Halo 5: Guardians

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Halo 5: Guardians is an FPS game developed by 343 Industries.

Set in 2558, 8 months after Halo 4, the plot revolves around two fireteams. Blue Team with Master Chief acting as a commanding officer and Fireteam Osiris led by Jameson Locke. Blue Team goes AWOL in order to find Master Chief's old comrade while Osiris is sent after the Team on a capture and retrieve mission.


Like in previous titles, the players control a SPARTAN, biologically engineered supersoldiers that use the MJOLNIR battle armor. This armor has energy shields that deplete upon receiving any damage but regenerate after a certain amount of time. The players are capable of carrying two firearms at a time, but it is possible to pick up every weapon dropped by the enemy.

Visuals and other features

Unlike the previous installments where the player could only be followed by NPCs in singleplayer but had the ability to play in a separate co-op mode, Halo 5 takes the concept further and now every of four fireteam members can be controlled by a player. The game does not feature any autonomous features like split-screen on LAN play.

Release Date

Oct 27, 2015


Achievements Count


Play Time

8 hours

Games in Series



Teen: Blood, Mild Language, Violence

Interesting Facts

  • The plot follows two fireteams of human supersoldiers: Blue Team, led by Master Chief, and Fireteam Osiris, led by Spartan Locke.
  • Like Halo 4, it uses motion capture for character animation.
  • Halo 5: Guardians is a first-person shooter.
  • The camera switches to a third-person view for some cinematics and gameplay sequences.
  • The game’s story-based campaign mode has the player assume the roles of two different protagonists, the Master Chief and Jameson Locke.
  • Xbox Live multiplayer features a variety of competitive and cooperative game modes.
  • Halo 5 does not feature any offline multiplayer capabilities, like split-screen cooperative campaign and multiplayer modes, and has no local networking options.
  • Halo 5: Guardians takes place in the year 2558.
  • One of the main goals for Halo 5: Guardians was to expand the universe.

Mod Support


Cheats support




Contains Game/Battle Pass


Virtual Reality Support


Number of maps


Third/First Person

First person and Third person


Xbox One

Game Engine


Protagonist sex


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