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Re: Rate the Halo games
Date: 4/22/13 10:21 pm
In Response To: Rate the Halo games (Cody Miller)

(NOTE: I'm not going to include Halo Wars in any of these rankings. While it had some high points, overall it was rental material at best.)

Best Game Overall:

1. Halo 1
2. Reach
4. Halo 3
5. Halo 4
6. Halo 2

While CE is lacking in extra features and options (a consequence of its age; we can't fault it for having features that weren't invented yet), it's such a great total package that tops the list in just about every other category. The Campaign is still the most fun to play, and while the MP was limited to LAN-only (unless you had the PC version, which I never did), it had great maps and it was a blast playing with friends. Reach's gameplay and Campaign aren't quite as good, but it has the best MP of any Halo game that's actually playable in XBL and it is the most feature-rich title in the series; it's biggest flaw is its story, which is riddled with retcons. At the other end of the scale, Halo 2 had a great story and some excellent MP map designs, but it suffered from many bad gameplay elements, including overly linear missions in Campaign as well as many game-breaking glitches in MP.

Best Gameplay:

1. Halo 1
2. Reach
4. Halo 4
5. Halo 3
6. Halo 2

Best Story:

1. Halo 1 & Halo 2 (tie)
4. Halo 3
5. Halo 4 & Reach (tie)

I've never been able to decide whether I liked the story in Halo 1 or 2 best. Halo 4 and Reach rank last for different reasons. Reach gets bad marks mainly because of the retcons, whereas Halo 4 is just plain sloppy.

Best Campaign:

1. Halo 1
2. Reach
4. Halo 3
5. Halo 4
6. Halo 2

This category only counts gameplay elements such as mission design and AI.

Best Multiplayer:

1. Halo 1
2. Reach
3. Halo 4
4. Halo 3
5. Halo 2

Options & Extra Features:

1. Reach
2. Halo 3
3. Halo 4
4. Halo 2
6. Halo 1

Top 10 Best Campaign Levels:

1. Assault on the Control Room
2. Two Betrayals
3. Silent Cartographer
4. Halo (H1)
5. Long Night of Solace
6. Uplift Reserve
7. The Ark
8. Coastal Highway
9. ONI Sword Base
10. The Library

5 Worst Campaign Levels

1. Cortana
2. Sacred Icon/Quarantine Zone
3. The Oracle
4. Floodgate
5. Midnight

Messages In This Thread

Rate the Halo gamesCody Miller4/22/13 5:44 am
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesHawki4/22/13 8:15 am
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesDEEP NNN4/22/13 8:58 am
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesbreitzen4/22/13 10:37 am
     Just Might POSSIBLY See A Pattern.Morpheus4/22/13 10:54 am
           Re: Just Might POSSIBLY See A Pattern.Guttsu4/22/13 12:53 pm
     This was actually fun!Grizzlei4/22/13 2:15 pm
           Oooh, one moreGrizzlei4/22/13 2:33 pm
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesLeviathan4/22/13 2:19 pm
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesMacGyver104/22/13 3:12 pm
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesserpx4/22/13 3:57 pm
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesMixmasterchief4/22/13 4:00 pm
     I like Halo Wars and there is nothing you can do. *NM*Vandle Valsher4/22/13 4:37 pm
           Me too. Why haven't we played yet?? *NM*Revenant19884/22/13 9:14 pm
           Multiplayer is fine, campaign (story) has probz *NM*Avateur4/22/13 9:29 pm
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesSonofMacPhisto4/22/13 5:58 pm
           Re: Rate the Halo gamesCody Miller4/22/13 10:33 pm
                 Re: Rate the Halo gamesSonofMacPhisto4/23/13 5:44 pm
     Definitive guide, including fish.uberfoop4/22/13 6:44 pm
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesQuirel4/22/13 8:02 pm
           Re: Rate the Halo gamesGrizzlei4/22/13 8:06 pm
                 Re: Rate the Halo gamesQuirel4/22/13 11:07 pm
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesAvateur4/22/13 9:27 pm
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesMetalingus6274/22/13 10:08 pm
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesGravemind4/22/13 10:21 pm
           Re: Rate the Halo gamesuberfoop4/22/13 11:52 pm
                 Re: Rate the Halo gamesGravemind4/22/13 11:54 pm
                       You aren't alone. *NM*Quirel4/22/13 11:56 pm
                       Re: Rate the Halo gamesuberfoop4/23/13 12:03 am
                       Re: Rate the Halo gamesCody Miller4/23/13 4:46 pm
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesiForge4/22/13 10:27 pm
     Lol, Two Betrayals is super controversial. *NM*uberfoop4/22/13 10:52 pm
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesTDSpiral4/22/13 10:56 pm
           Re: Rate the Halo gamesuberfoop4/22/13 11:09 pm
                 Or probablyMacGyver104/23/13 12:09 am
                 Re: Rate the Halo gamesTDSpiral4/23/13 12:27 am
                       Re: Rate the Halo gamesuberfoop4/23/13 12:35 am
                             Re: Rate the Halo gamesTDSpiral4/23/13 2:25 am
                       A little harsh, perhaps?Leviathan4/23/13 2:19 am
                             DBO: The old folk's home. *NM*uberfoop4/23/13 2:23 am
                                   I resemble that remark. *NM*Kermit4/23/13 4:25 pm
                             Re: A little harsh, perhaps?TDSpiral4/23/13 2:43 am
                                   Re: A little harsh, perhaps?Leviathan4/23/13 12:29 pm
                                         Re: A little harsh, perhaps?Revenant19884/23/13 1:29 pm
           Re: Rate the Halo gamesHawki4/23/13 12:15 am
                 Re: Rate the Halo gamesAvateur4/23/13 12:33 am
                 Re: Rate the Halo gamesuberfoop4/23/13 12:43 am
                       Re: Rate the Halo gamesHawki4/23/13 1:09 am
                             Re: Rate the Halo gamesuberfoop4/23/13 1:45 am
                                   Addendum/Edituberfoop4/23/13 2:21 am
                 Re: Rate the Halo gamesTDSpiral4/23/13 2:50 am
                       Re: Rate the Halo gamesZackDark4/23/13 12:02 pm
                 Re: Rate the Halo gamesGravemind4/23/13 3:29 am
                 Re: Rate the Halo gamesbreitzen4/23/13 11:55 am
     AND You Forgot One...Morpheus4/23/13 2:49 am
     Just to pile in my two cents...Arithmomaniac4/23/13 4:27 pm
     WAY TOO HARSH ON HALO WARS *NM*SEspider4/23/13 6:26 pm
     Re: Rate the Halo gamesGeneral Vagueness4/25/13 8:53 pm
           You forgot one WTF momentZackDark4/25/13 9:30 pm

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