Best Halo Games

The Top Ten
Halo 3 Halo 3 Product Image

The greatest Halo game of all time. The campaign is fantastic. The first level, Sierra 117, really sets up that you're the best in the entire galaxy. No enemy compares to your marksmanship, power, and above all, tactics. The second level, Crow's Nest, shows you that you're the only reason humanity has a chance. Each and every marine cannot set off the bomb, but you, with your incredible speed and agility, get the job done. The next two levels (Tsavo Highway and The Storm) prove that not only are you a master in on-foot battles but in vehicular combat. Floodgate shows you the ultimate threat has just arrived. The Ark and The Covenant are both just you annihilating the enemy. The final two levels (Cortana and Halo) consist of you decimating the flood threat once and for all. You head into cryosleep with these last words to linger forever, "Wake me, when you need me." That isn't even the end of it. The multiplayer slaughters every other FPS then and now. There are nine made gametypes ...more

This game just had it all: great campaign with epic missions (Storm, Ark, Covenant, Halo) and the BEST co-op for any Halo campaign or any game really, the greatest and most well-balanced maps in the saga (Valhalla, Sandrap, Guardian, etc) with some good DLC maps too (Standoff, Foundry, Avalanche, Sandbox, etc) a fun and engaging multiplayer that everyone in the community became hugely involved in, great new weapons (detachable turrets, spiker, grav hammer, spartan laser) and vehicles (hornet, chopper), new equipment, amazing graphics, perfect gameplay, FORGE MODE, and a near perfect in-game theater mode.

Something in this game fizzles with the epic sci fi moments and memories and make this game the best. Not much of a replay friendly one, but I keep thinking and trying to revisit the nostalgia I first had while playing through this game. The intro of this game told me that fight was going to be finished and when the chief crash lands, I get invited by the covenant Ina satisfactory manner. It was a cool feel playing through Sierra 117, beginning the end. Crows nest introduced to the plot and I knew Earth was under danger but an even bigger threat reveals, the fate of not only the human race, but the universe. I felt that Tsavo Highway had the same cool feel as the Sierra 117, it made my sci fi experience so memorable. The storm was like a Call of Duty (yep, Call of Duty). It added another flavor to this game, that Call of Duty feel, the fast paced duty. This mission I also felt was the big build up to the epicest of epic sci fi moments. Floodgate brings back the flood and reminds us of ...more

In my opinion Halo 3 is an all around well designed chapter to the Halo series leaving many true halo fans oohing and awing at every twist and detail of the campaign. this game includes an advanced multiplayer setup for its time adding nothing but more enjoyability to the players of this game. one big factor many fans still to enjoy is the amazingly well done art concepts of this game which give an astonishing portrayal of complicated yet simplistic designed from the look of chiefs armor to the weapons of this game leaving many fans wanting more and more. unfortunately for us true Halo fans of the world ever since Bungie gave control of both Halos story and art concept design to 343 we are left to nothing but the witnessing of halos demise unless we can truly impact 343 to give us the nostalgic feeling of a true Halo game that deserves the tittle. thus in this I conclude Halo 3 is by far the best weather it's the fond memories of growing up with it or the appreciation for the last ...more

Halo Reach Halo Reach Product Image

This is, overall, the best Halo game out there. Everyone may say Halo: CE and Halo 2 are better because they're the ones that made Halo what it is, but I'll say this: Halo: Reach has the best multiplayer in the whole franchise. I remember when I was little, I played this game just about every day, and I eventually stopped at Field Marshall. That was only because Halo 4 came out. When Halo 4 came out, there was nobody on Reach... For a few months. Eventually, people started migrating back to Reach because it's the superior game. You can still find thousands of people playing Reach, even though it's around 6 years old! Halo: Reach is definitely the high point of the Halo franchise. Bungie really went out with a bang!

Halo Reach was a great break from the redundant story of the bombastic Master Chief in his rut of UNSC vs Covenant vs Forerunners. Brilliant online multiplayer, forge, infection, and firefight game modes. You can download awesome game modes created on forge, and have tons of fun without even having to shoot anyone. Assassinations were a genius innovation, and the campaign is a total shake-up from the original Halos. A great prelude to some considerably less good games, and quite possibly the greatest thank-you game of all time (it was created by Bungie as a thanks to its millions of fans). I'm so glad there was so much more customization options and characters, rather than focusing on one spartan the entire time, there was a team of six, each with a distinct personality and skill. Easily the best Halo game ever made.

