars instead of 4 or 5. Oh well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nothing Spectacular.

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    RutgersTechie
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    I've been playing Halo since the first game came out on the original Xbox. I've been following the series since before that, when it was supposed to be a PC game. I'm a huge fan of the series (books, games, movies, etc). I am disappointed by Halo 5. Negatives: - No Split-Screen Co-Op - No Single-Player game modes other than Campaign (Firefight, for example in Halo: Reach) - Frustrating Campaign (Spoilers: You spend more time as Locke than as Master Chief). Positives: - New gameplay mechanics (ground slam, which is admittedly just like butt-slam from Borderlands 2) are entertaining. - Story is engaging and compelling. - Multiplayer modes are enjoyable and plentiful. - Campaign is multiplayer even if only through XBox Live). - Voice acting is masterful. Overall: It's a good game, but it's nothing special. It's missing a lot of features that Halo has had for a long time, and it's frustrating as a long-time fan of the series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Do I care? Idk.

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    Semiprosumer
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    Halo has always been one of the AAA standards for shooters. Now, I don't know what I feel about this one. I liked the graphics and design, the mechanics were great, gunplay was solid, but the story felt repetitive and trite. I had flashbacks of going through the archive while the guilty spark monitor quipped at me to annoyance, while the flood repeatedly attacked in waves that ebbed and flowed from one area to the next. I just got bored of the same flow of battle from almost all halos before. Walk into a new area, get some dialogue to "heighten the tension", fight a few waves of enemies, accomplish a task to gain entry to new area, repeat. I just didn't feel anything with this one. I can't even start on multiplayer..all I will say is burn cards and real money MP bonuses need to GO, it's a dumb idea that breaks one of the most fun parts of halo.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Single player story lacks, Fantastic Multiplayer

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    Bizjodiz
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    Single player storyline was the biggest disappointment. I was expecting something better based upon the marketing leading up to the games release. Unfortunately the marketing ended up being very misleading, compared to what the final product delivered. Gameplay mechanics are wonderful. The boosting and vaulting abilities are well implemented and allow for faster and better flowing gameplay. All the while, the game still feels like Halo. Multiplayer is fantastic considering it all goes back to basics. No kill streaks or balance breaking equipment. I would say multiplayer feels more like a sped up version of Halo 2 multiplayer. The guns all have a distinct feel and each have their unique strengths and weaknesses, that play well in the multiplayer. If you have any worries of a repeat of connection problems that Halo Master Chief Collection had. Well worry no more! Online connects and runs near flawlessly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Its Halo

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    Avenger84
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    As far as single player, its probably the weakest entry. You play most of the game as Spartan Locke. He has no character and doesn't develop at all. The entire campaign could have been made into a 10 minute cutscene with the game starting where it actually ends. People keep saying that this game sets up the next Halo to have an awesome story. I ask you this: Can you name a Halo sequel that picks up where one left off? One that doesn't require books to bridge the gap? Reach to Halo: CE doesn't count. Multiplayer is what you would expect from Halo. Its pretty solid but the maps all seem pretty similar. The reward system is pretty good. You get random cosmetic upgrades so you don't feel forced into using a helmet just because it was unlocked at your highest level. Nothing really ground breaking, but just enough to keep you playing. TLDR: Weak story, multiplayer is pretty much what you would expect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Game

    Posted
    TallGuy
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    Well, the multiplayer is great. It feels like a mix between Titanfall, Halo 3, and CoD; so there is no going wrong with it. The performance ranking is a nice addition as well, basically let's you trash talk your friends for being below an x rank. Breakout is by far my most favorite game mode, but that is because I grew up with Arena styled shooters. *SPOILERS COMING UP* Now the story. The trailers and the ad campaign has painted a completely different image from what you are expecting the game to be, and what it actually is. Osiris is not out to kill the Chief, they want to capture him alive. Cortana has been given an evil role just to be, well, evil. The Guardian ships are very closely resembling Reapers from Mass Effect; and the cliffhanger ending is just as bad as Halo 2. With all that aside though, the campaign is still fun to blast through, and the four player co-op makes it even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The best and worst of the series

