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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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stunned (in a bad way)

    Posted
    KingFam
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    After the perpetually long wait for a TRUE next gen peek at what the Master Chief is bringing in this most recent installment I am completely and utterly disappointed. I, unlike I suppose everyone else that read all of the blogs and forum posts about this upcoming title, didn't even think to check if local multiplayer would be offered in this game before purchasing because, to me, it was a no brainer. I mean, come on....it's HALO...the franchise that pretty much invented multiplayer FPSs...just because all of our systems our internet connected these days doesn't mean people don't still enjoy classic, split-screen multiplayer on the same couch with a couple of their closest friends or relatives! We are just going to toss the capability to the side as a unnecessary "luxury"? In fact, I would say in a series like Halo, it is absolutely a requirement to continue the tradition. I find this aspect in the evolution of gaming deeply dissatisfying. The promotion of gamers, and children of gamers to hole up in dark rooms alone, chatting away at people they can't see and many times don't know instead of the enjoyment of 4 players on a big screen, screen-peeking, and trash talking until the wee hours of the morning. And don't give me that "online multiplayer is playing with other people and being social!". NO, it's not...no matter how much online interaction you have, it is not real life...it is listening to 8 year olds that shouldn't even own a copy of a game like this, scream obscenities and be completely and utterly obnoxious to the point that the button tree combo to get to enable "mute all" is permanently engrained in our muscle memory as a result of being forced to do it at the start of every match. I get it though I suppose, after all, having 3 extra controllers is way more expensive than having to use up another TV in my home, buy an extra Xbox One, second Xbox Live membership#thanks to the next gen membership "re-structuring" #, and another copy of the game just so me and my son and I can play together is WAAAAYYY cheaper...oh wait...no it isn't.... I understand this is a non-issue to most single gamers that don't have kids, and I guess that is where the industry is choosing to focus their attention, but as a classic gamer raised on a NES and now raising 3 gamers of my own, this "death" of the local multiplayer world has pretty much just solidified my stance that FPS's are now completely worthless to me. They want to make more money by forcing everyone to have a copy on their own individual XB1? Seems to me that alienating the entire demographic of "gamer families", with relatively higher median incomes than your average 18-32 yr old single gamer is a gutsy play. It's Microsoft, so they will do what they want and still make a ridiculous amount of money, but for this franchise, removing the one aspect of the game my son and I were actually looking forward to is appalling. If I could return it I would, and I won't buy another game that has a '1' on the back of the box next to the number of players, probably for the rest of my life.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Halo 5 was a huge disappointment Christmas morning

    Posted
    pile0g00

    I wanted to get away from Xbox and get a PlayStation for this generation of consoles. My kids, however, wanted the Xbox to play Halo. I, of course, got them Halo 5, an Xbox One, 1 year of gold, and 3 extra controllers. After my kids anxiously waited, for what seemed like forever, for the Xbox to install this stupid game. The kids all sat down with a controller in hand and launched Halo 5. Their disbelief and disappointment was real. Halo was turned off and another game install began.... Sigh, $600 dollars wasted. Not having local split screen is like some old bitty adding raisins to your favorite desert or a cream filled treat that no longer has a cream filling. You are all excited for the seemingly inevitable good feeling you get when bite your favorite treat, but then there is a terrible surprise. 343 Industries you have failed this game and many loyal Halo fans with your irresponsible handling of Halo. Not all Halo players have real life friends that enjoy casually playing Halo and they will come to your defense; however, many do. You have ostracized those players and you have closed opportunities to attract new players. Many of my real life friends purchased Halo after playing it at my house. They would then come over and hook up their Xbox and invite more Halo newbs to come join the fun and the cycle continued. After my kids had some time to get their split screen and local multi-player gaming needs met in much more popular and non-platform exclusive games… double sigh. They went back to Halo to try out the lonely single player campaign that interestingly enough involves working with a squad of computer scripted teammates… Even my youngest son could see the irony in that. Take away split screen co-op and put you in with a squad of scripted teammates. Then they are told that they are to hunt down their beloved Master Chief… What? At one point my son wondered if he just let himself die, if he could continue the rest of the story as Master Chief. No such luck, you are forced to play as a guy that you want to see loose. Those are the 3 primary reasons why my kids were so disappointed with this broken game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Game