I grew up playing halo 3 in middle school, but halo reach hit it home for me with the music, the envoirment and accessibility. The missions with your teammates were a blast, truly heartbreaking deaths of noble team. The ARMOR CUSTOMIZATION. The multiplayer remains kick ass. And last of all, it had the most coolest and memorable halo mission, "The Pillar Of Autumn." Truly the best ending scenes in halo history with a nice final touch as you survive horses of covenant stragglers til your death. And how can we forget that awesome MAC cannon! Halo reach is the best halo by far.

Halo Reach had those Six sense roundhouse kicking elites,
had the most toughest enemies except the brutes,
brutes were easy. Grunts, Jackels (Skirmishers not the regulars ones, the regular ones were fine), elites, hunters, were just killing me left and right. The hard part about halo reach is when you don't have a plasma pistol and a headshot capable weapon, you would pretty much get harassed. Elites also dodge your plasma shots even when they are turned around. Elites also are more frequently found in higher ranks, rarely you will find an elite minor.

Halo 2 Halo 2 Product Image

It sickens me to see Halo: Reach further up on this list than Halo 2. It's not because Halo: Reach is a bad game, it isn't as deserving of its current placement on this list as Halo 2. Halo 2 was incredible. Halo 2 was a game that was so incredible that reverberation of its momentous innovations echo still not just in the Halo franchise, but also the FPS genre. The ranking system in Halo 2 was marvelous and the map designs were remarkable. Who can forget about that 1-50 ranking system that you can feel invested in because it was strongly and firmly reflective of your skill? Who can forget about those classic maps such as Lockout, Midship, Ivory Tower, Beaver Creek, Ascension, Zanzibar, and Coagulation? Not to mention all the good map packs that came later! However, no game is perfect and Halo 2 had its faults like horribly ugly graphical textures, terribly inconsistent gameplay glitches, and awfully bad design quality. Over all though, Halo 2 was an unbelievably incredible game and ...more

As someone who didn't start with the first Halo, I have to say that going back to play it makes it feel fairly... Empty. Don't get me wrong, it is still very fun, but it feels very clunky and dated.

Halo 2 changed the game mechanics drastically, and they were so good, that to this day Halo 4 still feels similar to 2. Everything from beam rifles to brutes to scarabs that has shown up throughout the halo series first appeared in halo 2.

Halo 2 also expanded the story greatly; showing us the inner workings of the covenant, creating the story of the arbiter, etc.

It's hard to choose one game from this fantastic series, but I'd say Halo 2 is mine.

By far the best with only a few shortcomings. Amazing dual campaign with constant action and several Easter eggs. Very unique weapons vehicles. Graphics are stellar for there time and are enjoyable even today with some incredibly beautiful scenery to boot. The music is truly a masterpiece including bands like Breaking Benjamin and Incubus. The online multiplayer is the best of all the Halos. It is balanced and has a skill curb just high enough to challenge experienced players while low enough for those with less of an aptitude for competitive gaming. Add to that fun maps with some interactivity and great team based and solo gametypes it is truly the best and purest game in the franchise. So sad that they took the online for it down.

I can't believe anyone would have the guts to put halo 3 over this but especially the worst in the series (halo reach) over this legendary game (best game of all time). Forget the multiplier for a minute this game had by far the best campaign and story so clearly anyone who didn't vote this just hasn't played through it. As for halo reach well that was just embarrassingly bad You should be ashamed of yourselves. Also why isn't combat evolved number 2? I'm sorry but I have just lost faith in the halo community after this.

Halo: Combat Evolved Halo: Combat Evolved Product Image

This is lower than HALO 4?! Seriously?! This is the game that started it all! This had more action than any other game! Yeah it had stuff that we didn't like but it was still AWESOME! I remember the first time playing 343 guilty spark when I encountered the flood. but nowadays when I play it I still get a chill up my spine hearing that eerie background music and the noise of the infection forms crawling around! Then at those intense moments when there is a zealot in the room invisible with a sword, THAT moment taught me. "if you see ANYTHING moving that isn't human, shoot it"

But honestly I thought this was the most MAJOR jump in the FPS series and was the best game I have ever played!

By far the most interesting Campaign, and a simple and engaging multiplayer on the PC. The weapons, however, will always be the standout. They were a brilliant mix between old-style FPS guns, which were ridiculously powerful, and new-age FPS guns, which are realistic, and, in some cases, boring.

