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Halo 5: Guardians

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Available on:Xbox OneOct 27, 2015
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020

Developer: 343 Industries

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Genre: First-Person Shooter

A mysterious and unstoppable force threatens the galaxy, the Master Chief is missing and his loyalty questioned. Experience the most dramatic Halo story to date in a 4-player cooperative epic that spans three worlds. Challenge friends and rivals in new multiplayer modes: Warzone, massive 24-player battles, and Arena, pure 4-vs-4 competitive combat.

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

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A solid campaign and wonderful competitive multiplayer sees 343 finally make its mark on Halo.

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Not a bad game, but frustratingly one that succeeds despite its innovations, not because of them. An enjoyable campaign, but not a truly convincing one.

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The story campaign is a mild disappointment but the multiplayer is a bold reinvention of the Halo experience, that should keep the series fresh for years to come.

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8 / 10.0
It has been a long time since Halo was first released. Most people may not even remember it, but it was a series that almost never saw the light of day. Halo: Combat Evolved was a well-made sci-fi epic first person shooter turned into a multi-million dollar sci-fi odyssey spanning dozens of comics, books, TV shows, and almost had a movie. The first three games were absolutely

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