Parents' Guide to

Halo 5: Guardians

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Violent, addictive sci-fi shooter remains very engaging.

Game Xbox One 2015
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 26 parent reviews

age 11+

Dear reader,

I am writing this review about the most beautiful game me and my 11 year old son have played. This game is not violent in anyways except eliminations (which are easily avoided) also I would say destiny is more violent. Thank you for reading this review, Ian
age 10+

Beautiful Game, Beautiful Story

While many parents may be saying how inappropriate the Halo series is, Halo 5: Guardians is unlike any game in the Halo franchise. Of course this game has nearly the same controls as other Halo games along with nearly similar firearms. This game is rather ingenius more than inappropriate. I'll have to say it's great for any child 10 years of age or above. This also (in my opinion) is a 5-star video game.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (26 ):
Kids say (133 ):

With the same great controls, epic narrative, and addictive multiplayer, this sci-fi first-person shooter is as engaging as previous games in this series -- which isn't to say Halo 5: Guardians doesn't have some new tricks up its armored sleeve. The battlefields in both the campaign (which can be played solo or co-op) and the new "Warzone" multiplayer mode are larger and have more verticality, which makes it good that you've learned how to climb up ledges. You also have a mini-jet pack that can send you flying, fist-first, into enemies, even if you're jumping down from one of those aforementioned ledges. More importantly, the game finally lets you look down the barrel of your gun for added accuracy the way you've been doing in every other shooter for years. As for that new "Warzone" mode, it has 24 warriors on huge battlefields completing a series of objectives that have you trying to capture an area while taking out a high-value target and trying to kill everyone on the opposing team. All of this adds up to, well, another in a long line of fun Halo games.

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