How would you rank Halo games?

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#1 Posted by mjorh (6745 posts) -

You've heard the good news already and since I haven't played a single Halo game, I'd like to know which one is the most popular, which might as well be the best one.

So, what's your fav Halo game?

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#2 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20640 posts) -

My ranking goes: CE>2>Reach>4>3>5>ODST.

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#3 Posted by npiet1 (2475 posts) -

Halo 3 is mine.

3,1,Reach,2, ODST,4,5 best to worst.

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#4 Posted by Ross_the_Boss6 (3964 posts) -

3 > CE > Reach > 2 > ODST > 5 > 4

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#5 Posted by DaVillain- (37538 posts) -

In this order from best to worst: (campaign-wise)

  1. Halo: Combat Evolve
  2. Halo 3
  3. Halo: Reach
  4. Halo 2
  5. Halo: ODST
  6. Halo 4
  7. Halo 5

Didn't include Halo Wars because it's different from all of those, being an RTS. It's worth a play, in my opinion, if you want to know a bit more about Halo lore.

Multiplayer-wise, this is the order from best to worst:

  1. Halo 2 (back in the good old days when XBL first took off & now, it's all shut down)
  2. Halo 3
  3. Halo: Reach
  4. Halo 5
  5. Halo 4

Didn't include CE because XBL didn't exist back in 2001. It's worth mentioning Bungie pave the way for the Halo series to be where it's at but 343 Industry isn't even trying but I do hope they do justice with Halo Infinite.

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#6 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19164 posts) -

I only care about the campaigns, so this is my order:

  • Combat Evolved
  • 3
  • 2
  • 4
  • ODST
  • Reach
  • 5
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#7 Posted by SOedipus (11549 posts) -

I only played them for the campaigns except for 1. I loved the multiplayer for that game as well as the campaign.

1>2>3>Reach>4>ODST>5

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#8 Posted by Sevenizz (4018 posts) -

@davillain-: Odd how you put 5 as last when it’s one you haven’t even played.

The correct order is as follows...

2, 1, 5, 3, 4, Reach, ODST

Multiplayer speaking, of course.

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#9 Posted by tenaka2 (17199 posts) -

Halo is aimed at a very young audience, it is not great.

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#10 Posted by with_teeth26 (9593 posts) -

1. Halo: Combat Evolved

2. Halo 2

those are the only two i've played

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#11 Posted by Sevenizz (4018 posts) -

@tenaka2: Lol, that was cute - but no.

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#12 Posted by qx0d (333 posts) -

Halo 1 is the best. All sequels afterward were not as good.

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#13 Posted by DaVillain- (37538 posts) -

@Sevenizz said:

@davillain-: Odd how you put 5 as last when it’s one you haven’t even played.

Dude, you need to turn off you're Xbox fanboy mode and not just me who was disappointed in the campaign, Halo 5 campaign was so disappointing, I'm not the only one who hated it, this was discuss multiple times here.

I stand by my statement.

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#14 Posted by Litchie (24140 posts) -

From what I've played:

1. Combat Evolved
2. #3
3. ODST
4. #2
5. Reach

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#15 Posted by nepu7supastar7 (5152 posts) -

@mjorh:

1. Halo Reach

2. Halo 4

3. Halo CE

4. Halo 3

5. Halo 2

6. Halo ODST

7. Halo 5

In order..

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#16 Posted by floppydics (89 posts) -

I would rank them all as inferior to good shooters such as fear, half life 2, unreal tournament 2004, cs and doom.

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#17 Posted by SecretPolice (35358 posts) -

Halo CE = Halo 3 > Halo 2 > Halo Reach > Halo 4 = Halo 5.

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#18 Edited by Yams1980 (3569 posts) -

My favourites the first Halo on the original xbox. I think I must have finished it 10 times. Once on legendary and bunch of times on heroic. The game saved the xbox there is no doubt about it.

