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  • Summary: The Master Chief's complete story available one console. Features a re-mastered Halo 2: Anniversary, along with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4, new digital series, Halo: Nightfall, and access to the Halo 5: Guardians Beta.
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  • Developer: 343 Industries
  • Genre(s): Miscellaneous, Compilation, Action, Shooter, First-Person, Sci-Fi, Arcade
  • # of players: Up to 16
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 69
  2. Negative: 1 out of 69
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    100
    There's more love and care lavished on The Master Chief Collection than you see in countless other big-money, brand new blockbuster releases. The fact that the games themselves are fantastic fun online and off is the cherry on the icing.
  2. Nov 9, 2014
    95
    In terms of pure content, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is simply massive. In terms of the content itself, this package is astounding. Four of the best shooter campaigns ever made, in one box, all running at 1080p at 60fps, Halo has never looked so good. Throw in over 100 multiplayer maps and a bevy of Halo themed extras and you have a recipe for a true system seller.
  3. Nov 11, 2014
    92
    Halo: The Master Chief Collection really sets the standard for all future re-release game collections.
  4. Nov 7, 2014
    90
    If you have never played Master Chief's adventures before or you just want to enjoy its games again, this Halo anthology is a must-have for every Xbox One user.
  5. Nov 9, 2014
    85
    Longtime Halo fans get the opportunity to quickly and easily revisit their favourite levels, or jump into a reinvigorated multiplayer; newcomers to the series get the best, most seamless experience of the Halo series.
  6. Nov 12, 2014
    80
    If you like games that are so big you can immerse yourselves in them for months, The Master Chief Collection offers excellent value. It’s an absolute monolith of a package, beautifully presented for the 21st century. And with the remastered next-gen GTA V due to arrive shortly, it seems that, at least as far as video games are concerned, nostalgia is the future.
  7. Feb 4, 2015
    45
    A bit of a disaster...Why? It's a half-assed, crudely cobbled-together product prone to crashing, lockups (and as of press time) absolutely non-functional multiplayer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 397
  1. Dec 31, 2014
    10
    A powerhouse game. HMCC is the one of the best bundles ever after The Orange Box. They have fully recreated the game from ground to up. TheA powerhouse game. HMCC is the one of the best bundles ever after The Orange Box. They have fully recreated the game from ground to up. The graphics look AMAZING and the best option is that you can change between Old and New graphocs! Halo Combat Evolved- 10/10- The original Halo game and simply the one with the most charm and the best maps any game can have. Halo 2- 10/10- Halo 2 surpasses Halo 1 a million times, the maps and the new game modes make for a better campaign and it's just waiting for you to kill a million hours in its multiplayer world. Halo 3- 9/10- Master Chief has never looked so better on Xbox One as he did on the 360, more game modes and a slow campaign make for more bloody fun in the Halo Universe. Halo 4- 10/10- This grand experience that came from a DIFFRENT studio than Bungie is a spectacle, with a campaign that you care about and badass multiplayer modes, Halo 4 is the king of multiplayer on 360 and now on One! Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2014
    10
    Vale muito a pena!! ainda mais se você teve que passar o Jogo da geração passada.... ta bonito e é uma ótima preparação, tanto para relembrar,Vale muito a pena!! ainda mais se você teve que passar o Jogo da geração passada.... ta bonito e é uma ótima preparação, tanto para relembrar, como para se preparar para o Halo 5 Expand
  3. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    The MasterChief Collection was all I wanted. Replay old memories with new graphics and sound effects. The new cinematics really adds up to theThe MasterChief Collection was all I wanted. Replay old memories with new graphics and sound effects. The new cinematics really adds up to the game. Plus, you have all 3 other games with it. It's a very good deal overall for only 60$. It's a must have for your game collection on your xbox one.

    The only thing negative things are maybe loading that are too long, sometimes some FPS drop on campaign. Also, matchmaking are broken right now since it takes an eternity to find players. I hope it will get fix soon enough :)
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  4. Mar 25, 2020
    9
    all the haloes in a single game, remastered to 4k ... it's just amazing and almost all the haloes are great! The only thing I don't like isall the haloes in a single game, remastered to 4k ... it's just amazing and almost all the haloes are great! The only thing I don't like is that it has no crossplay or cross gen. you cannot play with people from pc with xbox (or vice versa) or with those from X360. great. Expand
  5. Jun 26, 2019
    8
    *DISCLAIMER: I mention this often when reviewing remaster collections, but this review will focus a little less on the quality of the*DISCLAIMER: I mention this often when reviewing remaster collections, but this review will focus a little less on the quality of the individual games, and more so on the package as a whole. If you want to see my original reviews of the games, they're scattered on my profile, so check them out there.*
    I'll be honest, I wasn't exactly sure how I was gonna properly dissect this collection. When I first got my Xbox One back in 2015, it came with a download code for this collection and, having not played the "Halo" games at the time, I was admittedly pretty excited to see what I had been missing. And while the collection didn't turn me into the biggest, most hardcore "Halo" fan on the planet, I do very much enjoy the series based on what I've played. But the collection itself is a bit hard for me to dissect: as great as it's been getting to experience what I've been missing and play the campaigns of these four great games, I feel like the excitement for the collection itself was bogged down by the hideous, bug-riddled launch and the fact that there still seems to be some problems with it. Bearing that in mind, would I still recommend "Halo: The Master Chief Collection?" Well, yeah, I would!
    For the sheer fact that this collection bundles four great to excellent titles, "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" is already an enticing product. Adding the fact that the "Halo 2" featured on this collection is an improved "Anniversary" edition of the game, and that only adds to the excitement. Each game still plays extremely well and hold up excellently on the Xbox One, and being able to play them all at a smooth 60 FPS with improved visuals just makes them that much nicer. The collection is also loaded to the brim with content, and with the fact that you'll be able to add "Halo 3: ODST" and "Halo Reach" to the collection as well just adds even more to what's an already gigantic package.
    On the downside, though, I don't know if I can say in good conscience that the collection is absolute perfection given that the game still appear to have several bugs and glitches rearing their ugly head every once in a while, and while I appreciate that 343's continued to support and improve the collection, it feels a bit confusing that they've been supporting it this long and it still has issues. Also, I'm still a bit unsure of whether I feel the collection does enough for players who already own the "Halo" games. Yes, it has "Halo 2 Anniversary" exclusive to it, but I feel like it doesn't quite scream "essential" unless you never experienced the series before this (like I did).
    Even so, flaws and all, "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" is a massive collection of some pretty great games, and it's definitely impressive to see how far it's come since the ugly launch back in 2014. Sure, there's still some issues, and it may not be the best for people that have already played the hell out of the games back in the day, but if you're looking to get into the "Halo" series, there's no better place to start than right here.
    Final rating: 8 out of 10 "Great"
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  6. Dec 4, 2014
    6
    I'm not sure why the user score is so high. The only thing that works is the campaigns at the moment. It should be the best deal on xb1 butI'm not sure why the user score is so high. The only thing that works is the campaigns at the moment. It should be the best deal on xb1 but the multiplayer is almost completely broken. Wait until it's fixed Expand
  7. Nov 21, 2019
    0
    This is game is the pinnacle of videogames. If you own an xbox or PC and you do not own MCC, you're a heretic. If you do not own a PC norThis is game is the pinnacle of videogames. If you own an xbox or PC and you do not own MCC, you're a heretic. If you do not own a PC nor xbox, you are missing out on the collection encompassing the greatest games ever brought to mankind. Expand

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