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Which Halo had the best sounding guns?

OP Schwebb

The main reason why this thread isn't a poll is because no matter how many times I tried to make one, it would keep giving me errors and telling me to try again. Nothing worked.

Simple question, really. I feel that Reach had consistently the best sounding guns in the game and while I feel H2A did a fairly good job, they screwed up in some cases (the plasma pistol, the BR making a "chu" noise, the energy sword, the AR not being loud enough). I honestly didn't like Halo 4's and felt it was the worst in the series given how artificial and fake the UNSC weapons sound like. The BR sounded like a laser gun, the AR sounded like it shot staples and the magnum doesn't even sound like a gun. Halo 5 improved upon its predecessor, but I still felt very unsatisfied with how the weapons (and sound design in general) sounded. What's your take on it?

If you need a comparison:

Halo 3
https://youtu.be/YaTxXqQksIA

Halo: Reach
https://youtu.be/I_gbhVot8kQ

Halo 4
https://youtu.be/3L6LLmJm-E8

Halo 2 Anniversary
https://youtu.be/hx1ceLUq8AA

Halo 5
https://youtu.be/Yd0MRvLqDIQ
I thought Halo 2 Anniversary did the best, not because of how Human weapons sound like a gun but how the sword sounds awesome when activated.
Schwebb wrote:
The main reason why this thread isn't a poll is because no matter how many times I tried to make one, it would keep giving me errors and telling me to try again. Nothing worked.Simple question, really. I feel that Reach had consistently the best sounding guns in the game and while I feel H2A did a fairly good job, they screwed up in some cases (the plasma pistol, the BR making a "chu" noise, the energy sword, the AR not being loud enough). I honestly didn't like Halo 4's and felt it was the worst in the series given how artificial and fake the UNSC weapons sound like. The BR sounded like a laser gun, the AR sounded like it shot staples and the magnum doesn't even sound like a gun. Halo 5 improved upon its predecessor, but I still felt very unsatisfied with how the weapons (and sound design in general) sounded. What's your take on it?

If you need a comparison:
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H5 guns sound pretty good. I wear a headset and the sound is unique, and for the most part, appropriate.
Halo 2 Anniversary. Everything sounds... I dunno how to say it... I just know that I like the way everything sounds.
Halo 5
H2A for sure. Weapons sound destructive.
i think the halo reach dmr sounded... off. and the halo ce needler was WAY TOO LOUD. (i mean i do put my volume up to like 30 when i play) but definetly h5
I'm going to have to go with Halo 2, it will forever be perfect 🤘, then 3/ H2a/ Reach/ CE, respectively
The best ones to me are the halo ce gun sounds. Because I grew up playing halo ce with my dad so these remind me of the epic nostalgia of the game. I also use those sounds in halo mcc as they sound better to me from what I said before.
Halo 2 anniversary. I hope Halo Infinite feels and sounds like it.
Definitley Halo 2 anniversary, it was all round amazing but especially for the sound the energy sword makes when ignited.
Definitely H2A, they sound fierce and deadly

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I like the Halo CE classic and anniversary gun sounds. The sound they make is much more powerful sounding then in the other Halo's.
Halo 2 I love the sound of the BR on it