Is Halo 4 really A 5.5/10 Game?

"Is Halo 4 a non-polished, bug-infested mess that is almost unplayable and a 5.5 out of 10 game? Of course not, and it is also not the perfect 10 out 10 game that other reviews would have you believe either. So why are reviews so all over the map? Why is it that there seems to be only 3 categories to rate a game? Either a game is horrible, or it’s Meh, or THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER, OMG!" -

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inf3cted11745d ago

The question is, is Halo 4 really a 2/10 game?

No, its not. More like an 8.5 / 9.5

StrongMan1745d ago (Edited 1745d ago )

To YOU it's an 8.5/9.5, even though you haven't played it, but to that guy that gave it a 5.5 then it's a 5.5 to HIM. It's all preference.

Halo 4 sits at an 87 on metacritic which says that the industry as a whole thinks it's the worst Halo game of them all.

Halo CE- 97
Halo 2- 95
Halo 3- 94
Halo: Reach- 91
Halo 4- 87

Besides, you guys always whine that COD is the same every time yet when reviewers point out that Halo is the same every time you guys whine and make excuses for Halo that you don't make for COD. Make up you mind, is more of the same good or bad?


Halo Wars was a real time strategy game and ODST was just a DLC for Halo 3 that MS decided to stick in the Halo 3 multi player and charged a full $60 price tag to. I only counted full Halo stand alone FPS games.

Snookies121745d ago

ODST and Wars? What about those? They're Halo games as well.

Forbidden_Darkness1745d ago

It doesn't matter if Halo Wars was a RTS game, it is still a game in the franchise and deserves to be recognized as such. As for ODST, since MS believed it to be worth the 60 dollar price tag, than it should also be counted as a game in the franchise (even if it wasn't 60 dollars). The only reason you didn't count either of those games is because you wanted to say Halo 4 was the lowest rated game in the Halo series.

I understand what you were going for with the whole COD vs. Halo argument, but I do believe despite your valid point, Halo also has improved more than COD has (obviously my opinion), besides ODST.

IAMERROR1745d ago (Edited 1745d ago )

But... HALO HAS CHANGED! Ask any Halo fan that was around every time they revealed new info. To say Halo hasn't changed is ignorant. Problem is some reviewers don't like what makes Halo, Halo. I'm not even going to get into detail since people would just say "IT'S HIS OPINION", no fucking shit and my opinion is that his opinion sucks. IMO LMAO

EVILDEAD3601745d ago

Have to get some shuteye, .but worth every second of the wait.

If Halo 4 is a 5.5 then the scale only goes up to 6..

Love it..bought Limited..Halo console arrives tommorow

Life is good


the_eddster1745d ago

It may be one of the worst but since when has 87 metacritic score been bad?

xursz1745d ago

Halo4 is the best game of existence. Stop hating.

SilentNegotiator1745d ago (Edited 1745d ago )

Really? You topped off your comment with "life is good"? Talk about trying way too hard.

Who said it was?

People, we're talking about one review that gave a middling score to the worst rated game in the main series. Quit being so sensitive. Believe it or not, there are a lot of people not impressed by the Halo series, especially the most recent installments, so a review like that is not surprising.

kickerz1745d ago

How would u know he hasn't played it yet? I've been playing it for hours already strongman??? I bet I could bench press more then u.. I give your comment 1/10 :P

Psychonaughty1745d ago

For me it's clearly the best Halo since Halo CE, at the very least it's better than Reach, it shows how broken Metacritic is really.

Oh_Yeah1745d ago

Imo Crysis > Halo. Crysis 3 is going to be amazing.

hellvaguy1745d ago

Halo 4 is a popular exclusive game. Obviously fanboys gunna log into metacritic that have never played it and rate it a 0/10 to mess with the average score.

ZeroX98761745d ago


mmmm your avatar speak for itself.....

another fanboy without bubbles, bashing someone else dear game.

you're complainning about a game that you don't own for a console you probably don't have either.

I'm a bigger playstation fan than a Xbox fan, but I can assure you that halo is a very good Competitive FPS. had a blast playing halo 3 back then.

Munky1745d ago (Edited 1745d ago )


basing how good a game by comparing it to previous games in a series is not totally accurate. that statement goes for all games reviewed in the past... games reviews are like everyone says, one persons opinion. the fact is gamers have evolved as well as the games we play, we have become a lot more demanding as the games have gotten better over time. IF game reviews were based on a uniform and standard rating scale then your statement is true, but it is not.

and your statement about the game not changing is just flat out wrong as well. go to the forums on halo waypoint and you will see that some actual fans of the series are very upset with the changes made in halo 4. some examples would be the fact that the grunts looked to "aggressive", or the fact that MC's armour seemed to be upgraded while he was in cryo sleep.

point being, that game reviews can't be trusted as a real indication of how good a game is, the fact is that a person reviewing a game should be giving an unbiased/professional review not a biased and downright unprofessional review. it should not have been allowed to be submitted. this would never happen on a respectable legit site for any other product, cars, movies, pc's... anything. respectable and trusted reviewers conduct themselves accordingly, with professionalism and integrity.

MrChow6661745d ago (Edited 1745d ago )

StrongMan - nice trolling I bet you havent played any of the halo games, you sorry tool.
Do you make your opinions based on metacritic? very clever dude, the ratings on that website are made by morons and the "professional" reviewers nowadays like to ride the trend of hating whats popular,

5,5???? are you serious? thats plain stupid

Neonridr1745d ago

since when was ODST not a Halo game? It has a full length campaign to play..

