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GF Rating
8.3

7057 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

No longer halo.

posted by ryano9929 (WASHINGTONVILLE, NY) Nov 7, 2012

Member since Dec 2011

23 out of 46 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Halo 4 tries to take stuff from COD and halo to build a new multiplayer game and fails. It just doesn't feel like Halo anymore. There is no reason to change when you are selling 8 million copies, at least a game. With only 10 maps in multiplayer, people will get bored of this game quick. Weapon balance is also an issue. Unfortunately the developers will need to update the game to keep people playing.

The campaign is essentially a 'greatest hits' of all other halo games. Any big halo fan will instantly draws comparisons to other campaigns in the series. Example being one mission where you fly a pelican around a city, get out push a button and go to another place, which is the exact same mission as the one in reach except you fly the pelican instead of a falcon. Every level requires you to go some where and push a button, showing that the developers didn't get creative at all.
The story of the game is decent. While chief and cortana are humanized and portrayed well, the villain is completely under-developed. You don't really feel like he is a threat at all. You just go through the motions making this another day in the park for chief, which isn't good. This game also has one of the worst endings in game history, surely somebody said this during development but its still in the game.

In the end this isn't halo anymore. By trying to attract new players they have created a game with no identity. This isn't halo or COD. It would actually work better under a new IP. Unless halo goes back to the way it was the series will go by the wasteside.

7/10

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Welcome back, Chief!

posted by capthavic (ATHOL, MA) Nov 8, 2012

Member since Mar 2011

7 out of 14 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Halo 4 is very good game that hits all the right notes but doesn't do anything to break the mold. 343 obviously wanted to play things safe and give fans more of the same Halo experience. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing, just don't go in expecting a revolution.

The most impressive thing about it are the graphics which are amazingly beautiful! And that is really saying something considering the age of the 360 hardware nearing the end of its life cycle. There were a few low rez textures here and there but they were rare and not very noticeable.

It's not a perfect 10 but still a good solid shooter that is definitely worth playing, especially with friends.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Spartans never die

posted by Hey2thezeus (DUNKIRK, NY) Dec 3, 2012

Member since Jan 2012

5 out of 10 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Master chief is back and he's never looked better. The new enemies are great and require strategy to beat. Playing on harder difficulties really makes you appreciate the new enemies and their abilities. There's a lot of variety in the missions that keep the campaign fun and keeps you wondering what's coming next.

Multiplayer is as fun as ever, 343 did a great job with the maps. Weekly updates keeps the game fresh with new maps and game modes. Can't wait for them to start adding forge maps and game types made by the halo community.

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