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    Evildeadguy316
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    The online plays better than it ever has before. Graphics are amazing and the controls are tighter too. Also a lot of the different load-outs from 4 have been incorporated into your regular move sets. Running, climbing, ect. Also, the warzone game type is interesting where you can buy, in game currency, vehicles and weapons to use. And you have to be strategic with it as well. So it adds another layer to the game play. I can see myself dump hundreds of hours into the multiplayer because it is just that fun. The story on the other hand is the worst of the series. The campaign is almost completely forgettable. The story never really gets started. And Locke is one of the worst developed characters I have ever played as in Halo. And you play as him through most of the game..At least the Arbiter in 2 had motivation. Still recommend for the great online play though. Even if the story is terrible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The story is ok BUT THAT MULTIPLAYER IS WORTH IT

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    demonicvenom07
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    Halo 5 is worth buying.....PERIOD !!! The story is actually pretty cool. There is some loose ends that I think 343 could have easily wrapped up BUT if you look passed those few things and take in the overall experience, you will find a enjoyable campaign to play through. MULTIPLAYER IS WHERE THE MEAT, POTATOES, SIDE ITEMS AND DRINK ARE ALL AT !!! This is absolutely, hands down the best multiplayer experience out of any Halo game every. They added a few new moves the spartans can do BUT kept the over all skilled based Halo mechanics. Noobs can pick it up and play, veterans will have to learn how to incorporate the new mechanics BUT EVERYONE can enjoy the multiplayer together. Warzone...............ONE OF THE BEST MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCES EVER !!!! If you like the Halo franchise, Halo 5 will not disappoint. If you are new to the series......it will not disappoint. BUY THIS GAME !!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bring back Bungie!

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    knightfirephoto
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    I was sorely disappointed in Halo 4 and was very hesitant about purchasing this product. After months and months of my friends begging me to buy this game I finally broke down and purchased it. Now the main reason I did was because it was on sale for $40 and I had to use a $20 reward certificate so I figured for $20, who cares... I am not really a fan of the style of play that 343 has pushed in this game. It tries to feel too much like call of duty mixed with titanfall. It truly fails. For a game that has been out for 4+ months, you would think they would have all the bugs fixed. Also, it is the most obnoxious waste of time having to sell each REQ individually... 343 REALLY dropped the ball on that one. You should be able to sell multiples of the items you do not wish to use. As an original Halo player and fan, this really feels like a huge disappointment for the franchise.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic game, even if it wasn't what I expected

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    clongtx
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    I've played every single Halo game (except for Reach and Halo Wars) ever since Halo: CE came out for Xbox in 2001. Being a fan of the series, I had high hopes for this game, and they were met and then some! The campaign, as many others have expressed, is different than I expected. However, I put the campaign, including gameplay and story, up there with my favorites, Halo: CE and 4. The story completely changes the Halo universe and I look forward to the next game! In regard to the multiplayer, let me begin by explaining that I have never enjoyed multiplayer in Halo or any other game. That being said, I've had a blast playing warzone multiplayer! While it still requires skill, the players are more evenly matched due to the high number of players in a match. I look forward to trying the other game modes soon. All in all, this is a fantastic video game that lived up to the hype.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Story is very meh, pvp is OK'ish

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    DragonRoll
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    First off I normally love the story of the Halo games. Without spoiling anything I hated this one. I don't like the direction they went with one of the major characters. And of the 15 missions you only play as Master Chief 3 times. That's right, 3 times. Which might be ok if the new spartan was interesting, but he really isn't. Some of his squad mates, thankfully, are. PVP is ok but not my cup of tea. Right now unless you want to try hard every round (arena is 100% rank based matchmaking) you need to play warzone. Warzone, IMO, is garbage. Please bring back classic Halo unranked pub lobbies for when I don't have a full squad to roll with and leave the ranked for when I do. And finally the graphics are pretty unimpressive. Yeah stays at 60fps but texture, lighting, shadow pop-in's and outs are really noticeable. And some of the pvp maps look downright bad - like really bad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A recovery for 343 Industries

