Halo 5: Guardians
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Developer: 343 Industries
Content Rating: Teen
Gear up for the Guardians beta by unlocking exclusive content in The Master Chief Collection and Halo: Nightfall. These exclusive items will carry over into Halo 5: Guardians.
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Given how many enemies are on screen at once, the amount of chatter from them, and your team, and how many weapons are firing on-screen all at once, it’s pretty damn notable. Surround sound effects are in full play, and there is nothing like hearing your teammates chatter from all around you to the sound of explosions in front or a bullet whizzing by your head.
Halo 5 isn’t just the next step in the story for Master Chief, it has become the next step for the Halo Universe. The development of this game has also shown just how much 343 Industries has been working on making Halo 4, 5, and 6 their own connected trilogy. If Halo 4 was meant to be background and setting up, then Halo 5 brought all the fast paced story and action. Where 343 Industries was also trying to build a competitive shooter with 4, they’ve done a fantastic job with PvP in Halo 5. Halo 5 is a game build for fans of the lore of Halo just as much as for fans of the multiplayer experience.
Halo 5: Guardians isn't 343's first Halo game, but it's the first that really makes the series its own. This isn't a reflection of Bungie's efforts, or a remaster, or stage-setting. The studio has put its own identity on this Halo game with smart moves like a more identifiable story and a wider array of multiplayer options, along with increased polish like Guardians' incredible visual punch and impeccable multiplayer balance. For the first time since 343 took the mantle, I came away feeling that it was a change for the better.