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Halo 5: Guardians - Xbox One

Model: U9Z-00030SKU: 9441137

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I expected

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    haloxk9
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    Halo 5 is exactly what I would expect from a Halo game. I found the campaign, despite complaints of being short, superficial, or misleading, to be very enjoyable, particularly if you have knowledge of the Halo books. Without them, it is certainly possible that some plot points will go over your head. Overall, it took me about 8 hours, which I was perfectly comfortable with. The pacing was great, the story was typical Halo fare, and I found the purchase to be worth it for the campaign alone. The game also features new gameplay changes, such as the ability to aim down sights with any gun, a thruster pack that lets you quickly dodge to the side, the ability to sprint at any time, and the ability to launch a "ground-pound" attack from the air. All of these are incredible changes that really serve the mix the Halo formula up while still keeping things comfortably familiar. The online multiplayer is also a blast. The Arena mode is similar to the multiplayer offerings of previous games, and should be familiar to players. There are small changes to the classic slayer format, like countdowns to weapon spawns, but overall it is a very similar experience. One standout addition is the Breakout mode. This is a mix of SWAT mode and capture-the-flag, where two teams of 4 players, without shields, attempt to eliminate the opposing team or else bring the flag back to their own side. These rounds are quick, intense, and brutal. The other major new addition is the Warzone mode. This is a huge 12v12 competition where you score points by either eliminating enemy players, capturing and holding bases, or killing AI enemies. Matches go for about half an hour or so, which is personally a bit long for my taste. I felt that this mode was really dragged out, and was at the mercy of the new Req system. These are packs of virtual cards which can be bought using either real money (for anywhere from a few dollars for a bronze pack to 25 dollars for the premium Warzone pack) or Req points, which are earned in-game. These packs can contain anything from new cosmetic types of armor or emblems, which are unlocked permanently, to one-used items such as the ability to call in a scorpion tank or rocket launcher. The ability to use these cards still has to be earned in the match, so it is not totally unbalanced, but people who are willing to spend real money still have a clear advantage. It takes an hour or two of playing Arena to buy one gold Req pack, or about 20 minutes to buy a bronze one. In summary, I wouldn't buy Halo 5 if this mode is the only one you are interested in. It is a fun diversion for one or two matches, but each match drags on for too long for it to remain fun. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Halo 5. The campaign was exactly what I expected, the new gameplay changes are fantastic, the Arena mode was also familiar with a few nice twists, and the Warzone mode was slightly disappointing but still mildly entertaining. I highly recommend this game.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game

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    boojiboy
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    Halo 5: Guardians is a great game. The graphics are great on the xBox One. Levels are beautiful, both in multiplayer and campaign, and of course as always, the music and sound effects are some of the best in gaming. I definitely love it the campaign, but won't deny there are problems. The campaign was shorter than I had anticipated, and there were about 3 campaign levels where all you did was walk around talking to 2 or 3 individuals. These levels really seemed out of place and a waste of time to be honest. The characters were all enjoyable and fantastic, albeit a few could have used a little more development, specifically Fire Team Osiris, but I suppose there's always Halo 6 for that, hopefully. The rest of the levels were great, large with plenty of ways to approach the frequent large and intense firefights. Fighting as part of a Spartan squad instead of a lone gunman was extremely enjoyable, and the friendly AI was superb. It may leave a little to be desired, but the campaign is most definitely solid and enjoyable. The multiplayer, unlike the campaign, is rejoiced by all, and for good reason. It's the best the franchise has ever had, yes even better than Halo 2. The level designs are really well done, and for the first time it feels like every gun is useful. The thrust boost and the clambering on edges are new, but when using them it feels like they've always existed and adds a lot more depth to the fights and navigation. The two new modes, Breakout and Warzone, are hands down the best parts of the multiplayer. Breakout is fast-paced and easy to play over and over for hours. Warzone is the evolution of Big Team Battle and it's amazing. There's a multitude of ways to help your team, go around killing the enemy, defending your bases, capturing the enemy bases or hunting down and eliminating the AI bosses for points. The REQ system is handled well, and adds some real strategy to playing. Do you rush weapons for an early advantage or save up to get a hefty vehicle later? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. All said and done, Halo 5: Guardians is a fantastic game that does not disappoint. Unlike Halo 4, I definitely see Halo 5 having a long life, thanks to the excellent combat, new modes, and the knowledge of all upcoming DLC maps for free. If your a Halo fan of any degree, or just an all-around FPS gamer, definitely make sure to pick up Halo 5: Guardians. You won't regret it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe the bad reviews!

