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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%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Game but not Great

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    Mlee814
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    Great Multiplayer but lackluster campaign but overall it's a must buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Multiplayer

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    Enrique
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    Good multiplayer experience, lackluster story, no couch co-op.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's an ok game

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    Rocky
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    If you are a die hard fan, you should get it. But the campaign is pretty short and the story is lackluster.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very meh

    Posted
    timdog
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    The lackluster marketing campaign for the hunt for truth was very upsetting. But the multiplayer held it's own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Most Competitive Halo Yet

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    Samuel
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    Halo 5 offers a suite of multiplayer game modes that will satisfy most competitive players and a campaign that although short, is not forgettable. With the promise of 15 free maps over the next year, Halo 5 is a shooter that will have longevity in a market crowded with mediocre or lackluster content.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Co-Op and Multiplayer

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    THEBRONX
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    FIrst of all, this game probably wouldn't be very enjoyed solo in the campaign. The story is pretty lackluster. With any game, its a ton more fun with friends so play the campaign on Legendary difficulty or pubstomp in the multiplayer playlists.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hopefully 6 is better

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    Crusher524
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    The story was very eh. It felt very lackluster until the end of the game. The box art makes you think it's a Chief/Locke 50/50 split, but you are mainly playing as Locke in this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brings back what Halo is about!

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    HYDE
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    The past Halo games weren't the greatest, Halo 5 comes in with a huge Bang! The multiplayer brings back memories of playing Halo 3 for hours on end and not being bored. The story was a little lackluster for me, but still definitely a 5 star game thru and thru.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Multilayer is great, but single player not so much

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    TheReflectedGod
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    I usually play Halo for the single player experience, but the plot was very lackluster compared to previous installments. The online is great so far. If you play halo for the online then it is money well spent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome multiplayer, lackluster story

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    Mike422
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    Big fan of the halo series. Halo 5's gameplay is some of the best, and multiplayer is outstanding. The campaign was enjoyable but not as good as Reach.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great multiplayer but lackluster story

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    Chewbanza
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    The single player campaign felt short and the story did not match it's marketing campaign. The multi-player is this title's saving grace, as the Warzone mode is something that should be included in all shooters. Teams playing against one another and fighting AI at the same time is a great addition to any game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Edition of Halo (Campaign Lacking)

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    Donnie
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    If you want Halo 5 for the multiplayer then this game will rock your socks off. The campaign is lackluster though as the "search for truth" never really happens. The PvP though, pretty stellar. Not a big fan of the req system but if that's how they're funding the map packs I'm cool with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game, lackluster story and mp

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    Nick
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    The game is very fun to play and very smooth. It looks great but it struggles in a few areas. The marketing leading up the release was very misleading as far as the story goes. And the multiplayer arena only has 5 playlists with only a handful of maps. It has potential but I would wait for more updates if I could go back

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fitting addition to the Halo franchise

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    Tristan
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    The campaign on Normal is lackluster, however the campaign shines when on heroic or Legendary, It is one of the better halo stories to date. However thats not saying much. The multiplayer is a great evolution forward for the franchise, and is top notch. Req system is fair, and not pay to win and I would highly advise any halo, or shooter/sci fi fan to make the leap forward and purchase this product. But Fallout 4 comes out next week, so FALLOUT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic for people looking to get their Halo fix

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    Mnm343
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    While the campaign is lackluster, stricken by short cut-scenes and little insight into the new Halo lore, The multiplayer aspect hasn't felt this good since Halo 2, yeah I said it. The story seems to scratch the surface of how a Halo campaign should play out. Halo 5: Guardians does a very good job going through the motions of a Halo campaign, but lacks the spark that the predecessors had with exception to Halo 4. There are awe inspiring moments in which you get to enjoy how far this series has come, but these moments are few and far in between. The graphics are a technical marvel; the models look just as good as the cut-scene sequences in Halo: MCC done by BLUR. The game runs at a smooth 60 frames per second and an constantly shifting resolution. Do not worry, you won't be able to tell the difference. With this shifting resolution, it helps the game maintain it's buttery smooth 60 frames per second. Where the 60 frames per second seem to shine is the gameplay, and this cannot be shown better than in the multiplayer portion. The game plays like a dream. Session connect times are quick and less convoluted like we experienced in Halo: MCC. The introduction of the Warzone gametype really shakes things up, imagine firefight mixed with regular team slayer and domination from the CoD franchise as well as some MOBA aspects in it, crazy I know. Warzone is point based and the team who reaches the score of 1000 first wins, you kill the enemy team players to gain points and kill mini bosses and full fledged bosses to score even more points. The bosses range from basic enemy types to full on MMO raid bosses akin to Destiny. Alternatively you can capture bases to gain points, and if your team has control of all three bases you can directly attack the enemy's core which earns you a tide turning instant win. This is where the MOBA aspects kick in. Though the score is deducted a point because of the lackluster story, the multiplayer is where this game truly shines. It is a must have if you're a Halo fan and I would give it a try if you're into competitive multiplayer games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre addition to series