The most notable feature is, of course, the Halo ring. This is the only game in the Halo ring to take place entirely on (or on the way to crashing into) a Halo ring. It's almost always there, above you, looming.

"This is lower than HALO 4?! Seriously?! " I agree with this because this is the heart of halo. The beginning of a huge franchise that hasn't died because of halo wars; yet. I am very confused still on how this game isn't #1. Although this game has bad graphics, which I'm OK with, the quality of the video game completely masks it. Its kinda but not really comparable to Call of Duty just with aliens. I'm not saying it's a copy but they are both good games.

Best fps ever, and one of the greatest games ever. Had the most open campaign, with levels that are still a blast to play today. Multiplayer is also great, with outstanding maps such as Hang em' High, Sidewinder, and of course Blood Gulch. LAN parties with this game are to date one of the greatest experiences you can have in all of video games. Truly a masterpiece which deserves to be higher on this list.

Halo 4 Halo 4 Product Image

Worst game ever!

1. I did not like the campaign because it did not feel like I was fighting for humanity, rather I felt like I was fighting for personal gain. Although I do have to give respect that you did save the human race.

2. The graphics from halo 3 seemed more realistic than in halo 4 because the graphics from halo 4 seemed like a really good cartoon anime.

3. the human guns sounded screechy and the covenant weapons sounded too human.

4. The multiplayer was terrible because it did not have elites and infection and the "kill streak" system did not seem balanced

5. The forge was terrible because the building blocks looked ugly and just overall harder to create what you want to.

6. Too many spartans. Previously in the franchise marines would be like: "whoa is that a spartan, NO WAY". now in halo 4 they basically but marines into spartan armor and call them "spartans" and their not really that "powerful" as they once seemed.

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A pointless, space opera version of Halo. Seriously, the story was almost all about the Master Chief's and Cortana's relationship. WHAT THE HECK! SHE IS AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE! Oh, but of course they HAVE to make her look like a naked woman for all the perverts. And the forerunners being the seeders of life in the galaxy, and humans becoming more digital is the next step in evolution?! It's gotten WAY to philosophical! I want to be able to enjoy a good adventure/shooter game, not have some ideology shoved down my throat! What happened to the UNSC fighting AGAINST extremist religion? This is what happens when a franchise is forged by what the idiotic fandom wants!

Why is halo 3 on the top? Not that it is a bad game but Halo 4 is twice as good as it. Multiplayer has declined but who cares? If it is bad then ignore it and do the best FPS campaign ever. Finish it then replay it on a higher difficulty. I would not want to skip any levels except the corridorish Midnight and Shutdown. The story was epic with the second best villain ever ( Falls just behind KAOS from Skylanders) the Didact. I had moments in every level where I get stunned by the gorgeous graphics. Prometheans were fun. New storm rifle was much better looking than Halo3's plasma rifle. Finally the pistol has a scope and a much better name, the magnum. Sprinting was introduced- that's what every FPS needs( duh Halo3). Even Dawn was amazing. Elites were much better than the easy brutes. Best is Reclaimer with the best vehicle, the mammoth. Improvements: aiming down sights like Call of Duty needs to be in every FPS.

Halo 4 comes in 3rd on my list behind Reach and 3. Halo 4 is by far the most underrated and unappreciated of the Halo series. The campaign is BY FAR the most underrated, my personal 2nd favorite behind Reach, with the most emotional story of the series, and the death of Cortana. Chris Schlerf seriously outdid himself. (Halo 5 ruined everything that Halo 4 did emotionally). The multiplayer was more fun than its given credit, with modes like flood and big team battle that I played most of the time.

Halo 3: ODST Halo 3: ODST Product Image

Severly underrated. Fixed all the problems with halo 2. The removal of health, not enough missions on Earth. And it fixed the legedary difficulty. Only issue is the launch price and you can't use equiptment.

ODST is truly a masterpiece and shows that good games do not really require massive online multiplayer. The gameplay actually requires you to think like an ODST in the Legendary difficulty, whether it's about planning stealthy routes to the next clue behind the mystery of your squad, or strategizing before running head first into battle (something no other Halo game has truly accomplished).

The soundtrack is fantastic, and is undoubtedly the best in the series. Check out Skyline and The Rookie.

The storyline is also much different, and is truly gripping and makes us feel like real humans, not genetically modified cyborgs (Chief is still epic, but ODST just has a better feel). The no-win scenario situation is also a good idea. The characters are quite interesting and relatable, and the Rookie is a badass.