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    There's a lot of pushback against Halo 5, and I'm at a loss to explain why. For starters, this is one of the best campaigns of any Halo game. If you enjoy vehicles, 10 of the 12 combat levels (there are 3 non-combat levels too) feature vehicles. The action is tight and the game is well paced. Just when you may be getting bored with what you're doing, the game gives you something new and exciting to do. There's a lot of replay value here. And when you're not playing single-player, check out the new Warzone mode. It has it's frustrations, but it's chaotic, rewarding fun. The mode puts you against other players AND enemy AI enemies with a ton of vehicles and power weapons thrown into the mix. Don't miss it. As for some of the complaints, yes, the story ends on a cliffhanger. Halo 2 did the same. At the time, it was an outrage, but now Halo 2 is widely viewed as one of the best campaigns out there. It also doesn't feature the Master Chief prominently. He's here, but you'll only play as him for about three of the 12 combat missions. But Spartan Locke is a decent stand-in and aided by Edward Buck from ODST (voiced expertly by Nathan Fillion) it's easy to care just as much for Team Osiris as Master Chief's crew. The most substantive complaint is that there is no split-screen play. It's true that's a significant loss, particularly for those who routinely play couch co-op, but it's hardly a deal killer. I usually play online with friends and the co-op opportunities in Halo 5 are significant. You can now jump in and jump out of a friend's game with ease, taking the role of a squadmate. My hope is that 343 works to restore split-screen play with the release of Halo 6, mostly so I can play it with my son and daughter when they're old enough. But for now, just now that Halo 5 is a highly polished experience. The game runs smooth even when throwing lots of enemies at you, the campaign is fast paced and fun, and the multiplayer is innovative and fresh. If you like Halo and aren't too upset about losing split-screen co-op, you'll probably love it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Addition to the Halo Universe

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    TyBlackwing
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    PLOT Master Chief has gone AWOL and Fire Team Osiris is tasked with tracking him down. The campaign is about 8 hours long on Heroic. There is plenty of challenge and good level design. It progresses the story of Master Chief and the Halo Universe. The game features great cut scenes like previous Halo games and this one has stepped up the action with jet packs and acrobatic parkour scenes. GRAPHICS AND AUDIO The graphics are top notch in both the cut scenes and during gameplay. I even liked the subtle details such as the different HUDs for each character. The music is again excellent and exactly what you would expect from a Halo game. GAMEPLAY AND MULTIPLAYER The gameplay is reminiscent of Halo 3, fast paced but still tactical. I enjoyed the new elements such as aiming down the sights, the dash boost, ground pound, and sprinting to name a few. The multiplayer is back to the likes of Halo 3 including slayer, team swat, and swatnums. The new warzone mode is a very nice addition to the game and features different tactical elements than in the smaller multiplayer fights. The REQ system takes a little getting used to and I'm not sure how I feel about it. You can buy REQs with money ($2.99) or in game earned currency. The REQs have permanent items like armor and skins and temporary items like different weapons and vehicles. Think Call of Duty Advanced Warfare for the armor and weapon skins, but they are permanent. This is how you customize your Spartan's appearance. The temporary items remind me of Titanfall's card system, where when you use an item in the match it's gone. OVERALL 9/10 it is has a great and engaging campaign, excellent graphics and music, and a lot of replay value in the multiplayer sections with traditional modes and the new warzone mode. I would have liked to see a little longer campaign and definitely wanted more after I finished it. Other than that it has the same great Halo feel with all the guns you know and love.

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  • 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 is 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love the game

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    mattm
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    Wow so this game wasn't by any means what I expected. The stunningly smooth 60FPS is a refreshing advancement for the Xbox One hardware over some other current generation games that have been offered. While I am not a fan of the game not being 1080p, the graphics are stilt stunning and provide moments of awe during the campaign when I simply had to stop, put down the controller, and look at the beauty. I found the storyline enjoyable, if not a tiny bit hard to follow at times. Never once during the story did I feel like I was mission out on action though. While there is the standard go from point A to point B format of any FPS shooter, it manages to keep your attention the entire time. Multiplayer is where this game truly shines though with excellent advancements in the Arena and brand new addition of Warzones. My only complaint about multiplayer is that I don't have enough time to play it more! The REQ packs being both in game currency and available for cash make it easier though for players that have little time to play the game, but still want to get cool non-game breaking items. On average I found myself playing for about an hour of multiplayer to get enough REQ points to purchase a gold pack which in real cash is $2.99. The Halo 5 experience also branches out online to the halowaypoint website and allows you see cool stats, join a Spartan company (group of friends), and check out your cool REQ gear. Overall I wouldn't hesitate to suggest this game to any Xbox owners or even to get people interested in Xbox One.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Halo multiplayer yet

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    Spoony
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    The campaign story may not be everybody's cup of tea, but it was fun. I finished the game on heroic and I would say the difficulty is easier than Halo CE Halo 2 and Halo 3 with the exception of boss battles. You encounter bosses in a way, more so than in previous Halo games. The missions are designed for co-op play, although I played the entire game single player and enjoyed it, the bosses would be so much easier with a human companion as the AI team you command is underwhelming at times. The longevity and replayability is in the multiplayer, and this is the best Halo multiplayer to date. It keeps up with the times by speeding gameplay up, but still retaining that classic halo feel. It brings me back to my glory days of Halo 2. This game feels very well balanced and all weapons feel effective and useful. 343i will be adding more gametypes and all map dlc will be free! This keeps from separating your online population. When you play any multiplayer mode you earn req points which can be spent on req packs, which give you access to weapon skins across all game types and weapons and vehicles to be used in Warzone. You can purchase req packs with real money, but that is not necessary at all as you ear enough req points to be buy packs all the time with points. I highly recommend this to any fan of Halo, to any fan of shooters, basically to any Xbox owner. This is a must have game and 343i nailed it this time around.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best in the series!

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    SDavidD
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    One month I binged on all 5 Halo games, only having played 1 and 2 sporadically before that. While the first Halo is probably still my favorite, Halo 5 stands at a close second. After spending three games battling the Flood, the introduction of the Prometheans in 4 was a nice change of pace to the flavor of enemies you fight. But 5 cranks everything up another few notches. The graphics shine on XBox One. The level design is the most detailed and interesting it has ever been. And the inclusion of 4-person squads (you alternate between Master Chief's Blue Team and Spartan Locke's Fireteam Osiris... and you can do 4-player co-op) really adds new dimensions to gameplay. Your teammates will banter during combat, you can have them focus fire on an enemy or regroup or even heal you when you are damaged. Halo 4 really felt like a transition point to me, with new enemies and a new status quo for Master Chief, but more of a promise of better things to come than the actual delivery of it. But then Halo 5 brought all those things. After sticking to the formula for so long, Halo 5 really feels like a revitalization of the franchise.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still a Halo Experience

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    LWatt
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    Halo 5 may present some new ideas and characters, but is still a true Halo experience. Graphics: 5/5. The settings are various and unique, offering beautiful display of colors, impressive scale to structures, and gorgeous cgi cutscenes. Gameplay: 4.5/5. Like the Halo games prior to 5, whether it be gunplay or manning a vehicle, controls are very tight. New features such as aim down sights, jet pack burst, and the Spartan slam are welcome editions. Campaign: 4/5. This is perhaps the most divisive aspect of the game. Like in Halo 2, you play through missions with two different protagonist on converging storylines. The divisiveness comes from the disparity of time the new protagonist receives over the Chief. I personally did not mind this, as I enjoyed playing from the perspective of Team Osiris. The story itself was solid, but was a bit on the short side. Multiplayer: 4.5/5. Again, Halo 5 offers a familiar experience to fans in its multiplayer, but offers some great new features. Warzone is a new game mode that is a blend of the big team battle and fire fight modes. Requisitions presents a new twist on multiplayer advancement both in game and out, as players gain access to better weapons and vehicles through requisition packs and may use them based on how well they do in a match. Overall 4.5/5

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Polished, and fun...not without flaws.

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    Tecknic
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    I give it 5 stars not because I think it's perfect, but because I think it's strengths pull a lot of weight. The story of the single player campaign doesn't quite gel, it requires too much outside knowledge, leaves too many threads hanging, and doesn't do a good job of setting making you believe in the motivations of many of the characters. In short it's the weakest story since Halo 2. But I did quite in enjoy the gameplay, and much of the encounter and level design. It does however rely quite heavily on a repeated boss encounter that features little to no variation whenever it pops, and there are some strange sections where you just walk around and talk to people, these feel a bit like there was a broader idea for them that never came together. But these are brief segments between some wonderful action set pieces. It won't convert the cynics, but it's fun all the same. The multiplayer is the best since Halo 3. You can jump into tight fast paced 4v4 matches, or large scale warzones with multiple objectives. The gameplay rewards, practice and game knowledge, encounters are not determined by who has the better loadout. And with the recent addition of big team battle, and the upcoming forge mode, along with all the maps being free, it stands to get better.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Multiplayer Since Halo 2

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    Bonesaw
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    **Have not finished Single Player as of Review** Halo 5 is a major jump in the series, and not just because of the new movement features. Like many others, my main concern with this game is the multiplayer, and Halo 5 delivers a comprehensive next-gen experience with innovative modes like "Warzone" and the re-vamped "Arena". In Arena, players are now slotted into tiered skill levels based on their performance and can only advance through winning, regardless of K/D. This leads to a level of teamwork that I didn't often see in Halo 3 or 4. "Warzone" introduces the REQ system and is more like an old school Star Wars Battlefront-style command point struggle with a Halo twist. Players earn REQ points through play and can choose to redeem them on weapons and vehicles to help capture command points and take town enemy bosses. Also included are a mind-numbing amount of specialty guns and armor. If you want to collect everything or even come close plan on playing a VERY long time. Pros: Amazing multiplayer experience resets the Halo franchise to its roots while also providing a mode (Warzone) that is fun and challenging withought being overly competitive. Cons: No Couch Co-op on the same system for single player mode

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

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    DroidToyiu
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    While the campaign in this one leaves a lot to be expected, that is understandable for a game that is second in a trilogy. It has no real beginning, no real ending, and the interactions between Master Chief and Locke are few and far inbetween unlike the trailers would have you believe. This being said, just as in any Halo campaign, the action is non-stop, the cinematics are breathtaking and the story is grand. The multiplayer, while I haven't played much of it yet, seems to be pretty great. The new Warzone mode is a very refreshing take on FPS multiplayer with an even mix between AI and non-AI enemies. While I wish the games lasted a bit longer and weren't so rushed, it is still a welcome addition to the game. In Arena mode the classic Halo multiplayer is back with the same modes and gameplay everyone loves. If you like customization, you will love this games multiplayer because there are hundreds of armor options, camos, gun variants, visor skins and emblems to get. Overall I would highly recommend this game to anyone, however I would strongly suggest you have played at least Halo 4 so you know what is going on if you plan to play the campaign at all.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome! Great campaign that finally focuses on co

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    Latuszek
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    This is 2015 & everyone is looking at everything so that they can complain. Internet tough guys (and girls) that are unhappy no matter what & all they do is complain. I however, am not one of those type of fellows. I'm a 37yr old father of 3 (all boys) that's been playing video games since the Atari 2600 days of the early 80's. I've played thousands of games on just about every system that's come out in the last 30+yrs. When it comes to gaming there's only 1 thing I care about, is it fun? If it's fun to play then that's all that matters, period. At the end of the day Halo 5 is an excellent game that I find to be fun, so far. I've completed the campaign & really enjoyed the focus on co-op as well being able to issue basic commands to your ever present squad. I've only scratched the surface on multiplayer but so far it's been a blast. There's a ton of new things they put in & a ton of series staples they just left alone or polished. 343 has done some amazing work & had some awfully big shoes to fill when they took the franchise from Bungie. Give it a try & if it's fun, you won!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunning Graphis, Awesome Multiplayer

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    Vyger
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    After last year's Halo MCC was such a debacle I wasn't sure how Halo 5 would perform at launch. Well, it performed better than I had hoped for. Matchmaking works well and the multiplayer modes (Warzone and Arena# are awesome. The campaign reminded me a bit about Halo 2. Spoiler ALERT: Yes, there is a nasty cliff hanger. The graphics are stunning, fluid and even on 24 player games run on 60 fps without a hitch. Microsoft will over the next 7 months release 15 additional multiplayer maps as DLCs. Best of all here: They will be FREE for everyone. One little downside: Thinking about COOP campaign locally via split screen? Sorry that doesn't work anymore. No local split screen - coop campaign is only available online. Not even with local system link like on the previous Halo versions. You need to connect via Xbox Live. Oh and on 11/15/15 Halo 5 will get an update to include FORGE. The same day the first 4 new multiplayer maps will be released #all forge based maps created my the world's top forgers and then refined by the 343 team).

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Oh Thank God.

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    SteveG910
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    I was really worried this was going to be as big of a train wreck as Halo 4. This is arguably my favorite franchise, and 4 made my soul hurt. Luckily, 343i redeemed themselves a good deal with 5. It's still not perfect, let me very clear on that. But, it is a very enjoyable game nevertheless. I've gone through on Legendary with some friends and Normal solo, and I liked the story a lot. They really stepped it up this time around. However, I liked the story in 4, but they both share the same fatal flaw. 343i still has a long way to go in terms of story pacing. The best way I can sum it up is that it's almost like listening to a young excitable child try and tell a story. All of that said, the multiplayer is super fun. Especially additions like Breakout and Warzone. Already made several new play-pals through these modes. I've really enjoyed the MP in a way I haven't in who knows how long. TLDR; pick it up. It's money well spent over all. Greatest game ever? No. It's Halo. You know that. But, at the same time, it's Halo.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Halo 5 a must buy

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    United1
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    Halo 5 is second game of "forerunner" trilogy being done by 343 industries after "Bungie" left the Halo franchise to Microsoft when they got with the original Halo Trilogy(also throw two side games with Halo 3:ODST and Halo:Reach) Master Chief is back with Blue Team(fellow Spartan IIs from Halo books. Every halo fan must buy and read the halo books) along with New Spartan IVs lead by Locke(Locke was in halo live action series Halo:Nightfall) these two groups of Spartans are after the same thing "save humanity" but both have different ways on achieving that hence why they are fighting against each other. Now The Arbiter is Back(he was main character from Halo 2 and 3 and had appearances in Halo books) along with the many other familiar faces. The single player is great runs a smooth 60FPS but no more two player split screen like in the other halo games. The multi-player online is great and runs smoothly unlike Halo collection last year. This game is a must buy for any die-hard halo fan along with buying halo books.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely different, but an excellent game

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    Mike
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    I'll be honest... I wasn't sure about this game for the first few days. I've been a Halo fan from the very beginning, and there have been certain things I always expected from a Halo game. When 343 released Halo 4, it took some adjusting, but they kept true to the core fundamentals of Halo. Right away, Halo 5 is very different. Pacing and weapon balancing have been tweaked. I actually wasn't a fan at first, and thought I was going to be trading the game away soon. But I gave it some time, and now I LOVE the game. I love that Team Slayer offers you a ton of different ways to attack your opponent... it helps the online mode feel more unique from game to game. Warzone is also a great mode. It does bother me that we don't have Big Team Battle and some other multiplayer modes... but hopefully those will be patched in eventually. Overall, I absolutely recommend the game. I'm sure there are some traditional Halo purists that will have their complaints, but I think most gamers will love it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's Halo 2 all over again... Mostly

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    Campaign is good fun, a bit on the shorter side but due to its replayability I'd consider it to be a bit longer than halo 4. 15 official missions. (12 game play, 3 walk and talk) large emphasis on the other team, thankfully buck and vales spartan chatter + mystery characters dialogue make it an instant treat. It's just like halo 2 and how everyone was unhappy about the ending and the campaign despite it still being good. Halo 2s campaign is only slightly better in some aspects. Multiplayer is solid fun. Despite some minor quirks its still the best shooter on the Xbox one. With more content coming its safe to say this will be at the top of the charts for years. TL,DR: Buy it, it is a fun solid shooter, it brings the halo back to halo.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I've been with Halo since 2001 and Halo 5 rocks

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    StokedRider
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    Halo 5 has, undoubtedly, some of the best level design in the Halo franchise, and it makes most FPS games look like chumps in comparison. Levels are massive with a ton of verticality, allowing for many ways to approach the enemy. Halo 5 also sports the best multiplayer the franchise has seen since Halo 2 back in 2004. Polished and running well, Halo 5 doesn't suffer from early launch issues that many other multiplayer games have. Warzone, in addition to the standard PvP modes, will have me coming back for more for years to come. This is the multiplayer that Halo players have been yearning for since Halo 2's servers went offline. In terms of storyline, I've got to say, I really dig where they're taking the story. While the ending's a bit of a cliffhanger, it takes Halo in new & exciting directions that I can't wait to see what lays ahead for this great gaming franchise. Buy Halo 5 if you like great games. If you don't, you might like Destiny.

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