Halo The One Most Overrated Game of All Time

Rafael Gamboa. takes the Halo franchise to task by arguing it is "the most overrated and undeserving game series of all time". An entertaining and well informed profile that points out features he feels justify the criticism

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Silogon3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

I agree 100% with this. Halo is rubbish and the story is a yawner. Graphics are so so too. Halo has walked away with the cake because of money exchanging hands behind the scenes and that's that. Halo is average on all fronts and Haze proves that.

Both games play fundamentally the same and Haze and Halo 3 look almost dead on to each other. The story in both are laughable and the only thing setting them apart is Halo 3 has better online due to xbox live over psn service.

Haze gets 5's
Halo gets 10's

Same damn game (fundamentally)

Hydrolex3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

well, comes from a RICH company who can pay all the reviewers and ...

Gamespot gave Uncharted 8 and Halo 9.6. IMO, uncharted is the best looking game on console

I really have to wait for MGS4 reviews from Gamespot. If they give it anything under 9.6 ( Halo ), I'm gonna do something

DanB913755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

I hate haze not really because of gameplay but the glitches and the stupid maps.

The sad thing is really rhat R2 prob will be better than Halo 3 in terms of features and gameplay, but will not be highly rated as halo 3 just because of the name.

This isn't to say halo 3 is a bad game. I personally love it, but to say it's GOTY and be super hyped is way over the line

caffman3755d ago

I bet gamespot are bricking it right now after that threat

zane_78493755d ago

I agree with this article in principle, if not point to point with all it's reasoning for why it is overrated.

When a friend and I decided to give Halo 3 a chance, we played through the first level or two laughing hysterically. It was just so silly, and so many people seem to hold it in such high regard. I just don't get it. The gameplay was fine, nothing distinctive either way- just not worth a dime of the hype it gets.

omni_atlas3755d ago

And I still don't believe EDGE gave it a 10.

They also gave GTA IV a 10, and Metal Gear Solid 4 an 8. Unbelievable.

LaChance3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

You people are the most...I dont know... people on the internet.

MSFT payed ALL the reviewers on planet earth for Halo 1 . 2 and 3 !!!

Moreover the first guys to post in this thread are all Sony diehards who swear that they'll never touch a MSFT console and openly claim you hate MSFT.

Funny its people who HATE MSFT and EVERYTHING they have put out in the gaming business (games etc) that agree and are the first to post !

I perssonally dont think Halo is the best game ever.I would give Halo 1 and 2 9/10 and Halo 3 is a very good game but not GREAT in any means.I'll give it a 8/10.But thats my opinion.

Haze got 5/10 simply because they tried to copy Halo but compared to halo its PURE crap.They failed miserably.

Sorry but even Playstation mags and sites said Haze is CRAP.I bet MSFT paid Playstation mags , OFFICIAL playstation mags and sites.Yep ; they all accepted money from MSFT.


Halo is a good game while HAZE is CRAP.

Saying MSFT has the whole gaming media in its pocket is just...its just...being a sad , frustrated , dissapointed sony diehard who just cant believe how this gen has rolled out.

I hope the mods dont delete my comment but sorry people Halo is a little overrated (GTA4 anyone ?) but in no means a bad game.

edit : I got 3 disagrees in 3 seconds lol ! I think Im the disagree record man on N4G.

BTW in case it wasnt clear: to me Halo 3 is overrated but comparing it to Haze is just being a bitter gamer (dont have to mention which console that gamer has)

Tomdc3755d ago

I think people are being a bit to harsh, Halo 1 and 2 were both good games. Both worthy of a 8/10 in my eyes. Halo 3 was a let down I believe since it failed to do anything new. It should have got a 7/10 (which is still a better than average score)

SJL4803755d ago

To be honest I remember playing Halo shortly after xbox was released
It was amazing at the time and still has replay value to me. Then 2
and 3 whored out the story for the multi player and sucked up the series
I thought halo 3 was very overrated but halo 1 was a masterpiece.

JokesOnYou3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

Well its a great game, that millions love to play and STILL continue to play online and it still outsells many ps3 exclusives that have been available for less time than Halo3.= If everything else is so much better why is that? Hey, have you ever noticed sony folks are quick to mention sales don't matter when speaking about Halo3 but they are the very same ones who like tossing around ps2 hardware sales and specific ps software sales. 'cough, hypocrites...errr I mean yeah thats fine. And once again a score of 10 doesn't mean perfection it means the reviewer thought it was one of the very best games, considering all the features packed in Halo3 and all the fun I've had online with friends and family I think so too. You don't have to agree but its not like sony folks have ANY creditability when it comes to Halo, I wonder why? (micro's most popular franchise, broke sales records, not on ps3= HALO IS SONY LOYALISTS SWORN ENEMY, its probably part of the pledge to join the SDF), I mean come on lets not act like we just started gaming yesterday, sony loyalists swore Halo3 sucked before the first screenshot was released. lmfao


InMyOpinion3755d ago

Over 8 million copies sold + most played game on Xbox Live = overrated?

Peow3755d ago

Well what else is there to play? =P Kidding, kidding. Sales aren't exactly what make a game great. People bought it out of hype. Many still liked it, fewer but still alot disliked it. Since BioShock, and I think Mass Effect aren't online. The only game to play online is Gears. Im only going by popularity though.

Not saying PS has more good games to play online >:P

Cd3112903755d ago

Because halo is better than haze in everyway.

Haze is absolute pure garbage and halo's graphics are MUCH better than haze's. The weapons are better in halo and so are the enemies, the veichles handle much better aswell!

lessthanmarcus3755d ago

Only haters out there are the ones that suck at Halo.

wallace10003755d ago

I sense a few bitter people in here. Try not to show you are a PS3 owner that is just spaming 360 news by saying MGS4 is better than the Halo games when MGS4 isn't even out yet. Play a game and see if you like it, don't listen to a reviewers opinion. Be your own person and make up your own opinion. The Halo games are fantastic in my opinion, and i am sure MGS4 is going to be great too.

wallace10003755d ago

Or be a winner like my disagree, spam news, don't make up your own opinion, and generally be a sheep and go by what everyone else is saying.

2cents3755d ago

Right, so by your logic i guess I can call you a d1ck.
When you get aroused all the blood rushes to your head, when you get excited you chuck up all over the place. And when your slapped about abit you shrivel up.

so your both very similar in many ways, you know,


Yoma3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )


CoD4 if the most played game over Live. Use the search function here and you'll be able to find it.

wallace10003755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

Well played cat with cones, well played.
@Yoma - i think he meant it was the most played game for a fair bit until it was passed by COD4. Either way it was and continues to be extremely popular.

I LOVE my xbox3755d ago

Halo is fun online, but other than that, I don't see how it justifies a 10 overall score. Graphics are alright and single player is mediocre. It's nothing special in my opinion. Just like Haze actually.

gall0t6713755d ago

halo 2 is still the sh*t. multiplayer wise. halo 3 had a lot of great ideas but it didnt execute any of them. cuz u get into a match and u still find everyone using a br or sniper. they even took out the flare from all the maps on matchmaking.
halo 3 is a good game but of course wasnt a ten. prob a 8 or 8.5
graphics suck, campaign wasnt innovative just typical fps alien killer campaign. but it does have the best multiplayer aspects compared to any game on console. i wish cod4 and gears and metal gear online would have the video clips and theater and stuff. that sh*t is the madnotes.
but yeah halo 3 was completely overrated and its got itself to blame for that because i think everyone was expecting the revolution of gaming with halo3.

BattleAxe3755d ago

The reason that HALO has sold so well and continues to be played by millions on XBOX Live is because really, there isn't anything else other then CoD4 and Gears thats any good.

If XBOX had SOCOM, then HALO probably wouldn't be so big. They advertise the hell out of HALO and buy all the reviewers and sponsor "The Spike TV VIDEO GAMES AWARDS" and get their own catagory for HALO (The Best Game Fueled By Dew) LAME LAME LAME!

LastDance3755d ago im pro sony for sure. I dont like microsoft's console business at all... if they didnt have such good exclusives from other companies they would be buried by now in the console's my honest opinion...

Halo 1...was awsome...I had a bucket load of fun playing 2 player co op..and the story was exciting.
halo 3 is fun ...when you have 4 people playing online. single player was BORING and mediocre..and the fact this game got 10s for it just shows that the games that get perfect scores are the ones being trendy. Single player may-as-well be labelled as unimportant now..the only reason we still have singleplayer is because of dedicated devs and the paradigm of videogame history.

I agree with the writer about unbalanced gameplay...except i would include the shotgun. The only skill you need to learn online is how to jump - and thats lame.

jadenkorri3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

Halo 1 was the best FPS i have ever played, the story was amazing, graphics were well done, and game play was awesome, Halo 1 revolutionized the FPS genre,it was innovative to the FPS genre, any idiot who says otherwise is an absolute retard...Ok Halo 2, I'm sry to say, this was just a sequel made, which was terrible, new weapons, story to follow, ok, I'm playing Halo 1, just not as good with better cooler weapons...Halo 3...ok WTF is this, can someone say UBERED Master Chief five times fast, like cmon, the weapons were sumed up in my last word, UBERed up to be "flashy", graphics were updated, new story, what Halo 1 with better weapons again..... I know people who put Halo 3 on like the highest pedestal that I can't reach, I don't even think god has the power to reach, If they had Halo 1 there, i would respect them, but with Halo 3 as their pride and joy, they get no respect, cause its just another sequel... I wonder when Halo 4 comes out what gonna happen with that, i wish they would just end Halo.. And ya he is right, stuff in Halo, in general had been done, but not as well... I don't own a 360, I own a PC, which I own Halo 1 and 2 for PC, and 3 once it comes to Vista, or if mS can be any more evil, Windows 7, with DirectX11, only on windows 7, which Halo3 only plays on....

godofthunder103755d ago

i'm not a big halo fan but to say haze is just as good as halo is just a bias remark.

hell i don't like mgs4 because it has one of the most ridiculous story line in the history of video games and cut scenes as long as a movie,hell you watch cut scenes more then you play the game but if millions of people will buy it and say that it's great and it breaks sales records like halo did then my review is wrong and that's my opinion and not a fact.

gta4 sold a little more then 2 million more copies then halo 3 did but gta4 was for 2 system and halo 3 was for 1.what i'm saying is just because you hate a system doesn't mean that you have to hate every game that's on it.

when oblivion first came out for the 360 and was suppose to be an exclusive i've read a post from one guy and he said that he has a ps3 but he played it on his friends 360 and it suxed and it was over rated and people are wasting their money buying it and so far he never seen a game for the 360 worth buying.when oblivion came out for the ps3 a while latter,the same guy that made these same remark said that it was a great game and he recommend that everyone buy it and he's not the only ps3 fan to do the exact thing.they have 360 fans that does the exact thing to.

i don't care what game is on what system,if the game is good then it's good and i want say that a game isn't any good just because it's not on the system that i like because it's just childish and ridiculous to do it..both systems had games that was not so great.the biggest piece of crap and disappointment that the 360 released that was suppose to be a great game was pdo and the biggest piece of crap and disappointment that the ps3 released so far is haze.they both have great games to, the 360 has halo and gears of war and other games.the ps3 has some great games out to but i think that when they release kill zone 2 it will be one of the greatest game ever made if it is like they claim .if it is like they claim then it will win game of the year.

i bet,hell i know that over 90% of the people that agrees with this article are ps3 fans and the ones that disagree are 360 fans.if this same guy would have said that mgs4 was the most over rated game in history then it would be a different story.the same people that agrees with him now and say nice things about him like he knows what he's talking about would disagree with him,curse him out and say he doesn't know anything and he's bias.360 fans would do the same thing,over 90% of people that owns a 360 would do the same thing.

i wish that every game was on every system because every one should be able to play all the great games.i know that some people will disagree and say that a certain system doesn't have any good games on it but they are dead wrong because the fact is the opposite.what i don't understand is why people wish that a certain game want be on the other system.they act as if they will lose money if it's on the other system.the only thing it will do is let every one enjoy the game.they remind me of kids that want share their candy,it's pathetic and they should be ashamed.

sumfood4u3755d ago

It seem this game is 360 only Life Support from Red Ring Effect! Even yesterday i brought a PS2 game, an this guy had Halo3 in his hand, an asked the Clerk with his mom about fixing the Red Ring Effect on his 360! Just a Weird coincident i think an very ironic!

DevastationEve3754d ago

Kojima wants to limit what people can say about mgs4 in their reviews, and MS is the criminal? If Halo3 got ANY bad ratings, at least it was done freely by the journalists and reviewers who did so. Kojima needs to stop acting like he's God...people of such character are proven wrong by the simplest of means.

