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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Entry in the Series

    Posted
    Andy
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    I was actually hesitant to buy Halo 5 in the weeks leading up to its release. I've always been a fan of Halo, but something about this game didn't peake /\ my interests. I decided to pick it up anyways and have been very satisfied with the game. The environments are huge and beautiful. You can see for miles and so much is packed in to make the game feel as alive as it can be. The story is interesting, bouncing back between two fire teams while unraveling two sides to a story, just wish there was more Master Chief. They seemed to make the guns feel more unique from one another so whenever you pick up a new weapon, it will change up the experience. Overall, I'm really happy I picked up Halo 5. I really wasn't excited for it but Ive been having just as much fun as Ive had with past Halo games while Ive been playing through this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ultra waste of money game of the year

    Posted
    oxgrey
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    -let see call of duty with spartin suit with different powers up very different style of guns check -gameplay feels like call of duty with a 4 squad with bad at helping to revealing u u can command to help kill yr enemies ok hadn't seen action like since gears of war I check -recycle multiplayer only make war zone fighting oppoents on xbox live & taking on foes then there this other which 4 vs 4 i for get the name but ether take there flag & end the game or defeat yr opponent so that game mode remind me of gears of war u kill opponents on war zone also there course microtransaction it cancer to the video gaming 1 as much i hate halo's multiplayer i still can't rap my brain here u go out online with random's u shoot them until there shield & health is down you'll earn points win or lose ive return that since & im not going back

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gameplay buy lacking in a few areas

    Posted
    windsock
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    Halo 5 is the biggest Xbox One exclusive yet, and in a lot of ways, it delivers. Most of the weapons feel useful this time around, and the controls and game mechanics are as tight and as fun as ever. The campaign is okay, but with a few glaring flaws; first and foremost, it appears Master Chief is being phased out, as he is only playable in 3 missions. This isn't a deal breaker for me, except the new guy, Spartan Locke, is devoid of any personality at all. The second major campaign fumble is their reuse of the same boss over and over. It's lazy game design. As far as the multiplayer goes, it's a huge step up from Halo 4. Warzone is a fun new mode for casual play, but Breakout is the best new mode, with the added intensity of knowing that if you die, you're done for the round. It's a welcome addition to the Halo playlist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not Halo

    Posted
    BigBoss00
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    If you love Halo you'll hate this game. It's not bad, but it's definitely not Halo. 3 out of 15 missions have you playing as chief, the story makes little sense, there is no character development and there aren't any awe inspiring moments. Multiplayer is the highlight, but awkward aiming and overpowered weapons make it hard to enjoy for long unless you're a pro. The new req system makes all your hard work earning points worthless because it's all randomized and doesn't guarantee you'll get anything worth the investment. Unfortunately, as much as I absolutely love every other Halo and as much as I wanted to love this installment, it's very simply the weakest in the series. The whole thing felt like one big stepping stone to Halo 6 and here's hoping 6 is much improved.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ugh the FOV

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    JadedGamer
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    Let me preface this by stating that not only do i own every current console but ALSO a top of the line built by myself gaming PC that would make most hardcore PC builders sweat a little . Now that this is out of the way I will keep this short and sweet The Field of View on this game is absolute GARBAGE ...i mean seriously its as if were a horse wearing blinders that can only see what is DIRECTLY in front of us ... This is a real miss in my book and one that could have been easily fixed. In fact this is a huge part of what lost the 5th star for me. Gameplay is some of the best ive had in a Halo Game. Multiplayer map packs will all be free as promised by 343 The ending is on par with Halo 2 .... for halo fans you know what im talking about You barely get to play as master chief ...but Locke is still pretty cool

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worthy of the name Halo

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    Spaz
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    The Halo 5: Guardians campaign delivers the thrilling action that fans expect from the series, but the story is lacking. Exciting plot twists at the beginning and end are marred by a middle that fails to keep up. Returning characters from previous games are a welcome sight, but new characters fail to add much else. Multiplayer is an improvement from Halo 4. New gameplay features make it more fast-paced than any previous game in the series. Arena and Warzone modes will satisfy old fans and newcomers alike. Sadly, the robust customization of Forge and the cooperative-reliant Firefight are both missing here. Halo 5: Guardians is not a flawless game, but those flaws are minor when compared to the overall experience. It is a worthy installment in the storied franchise, and a welcome addition to the Xbox One library.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic Halo