Fire fight was also pretty great.

For me, ODST is the second best game, only bested by Reach. Maybe because this was my first Halo where I really played the campaign and became invested in the story, but there's just something about its noir-style soundtrack and the dark graphics that really up the gameplay, it's easy to imagine yourself as an ODST lost in a gigantic city with no hope, it's just so relatable. Some minor problems I have with it is the 60$ price tag (I got mine for 5$ at GameStop back in 2013 or
2014) and the relative lack of content, but it's campaign is very solid, good characters, good music, good gameplay, good fun. If you've never played ODST, I would HIGHLY recommend it, just a fantastic campaign and soundtrack.

Halo 2 is my favourite. But this one deserves more recognition. No online PvP but firefight was great. Fantastic cast and a phenomenal soundtrack. What's really special about it though is that it makes you really think how to tackle a situation and forces you to explore for ammo. You're not the on man death machine that is the Chief. I love it for being different in that kind of feel

Halo 5: Guardians Halo 5: Guardians Product Image

At first when I got it I was super excited to play it. It took my Xbox one over 4 hours to download it. And all of my favorite halo games were the ones where Master Chief had to stop the rings from firing or something that involved the rings. Halo 4 and halo 5 disappointed me in that 343 moved away from the massive empire of the halo games bungie created involving the halo rings. I was also disappointed because when I saw the trailers for it, I was expecting some Spartan on Spartan combat. I thought Locke would kill the chief or the chief would kill Locke, but the campaign focused nothing on that. Which I was very disappointed in. 343 made an all around good game because of the matchmaking and multiplayer but the campaign is what made this game one of the worst.

Well you have to admit that the story was okay. Just compare it to all sorts of other games on the market eg. Call of Duty, boyfriend, borderlands... It's just that this story couldn't compare with the other halo games. So with the worst story out of all halos, this actually deserves a lot more credit and should be higher, a lot higher, possibly the top. This is my reason why. Fortunately, this game was saved by the amazing gameplay, cool new Spartan moves, squad commands and... Aiming down sights! I know that sounds like Call of Duty, but, it's a good mechanic that other shooters like. I have to admit that this game is not a classic halo title which is the main reason you guys are disappointed, but with the amazing gameplay, this is possibly the best shooter around.

Ps. Just because I don't complain that this game is not the original halo we loved for years and love the new mechanics just like a Call of Duty fanboy would do, doesn't mean I'm not a fan of halo. It's the best ...more

Got the game day 1. I hopped straight in to Arena and immediately could tell that there were no issues in matchmaking. I got a match in under 2 minutes, but that would be pointless is the so-called "match" was boring. Let me tell you, it was anything but. Team Arena was amazing, with all of my favorite game-modes, except strongholds (eew...). Of course the classic Slayer did not disappoint. Halo 5's premiere mode, Breakout, was almost so intense to the point where you thought it was the championship game of a pro tournament, with $1,000,000 on the line. The classic F.F.A. was amazing, as expected. Making a return was SWAT, the classic no-shield game-mode where you aim for the head. It was fun as ever. Warzone, the big new addition to Halo 5, was intense and fun the whole round. The REQ system, while involving microtransactions, was balanced. You may as well throw $80 down the drain, but at the time you feel like the coolest spartan in town. Warzone Assault was not very interesting, on ...more

Face it haters, but halo 5 is damn good. Maybe this game might not deserve to fall in the top, but it should be way higher, not like the worst out of the 7 core halos. You actually feel like a spartan super soldier more than ever with those badass new movement abilities, there are open battlefields and secret areas, stunning visuals just like in halo 4 and new mechanics that halo or maybe any fps ever saw. So much replay value. This might even be the best fps ever! I don' t know. But as far as I'm concerned, the best video game gotta be a halo, either reach, ce or 5.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Product Image

Best combatting options and a you feel so great when you parry an elite using melees since they do so little damage which is awesome. Grenade commonness made you love them and not get frustrated when you miss the elite you were trying to stick with your plasma grenade. It also felt like an staple part of combat since you can care so less about how many grenades you have. An awesome fast paced campaign was what this had and the sixth mission was the only time I enjoyed fighting the flood. That was awesome. This game made plasma pistols so fun to use while you repeatedly pop an elite's shield and finishing it off with a pistol headshot or sticking it with a plasma grenade following a satisfying explosion. Of course I would choose the anniversary version over the original because of bettered graphics

Here is what it is: a game recreating the original best selling combat evolved. The game that introduced us to the one and only master chief. And what the anniversary here does is recreate the best campaign ever created into the same gameplay, just with WAY better graphics. Not to mention adding a great multiplayer the original game never had. Plus achievements and terminals, and if you have a Kinect, then I reccomend you to try out the inspect feature that will let you check out things in detail! Great game!