If you want to see a better future for gaming, stop and think about what Kojima's actions have led some publications to do.

jadenkorri3754d ago

he limited the media, is so that 360 fanboys won't flame the game because of install times, yes i totally agree that install times is annoying and a cheap way out to get the game to work properly on ps3, other company's do it with out install, and so far, Capcom is the biggest with 2 games so far with install times that were released on the ps3, anyways offtopic, the main thing is that he prob did that so that people don't say bad things due to installs, there is nothing wrong with a game because of a mandatory install. look at Devil may cry 4, the ps3 version got flamed for having a 20 mins install in which 360 didn't and fanboy ammunition was thrown like not knowing, they really can't argue and keeps the reviews honest rather than biased...

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003755d ago

sounds mad at MS or is a angry person in general.

barom3755d ago

I think he does a little bit. But that doesn't stop the fact that Halo 3 is overrated. Had the game had a different name the game would've probably gotten a lot lower scores.

I'm not saying Halo is bad. But it doesn't deserve the 10s it got. 8s and 9s I can somewhat agree on.

LaChance3755d ago

You said it all.Nothing else to add.Bubble for you.

jcgamer3755d ago

I personally feel that Halo 3 was TOO LATE to the current came sandwiched between really great, and in my opinion as well as others, superior games...Bioshock (I haven't played it yet, but many love it more than Halo 3) and Sony's Uncharted (far more satisfying and awesome experience, I love this game)...also Call of Duty 4 pwned it, according to many, even Halo fans admit it...also Orange Box was critically acclaimed as well...HALO 3 WAS TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE to the party...and, FOR THE RECORD, Gears of War is 10 TIMES better than Halo...THERE...I said

gall0t6713755d ago

hahaha fvck yeah gears is 1000000000x better than halo. the bada$$-ness of gears and seeing someones skull crack is just so rewarding.

jessupj3755d ago

Wow, I can see a lot of sensitive people in this forum. You shouldn't let him get to you so much guys.

But in all honesty, can anyone here say halo 3 got the hype it deserved and pull a straight face? If you can post it on youtube :D

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MaximusPrime3755d ago

Totally agreed.

I said that it is overrated when Halo 3 releases.

BigKev453755d ago

Oh yeah. Halo 3 was way overrated.

shelbygt333755d ago

I like it a lot, so there :)

Hydrolex3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

nuff said


EDIT: It's funny that dumbox 360s converted to Call of Duty 4.

ahahahah Gays like Gaylo, Straights like Jalo

poos33755d ago

halo you can learn to be a master plasmna sticker ,learn to be a super vehicle killer,hit vehicles 20ft in the air ,spartan laser a some 1 60 ft in the air dude u can do anything in that game and btw did i mention the physics and effects while doing this are the best ever created for an open map fps game none comes close this is the reason why halo 3 got 10/10 all throw the game is amazing to play the vehcles physcis taken damage are astonishing no game comes close there wil never bea game liek halo on the ps brand it requires complex programmig forgot the resolution ( ps3gta 4) the game leave all CONSOLE multiplayer ga,mes in the dust ps3 cryon you will never get it OH go check game trailer sthe new halo wars scans from gamepro will make ps3 fanboys really really really really really cry

PoSTedUP3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

resistance has better physics, your just a little kid halo lover. get over it.

halo wars looks good, there going in a better direction with it.

vickers5003755d ago


CoD4, Resistance, BioShock, The Orange Box, all rape halo 3 and make it hang its head in embarrassment and shame.

Hydrolex3755d ago

is better than Halo 3 ahaha.

Halo 3 is a f**king jokeeeeee ! OMG I cannot believe this game is so ...

TheSadTruth3755d ago

Article Translation:

I hate Halo 3 because I'm bad at it.

All of his points are easily refutable and he essentially says he doesn't like it because of the kind of people who play it.

Is Halo overrated? Yes. It is a bad game? No.

Nerds on the internet don't like it because it's the "cool" thing to do.

Ali_The_Brit3755d ago

LOL poos3 is pp's retarded little brother XD

Sez 3755d ago (Edited 3755d ago )

stop lying resistence didn't have better physics. i have both games. and halo still beats resistence hands down.

Pain3754d ago

Its a Vague story FPS.... its ONLY what it is because of M$ Money.

dream other wise kids.

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