    Posted
    MisterChef
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    Halo 5 is a good continuation of the story and feels like a throwback to Bungie's previous work. The campaign is a little different since you have a team supporting you through the campaign. Personally I felt it was annoying with the chatter and it takes away from the feeling of having the world on your shoulders. Overall it was a fun campaign and I'm sure I will be visiting it again as I have done with previous installments. The multi-player is a lot smoother with the 60 fps and the ability to grab ledges. The focus on faster game play puts it on part with Titanfall and CoD Advance Warfare. The online aspect can become frustrating if you don't take the time to invest in getting better but otherwise highly recommend. The overall package is great and will keep you coming back... just until Fallout 4 is released.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Kenny
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    I was so hyped for this game that I bought an Xbox One just to play it. I beat the campaign on normal in a little over 5 hours, which is pretty sad considering the developers said it would be twice as long as Halo 4. The campaign itself contains 15 missions, 3 of them are only about 2 mins long each and only consist of running around and talking. You play as Osiris Team a total of 9 times and as Blue Team 3 times. The game was advertised like we were going to be hunting the chief down, I thought it was going to be an epic journey, but it turned out to be the biggest disappointment of 2015. The multiplayer is alright, REQ packs aren't to big of a deal imo and we're going to be getting some free maps so that's something. All in all I bought Halo 5 looking forward to the story and it left me bitter and deceived.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Single player experience

    Posted
    Dabizkit
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    I'm a fan of the Halo series and this latest installment did not disappoint. The graphics are the best of the series (obvi) and controls haven't changed much. The storyline is great and the campaign isn't too long but enough to be satisfying. It's quick if you just blow though the levels to reach the end but you'll spend a good tens of hours if you have it on max difficulty and if you want to collect every single collectible or reward. You won't have the epic boss battles of Gears of War or the like but there's plenty of challenging enemies and mini bosses. My review doesn't include the multiplayer experience because I don't play multiplayer. =) For those casual gamers like me looking for a good shoot up first person, this is a must pick up for your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unplayable game with no support!

    Posted
    XandMan
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    This game errors out 90% of the time with an error: Error authorizing user with Halo 5: Guardians services. You will be unable to access online modes. Press A. And then that's it! After doing an online search, hundreds of other users have this problem, and 343/Microsoft tech support resolution is. Hard reset your Xbox. ie: turn your XBox off and on! Really?!?!?! At any rate, that doesn't work! What does work is, don't play for a weeks, come back and try again, it might work. If it doesnt, come backing another few weeks, it might work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid Game, Lacks Story

    Posted
    misebring
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    I'm a fan of the franchise and have been waiting for this release for some time. I must say though I was rather underwhelmed, the story seems to be lacking, that's a big reason I play the franchise. Perhaps it was all the buildup and hype surrounding the game that led to the disappointment. It's a bit like the StarTrek movies.. the odd ones are so-so.. but the even ones are amazing. Having said that the game-play itself felt really polished and fluid. I enjoyed the campaign despite the seeming lack of story depth. Multiplayer is good although that's not my cup of tea... I'll be interested to see what they do with it in the future. Overall the replay-ability just isn't there for me right now, which is disappointing. Perhaps i'll pick it up again in a few weeks but for right now it's 'on the shelf'.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Like it!

    Posted
    willdeal777
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    I'm not a multiplayer fan at all, but I love single player games. I've played every Halo game and so far this one is pretty good based on how much of the game I've played. I like how the story is being told in this release of the game. The controls seem to be mostly the same but there are a few things to get use to. The graphics are ok, and I love how they have integrated a lot more enemy AI varieties during missions, and I also like how they've invoked an AI team for Lock and the Master Chief...and for some reason having females on those teams just adds game character, like REACH. The character conversations in my opinion add value to the game with more communication exchanges aside from just having that be the Chief and Cortana when you compare to the past Halo installments. I like this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally the Halo experience you've been waiting fo

    Posted
    Bear
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    I was skeptical at first with this game. But my fears were quickly replaced by excitement as it started to deliver everything I could dream of and more. Blasting enemies with an arsenal of over 65 million different weapons combinations. Jumping over goombahs and koopa troopas like Scotty Poppins. Pulling up my codec and flirting with Mei Ling. This game has it all. The scene where Mad Max shows up and teaches you bullet time brought me to tears, and my mind was blown when Master Chief actually reached out of my tv and slapped 5 with me, then gently brushed my leg with that "hey how you doin" kind of look in his faceplate before blowing up a children's hospital full of super saiyan creeper gouls. Kratos' guest appearance felt a bit forced though. All in all I give it a 7.5: not enough Charizard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good game, Disappointing by Halo standards

