- +Astounding aesthetic, AI, presentation
- +Unbeatable sound design
- +Impeccably paced campaign
- +Endless, balanced multiplayer
- +Still-unmatched social multiplayer options
- Engrossing, emotional story
- Stellar combat mechanics
- Attractive environments, charismatic characters, and exceptional soundtrack
- Greater diversity in competitive multiplayer
- Powerful creation and customization tools.
- Spartan Ops missions are too fleeting.
Halo 4 is authentic, and assures 343’s role is more than a mere tribute act. Their delicate yet sprawling work may be more continuation than true expansion – and perhaps the true test comes in the next step – but for now, Halo returns with a bang, not a whimper.