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About Halo 5: Guardians

A mysterious and unstoppable force threatens the galaxy, the Master Chief is missing and his loyalty questioned. Experience the most dramatic Halo story to date in a 4-player cooperative epic that spans three worlds. Challenge friends and rivals in new multiplayer modes: Warzone, massive 24-player battles, and Arena, pure 4-vs-4 competitive combat.

Reviews

Halo 5: Guardians
Halo 5: Guardians
8.9

It's Locke vs. The Master Chief! But will Halo 5: Guardians live up to the franchise's legacy?! Find out inside!
Tuesday 27 Oct 2015 11:00am | Xbox One | 18


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Watch the Grand Final of New Zealand's Top Spartan, Live!

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Xbox Partners with YouTube for Halo 5: Guardians Launch Celebration

Xbox is teaming up with YouTube for Halo 5: Live, a special, six-hour live broadcast to celebrate the global launch of Halo 5: Guardians.
Friday 16 Oct 2015 10:16am | Xbox One | 4

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Wednesday 14 Oct 2015 9:27am | Xbox One | 7

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Halo 5: Guardians Opening Cinematic Released

The opening cinematic introduces Fireteam Osiris (complete with Nathan Fillion's Buck) as they embark on a search and recovery mission.
Wednesday 2 Sep 2015 9:47am | Xbox One | 7

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Warzone is Halo 5's Multiplayer Mode

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Wednesday 17 Jun 2015 10:15am | Xbox One | 4

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Halo 5 Guardians Campaign Shown Off

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Tuesday 16 Jun 2015 6:17am | Xbox One | 5

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Watch Microsoft's E3 Media Briefing

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Monday 15 Jun 2015 9:00pm | Xbox One | 360 | PC | 9

More Halo 5: Guardians...
More Halo 5: Guardians Making-of Series Teased

With E3 just around the corner, 343 Industries have announced the return of their Halo 5: Guardians behind-the-scenes series, "The Sprint"
Saturday 13 Jun 2015 1:42pm | Xbox One

New Halo 5 Trailer...
New Halo 5 Trailer Shows Spartan Locke in Action

A new trailer announcing GameStop-exclusive pre-order bonuses shows Halo 5: Guardians' Spartan Locke fighting a swarm of Covenant.
Tuesday 21 Apr 2015 11:11am | Xbox One | 3

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Halo 5 Releasing in October, Live-action Trailer Released

Halo 5 comes out on October 27, 2015, while a new trailer offers further hints at the direction the story might be headed.
Monday 30 Mar 2015 2:43pm | Xbox One | 8

Watch Halo 5:...
Watch Halo 5: Guardians' Multiplayer Beta Gameplay

A match between top Halo clans Str8 Rippin and Optic Gaming shows off Halo 5's new mechanics, like sprinting and aiming down sights.
Thursday 13 Nov 2014 10:19am | Xbox One | 3

Microsoft Announces...
Microsoft Announces HaloFest 2014

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Thursday 23 Oct 2014 9:01am | Xbox One | 8

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Master Chief Collection Includes Halo 5 Beta Access

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Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 11:23am | Xbox One | 8

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Watch Microsoft's Gamescom 2014 Briefing, Live!

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Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 3:30pm | Xbox One | 360 | 5

First Footage from...
First Footage from Halo: Nightfall Shown at Comic-Con

The trailer introduces Agent Jameson Locke, played by Mike Colter, who will also be a playable character in Halo 5: Guardians.
Friday 25 Jul 2014 8:39am | Xbox One | 3

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Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Coming December

The next instalment in the hugely popular Halo series will be getting a Multiplayer Beta in December.
Tuesday 10 Jun 2014 10:10am | Xbox One | 12

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Watch Microsoft's E3 2014 Press Conference, Live!

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Monday 9 Jun 2014 9:45pm | Xbox One | 360 | 38

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Watch the Halo Xbox One Trailer

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Previews

Halo 5: Guardians Beta
Halo 5: Guardians Beta

We've got an opinion of the Halo 5 Multiplayer Beta right here, just for you! How does the future look for the illustrious series so far?
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Features

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Phil Spencer on Scorpio, and the Changing Console Landscape

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Thursday 29 Sep 2016 11:36am | Xbox One | 19

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NZGamer.com 2015 Game of the Year Winners

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The Most Anticipated Games of 2014

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Microsoft Press Conference Impressions

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Competitions

Could You Be New...
Could You Be New Zealand's Top Spartan?

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Wednesday 16 Sep 2015 11:50am | Xbox One | 25


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Monday 5 Sep 2016 10:00am | Xbox One

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Thursday 4 Aug 2016 2:22pm | Xbox One | 9

This Week's MyRepublic...
This Week's MyRepublic Gaming Night is Halo 5: Guardians on Xbox One

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Monday 27 Jun 2016 10:00am | Xbox One | 4

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Friday 24 Jun 2016 3:11pm | Xbox One | 3

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Friday 20 May 2016 9:00am | Xbox One | PC | 6

This Week's MyRepublic...
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Monday 4 Apr 2016 11:00am | Xbox One | 1

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Wednesday 24 Feb 2016 4:05pm | Xbox One

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Monday 8 Feb 2016 9:42am | Xbox One | 2

Final Call for Halo...
Final Call for Halo World Championship ANZ Qualifier

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Wednesday 13 Jan 2016 9:30am | Xbox One | 1

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Friday 18 Dec 2015 5:00pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | 13

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Friday 18 Dec 2015 3:40pm | Xbox One | 10

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Wednesday 2 Dec 2015 11:24am | Xbox One

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The Game Awards 2015 Nominees Announced

Game of the Year nominees include Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Super Mario Maker, and The Witcher 3.
Monday 16 Nov 2015 10:18am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | iOS | Android | 13

Halo 5 Players Have...
Halo 5 Players Have Spent over Half a Million in Microtransactions

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Friday 6 Nov 2015 3:00pm | Xbox One | 10

New Zealand's Top...
New Zealand's Top Spartan Is...

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Friday 23 Oct 2015 9:36am | Xbox One | 24

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Wednesday 21 Oct 2015 2:49pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 3

New Zealand's Top...
New Zealand's Top Spartan Grand Final is This Week!

This week, we'll find out who New Zealand's Top Spartan is, who'll win themselves a Limited Edition Halo 5 Xbox One Console Bundle!
Monday 19 Oct 2015 12:56pm | Xbox One | 4

This Week: New...
This Week: New Zealand's Top Spartan, Round 2

Thanks to MyRepublic and Xbox NZ, we're on a quest to find NZ's Top Spartan, who'll win a Halo 5 Xbox One console and a year of internet!
Monday 5 Oct 2015 2:30pm | Xbox One | 3

Armageddon Expo's...
Armageddon Expo's Gaming Plans Detailed

Among the games playable at Armageddon Expo are Halo 5, The Division, Star Wars Battlefront, Street Fighter V, and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Friday 2 Oct 2015 12:23pm | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | 10

The Search for New...
The Search for New Zealand's Top Spartan Begins This Week

Thanks to MyRepublic and Xbox NZ, we're on a quest to find NZ's Top Spartan, who'll win a Halo 5 Xbox One console and a year of internet!
Monday 28 Sep 2015 1:02pm | Xbox One | 8

Halo 5 Midnight Launch...
Halo 5 Midnight Launch Event Announced for Auckland

Thanks to the New Zealand time zone and a worldwide launch date, New Zealanders will be the first to be able to pick up Halo 5.
Thursday 10 Sep 2015 2:57pm | Xbox One | 9

Halo 5 Won't Have a...
Halo 5 Won't Have a Voting System for Multiplayer Maps

Halo 5: Guardians won't use a voting or veto system to determine multiplayer maps, and instead has a rotation system.
Thursday 10 Sep 2015 10:27am | Xbox One | 3

XONZ Will Give Kiwi...
XONZ Will Give Kiwi Xbox Fans an Early Look at Upcoming Games

Later this month, 300 Kiwi Xbox fans will get to play Halo 5, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and more, as well as a chance to meet the developers.
Thursday 3 Sep 2015 11:00am | Xbox One | 11

Halo 5, FIFA 16 Xbox...
Halo 5, FIFA 16 Xbox One Console Bundles Announced

The Halo 5 bundle includes a custom-designed 1TB console, and two different Limited Edition Halo 5 controllers will also be available.
Wednesday 5 Aug 2015 3:43pm | Xbox One | 12

Third Party Exclusives...
Third Party Exclusives Not Part of Xbox's Long-term Strategy

"It's great to have Tomb Raider as part of our line-up, but investing in first party is really core to our strategy," says Phil Spencer.
Tuesday 4 Aug 2015 2:20pm | Xbox One | 3

