Halo Infinite – Master Chief Returns. Here Is Our Game Review

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The latest entry into the Halo universe has arrived and so too has the return of Master Chief.
Following on from the events of Halo 5: Guardians, Master Chief manages to survive his encounter with Atriox and is ready to explore a new adventure.

As someone who has never played a Halo title since the release of Halo 2 back in 2004, I’ll admit the story was rather confusing but I knew what I was getting into. It all generally comes together and becomes less confusing the more I played. There are quite a few collectibles within the game that also help piece parts of the story together too.

The gameplay is rather basic but expected from an action shooter title. There are also plenty of different weapons that become available as you go through each mission, each of which were quite easy to find and scattered in good reach so I was never out of ammunition. Plus you can also take anything the enemy drops too. So basically weapons are easy to get hold of.

A lot of the enemies are the same too, so it did become rather repetitive over time. However, having said that it was nice to see the Grunts once again, I do remember those back in Halo 2. It was also interesting to find that each foe had their own unique abilities and weaknesses.

The game offered many story missions and optional locations too, though the optional locations were merely for collectible hunting that offered nothing extensive. So the game felt a bit linear in that regard.


For a popular title that seems to sell well I was expecting more for my money, instead I was disappointed. This game holds nothing of value or interest and it is repetitive.
Maybe I’m missing something but I just did not find this title to be that enjoyable. In fact I was more happy to see the game finally finish than wanting more from it.
Granted I never played the multiplayer part of the game as I’m more of a solo gamer, so perhaps that is where most of the enjoyment resides. However, form a solo perspective this game just did not cut it for me.

Weapons were too easy to get hold of, the enemies were the same ones from the previous mission. I won’t comment on the story as I know I was out of the loop having not played Halo since 2004, and I feel like it did enough for me to understand quite a bit of what was going on anyway.

There were skill trees and upgrades available which was nice to see so you could switch about and use different takedown methods. However, unfortunately I still couldn’t justify the hours and money I spent on this title.

Developer: 343 Industries
Publisher: XBox Game Studios
Release Date: December 8th, 2021
Platforms: PC, XBox One, XBox Series X/S
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Main Story Length: 11-13 Hours
Platform Reviewed On: PC
Overall Rating: 2/5


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