The Halo series has long been the benchmark by which all other Xbox games are judged. There have been some stumbles in the great lineage of Master Chief as of late, in particular last year's Master Chief Collection falling prey to launch woes that would have crippled any chance for success a true sequel could have had. Now one year later, 343 Industries has returned with the first true Xbox One Halo game, Halo 5. There are a lot of new aspects 343's thrown on top of the existing architecture that's become so familiar to fans over the past decade plus, and most of them work quite well to help bring the Halo franchise into a new generation. There just must be something about second entries in Master Chief's life.
With Halo 5: Guardians on the way, it's time that we look back at Master Chief's accolades throughout the iconic Halo series. Since its inception 14 years ago, Bungie and 343 Industries have redefined the first-person shooter experience numerous times, raising the standards of the genre with each new entry of the franchise. The series has taken us across the galaxy as Master Chief and have put us in the boots of some unexpected heroes across the years, but there is something that remains adamantly constant across the franchise: fun.
After effortlessly killing thousands of Covenant and Forerunner soldiers throughout the years, Master Chief has supposedly died according to this Halo 5 commercial.
The AAA franchise wheel continues to turn as 343 Industries' leaders revealed they're already working on Halo 6.
John-117 leads the Spartans of Blue Team into battle with the Covenant in this opening cinematic to Halo 5: Guardians.
343 Industries has released some impressive-looking campaign gameplay footage from Halo 5: Guardians as well as a cinematic first look at its story.
The intro cinematic to Halo 5: Guardians has it all: orbital drops, Fireteam Osiris, war against the Covenant, and Nathan Fillion.
The Entertainment Software Rating Board slapped Halo 5: Guardians with a T for Teen rating, a first for Master Chief's bullet-filled series.
Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries have released new trailers for Halo 5, the newly announced Halo Wars 2 and the Halo World Championship tournament.
Since its debut 14 years ago on the original Xbox, Master Chief has saved the world numerous times and the Halo series has sold over 65 million units.