Halo Series Hits 65...
Halo Series Hits 65 Million Sales Milestone

The smash hit shooter franchise has clocked up 65 million in total worldwide sales since the first game in 2001.
Tuesday 14 Jul 2015 1:57pm | Xbox One | 360 | Xbox

[UPDATED] Halo 5:...
[UPDATED] Halo 5: Guardians Now Available for Pre-Order

Wanting to ensure you have Halo 5: Guardians the moment it releases later this year? Well the Standard and Digital Deluxe Editions just went...
Wednesday 17 Jun 2015 10:19pm | Xbox One | 15

Oculus Rift Consumer...
Oculus Rift Consumer Version Revealed, Works with Xbox One Games

The consumer version has better ergonomic design, will ship with an Xbox One controller, and can stream games from Xbox One.
Friday 12 Jun 2015 8:59am | Xbox One | PC | 16

Halo 5 Will Get 15...
Halo 5 Will Get 15 Free DLC Maps

In addition to 20 maps available at launch, Halo 5: Guardians will get another 15 by June 2016, all of which will be free.
Wednesday 10 Jun 2015 1:33pm | Xbox One | 12

Halo 5's Campaign Has...
Halo 5's Campaign Has Multiple Spartans in Both Singleplayer and Co-op

Master Chief is joined by the legendary Blue Team, who are playable in co-op mode and AI-controlled in singleplayer.
Wednesday 10 Jun 2015 8:57am | Xbox One | PC | 8

Halo 5: Guardians...
Halo 5: Guardians Cover Art Reveals New Spartans

Halo 5's official cover aart introduces the Spartan fireteams "that play a crucial role in the showdown between the Master Chief and Spartan...
Wednesday 29 Apr 2015 10:10am | Xbox One | 2

Studio Head Hints at...
Studio Head Hints at "Pretty Sweet" Halo 5 Xbox One Console

Nothing has been revealed, but it looks like a special edition Halo 5: Guardians Xbox One console is in the works, according to Josh Holmes.
Monday 27 Apr 2015 1:33pm | Xbox One | 3

New Halo 5 Teaser...
New Halo 5 Teaser Released, Live-action Trailer Out This Weekend

The new teaser lets "eagle-eyed" fans "discover ominous new clues about the fate of the legendary Master Chief."
Tuesday 24 Mar 2015 10:13am | Xbox One | 2

Popular Games...
Popular Games Reimagined as Little Golden Books

An artist has envisioned "Little Cogs of War," "The Solid Little Snake," "The Legendary Little Chief," and more as children's books.
Monday 4 Aug 2014 10:37am | PS4 | Xbox One | PS3 | 360 | Wii U | PC | Vita | 3DS | 15

Microsoft Announce...
Microsoft Announce Halo: The Master Chief Edition

The release will include the complete story of the Master Chief on one console for the first time ever.
Tuesday 10 Jun 2014 6:45am | Xbox One | 30

Rumour: Halo 1 - 4...
Rumour: Halo 1 - 4 Bundle Coming to Xbox One

Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which bundles the first four main series Halo games, is reportedly set to release for Xbox One this year.
Saturday 17 May 2014 10:30pm | Xbox One | 12

Halo 5: Guardians...
Halo 5: Guardians Announced for 2015 Release

The long awaited Xbox One debut of the popular first-person shooter series, will launch in early 2015, 343 Industries announced last night.
Saturday 17 May 2014 9:46am | Xbox One | 22

Zelda, Pokemon, Mario,...
Zelda, Pokemon, Mario, Blizzard, and Halo Board Games Coming

Is Heroes of the Storm releasing before the end of the year? It seems so, if the board game version's release date is accurate
Tuesday 4 Mar 2014 1:10pm | Xbox One | 360 | Wii U | 3DS | 7

Rumour: Halo...
Rumour: Halo Anniversary 2, Crackdown 3, Forza Horizon 2 and More

An alleged insider reveals three big upcoming titles for Microsoft's flagship console - but are they for real?
Thursday 30 Jan 2014 1:32pm | Xbox One | 11

Microsoft Announce...
Microsoft Announce Xbox One Line-Up

Microsoft promise to update the list with additional titles and experiences as they are announced.
Tuesday 20 Aug 2013 5:15pm | Xbox One | 10

Halo for Xbox One...
Halo for Xbox One Announced

Microsoft this morning announced that Halo is heading to Xbox One, and we've got the first screenshots.
Tuesday 11 Jun 2013 6:41am | Xbox One | 13