Although some reviewers in the gaming industry had early access to Halo 5: Guardians and pre-orders have been going on for months, the game has officially hit store shelves today.

Halo 5: Guardians has already received incredibly positive reviews from Polygon, Forbes, and IGN, as well as a score of 85 out of 100 on Metacritic.

Overall, critics are applauding the game's beautiful graphics. Halo 5 features some truly stunning moments that have far improved over the graphics of even the more recent Halo titles. Boasting a frame rate of 60 frames per second, Halo 5 is also one of the smoothest running games in recent history.

The new game also includes several new features, such as the Spartans' ability to sprint, grab onto ledges, and pull themselves up. Halo 5 also features a more cooperative mission design, which can include you and your friends, or a team of Spartan AI.

Although the new chapter in the Halo series is a total improvement over the previous titles, many critics are upset and confused by the storyline. Without giving away spoilers, Halo 5 seems to tease and present certain plot points without too much further development, and the ending of Halo 5 has been declared in several reviews to be as divisive as Halo 2's Arbiter-centric ending.

Yet in spite of this, gamers and game reviewers alike are heralding this as the best game in the Halo series to date. Check out Halo 5: Guardian's trailer below.

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