Best story, best physics, best level design, best A.I., and the updated graphics make it one of the better looking Halo games yet. The simplicity of this Halo makes it the best even 7 games in this series.

Best game, better graphics... Pretty sweet

Halo Wars Halo Wars Product Image

Strategy games are what I play. Shooter Strategy = Epic masterpiece. Completely clever and high end strategy game. And it's not as violent! So mommy plays too!

Completely underrated. I could spend hours playing private game with my friend in this.

Bring halo 4 and odst down to bad 343 games halo 5 is worst and halo wars is 5th.

This game was a joke. Ha, so funny Bungie, but enough of the comedy.

Halo: Combat Evolved Custom Edition

You can play Halo 1, 2, 3,4 and 5 in it! You can play the game however you please, and the community is always making custom maps and mods for it!

This is amazing. The Master Chief collection may have 1-4, but Halo Custom Edition has ALL of them! Custom campaigns, custom firefights, custom multiplayer maps, custom user interface, custom models, CUSTOM EVERYTHING! Halo feels so much more engaging when you know you can play with others on what you created!

Why is it that this outstanding game is beaten by halo wars, I mean halo wars is not even first person and its not halo. Halo custom edition is awesome it is a new way of playing halo its still first person also you don't need to mod the game to get cool vehicles like the pelican, the phantom even a fuel rod ghost and a dropship

IT NEEDS FAR MORE VOTES IN MY OPINION HALO WARS COME DOWN TO NO.9

Best halo ever, as you could find some way to edit the tags of other games is, there is a couple of halo 4 maps out, bigass is amazing, and CUSTOM CAMPAIGNS. The accuracy with a mouse and keyboard is unparalleled, those damn snipers. This is an awesome game, and it needs more votes.

It's FREE, and you can make custom campaigns, and play Multiplayer.

The Contenders
Halo Wars 2 Halo Wars 2 Product Image

This game is the best combination of the halo master chief universe and the original halo wars. It has a brute which is smarter and stronger than three of the best Spartans we have seen to date and goes back to everyone's favorite place in halo lore, The ARC which if you remember has been assaulted many times by the covenant and this one ship is doing what a fleet could not claiming the creator of the halo rings.

This one game has been waited for by fans for seven years and only if 343 industries made it sooner they could have saved the halo franchise from falling into a pit created when master chief woke started chasing Cortanna.

Halo wars 2 is the pinnacle of creation its only rival has to be halo 3 its self, we all love what Bungie did with halo but I look forward to playing this game and I also look forward to 343 industries next release afterwards!

Like Halo Wars with better graphics and troops that have eyes and can walk from point A to B without making a loop around the whole map. Sounds great

Lol this games hasnt even been released... But I have played a preview on the xbox one and I think it till be just as good as halo wars 1 ( which I have played also)

The Gameplay is pretty great

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Halo: The Master Chief Collection Product Image

This game is for real cause you can play 1-5 halo games and you can change the looks halfway through halo 1 and 2 to look old and back again!

I love it I've been playing it every day I am in LOVE with these 4 halo games but too bad halo reach wasn't in it.

It got all of them in the game, so obviously it is the best

The first four halos all in one! What more can you ask

Halo 2 Anniversary

If Halo 2 is the 3rd best, then why is the Halo 2 anniversary 15th? It has better graphics and the same story.

Why is this even an option, ah whatever

Halo: Spartan Assault

I know Spartan Assault is bad but how is it worse than 2 games that haven't even come out yet

Because we saw the trailer

Halo Infinite

I really hope this game will be a masterpiece

Halo Online

Pretty good action, armor and weapons choice.

Does not exist and it would suck because halo needs a good campaign and a good multiplayer and if you were thinking a mmo I think that would suck

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Halo: Rebirth

It is coming in 2018 and has every halo weapon made, including three new weapons.

Halo 2600
Halo: Spartan Strike

Gives iOS players a chance to get in the action of halo unique halo title

I think it is a amazing mobile game and improved on its predecessor

I think it should have a online multiplayer

New game.
It is beast and it needs more glory.

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