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Halo 5: Guardians

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Rating Summary

Based on 101 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

83%

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Game Information

Available on:Xbox OneOct 27, 2015

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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Review Data

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Mighty Head
39
Strong Head
25
Fair Head
5
Weak Head
7
Halo 5 E3 Campaign Demo thumbnail

Halo 5 E3 Campaign Demo

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Eurogamer

Recommended
Eurogamer

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

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IGN

9 / 10.0
IGN

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

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Metro GameCentral

9 / 10
Metro GameCentral

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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GamesRadar+

GamesRadar+

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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