Ben Moore: "Things have been tumultuous for Halo recently, particularly because of The Master Chief Collection, which has had severe issues since last November. In many ways, then, Halo 5: Guardians is a chance at redemption. The first mainline Halo on the Xbox One, Guardians could have played things safe, choosing to cater to longtime fans by giving them something that’s been done before. Instead, the game is one of most ambitious entries in the series. Sometimes, ambition comes at the cost of scope, but Halo 5 has so much for players to dig into. Not to mention, the completely overhauled mechanics make Halo feel better than ever. Yet for as much as there is to praise, there are some significant shortcomings that dampen the grandeur of an otherwise excellent game."