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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

93%
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game

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    Mateo
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    Classic Halo crazy battles and engagements biggest draw back is no multiplayer on same console

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

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    dgoalie257
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    This game is a blast. The new large battles take some time to get used to, but other than that it is a blast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Multiplayer, Singleplayer is mediocre

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    justinmm357
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    343 really put a lot of effort in the multiplayer, it is a lot of fun and the req system does not feel like typical microtransactions. The campaign is among the weakest of the Halo campaigns and this game does not become what it is marketed as a battle between Locke and Chief.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Halo you have been waiting for

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    Tina
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    I've already spent many hours battling it out on the PvP stratosphere but even if you aren't a fan of competitive FPS there is still the option of playing it's wonderful campaign or even link up with a buddy to play through the storyline with a friend or family. This is the game that convinces folks Xbox is the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Return to Form for Halo Multiplayer

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    Velentar
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    I've played all the Halo games in the past and have always enjoyed the multiplayer a lot, but Halo 4 kind of muddled it up by introducing loadouts. I didn't mind armor abilities introduced in Halo Reach, but they are gone, along with loadouts, which makes for a game that plays a lot more like Halo 3 (the best game in the series), but with the modernization of movement from Halo 4 (every Spartan can sprint and has a small jet booster on their back). That said, the only reason I've played Halo campaigns in the past has been for Master Chief and for achievements, so I'm not too concerned with the shortcomings this one has. Though it lacks them for now, I understand Big Team Battle and Forge are coming soon, which should greatly increase the lifespan of Halo 5 for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good campaign, Bad big team battle MP

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    Phokal
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    Warzone multiplayer requires Burncards (one time use cards) to use extra guns besides the defaults. This means, if you want to pick up the shotgun, you don't go grab it, you use a card. Cards come in packs you have to buy with earned currency or real money. Like a f2p game. But the co-op is still good/solid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Left wondering

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    Scrawler
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    The missions and gameplay feel and look awesome. The guns and different options are plentiful. The problem is the ability to achieve and use guns in the multiplayer battles. With the dozens of different guns you never get to use 95% of them. ive only played about 10 hours online but still am trying to figure out why I can't choose or even earn other guns.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Multi player done right!

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    WilloftheDead
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    The campaign use to be the meat of a Halo game but with this new entry in the series it's most certainly changed. Guns are balanced to perfection grenades all has a purpose. Skins for weapons are only cosmetic as are the helmets and armor you unlock. A lot is borrowed from other FPS like "burn cards" and "battle packs ", these things are purchased with REQ points that are earned by playing online modes. I am leaving so much out but these are strong points to know about . Weak points to Halo 5 are few but the lack of multiple players on the same screen is a huge loss considering that was a staple in the series. At the end of the day I would give it a 4.5 but the site won't allow so I rounded down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Halo for Next-Gen

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    XboxFanatic101
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    Halo 5 is the next installment in the series started by 343 Industries, this time around it has been brought to Xbox One. The gameplay is very familiar and similar to that of Halo 4 on the 360, with a couple new additions such as the Phaton Ship and Plasma Caster gun. The storyline, in my opinion, was not very intriguing. The fact that you only get to play as the iconic Master Chief for a couple missions out of the 15 mission campaign is sort of disheartening. It is apparent that Spartan Locke is the main character of this game. It is a battle between Team Blue and Team Osiris fighting against Promethean and Covenant forces, all while trying to stop Chief from going rogue. It is a fun campaign, but to dedicated Halo fans it may not be too appealing as it was to me. Multiplayer is fun and brings back classics such as CTF, Strongholds, and SWAT. In addition new modes Warzone and Breakout have been added to provide big battlefield wars and close quarters combat. It feels a lot like Halo 4 but is all in all worth it if you want to add this to your Halo collection or if you are looking for a new shooter to play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best Halo game since Halo 2

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    Gondolier
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    I am a longtime fan of the halo series. I have played halo 1-4, Reach, and ODST. Having stated that, I think this is the most enjoyable halo game(as a whole package) since halo 2. Both the campaign and multiplayer modes are very fun to play. The campaign is a bit short around 6-8 hrs long, which is pretty much on par with previous halo offerings. The story on halo is interesting, but can be difficult to follow for those unfamiliar with the books, or don't take during the game to find out more about the story through NPCs and intel that can be found throughout the game. Gameplay is where halo 5 shines. The gunplay is top knotch and really enjoyable whether you are playing campaign or mp modes. The new booster based movements are a nice addition as well as improving upon the forerunner weapons that were introduced in halo 4. The graphics in halo 5 are a very noticeable upgrade from halo 4 and dont disappoint. If you are on the fence about getting this game, because of the negative things stated about the campaign don't let that hold you back. Storytelling has never been the halo series strong suite, despite what others may try to claim. The universe and all the factions and characters involved in the halo universe has made it difficult for developers to tell perfectly coherent stories within the game's cutscenes, which is why there are so many other avenues to obtain more information regarding any given halo story. The strengths of the campaign have been the diversity in combat (shooting flying, driving etc) and an Epic soundtrack playing in the background while fighting large battles filled with various types of enemies in immersive environments. Halo 5 campaign delivers in all of those previously mentioned ways, and the mp is a lot more enjoyable than the past two halo entries due to its meticulous balancing and new game modes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing fun and replay value

