Top 10 Best Halo Games

The Top Ten
1 Halo 3

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 was my first Xbox live game I played. I played it for 4 years and that time was truly amazing, it was the only matchmaking I loved in Halo (never played Halo 2 online), However, all custom games in all games were amazing. The maps were truly special, I know this won't happen, but I want Guardian to be remade in Halo 5, but add on to the map and make it Forge World style. I loved the look and feel of that dark, swampish, jungle-like, forest.

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

The Campaign seems to be building to an epic conclusion only to fizzle out into a couple of Flood levels. The Multiplayer and feature set of this game, however, are unsurpassed. Bungie built the greatest online experience of all time with this monumental achievement to interactive entertainment.

2 Halo: Reach

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.

Jumping onto the Halo bandwagon recently, I have finished all but ODST's, as that got me bored. Reach is undoubtedly the best Halo game ever created, as it has such diversity and is so in depth, with no plot holes. You are gripped until the end, and the game plays with your mind with so many parts of the game. It has the best campaign, and the second best multiplayer, second only to Halo 5. Halo Reach has something the other Halos never gave you, and that is the emotional immersion into the game.

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.

3 Halo 2

Best, 100%. Can't believe it's not in first. Reach, 3, and CE are all perfect, but this game is Bungee at the height of their powers. The gameplay, the story, the multiplayer, even- it's all amazing. Some of the better levels (Delta Halo, Regret, The Arbiter, The Great Journey and Gravemind) are the best levels in the series. Vote for this one!

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.

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

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.

4 Halo: Combat Evolved

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!

This was made during the early 2000's, unlike all the other Halo games that got created. 2000-2003 was a very special time with the 2000's, especially for video games.

"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.

5 Halo 4

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 4 campaign was very good, and Master Chief/Cortana moment at the end was one of the top 2 moments in Halo history. The enemies were crap to fight, and the multiplayer wasn't as good, but the campaign story specifically, was filled with some of the best dialogue and content to date. I would suggest people look past the enemies and give this game props for the story elements and the ending.

Halo 4 is seriously a fantastic and epic game. The graphics, soundtrack, sound design combat, story, controls, environments, enemies and just about everything in this game is amazing. I'm in love with the campaign and I will play through it many more times, it's that great. Halo 4 is among the best of the best!

6 Halo 3: ODST

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

For me, ODST has the best campaign in any Halo game. I've loved Master Chief but I got bored of the shoot-em-up, play the badass campaigns. ODST provides a refresher as a campaign that focuses on loss and defeat and some more somber tones, I never played this game for the multiplayer, but the campaign has me hooked and thinking years after playing it last.

7 Halo 5: Guardians

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, Battlefield, 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

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.

Actually think this is one of the best Halos. It's got great dynamic and has all of the requirements for an awesome FPS. It bring in new characters and has a lot of plot twists to the story. It would of been nice to play as chief a bit more but it's still a solid game. Warzone is amazing, Full stop. The story is getting too much grief, it will never be Halo 1, because it's already been done. Let them expand the story and stop being so pessimistic about change.

8 Halo Wars

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.

My first Halo game! How I loved the skirmish and Campaign!

9 Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite should be above Halo for sure... MP and gameplay and a lot better

10 Halo Wars 2

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!

The Contenders
11 Halo: Fireteam Raven
12 Halo: Spartan Assault

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

13 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

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