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Halo Infinite Review

Welcome to my review of Halo Infinite which is developed by 343 Industries (Halo 4, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary) and published by Xbox Game Studios (Age of Empires IV, Forza Horizon 5). Of course, the Halo franchise is huge and it has a lot of fans. Halo Infinite is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. It can be played as part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription platform. Can Halo Infinite live up to the dream of a next-generation Halo game? Continue reading to find out.

Halo Infinite Is Fun For All!

Whilst we know this game has multiplayer, I am solely going to be focusing on the campaign of Halo Infinite for this review. Check out my previous review where I played Mafia: Definitive Edition.

The Game

So we know the general story with a Halo game, and Halo Infinite is no different. We play as Master Chief, only this time we don’t have Cortana by our side. We have a new AI named “The Weapon”. The Weapon was created to enter an installation and lockdown Cortana for retrieval. Anyway, moving along, Halo Infinite is the latest in the franchise to hit the Xbox family of consoles and the first to release on day one on PC. In this entry into the franchise, the game is played on Zeta Halo.

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If you can see it, you can go there. Pretty much.

Donning the famous MA40 assault rifle, Master Chief needs to take down The Banished. The Banished are a faction of mercenaries who broke away from what we know as The Covenant. These are the main enemies during Halo Infinite, we have a large range of them to fight also. Some of these are the comedic Grunts, we have Brutes, and bigger enemies to take down. I don’t want to spoil too much of the surprises though but there are some classic enemies from the Halo games to fight.

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Someone has polished his helmet recently.

The main bonus for me in this entry in Halo was the open world. I absolutely love how you can just zip around anywhere on the map with your grappling hook, some parts are linear but for most of the campaign, you can travel freely around Zeta Halo, finding side missions to complete.

Some side missions entail Chief to recover FOBs (Field Operating Bases) from The Banished. We will also find squads of UNSC marines being pinned down by some Banished troops. It’s our job to protect these marines when we see them in trouble, so make sure you do your best to keep them alive.

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Ouch.

The game has some upgradeable utilities to it also. You can find Spartan Cores in the world which allow you to power up your grappling hook, the base shield that protects you, and more. You can also find Mjolnir armour lockers around the world, which will unlock new styles and armour for the multiplayer mode. This is a cool idea as it somewhat rewards those who not only play the campaign, but also online.

Look and Sound

The graphics look pretty damn nice on the Xbox Series X console. I didn’t experience any major framerate drops whilst playing Halo Infinite on the Xbox Series X. I did see the odd drop here and there but nothing too concerning as there was a lot going on at the time on screen. I’m not 100% sure if the game has full ray-tracing but it does look very good when you’re inside a building, like below for example.

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Looks quite nice on the console!

As expected from a Halo game, the audio is incredible. The musical score is phenomenal as always, and the in-game sound effects, whilst familiar, are also of high quality.

How Long?

I’ve spent nearly 50 hours messing around in the open world of the campaign. The main story missions must have taken me around 35 hours on legendary, I still have quite a bit to do in the open world itself. I have completed all missions such as protecting the squads of marines dotted about and taking back all FOB points. In total Halo Infinite has 119 achievements which give you 1600 Gamerscore, these are set across campaign and multiplayer.

Unfortunately once you’ve completed the campaign and found all hidden items, there’s nothing left for you to do. Unless you delete your save and start again, or, play online.

Conclusion

Whilst fun, Halo Infinite isn’t without its faults. It’s an overall enjoyable experience that I believe fans of the franchise, and first-person shooters will enjoy. I give Halo Infinite a score of 6/10.

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We Score This Game

rating score: 6

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