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Halo 5: Guardians

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Total Reviews: 95
VSG Recommendation: Play It
Critics Consensus: Halo 5: Guardians features a solid, enjoyable campaign and multiplayer that marks a bold reinvention of the Halo experience.
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Critic Reviews: 95
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Critics Consensus

# Reviews: 95

Halo 5: Guardians features a solid, enjoyable campaign and multiplayer that marks a bold reinvention of the Halo experience.

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41% of scored reviews fell within the range of 86 to 92 / 100

9/10
Brian Albert (IGN)

Where single-player has its successes and failures, Halo 5’s multiplayer is one big, sustained high point.

October 27, 2015 |

Like Spartan Locke and his team, 343 is chasing after something bigger than itself, and with Halo 5: Guardians, it comes close. Now if only it could reach out its arm and take hold.

October 27, 2015 |
8/10
Mike Mahardy (GameSpot)
Recommended
Ethan Gach (Kotaku)

Its best parts feel basic in all the best ways, both classic and modern at the same time. It never made good on the dream of seeing another more tragic, more complicated side of Master Chief, but years later, through endless updates and balance patches, it’s made good on the promise of its multiplayer. Even if that were all that Halo 5 was, at this point that would still make it a very good game.

August 16, 2018 |

Brian Albert (IGN)

9/10 - (Read Review)

Where single-player has its successes and failures, Halo 5’s multiplayer is one big, sustained high point.

Mike Mahardy (GameSpot)

8/10 - (Read Review)

Like Spartan Locke and his team, 343 is chasing after something bigger than itself, and with Halo 5: Guardians, it comes close. Now if only it could reach out its arm and take hold.

Ethan Gach (Kotaku)

Recommended - (Read Review)

Its best parts feel basic in all the best ways, both classic and modern at the same time. It never made good on the dream of seeing another more tragic, more complicated side of Master Chief, but years later, through endless updates and balance patches, it’s made good on the promise of its multiplayer. Even if that were all that Halo 5 was, at this point that would still make it a very good game.

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Halo 5: Guardians delivers epic multiplayer experiences that span multiple modes, full-featured level building tools, and a new chapter in the Master Chief saga. And now with Xbox One X, players can experience enhanced visuals, up to 4K resolution, increased visual details, and improved graphic fidelity that makes the game look better than ever before, all while maintaining a consistent 60FPS for the smoothest gameplay possible.

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