Muffins12231745d ago

Okay first of all,i just played halo 4 and omg this game is amazing,and reviews like these 5/10 are the things that are making it have a 8.8....and that's amazing. Assassins creed has a 8.5
Killzone 3 has a 84.....besides this is a xbox news,we can tell dont have a xbox.Halo is a amazing game.

Shepherd 2141745d ago

Is halo 4 a 5.5/10? Idk, was uncharted 3 a 4/10?

Its obvious halo 4 has very high quality and deserves high marks. Sometimes opinions suck ass and have no real substance. It was Hitlers opinion that Jews were the source of Germanys problems. It all comes down to preference tho, ya know?

StanLee1745d ago (Edited 1745d ago )

@ StrongMan

This is one situation where numbers lie. There are 60 positive reviews for Halo 4 and 3 negative reviews, one being absolutely ridiculous which brings the game's average down. Almost every reviewer has said this is the most polish, most full featured Halo game to date. You're clearly being a troll but I'll let you be. Dick!

darthv721745d ago

The amount of time between the first halo CE and now and the amount of new 'review sites' that have dramatically increased during that time.

obviously if there were some that intended to bring down a good game score they have found the way to do it.

Hell even gamer reviews for other games like halo or gear have been intentionally bad to bring the score down.

I am disgusted with the lack of professionalism in todays so called game reviewer. I dont have a problem with a real fact binding legit review. we are just getting more opinion now than actual real legit reviews.

I guess the days of respectable journalism really are gone for good. Its all about sensationalism now.

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Ji99saw1744d ago

It really doesn't matter since Halo sales are going to ass rape every exclusive game this year and next. And Sony will still the Vita..... Oh yeah lol

Cherchez La Ghost1744d ago

ODST was a different story with all the map packs from Halo 3. That's why it was $60.

rockbottom30761744d ago

the fact that its rated the worst does not mean it is the worst. LEts be honest a lot of people out there have been tougher than normal on games in general. Plus theres a lot more opinions out there since gaming has become more mainstream. Lets not forget the people that are just trying to generate hits to websites too. A 5.5 is unplayable mess in most opinions, to say halo 4 is that is completely ridiculous. Even COD with linear campaigns,dumb AI, and short campaigns does not deserve a 5.5. Medal of Honor though, unfortunately has a case for 5.5.

ShinMaster1744d ago (Edited 1744d ago )

Not everyone likes Halo. Same with every other game. Mystery solved.

A 5 /10 for one person may be a 7 /10 for another and a 9 /10 for a fan.

People need to learn what opinions and different tastes are.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1744d ago

Funny... Industry finds GT5 the worse Racing sim this generation as well.

extermin8or1744d ago

Reviews aren't supposed to be preferred but an unbiased look at the pro's and con's of a product in comparison to its rivals and then usually a score so you can rank it up against it's rival products on the market the games industry seems to struggle with...

pixelsword1744d ago

Said the same thing with Lair, Killzone, and Uncharted, and I'm saying it about Halo 4;

The Critics are murdering a good game.

Shepherd 2141743d ago

When a reviewer reviews a sequel like halo 4, he needs to review it based on if a halo fan would like it or not. What does it add to the franchise? What does it take out? How much content is there? Are the graphics better or the same as the last game? Would a halo fan appreciate the changes? What would a non halo fan think?

No one gave counterstrike go shit for just making minor tweaks to the 13 year old formula, because everyone knew cs fans would appreciate GO regardless.

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Thatguy-3101745d ago

Recently review scores have really been going out of proportion. These last few games that have released have suffered from it. If the reviewer doesn't like the game he forgets about the numbers that go in between 5 and 9. Its either 9+ or 5-. It's ridiculous that they try to make a point by implementing such a low score when it lacks substance to back it up.

Revolver_X_1744d ago

Exactly. The fanboys of any console or game are to blame. These journalists do this for hits and attention. We should have outrage at every BS review or none at all. Be unified for once and quit showing blind loyalty to a bunch of suits. H4 gets a 5.5 and Xbox users get outraged. Where were you when Jim Sterling was ransacking RE6's metacritic by giving it a 3/10. You know what the sum of his review was? He sucked at the QTE's which are god awful easy, so he said the mechanics were broken. Egocentricism at its best. I lack skill, therefore it must be the games fault. The GS review amounted to the same. Mechanics suck cuz I couldnt get the QTE's right, I felt cheated. Since when did dying in a game become poor game design?

The point is, either be unanimous or Shut Up about it. The gaming community did this. Where did you think this stupid PS3 vs Xbox war would go. Clearly neither console suffers in sales, so now its the games that get low balled as to somehow drive a point home, or just to sensationalize in general. A site like Destructoid can low ball a game then turn around and give your favorite game a great score, and its like all is forgiven. Its madness. Get it together people. Remember before the internet when videogames were alot of times an impulse buy. Play games that look cool to you, and F*** the rest. This over analysis is getting ridiculous. Unless you own stock for a company, screw the numbers. What does the sales matter to you? In the end, the consumer drives an industry. We are the reason it is this way. STOP IT.

/End rant

Insomnia_841745d ago

I've played Halo before at a friend's house, campaign and mp, nothing special really. I also played Gears and that one actually makes me consider getting a 360 now that is dirt cheap. My friend on the other hand, bought a PS3 after playing Killzone 2 and God Of War 3 at my place.

Insomnia_841745d ago

So, the disagrees are because of my preferences or my friend's???
lol some people.