    Posted
    Matt
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    My biggest critique of this game is the storyline and the change in gameplay while playing as Master Chief. The story just sort of pushes along with no real hook to draw me more interested in the story. Part of the reason could be due to switching between two different characters ( Chief and Locke ) throughout the story which makes it convoluted and sometimes frustrated to stay engaged. It bothered me to play as Master Chief and have the same attributes and move set as Locke which completely veers away from the traditional Halo formula. Although I haven't played much online, it is a lot of the same and some modification. It has made a small step toward an RPG style system while keeping the fast pace FPS style of Halo 4 and COD. ...neither of which is my cup of tea, but that is only my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good continuation of Story

    Posted
    Stephen
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    Halo 5 was a great continuation of the Master Chief story.....until you start playing Locke. Seeing Locke from Halo: Nightfall and Buck from Halo 3: ODST as newly minted Spartans on a team to track down Master Chief was a bit of a stretch. No backstory was given as to why they would be picked or volunteer for it. On the other hand, the Blue team consisting of Master Chief and his fellow Spartans was a welcomed change. You get to see the dynamic and brotherhood between the characters. All in all Halo 5 is a great game with a good plot line in the campaign. It has a good feel to the weapons and most of the characters are fleshed out pretty well. The Multiplayer is pretty good and is still striving even this long after its release. Worth the pickup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nothing to write your friends about but decent

    Posted
    mtamb
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    If the multiplayer wasn't as fun as it is, I would have dropped this a star. The single player campaign is pretty bad story wise and in overall enjoyment, it's short and all over the place. The AI is pretty awful and I ignore them most of the time expect when they are really needed in legendary mode, but that would also bring the review down another star just reviewing that. The multiplayer is where the fun is at, slayer, swat, etc. the game is clean and crisp and once you get used to the play it's fun. The ranking systems still seems off but that might not matter to a lot of people. However, the req packs and warzone is not something I will generally play and it is a let down unless you have friends on. Another issue here is no co-op or multiplayer on the same system, no beuno.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t Feel Like Halo

    Posted
    Surragard
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    Campaign: It’s like the devs made a generic shooter then decided it needed to be Halo so they customized it. Campaign storyline is horrendous and is not engaging and I’ve never felt like I was going through the motions like this is a Halo game. I wanted to love the Republic Commando inspired squad controls but ultimately this doesn’t have any tactical feel to it. Multiplayer is exactly the same as Halo 4 so if you liked that then you will like this but other than a few gimics with power ups it’s tge same. Free maps are an interesting concept. Micro transactions have an effect in combat but you don’t feel heavily disadvantaged if you’re not using them. This just doesn’t feel like Halo anymore.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Alright Game

    Posted
    LongLiveTheGuac
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    This installment in The Halo series doesn't disappoint as far as the game play that has made this franchise the icon that it is. The faster frame that the Xbox one provides along with stunning lightsourcing makes this title fast-paced, blur-free eye candy. The two star deduction comes from the elimination of local play and from the ridiculous file size that took the good part of a day to install on 20 megabit download speed. The end user should have more say as to what additional files are part of the download package. The lack of local play is part of a growing trend and smacks of the snobbery that elite purist gamers believe you should buy into. Many a memory was built while playing countless hours of slayer with friends via system link

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but marketing is really misleading.

    Posted
    kemperjones
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    If you come into Halo 5 expecting a riveting story about a tense rivalry between longtime series star, Master Chief, and newcomer Agent Locke, you are in for a disappointment. The marketing leading up to release did a wonderful job of painting a picture that doesn't exist in the final product. That's not a knock against the game. It does have a pretty good story and the gameplay is as good as it's ever been. My only major complaint is that they eliminated the feeling of isolation and being a one-man army by hampering you with 3 squad mates throughout the whole campaign. Whether you're playing as Chief or Locke, they'll always be following you around. I understand that this was done to facilitate 4 player co-op play, but I feel that it really took away from the game's mood.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's fun but there is a major gripe

    Posted
    Oldschool
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    I have loved all the Halo games, and I enjoy this one as well. If you are a Halo fan who plays alone on your tv and enjoys the multiplayer aspect the most then this is a perfectly fine sequel for you to enjoy. However, if you enjoy playing split-screen with a partner at home then I have bad news because that aspect is gone. Campaign also seems relatively short and unsatisfactory. You can of course play with friends online, but the days of couch co-op are gone for now and I really really dislike that because I have always played at home with friends and family. But it's pretty fun for what it is and looks great. I really hope they bring back split-screen in the future because otherwise I might not come back for another sequel.

    I would recommend this to a friend