The Halo games have always been good for a laugh, and the most recent one, Halo 5, keeps up that trend, even if it falls short in other areas.

Playing through a later mission, I came across this grunt and elite—two aliens who in past Halo games would have been more likely to blast you with lasers or run away screaming bloody murder than sit idly and casually chat as you blatantly eavesdrop on them. Luckily, they didn’t mind my voyeurism, and I kept recording until they stopped repeating themselves.

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Mike Rougeau is’s Gaming Editor, in charge of all things video games, including alien eavesdropping. He lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend and two dogs. Follow him on Twitter @RogueCheddar.