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    Impulse89
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    I was highly skeptical of this purchase but I decided to go for it anyways after heeding my friends requests. The Master Chief Collection may still be broken but this game has very few technical issues. Matchmaking is fast and seamless. You may find issue with the campaign, but not for any technical reasons. Graphics are okay, but the console does manage to stay at a very smooth feeling framerate and the dips in resolution with the new "DSR" system are rarely felt. Voice acting is great from talent like Nathan Fillion but I feel that Locke (Ike Amadi) left much to be desired. However, most of you will be playing multiplayer and in most respects that delivers. The new REC system and the warzone playlist gives the game a much needed shot in the arm. Forge not being delivered in time for release is a big disappointment but hopefully it will be here soon and with great effect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game but a lot of great games coming out

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    Neushane
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    I do not play campaigns much so this review is primarily on the multiplayer (MP) portion of HALO 5. I think the MP looks great and plays smooth. The introduction of the REQ system is a great addition to the game with a ton of upgrades to unlock. I bought the game knowing what to expect since I have played HALO thru all Microsoft systems and this one was no different. I bought this game just to fill the bridge between Destiny and Black Ops 3. Did not expect it to blow me away and it didn't. Going to be traded in once BO3 releases but I just prefer that series more. One day thing I heard about the campaign was the removal of local co-op. I know people enjoyed playing HALO this way and are mad it was left out. -Microsoft said that 343 said their audience primarily plays online but I think they missed a good size audience with local co-op removed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Lackluster

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    Halo5Meh
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    The last Halo game I played was Halo 3, so I had high hopes of being blown away, given all the advances since that game came out. Unfortunately I was less than impressed. Yes the game runs at 60fps, so it's smooth. No doubt about that. But the graphics are just sub par in my opinion. Things just look flat and uninspired. In game footage or not, I found it pretty misleading to show the beautiful teaser videos leading up to the game release just to have actual gameplay be nowhere near the quality. Like not even in the same realm. Gameplay wise, it's ok. Get a friend though. Get's boring quick if playing solo. Like most people I'm more interested in multiplayer. To me, outside of warzone, the levels just seem bare. Maybe there have just been too many good FPS games to come out since my last experience with Halo for this one to impress me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its ok, but so much wasted potential

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    dave2236
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    I have been a Halo player since the original was released. Played so much halo 3 i was in the top 2%in the world and loved halo 4. This game feels and plays more like Call of Duty than Halo. Adding big team battle after a few weeks was an improvement, but the maps are so small and the Spartans run so fast having a vehicle is more of a handicap than an advantage. The micro transaction system may be cool in theory and i don't hate it, but i have opened easily 100 packs and still have not unlocked a DMR,which is by far the most powerful weapon in the game. But what i do have is 20 different assault rifles that nobody cares about. If your not a Halo fan then buy Star Wars Battlefront because that game is more like Halo than Halo 5 is. Plus you can fire the guns on the AT-AT,which is extremely satisfying to blast rebels at point blank range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Utter Disappointment

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    ATrueHaloFan
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    Cop out storyline involving the Precursor/Forerunner Domain even though it was destroyed by the first firing of the Halo Array. Only 3 of 15 missions you can play as Master Chief. There are boss battles in this game. Three times it's one boss, once it's two bosses, and the last boss battle you fight three bosses at once. You have to always play with a team of three others, which don't ever do as you command, because it's obviously meant to be played with four actual players, which makes solo Legendary on this game a pipe dream. The graphics are pleasing, the story progresses nicely, although lacking, and the end is a cliffhanger, but emotional. This game is basically Destiny plus Call of Duty plus some Halo elements. I would not recommend buying it. Just watch a playthrough online.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Taking a step back to go forward

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    GameHeAdSince85
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    I was extremely against the franchise's decision to remove split screen from the game, but they did give you something in return. This is one of the most complete Halo games in the series. Warzone is a great new addition, the req system makes multiplayer a bit more intense, and the graphics look better than ever. There are new ways to play, new moves and strikes, and the story continues to pull you in. The subtraction of the split screen for me is the main reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. I'll never be able to have those Halo tournaments in my own home and that's a real bummer. I understand the change, but still would have wished there was another to help the co-op remain what it was. I've thoroughly enjoyed the game and feel as if the franchise is alive and well. You won't be disappointed with purchasing this game at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend