EB's Matt Heywood writes, "Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now out in the wild, and while it’s suffering from some intolerable matchmaking issues post launch, it’s still a fantastic collection of games that has plenty of content to keep you busy while 343 gets its shit together with the matchmaking component. It truly is a shame that players still can’t get into a reliable multiplayer match using the matchmaking system, and the delay is somewhat inexcusable, but I still stand by my initial review and would so even if there wasn’t a multiplayer component. The campaigns are beautifully remastered, especially Halo 2, and there is a ton of extra content that is packed full of interesting Halo themed content to check out.
If you’re struggling to connect to a matchmade multiplayer game we have four alternative activities you can embark on in Halo: The Master Chief Collection to realize how stellar the collection is. None of these recommendations require matchmaking, so you’ll be free to experience them the next time you boot up the game."