I played all the 360 halo's but didn't like them as much. Haven't played any xbox one Halos. Probably won't since I don't have the console yet and may not get one. Not interested enough in Halo anymore to get a console and let it collect dust most of the year.

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#19 Posted by Ovirew (9102 posts) -

3 and ODST were the two I enjoyed most.

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#20 Posted by Random_Matt (4294 posts) -

None.

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#21 Posted by VFighter (5123 posts) -

I've only played 1 and 2 on the og Xbox and didn't like either one. I played them just for the campaigns (no mp) and thought they were really lame even though the story had so much potential. I do think Master Chief is badass though and understand why the games are so well loved (mp).

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#22 Posted by Macutchi (6854 posts) -

campaign wise my top three are halo 3, reach and combat evolved

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#23 Posted by uninspiredcup (34368 posts) -

Played 1 on PC after the massive hype, was mystified. Of course, I soon came to the realization pc gaming had been that use to higher standards and most console gaming critics probably never played a proper FPS before.

Like a child who's seen the sky through an eye-hole his entire life, removing that filter is obviously awe inspiring. For the rest of us, it's just another day.

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#24 Edited by HEATHEN75 (781 posts) -

1. Almost any other shooter

2. Halo

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#25 Posted by Sevenizz (4018 posts) -

@davillain-: How have you played it though? You’re the guy who points out - daily - that ‘Xbox sucks and I play their games on pc’.

Or are you simply taking internet trolls as fact?

Personally, I think I played the campaign for about ten minutes. It was meh. But it’s Halo and it’s strength is multiplayer and that’s where it shines.

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#26 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10297 posts) -
@uninspiredcup said:

Played 1 on PC after the massive hype, was mystified. Of course, I soon came to the realization pc gaming had been that use to higher standards and most console gaming critics probably never played a proper FPS before.

Like a child who's seen the sky through an eye-hole his entire life, removing that filter is obviously awe inspiring. For the rest of us, it's just another day.

I did played Halo CE on PC. and it was pretty average game. with most repetetive level design in FPS. although it was better than abysmal games like bioshock and wolfenstein but still it was pretty average.

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#27 Posted by DaVillain- (37538 posts) -

@Sevenizz said:

@davillain-: How have you played it though? You’re the guy who points out - daily - that ‘Xbox sucks and I play their games on pc’.

Or are you simply taking internet trolls as fact?

Personally, I think I played the campaign for about ten minutes. It was meh. But it’s Halo and it’s strength is multiplayer and that’s where it shines.

I'm more surprise you didn't ask me this question in the past.

Back before MS finally porting their games on PC, I didn't get an Xbox One until a year later after launch and MS ditch Kinect mandatory BS. I went out and got Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Xbox One custom edition (1TB for a good deal) and yes, I got Halo 5 and this may surprise you but my all time personal favorite Xbox One game is and still Rare Replay. I gave my Xbox One to my Daughter only because she needed a Blu-Ray player but she mainly games on PC & Wii U for the most parts. I still own Xbox One in my house.

Never said Xbox One sucks, I just don't care for it.

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#28 Edited by jahnee (3989 posts) -

Halo CE 10/10
Halo 2 10/10
Halo 3 10/10
Halo ODST 10/10
Halo Reach 10/10
Halo 4 7/10
Halo 5 8/10

Halo 3 is the best Halo, followed by Reach, 2 and then CE. Campaign wise CE and 2 have the best ones, followed by 3, Reach then ODST. Bungie Halo games are one of the few campaign story's that I feel really involved in, and that while they have the broadest and most varied Multiplayer modes of any FPS shooter out there.

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#29 Posted by sovkhan (1276 posts) -

Only played 1 and 2 et find 'em average!!!

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#30 Posted by Heirren (2232 posts) -

Halo 1&2 still tops, but i did not play 3 in coop. The first two games are better than anything coming out today, im sure.

