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Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Microsoft Game Studios, 343 Industries
Nov 11, 2014 - Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
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OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

IGN
9 / 10
IGN
9.5 / 10
PC Gamer
87 / 100
Eurogamer
9 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
9.3 / 10
Polygon
9.5 / 10
GameSpot
6 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

IGN

Ryan McCaffrey
9 / 10.0
IGN

Despite MP troubles, Halo: The Master Chief Collection's classic campaigns are amazing examples of FPS done right.

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Halo: MCC is like a divorced dad who stopped drinking, started going to the gym, and went to therapy to better himself.

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The genre-defining shooter holds up fantastically, despite an imperfect package.

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Whatever else might be in included in the Master Chief Collection, that feeling is at the heart of the game: it is a remembrance of things past, and those things are not as they were. The Collection is an instantaneous embrace of past and present that combines gaming's powerful sense of nostalgia with its perpetual arms race of processing and graphical power. It is part of a growing appreciation of the past in a medium which until recently was resolutely forward-looking. Proust would bloody love it.

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A no expense spared celebration of the most enduring shooter series of all time, with everything a Halo fan could wish for and more than enough to entertain everyone else.

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This is a dense, content-rich package that raises the bar for remakes and re-releases. Whether you want to relive the campaigns or revisit multiplayer, you can find something here to enjoy

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Ultimately, these issues are small nicks in an otherwise intimidating facade. Halo: The Master Chief Collection sets a bar that other remasters and collections will have difficulty reaching, much less topping. For players new to Halo, who have missed any of the included games, it is a stunning introduction to one of the most beloved series in video games. For Halo fans, it's a package that shows almost as much respect and affection for the Master Chief as they do.

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The Master Chief Collection's four campaigns are evergreen, but serious problems with online multiplayer are a blight on this compilation.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Xbox-PC Crossplay Coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Xbox-PC Crossplay Coming to Halo: The Master Chief Collection

It has been announced that crossplay is on the way for Xbox and PC players in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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Halo 2: Anniversary Hits The Master Chief Collection on PC Early Next Week

Halo 2: Anniversary Hits The Master Chief Collection on PC Early Next Week

Halo 2 is arriving on the PC version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection beginning next week.

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Halo: Combat Evolved Has Dropped For PC

Halo: Combat Evolved Has Dropped For PC

Gamers can now play Halo: Combat Evolved on their PCs

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Destiny 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and More Now Available in xCloud

Destiny 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and More Now Available in xCloud

16 new games arrive in the Microsoft xCloud library today, including some heavy hitters such as Destiny 2, Halo, and Civilization 6.

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