Halo: The Master Chief Collection Review - Polygon

For the uninitiated, I'll try to be brief: Each of the games contained in The Master Chief Collection is one of the most critically and commercially successful first person shooters of all time. As presented here, The Master Chief Collection is a particularly interesting timeline of both first-person shooter design and the evolution of the Halo series in particular.

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Automatic791536d ago

Congratulations to MS and 343 for putting out an excellent remaster. Can't wait to play next week.

Askanison41536d ago

Roll on Tuesday. Halo is my favorite series and the amount of content in this just makes me all kinds of happy.

Mr Pumblechook1535d ago (Edited 1535d ago )

I haven't got an XBOX yet but as a fan of the original games this looks epic, and I'm going to a friend's to play local multiplayer! I've missed this game and playing with friends so much!

However Polygon reviews require scrutiny. Sponsorship of a website is not done in a clumsy way where reviewers are told what to score a game. It's done more subtly, in this case they the editor assigns PlayStation hater Arthur Gies to review Sony flagship games like Killzone, and as he is an Xbox loyalist he is assigned this major game. Then he tries to hide his feelings with a 9.5, he should've just gone the whole hog and given it a 10. Regardless I know they have a lot of money behind them they lack credibility.

kiz26941536d ago

I really think Bungie should have some Congrats, they did make more than Half of the games in the remaster, 343i just gave it a next gen make over.

Kevlar0091536d ago

Actually it was 4 teams who made the collection happen. Bungie made 3 out of the 4 games, 343 and 3 others helped make the collection happen with all the updates

2cents1536d ago

How very true!

There are so many individuals that deserve thanks for orchestrating the experience that is Halo!

I hope 343i can convince Marty O'Donnell to return for some more epic scores for the new journeys to come for Master Chief.

It still hasn't really hit me that we are gonna get to play halo 1,2,3 & 4 all on the Xbox One. My Christmas starts in three days!!!

Pew Pew Pew

Perjoss1536d ago

Lets not forget Blur for the amazing work they have done with the Halo 2 cutscenes.

breakpad1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

Polygon are the worst Xbox fanboys supporters ever...their reviews are completely sit and their opinions are like a PR for MS...All logical gamers laugh with Poly-sit's reviews

Palitera1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

Sure it is, but other sites are giving it great scores as well, so...

ScorpiusX1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

Like Edge is to Playstation and Sony.

@XBLSkull you do realize it called the MCC tight so nowhere in Halo wars or in reach did you play as chief. But who knows we may get reach or ODST as DLC OR ports later on.

EZMickey1536d ago

That's why they have Forza Horizon 2 an average score, right? Conspirators, never read the review, always hating on the score... When it suits them.

starrman19851536d ago

I wish you would SIT down and shut up! (see what I did there?)

Honestly though, they are usually quite bias but this review is completely accurate!

No_Limit1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )


LOL, these are some of the recent Polygon's reviews for console exclusive games.
Drivecub = 7.5
Forza Horizon 2 = 7.0
MLB the SHow 14 = 8.5
Kinect Sports Rival = 6
Infamous:SS = 8.5
Fable Anniversary = 5
Gran Turismo 6 = 9
Ryse = 6

LOL, So why did Polygon scores FH2, Ryse and Fable Anniversary below their Metacritic avg. and all the Sony ones are above their avgs if they are so bias like you said?

A lot of you people are so ignorant and always use the bias card if it doesn't go their way. This is getting ridiculous. LOL

Just a few more days until the greatest collection of gaming heaven is unleashed upon us. Congrat 343i, MS, and happy gaming Xbox owners. It has been a heck of run in the past few months with 3 AAA releases in Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive, and now Halo:MCC.

InTheLab1536d ago (Edited 1536d ago )

@no limit

They gave a lot of those scores out for damage control and you purposely left out Sunset Overdrive to prove a point.

What the op said is true about Polygon but that has nothing to do with this well deserved score from one of the best bundle of games ever released. So he shouldn't have said it but he's not wrong.

A lot of those score are just Poly trying to salvage their damaged rep.

TheFanboySlayer1535d ago

Lol @ no limit

Way to change some of the info. You forget that Driveclubs review score was change and you left out SSO.......

Tempest3171535d ago

Be that as it may, no one in the world expected MCC to get any you may hate polygon but you cant possibly think they only gave it a 9.5 because theyre fanboys

Jonny5isalive1535d ago

and you and most on this site are butthurt PSbore fanboys. Why dont you stop reading all the great MCC reviews and go play driveclub.

No_Limit1535d ago (Edited 1535d ago )


Sunset Overdrive was never reviewed on Polygon and the Driveclub scores was changed because the game's online netcode doesn't work after release date when it was working during the review copy just like they had changed Battlefield 4 scores for the same reason. Please do some homework before going into full defense mode.
You should change your name to The SonyDefender instead. LOL

TheFanboySlayer1535d ago

He is a link to the sunset overdrive review sir

And yes Driveclub was changed so that's its official score until they change it back or decide not to change it back because they have been fixing slowly and it works for me now thankfully. I like the game too....please don't call me a Sony defender when clearly I have been defending MCC in other comment threads and I am a reasonable commenter.

Lol it's ok though you can continue to lie to everyone else by skewing some of your info but I'm not going to be fooled sir


No_Limit1535d ago (Edited 1535d ago )


K..i missed that review as it was never posted on N4g.
Many other sites like IGN, Gameinformer and such gave the game a 9 as well just like Halo are receiving many 9 plus scores , so what is the issue here? So polygon is bias again because they are one of many reviews giving out great scores to a couple MS exclusives? Butwhatever, some if you can believe what you believe.

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Magicite1535d ago

Best games of 8th gen = remasters of 7th gen.
Im glad I skipped TLOU and HALO, now Ill be able to play them in Full HD.

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XBLSkull1536d ago

Knocked off .5 for not including Halo Reach and Halo Wars I guess lol...

Best package ever offered in gaming, if this game doesn't get 10/10 nothing deserves that perfect score.

Unreal011536d ago

No. Don't be silly. While good, it's not the best thing to grace the game industry.

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Jonny5isalive1535d ago

give it up butthurt09, go play some flopclub or infamous: no one gives a shit about this bland fest.

callahan091535d ago

Oh, right, I'm so wrong. Come on people, stop being hyperbolic. Maybe I was a little harsh in how I put my comment, but it gets really old seeing people describe this as the best value in gaming history when it is factually inaccurate. It just isn't true. The Orange Box set a high watermark and has not been surpassed by this collection. For that matter, you can buy the entire Valve collection of games during the Steam holiday sales for like 20 bucks. And that was back in like 2010, when those games were still quite fresh, like Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 and the Orange Box being fairly recent and among the highest quality games in their categories. That's a great value. Steam constantly has sales that feature better values than this. THIS IS A GREAT VALUE, of that I am not arguing against. But there is so much hyperbole, because so many Xbox fans want PS4 fans to feel like they have no games, and it gets pretty old.

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Stiffler1536d ago

I look forward to the fun on the 11th! Enjoy bros!

Its great to be a gamer on all consoles :)

XiYakushijuAkeginuXi1536d ago

Lol don't be insulted, I never heard anyone say bros before. At least I do not remember. When you wrote that comment, all I thought was how Pew Die Pie goes "Hows it goin bros, my name is Peeeeeeew Diiiiiiie Pie" it makes me cringe

chrissx1536d ago

Common polygon,we know u were itching to give it a 10/10. Good job to the 343 guys

Masterchief_thegoat1536d ago

That what, I was thinking lol can't wait for Tuesday

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