    Posted
    MButler
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    Besides the lack of the split screen, which is a whole other issue, the game is very lackluster at best. The control is very loose and unresponsive (even with me having the sensitivity on 10/max). I've only played part of the story mode, which has been ok especially the graphics. Being able to direct squad mates is a plus, but the AI's ability (especially when it comes to them reviving you ) is laughable. They tend to come to your aid like blind lemmings and have total disregard for utilizing common sense in coming to your rescue (i.e.: 2 characters doing covering fire while another takes a reasonable route to assist; instead of 1 AI player after another walks directly in the line of fire and die while you watch helplessly). I've only played a couple of games on Warzone, however I did like battling the other team in the midst of taking on different enemies to score extra points. I'm undecided when it comes to the req pack stuff (purchasing weapons/vehicles while you level up during the match). I need to play some more to have a better understanding of how it works. I would ONLY recommend this to a diehard Halo fan that prefers the multiplayer modes AND preferred to play previous Halo's on a sensitivity level much lower than the max (10)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, not great

    Posted
    ksdjfh
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    Campaign was pretty lackluster and played like an online match, ie you have 3 other squad mates you play with at ALL times. This allows the game to be played co-op or by yourself, though obviously AI controls your 3 other squad mates. The story isn't that great, and honestly if it didn't have Halo slapped on the cover I probably wouldn't have given it a chance. Multiplayer is considerably better than single player, and probably the reason why most people are going to buy this game. There is an insane amount of customization when it comes to your personalized spartan. I think there is somewhere around a 100 different armor outfits, plenty of choice in regards to helmets, and even you can change the color of your visor. You will have to unlock all this content through playing multiplayer though. Gameplay is fast and furious and is quite the treat. If the story had been better I could have seen giving this game a 5/5, but that isn't the case (which is reflected in my review of 4 stars out of 5).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Peter
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    I'm quite disappointed in this game. With all the marketing and build up, the campaign was lackluster. It was way too short, underwhelming, and a seemingly just a marketing tool for Halo 6. I was also disappointed with the teams. You don't get to know Chief's team well at all. The game does not require you to use them, so they are just an added gimmick to me. The only plus was the added narrative. Now, I'm not an online gamer so I cannot attest to the successes in that area. I'm a firm believer that campaigns should always be the focus of a game and not their online content. Overall, I wish there was more substance. I must say that the graphics were quite stunning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bold Changes But Average Experience

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    OutAtom
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    Halo 5: Guardians makes some drastic changes to the formula that launched a major franchise. While these refine the overall gameplay to a brand new standard the campaign is less than stellar. With a lackluster story, short duration and poor pacing Halo 5's campaign could go down as one of the worst Halo campaigns made. If play Halo for multiplayer you're in luck though. Multiplayer is great, allowing for high-speed combat through a diverse array of maps. It's a shame that most unlocks are hidden behind microtransactions, rewarding players who purchase more packs or simply get lucky over those who dedicate time or achieve a certain accomplishment. As a long term Halo fan Halo 5 falls short of all the past games. The campaign, while brilliantly choreographed and graphically amazing, doesn't deliver the same polish feeling that other installments have done. Multiplayer is fun but the underlying system simply is unforgiving, other games rewarded players for dedication and skill; Halo 5 doesn't. If want to jump into the series I recommend going purchasing Halo: MCC, which works now, or Halo 4.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun, yet slightly flawed

    Posted
    MrZippo
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    Halo 5 is a ton of fun. The combat is some of the best I've seen in a Halo game in years, the controls are pretty good, and the multiplayer is top-notch. However, I'm a bit indifferent with the story and campaign. The story written for this is quite lackluster, and seems rushed. I'm a bit disappointed with the story choices they made, and the "twist" - it was quite contrived. Lack of local co-op is also a big miss here. How could they not include that? Just seems very strange not to. People are understandably upset about that and I'm a bit too. Overall - fun Halo game, but it just lacks a few things that keep it from being a five-star.

    I would recommend this to a friend