    Posted
    Jordan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This game is horrid. After the Halo 4 catastrophe I was hoping for a franchise-redeeming game, but this one fails harder than 4 did, if that's even possible. The story is terribly weak and there's painfully little of Master Chief and his team in it. Of the 15 missions in the game, Chief and his team are in only 3 of them. They brought Cortana back after killing her off in 4., and she has no reason to act the way she does in the game. It's all contrived. None of the characters get any real development as the game progresses. They're all flat, wooden and lifeless. For as much screentime as Locke gets he never gets any kind of development. He goes from hunting Chief to suddenly helping him, as if all he needed was Chief to beat him senseless once to straighten him out (which happens, in an uncontrollable cutscene). In fact, a large part of the narrative is cutscenes instead of gameplay. It's more like you play the game strictly to make it to the next cutscene in order to advance the story, instead of the mission itself advancing the story. I bought the game the day it came out. I've played through the campaign once just to have done so and experience the story. Played a little multiplayer, which is terrible. The game has gone too far away from its roots and now is just another boring generic arena shooter. I have more fun in Destiny, and Destiny is a painfully flawed game. Warzone mode was supposed to be fun, but it's just chaos, and you can easily get hot-dropped into a game on the losing team, with no way out. If you quit, it reflects badly on you. If you stay, you lose, which reflects badly on your record. No win. Bungie had these problems in 4 and apparently have not fixed them. Overall Bungie dropped the ball with Halo 4 and butterfingered it with Halo 5. I have no faith 6 will be any different. If you started gaming in the last 2-3 years, you might like Halo 5. If you like COD or Battlefield, you'll probably love Halo 5's multiplayer. However, if you're an older gamer that has been with Halo since it launched 15 years ago, you probably wont like it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bannhammer strikes

    Posted
    BudaVision

    This is the worst Halo game in franchise history. 343i continues to drag this once proud game into the gutter with releases such as the Master Chief Collection and now H5 guardians. To start, this campaign is comparable to the standard Call of Duty campaign, with little thought put into the characters or story. Halo 5 focuses all of its efforts on multiplayer. While the MP is entertaining, the lack of quality maps and competitive only style of play makes Multiplayer become a boring and repetitive in a very short period of time. Not to mention, 343i are "ban happy" and players will be unable to play for 8 hours at a time for "quitting" but should you get dropped from the game mid match due to their servers, it's viewed the same as quitting. 343i needs to walk away from Halo before they kill this great franchise.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it, not a Halo game

    Posted
    NickT13
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I didn't read any reviews or anything about the game before it came out so I didn't spoil anything for myself. Big mistake. There will be SPOILERS ahead so stop reading now if you really don't want to know. This is a Halo game in name only. You only play as Master Chief for 3 missions. The rest of the time you play as Spartan Locke. Halo is Master Chief, I bought it so I could be Master Chief. I don't want to be some other spartan hunting him down, that boring. Especially when the confrontation finally happens and its very underwhelming. I haven't even finished the game because I dislike it so much. Thank god Fallout 4 came out the next week or else I'd have nothing to play. I don't think I'm going to finish the game to be honest. From what I've heard about the ending, its very disappointing. They should have made Halo 5 be a Master Chief game and then made a spin off like ODST that happens concurrently with Halo 5 where you play as Locke and you're hunting Master Chief. Call that one Halo: Guardians. That would have been way better than what they gave us. And there hasn't been a good multiplayer since Halo 3

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    No split-screen co-op

    Posted
    RifterAD
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Although it's gameplay is very good...and this is in comparison for any FPS (not just past Halo games#. Unfortunately, the downfall of this game is that it does NOT have any split-screen multiplayer mode!!! In the past, this single feature is what kept my friends and family coming back to Halo since it's inception! Half the fun is being around others when they are reacting to what just happened in the game! Since all of the past Halo's had this feature, I simply pre-ordered this without reading a preview. Needless to say, I won't make that mistake again because my family and I were extremely disappointed when we excitedly huddle around the TV with controllers in hand as the game loaded up. It was such a let-down, no one wanted to play the game so the next day, we traded it in at GameStop for the Master Chief Collection #which was WELL worth it). I would only recommend this to friends who don't care about the missing split-screen abilities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ultra waste of money game of the year

    Posted
    oxgrey
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    -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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unplayable game with no support!

    Posted
    XandMan
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Half a game should get priced at half price

    Posted
    GuinnessGoldendDoodle

    No LAN, no split screen co-op, no split screen multiplayer, no Forge, no Big Team Battle, no Firefight or Spartan Ops. What's included So-so campaign with drop-in drop out online co-op only (with no matchmaking) Arena style multiplayer Warzone - smash together Big Team Battle with Titanfall grunts and a few bosses and then add in pay to win microtransactions. Arguably Warzone is the most fun of the modes; however, playing against teams willing to pay money to win detracts heavily. In theory Forge is coming in December but as with most things from 343 this will slip. In my humble opinion the game is worth a buy at $30 as it's missing most of the features that were in past games.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst Halo Yet

    Posted
    neverGETTINGrefurbished

    The campaign is boring. There is only one boss, who is just a harder version of a typical enemy. The various levels just make you fight more of the same "boss". The levels are very straight forward with no thought required beyond "shoot aliens". The multiplayer is very unbalanced and inconsistent. The system for putting you with similar leveled players is HUGELY flawed. Since gaining my level i have never come close to breaking even in k/d. Before the rating it was at least a 50/50 chance. After this I'm never getting a Halo game again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Die hard Halo fan from beginning

    Posted
    Trouble
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Sorry, Got this home, didn't even open it! Returned it and traded it for the new Call of Duty III. When I flipped it over I noticed the campaign was SINGLE PLAYER ONLY..bad decision MS. Split Screen is what we love and made Halo what is was back then...you took it away so I have no desire to play it without my husband. Sad to see the end of an era, but had that feeling it was going to happen when Bungie stepped away from it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Microsoft has alot of nerve calling this "Halo"!

    Posted
    joes
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    In my opinion, this is the worst Halo I have every played. I though Halo 4 was a P.O.S., but this latest incarnation is a real pile of garbage. I'm done with 343 Studios. I wish I had never purchased Halo 5. Single player campaign is way too easy, and way to short! Multiplayer is designed to play like Call Of Duty in many respects. Now don't get me wrong, I love Call of Duty, but Halo is not supposed to be anything like COD!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    another step backward for halo

    Posted
    rxl209
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    a good game hampered by the removal of split screen, sub par graphics, and the worst partner ai in gaming history. playing it on normal makes the campaign 4 hours long and increasing the difficulty while lengthening the game exposes the terrible ai. the co op isnt drop in drop out so if you start the single player game and decide to play co op you have to start the entire game over. the multiplayer is average at best with a flood of microtransactions. id pass on this game

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst Halo Ever

    Posted
    KBlack1985
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This has to be the worst Halo ever made. It has about 2 game modes... story mode which u can not play split screen with someone over your house. And the online slayer and warzone. Its very basic. You can not make your own levels like other halos. And you can not make load outs. They are working off a transaction system now. U buy a pack of cards and u might get a piece of armor. There are more issues like it being more a grenade tossing game than a shooter but that's besides the point.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Just terrible/poor

    Posted
    Jonnyboy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This game is poorly put together, after so many years they have successfully gone backwards. Absolute waste of money, multiplayer is border line pathetic, the campaign is painfully boring and I would be embarrassed to recommend this game to a friend. There is nothing positive to say about this game other than the opening scene that has nothing to do with the actual gameplay or abilities of the characters.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Posted
    HaloFan

    Single player review only - not multi. I had to offset the fake positives here. Halo 5 stinks. Lame story line. Same repetitive fighting (incredibly boring). Would call it an appetizer for Halo 6 but if you were served this appetizer in a restaurant, you'd send it back. Seriously - the previous Halos are so far better than this one. Maybe they need to get Bungie back because man, I do want my money back on this shell of a Halo.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Total waste of money, is a game for rich people

    Posted
    Binael

    This is probably the first mass shooter multyplayer game that does not allow the user with the friends unless they don't pay extra cash. This game allow only one per per console and does not have local lane features. That mean even if you are villing to own one game and console for player you still have to pay xbox live gold if you wanna play with friends, that is the only purpouse of the games. Don't waste your money on this or the xbox one

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Honestly, Giant Money Grab by 343

    Posted
    kmckeever
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I was hoping for more after the MCC fiasco only to be let down entirely. 3/4 of the way through the campaign and I honestly have not a clue what is going on or why I should even care. Washed out scenery and mediocre multiplayer. The only reason to buy this is for Warzone and then you have to spend like crazy on REQ packs to keep up with the rest of the players so in all definitely not a good purchase

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a good game.

    Posted
    Halosux117
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This game is literally one of the worst in the franchise. I purchased it because I loved Halo 3 and Reach and figured a Halo game dedicated to the next generation console should surpass my standards. It did not. If you get this game for campaign then fine do as you wish, but for the multiplayer... just don't. The multiplayer is awful the spawn sucks and you can't customize anything like you used to.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed no splitscreen

    Posted
    SideshowArt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Since the very first halo there has been splitscreen multiplayer. This was a great way to play with people in your house. My son has just begun playing halo last year and it has been fun playing the older halos through the splitscreen even though they are last gen. We were both looking forward to this release but were so let down that they took this feature out. Not really worth playing without.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend