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  • Summary: Peace has been devastated as colony worlds are unexpectedly attacked. What's more, when humanity's greatest hero goes missing, a new Spartan is assigned the task of hunting the Master Chief and solving a mystery that threatens the whole of the galaxy.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 101
  2. Negative: 0 out of 101
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 3, 2015
    100
    Developers from 343 Industries have finally caught the right way and with the fifth part they fixed the mistakes which they made in the previous installment. So they provide the players with an absolutely perfect and catchy campaign. [Issue#258]
  2. Games Master UK
    Dec 1, 2015
    92
    Although the story feels less of an event, Halo 4's campaign is a thoroughly satisfying spectacle. [Dec 2015, p.64]
  3. GameTrailers
    Oct 27, 2015
    90
    Halo 5: Guardians is a massive game that we intend to keep playing for the foreseeable future. There are parts that let us down, particularly the story, but it’s hard to feel too stung when there’s just so much fun to be had. Halo 5 has a lot to prove and it seems fully capable of doing just that. It’s a pleasure seeing the series in top form once again.
  4. Oct 30, 2015
    85
    Halo 5: Guardians is an exciting Halo package, marred only by some questionable design decisions, like microtransactions and some shoddy friendly-AI in the campaign. It’s not a classic Halo, but 343 is moving in a good direction with the franchise.
  5. Oct 30, 2015
    83
    The saving grace of this game is multiplayer.
  6. Oct 28, 2015
    80
    With so much at stake, Halo 5 needed to be a new perfection of old triumphs, or a landscape-altering revolution. In terms of its campaign it falls short of both of these ideals. Online, however, 343 has taken more significant risks, of the sort that first convinced Apple and Microsoft to place bets on the series. Warzone, in particular, is a kind of bold design that we almost never see in expensive FPS game-making any more.
  7. Nov 13, 2015
    55
    343 Industries made a terrific impression with their first dip into the franchise, but with a lackluster campaign and multiplayer that still needs tuning, Halo 5: Guardians makes them look like one-hit wonders.

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Score distribution:
  1. Dec 21, 2015
    10
    GOTY material. The campaign is a bit lacking in some regards, but the multiplayer is and has always been what keeps me coming back to it overGOTY material. The campaign is a bit lacking in some regards, but the multiplayer is and has always been what keeps me coming back to it over and over again. See you on Warzone! Expand
  2. Oct 31, 2015
    10
    Best halo game ever made in my opinion. The nice twist in the story sets up a epic beginning to halo 6....and the multiplayer is by far theBest halo game ever made in my opinion. The nice twist in the story sets up a epic beginning to halo 6....and the multiplayer is by far the best in the series. Halo 5 has brought back the balance of halo 2 and brought in to the modern world.. Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2015
    10
    So Fun, Smooth & Tight. Halo 5 is a masterpiece in design and execution. Moving and gunning mechanics are top-notch, Warzone is superSo Fun, Smooth & Tight. Halo 5 is a masterpiece in design and execution. Moving and gunning mechanics are top-notch, Warzone is super addictive & the campaign is riveting. Even the UI is slick…you can really tell that 343i put a ton of love into this one. I’m already looking forward to all of the post-launch support coming our way. This is hands down the best FPS I have ever played. Expand
  4. Apr 22, 2016
    8
    muy buen juego, exlente calidad, fue exelente pero quisas no sea el mejor para calificar ya que no soy un veterano de la saga aunque e jugadomuy buen juego, exlente calidad, fue exelente pero quisas no sea el mejor para calificar ya que no soy un veterano de la saga aunque e jugado todos los halo, y me enamore, practicamente ya le perdi el interes al punto de que se olvido practicamente toda la historia pero al comprarme esta quinta entrega debo admitir que me encanto Expand
  5. Oct 29, 2015
    6
    The worst Halo for me and cannot understand any publication giving this game 9/10 as this game is definitely not nearly perfect. I play HaloThe worst Halo for me and cannot understand any publication giving this game 9/10 as this game is definitely not nearly perfect. I play Halo for the story and its rich universe and this is the weakest entry yet. The plot is convoluted and you spend little time as the main character which is just bizarre. Graphics are just OK, as game contain low res textures, poor lighting and have seen lots of pop-in. Multiplayer is the games saving grace but warning to any new Halo players it is very competitive. The lack of local co-op is also very annoying as it has been a staple of my Halo experience for years. IF you buying Halo 5 for the campaign AVOID, if you are buying for multiplayer it maybe worth your time if you are very good at fps. Expand
  6. Nov 2, 2015
    4
    This game is so broken and I have xbox uploads for evidence. It constantly glitches, teleports me in random spots of the map in campaign andThis game is so broken and I have xbox uploads for evidence. It constantly glitches, teleports me in random spots of the map in campaign and multi-player. The animations are broken on the character and enemies. When the enemies die they get frozen standing up or they slide across the map. A lot of content is not in the multi-player, it is really basic. Are telling its okay to pay for DLC that should already be in the game such as odd ball, king of the hill etc, which!!! is not in there? This is all because of fan boys the downfall of today's gamers and their I.Q. Expand
  7. May 24, 2016
    0
    It just doesn't flow, the feel of the game is off... No wonder DOOM has a higher Metacritic score than this, DOOM is simply the better firstIt just doesn't flow, the feel of the game is off... No wonder DOOM has a higher Metacritic score than this, DOOM is simply the better first person shooter, Halo needs to be buried now, it is old and stale. Expand

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