Between the first two games i dont know Halo 2 has that guitar.

Reach was a chore.

4 was great.

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#31 Posted by Lucianu (10347 posts) -

Even in the mainline series, there's just nothing that comes close to Halo: Combat Evolved - the brilliant gunplay elevates it above its sequels.

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#32 Posted by robert_sparkes (3234 posts) -

The pinnacle of the FPS genre.

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#33 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (12899 posts) -

CE>2>3>Reach>ODST

Those are the only ones worth ranking. 4 and 5 are bad games.

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#34 Posted by jeezers (3170 posts) -

2>3>CE>ODST>Reach>4 cant really speak on 5 only have played it at friends house

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#35 Posted by iambatman7986 (2799 posts) -
  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • Reach
  • 4
  • 5
  • ODST
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#36 Posted by mandzilla (4154 posts) -

I'd rank them below the Metroid Prime games but above the Killzone games.

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#37 Posted by PAL360 (29604 posts) -

CE < 3 < 4 <<< 2 <<< Reach <<< ODST. Never played Halo 5.

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#38 Posted by Fedor (5269 posts) -

1. CE 9/10

2. H2 8/10

3. H3 8/10

4. Reach 7/10

5. H4 6/10

6. H5 5/10

Never played odst.

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#39 Posted by dagubot (1370 posts) -
@davillain- said:
@Sevenizz said:

@davillain-: Odd how you put 5 as last when it’s one you haven’t even played.

Dude, you need to turn off you're Xbox fanboy mode and not just me who was disappointed in the campaign, Halo 5 campaign was so disappointing, I'm not the only one who hated it, this was discuss multiple times here.

I stand by my statement.

I agree. Halo 5 campaign was disappointing.

My ranking:

  1. Halo: Combat Evolve
  2. Halo 2
  3. Halo: ODST
  4. Halo 3
  5. Halo: Reach
  6. Halo 4
  7. Halo 5
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#40 Posted by xhawk27 (11356 posts) -

@davillain- said:
@Sevenizz said:

@davillain-: Odd how you put 5 as last when it’s one you haven’t even played.

Dude, you need to turn off you're Xbox fanboy mode and not just me who was disappointed in the campaign, Halo 5 campaign was so disappointing, I'm not the only one who hated it, this was discuss multiple times here.

I stand by my statement.

Clearly you haven't played Halo 5 MP if you think it is last.

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#41 Posted by Raining51 (1144 posts) -

I would rank them all the same and say they were cash grabs produced by a company that made far better games before and since.

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#42 Posted by PimpHand_Gamer (2867 posts) -

I only liked the first one and that was mostly due to the time period it was released. It got pretty silly after that.

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#43 Posted by DaVillain- (37538 posts) -

@xhawk27: Reread my post and I said campaign wise only.

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#44 Posted by evilross (1987 posts) -

The first one on the original Xbox was the best by far.

3 had really great multiplayer, but the campaign suffered for it.

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#45 Posted by JustPlainLucas (79358 posts) -

Halo 3>Halo Reach>Halo CE>Halo ODST>Halo 2. Never got around to playing Halo 5.

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#46 Posted by Archangel3371 (28403 posts) -

I enjoyed most of them somewhat equally overall in general but I’d probably rank them as such:

1. Halo 3

2. Halo 5

3. Halo 4

4. Halo 2

5. Halo CE

6. Reach

7. ODST

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#47 Edited by dimebag667 (1261 posts) -

There are more after CE?

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#48 Edited by MirkoS77 (14361 posts) -

None to me so far has bested Combat Evolved, and it’s been a while so I’ve forgotten about most of the others. Reach is my second favorite though.

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#49 Posted by VFighter (5123 posts) -

@ghosts4ever: Bioshock is better then any of the games you never shut up about, minus Half-Life that games truly amazing.

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#50 Posted by AJStyles (1023 posts) -

Reach is the only good Halo.

The rest sucked.