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 also in vehicular combat. Floodgate shows you the ultimate threat has just arrived.

The Ark and The Covenant are both about 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 main gametypes: Slayer, Oddball, King of the Hill, Capture the Flag, Assault, Territories, Juggernaut, Infection, and VIP, with each of those having at least three subtypes. The guns and vehicles are all balanced, besides maybe the Battle Rifle, but even then there are plenty of counters to that. Custom Games allows you to create your own gametypes and play them on your own maps created using Forge. A package more than worth the sixty dollars, Halo 3 is, and always will be, amazing.

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!

3 Halo 2

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.

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!

5 Halo 4

Why is Halo 3 at the top? Not that it's a bad game, but Halo 4 is twice as good. The multiplayer has declined, but who cares? If it's bad, then ignore it and enjoy the best FPS campaign ever. Finish it, then replay it on a higher difficulty. I wouldn't want to skip any levels except the corridor-ish Midnight and Shutdown.

The story was epic, featuring the second best villain ever (falling just behind KAOS from Skylanders), the Didact. I had moments in every level where I was stunned by the gorgeous graphics. The Prometheans were fun. The new Storm Rifle looked much better than Halo 3'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, Halo 3). Even Dawn was amazing. The Elites were much better than the easy Brutes. The best is Reclaimer with the best vehicle, the Mammoth.

Improvements? Aiming down sights like Call of Duty needs to be in every FPS.

6 Halo 3: ODST

ODST is truly a masterpiece and shows that good games don't really require massive online multiplayer. The gameplay actually requires you to think like an ODST in Legendary difficulty, whether it's planning stealthy routes to the next clue behind the mystery of your squad, or strategizing before running headfirst 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 truly gripping, making 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.

Firefight was also pretty great.

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. 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 on nothing of that sort, which I found very disappointing. 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.

8 Halo Wars

Strategy games are what I play. Shooter strategy equals 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 games with my friend in this.

Bring Halo 4 and ODST down to bad 343 games. Halo 5 is the worst and Halo Wars is 5th.

9 Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite should be above Halo for sure... MP and gameplay are 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 features a Brute who is smarter and stronger than three of the best Spartans we have seen to date. The game returns to everyone's favorite place in Halo lore, the ARC, which, if you remember, has been assaulted many times by the Covenant. This one ship is doing what a fleet could not, claiming the creator of the Halo rings.

This one game has been awaited by fans for seven years, and only if 343 Industries had made it sooner, they could have saved the Halo franchise from falling into a pit created when Master Chief started chasing Cortana.

Halo Wars 2 is the pinnacle of creation. Its only rival has to be Halo 3 itself. We all love what Bungie did with Halo, but I look forward to playing this game. I also look forward to 343 Industries' next release afterward!

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

Gives iOS players a chance to get in the action of Halo. A unique Halo title.

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

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