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    cap126
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    Although the campaign is a bit disappointing, in terms of storytelling and characters, it's a lot of fun. There are also a lot of huge, intense, scripted setpiece moments as well. It seemed a bit out of place for a Halo game at first, but I grew to just enjoy the rush of those exhilarating moments. There is also a huge freedom of movement that makes up for the smaller and less open levels. Bring a friend too, because co op is loads of fun. The best part about this game though, and the part that certainly does not disappoint, is the multiplayer. Classic 4v4 is back, now called Arena, with various modes that feel more like the good 'ol days of halo 2, except now with an emphasis on enhanced mobility and speed. Warzone is where the real fun is at though. 12v12 battles on huge maps, fighting for control of multiple bases, all the while battling AI enemies and the occasional large boss. It feels so unique and refreshing for Halo that I believe it will offer endless replay value, which is extremely important when you're spending your hard earned cash. I've put in a couple dozen hours of multiplayer already, and it's as addicting and fun as it's ever been, and probably my favorite since Halo 3. If you can look past the the poor storytelling in the campaign and just enjoy it with a friend, then you'll have a blast. And if you're just looking for the next multiplayer game to spent countless hours in, this is your jam. Seriously, 343 did an amazing job with multiplayer, warfare is the most fun I've had in a game in quite a long time. Also, forge will be coming in December, so that will extend the game's fun and replay value even further. And all future dlc maps will be free as well. Huzzah! I rate Halo 5 a 4.5/5, which rounds up to 5 on this review system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Gunplay of the Series

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    Troy
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    In my opinion, Halo 5 has the best gunplay in the series. Firefights have never been so fun. The game looks great at a smooth 60 fps, and the graphics are ok too but there are some jagged edges and rough textures. The story can't really stand on it's own though. I'm only a few missions in but am a little confused, and don't care much for Locke as I did Chief. In terms of difficulty, I'm playing on Heroic solo and haven't had any issues. The multiplayer is excellent. Your standard 4v4 arena modes are back, and they've added a new Warzone mode. 12v12 battles over strategic points on the map with AI opponents. Forge will be added later on this year I believe. Another new addition to the game are Requisition, or REQ, packs. These contain items, weapons, and burn cards similar to Titanfall. You can spend real money on them, or points which you can earn by just playing matches. However, I'm not a fan of microtransactions at all though. I also think that the way the REQ packs are set up unbalance the game. Server stability is not an issue, at least for me. I got burned with Halo MCC, that game did not work properly at all. I haven't seen any issues with 5 so far, and it only took me 10 seconds to get into my first match. I'd like to end this review by saying that a lot of people are giving this game poor reviews due to lack of splitscreen. While I understand their frustration, 343i stated before the game launched that splitscreen would not be included. The game would not be able to run at 60 fps with splitscreen, so they went with that instead. Although not an issue for me, it really annoyed some. Just be an informed consumer and do some research beforehand. Overall, if you like Halo, you will like this game. The campaign leaves some questions unanswered and can be difficult to follow(at least for me), but the gunplay and multiplayer are great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Multiplayer still not as good as Halo 3...

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    goat
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    Multiplayer is still not as balanced or fun as Halo 3 was-- dual wielding is still missing and the balance between shields and health is not quire right. It still feels like 343 Industries is attempting to get Halo to fit in with the Call Of Duty crowd. I believe it's more challenging when a kill takes more than a few bullets to the foot. This is still better than Halo Reach and Halo 4. I couldn't stand Reach long enough to play it, even when Microsoft sent me a free version for beta testing. Halo 4 was way too far gone into the Call of Duty camp to truly be a Halo entry for multiplayer. The campaigns for both of those games were good, though, so it's not like I hated the games completely. The same goes for Halo 5: Guardians-- the campaign is still likable. There are what seem to be rendered cut scenes, though, and those are the most action-packed part of the story. I haven't completely beaten the game, but I was disappointed even on the first mission when I was watching the first 4-person squad running into battle, destroying the covenant while sliding down a snow-covered mountain. By the time I was able to play the level, all that was left was the boring clean up. Also new to the campaign is the idea of 'boss battles.' We've always had Hunters and Wraiths, and then there were Scarabs, etc., but Halo games have traditionally had enemies that can be killed with one or two sniper shots (on normal) and vehicles that blow up with a few plasma grenades or rockets. The boss battle I played was rather frustrating. It took quite a while to kill this particular one, and I kept dying numerous times. Note that your squad mates can revive you, but it's a Gears of War style revive-- you can't revive someone who's past reviving (e.g., blown to smithereens), and there's a time window for them to revive you or you them. All too often I'd have to replay that one boss battle instance with half a team or no team at all, because the checkpoint remembers which team members were alive. However, these boss battles carry over into a new multiplayer mode where 2 teams fight each other to capture bases as well as fighting a third team of AI enemies. Due to the armor/health balance issue mentioned earlier, this mode just doesn't seem fun to me. As you play more multiplayer games, you can unlock cards that allow you to use special weapons and vehicles. Even this was horrible, though, because I'd spawn with the weapon and get killed immediately-- there went my special weapon. Even Scorpion tanks are blown up in less than a minute. I also dislike the 'arena' mode, Halo 5's version of 'Team Slayer' and other traditional game types. The biggest annoyance here is the way power weapons are called out on the map; Halo 4 had the same issue. I enjoyed the way past Halos forced you to explore the maps to find out where the weapons were located; this game has the Gears of War style fight to get to the location where the power weapon spawns, but it also has a timer to tell you when the next time is that the weapon will spawn. Overall, it's a fun game, but I got tired of it quickly. Fallout 4 seemed to be the most fun single player game so far this season, and Call of Duty Black Ops seems to be the most-played multiplayer game among my friends. Hopefully 343 will patch the game soon to fix some of the balancing issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend