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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 7382 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good but could be much better.

    Posted
    kitt1987
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    As a long time player of the Halo series, I decided to try this game out with some friends after convincing me to purchase an Xbox One X console. The gameplay is much better than the previous editions of the title however the arenas/maps that are playable in the multiplayer rounds online leave a LOT to be desired. Once of the inviting factors I have always enjoyed with this title are the opportunities to play in vehicles, well the arenas/maps are so tight and confined it makes it difficult to truly enjoy the experience in a vehicle. In addition, these maps/arenas have a very generic feel to them. Mostly they look and feel they were built and designed by amateurs making their own custom maps on a previous generation console. To make matters worse, the matchmaking is horrible when you are partied up with friends as usually you or one of your friends will not be included in a game you are all selected to play. Apparently this has been one of the many bugs that has plagued this game since the beginning. Sometimes you are resorted to reload the game to get in or even reboot the console altogether. Pretty sad for a game 5 years old that the bugs still plague this game and are not being addressed. As a result I cannot recommend this game for anyone looking for a good multiplayer experience with friends.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's Call of Duty (Halo Edition)

    Posted
    Vaniel
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    I really wanted to like this game. I've been a huge fan ever since the first game and have been invested in the story since the very beginning. I loved the slow, plodding pace of Halo as a shooter. It required you to make deliberate actions. Unfortunately since being handed off to 343, they have turned Halo into just another (lackluster) Call of Duty Clone. This game is now Call of Duty with shields, which is a shame because the new mode Warzone is actually pretty decent. The multiplayer not only feels more like Call of Duty and not a traditional Halo game, but it also throws out many of the fun things that made Halo multiplayer fun in the first place. The single player campaign also leaves a lot to be desired. There are some spots in the game that are breathtaking in the scale of what is going on, but the story line itself is not only utterly ridiculous, but serves absolutely no purpose. Also, Halo 4 and 5 have both ignored some factions of the Covenant completely. What happened to the Prophets? The Brutes? It's like 343 just erased them from existence in the Halo universe. The Flood is also still out there (though the Gravemind was destroyed the Flood would eventually create a new one). There is so much they could have done with this storyline, yet they opt to use an extremely horrible and uninspired choice for the villain. Save yourself the money, and read about everything that happens in Halo 5 online. It should take you literally 30 seconds to read about what happens in the game. I mean, there are three missions that each take 45 seconds to complete. I'm not joking.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Buggy, Microtransactions, and rehashed bosses.

    Posted
    MutilatedxBunny
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    Are you are a absolute Halo Fan boy? Then this is right up your alley. If your looking for a decent FPS, move along. Halo 5 is well, junk. Campaign will take you on the high side, 8 hours to complete and doesn't really give you many answers. The multiplayer is really fun, and exciting....until it crashes, or the people who shelled out $70 for DLC wreck you with their advanced starting guns. Did you want that really cool armor set? Well you better hope RNG system loves you, because it will take you 680 hours to unlock all the armor pieces. You don't earn them in anyway other than requestion perks (Microtransactions currency). Which hey, gives your BR the ability to melt people's faces...unless you know, you didn't buy a ton of stuff, or didn't drop for you. Then you get to face a person, who spent money to have an edge on you. This game was released unfinished and broken. Getting stuck in black screens, having your sound cut out, or the game totally freezing, but not allow you to quit it. Will suck all the fun you could have in multiplayer straight out of it. This game does have tons of potential, and has added some really unique new features to Halo. It could do a lot, but it seems like it was pushed out before testing, and they basically plan to try and fix it later. Wait a while, then buy it once they have patched everything. Then this might be a 4 star game, but RNG ruins everything, especially when it stops being "cosmetic only".

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    only online co-op

    Posted
    cmp2323
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    Let me start off by saying that I’m a big fan of all of the Halo games. I’ve purchased every game ever made and I always looked forward to the next. The new incarnation of Halo is good, but also very disappointing. They have made great improvement to the graphics, controls and overall game play. The problem I have with it is that there is only online co-op. What ever happen to split screen co-op with your friends from home? That is one of the things that set Halo apart from the other franchises. Split screen is what makes Halo so great and they took it away from us. These days they are making it to where you have no choice but to play multiplayer only online. Do the companies not realize that split screen is what make game so good? There are times you just want to sit back and play with you friends or family members from home. Gaming companies need to realize that people not only want to play multiplayer online but also at home. Games like these are better co-op, and you shouldn't have to log online to do it. I can tell you this is a great game if you want to play from your home by yourself. The bottom line is that if you enjoy playing games with your friends together at home, then this isn’t your game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    no split screen. what the ...!

    Posted
    ryne23
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    Great game but really let me down with the lack of split screen. What made the original halo for xbox 360 was the fact that you and 3 of your friends can have epic battles from your couch with split screen and that you could play co-op campaign with a friend. Now that im older I bought this game to play with my wife and kids. Halo was the perfect game for gaming with the family. I never even thought they would take out such an important part of the game when i bought it and i plan on trading it in for black opps as soon as it comes out. Did i say i was disappointed. I mean ill never by another halo game again. Its too bad it seems to be a really good game so if you only play online, are to much of a gamer to do split screen, and have no life then this games for you. For guys like me this is and epic failure and they ruined halo. Thanks 343 industries way to ruin a game. Guess 2 years wasnt enough time to figure it out. Maybe xbox one should only be made with one controller and will make all games one player at home.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bring back Bungie!

    Posted
    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Story is very meh, pvp is OK'ish

    Posted
    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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Lackluster

    Posted
    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: 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: 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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't feel like halo

    Posted
    Squibz
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    The campaign was okay, but it just feels like they ruined the multiplayer. I am a giant halo fan since halo 1 and all of these new features feel forced to the point where its not even fun; however there are some cool aspects about the game. I appreciate the warzone gamemode. It's something new that's not forced and still feels like traditional halo. I also like the REQ packs. An RNG loot system is great because you have no idea what you're getting and you strive for the best stuff. It keeps the game more interesting, but this game's multiplayer is not interesting in the first place. Without spoiling the campaign, I'll just say I liked it. The story telling mechanic they introduce is a little weird at first but catches on mid-campaign.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Same old Halo, nothing new

    Posted
    FearTheGoat
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    I've been a Halo fan since the beginning and was looking forward to this new installment. I was very disappointed with the campaign missions and the new Squad AI. The story left me wanting and didn't do much to extend the great Halo story that I've come to love. If you're a fan, it's worth a play through, but I don't think this is one you'll be wanting to queue back up for another run. Multiplayer was disappointing to me as well. I expected more instead of just more of the same. I did like the new Warzone concept, but it wasn't enough to keep me engaged. With so many other A+ games coming out this month, I decided to trade Halo 5 in after 3 days and save my time for a more worthy title.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Missing Co-Op Split Screen

    Posted
    Broncos777
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    Another great Halo Game and new multiplayer Warzone addition is nice. Maybe wait to get game used or at discount. Not worth $60. Gameplay very similar to halo 3. a little too much cinema for my liking as I'm all about the gameplay, but I'm sure the halo fanboy out there will like the continued story line. What's not so great is my 9yr old and I were very much looking fwd to playing through campaign via split-screen. For the first time in Halos franchise the producers left this game feature out?? So we've resorted to handing controller back and forth. Online multiplayer very strong and should keep you going until COD and Star Wars are available to play. Hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Giant letdown

    Posted
    Disappointed
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    This game and a couple of others were the reason I picked the Xbox One over the PS4. Halo is one of the few games that my wife and I enjoy playing together and we were looking forward to the release of Halo 5. We got ready to play it just to find out that split screen play was no longer an option. Apparently Microsoft made the decision to change the gameplay in order to keep the frame rate at 60fps and not have the graphics suffer. In my opinion it was a bad decision because the graphics are still mediocre for a next gen console. After the amount of time spent developing this game it is a giant bust.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    poor campaign and pay to win req system

    Posted
    halofan
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    The campaign is a disjointed mess where you only play as master chief for 3 of the 15 missions. They should have just called this halo: team Osiris if they intended to relegate master chief to a side character. The touted REQ system in place for the multilayer mode war zone is a disgusting pay to win scheme. They claim it's optional, but opening REQ packs gifts you power weapons and vehicles up to tanks...you can earn points in game but obviously if your playing a group that pays to win...they will all be running around in tanks the whole map and your team will be spawn camped

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Eh. The feel is different from Bungie's Halo games

    Posted
    AnInternetCitizen
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    Full disclosure: I skipped Halo 4, but I have a LOT of hours in Halo 3 and Halo: Reach. The feel of the controls is...really weird. I've never had to tweak controller settings in Halo games before, but in this one I'm still playing around trying to get it feeling OK. There's also a bit of what feels like input lag, but I don't have the same experience playing other games on this TV. Overall, gameplay mechanics remain the same, but the feeling of the game has shifted and made it less enjoyable to me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    HONEY MOON

    Posted
    naits
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    After eagerly waiting in anticipation for over a year for Halo 5 to be released, I can honestly say that in my opinion it wasn't worth the hype. Finishing Halo 4 was an accomplishment: it stayed new, exciting, and challenging throughout the campaign. So far with the campaign mode on Halo 5, it leaves something to be desired. The levels feel like they're all the same with no real "wow event" to make them feel individual. Plus, I'm not a "hardcore" gamer, but on the normal difficulty setting, this game just isn't challenging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not Your Classic Halo

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    Truthdispenser
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    Remember when Halo 2 came out? The Campaign was just as good or better than the original. Then Halo 3 came out and changed Multiplayer forever; freakin' flame grenades man! I don't really remember Halo 4, except that it had jetpacks, the coolest thing ever! Now we have Halo 5, and there ain't no jetpacks, no flame grenades, the campaign is pretty weak - I mean, Cortana, WTF Cortana! And enough with those dematerializing robot things. I miss taking out Covenant grunts to save the Universe. #halo24ever

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Co-op gone bad

    Posted
    djreno
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    Well if you like playing Halo with your family or friends in split screen mode you will be sadly disappointed. You can battle each other or spend the money for xbox live and play against people around the world, but you can't play the co-op mode with someone in the same living room. Overall graphics are pretty good and story line is ok. Weapons are very similar to past Halo editions. I would have still bought it but would have waited until price dropped considerably if I knew about co-op

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Less than 15 hours of gameplay

    Posted
    thatsme
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    The campaign missions were just too short. I don't really care for multiplayer so the missions are all I play. But I was able to complete the solo campaign in less than 15 hours. I'm must a casual gamer so anyone that plays Xbox games on a regular basis should be able to complete it in 10 hours. Very short campaign and confusing story. I still don't know who the Guardians are and I completed the GAME! Save your money and buy it next year at a discount if you must have this game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend