Halo 4 Review | IGN

IGN - As usual, of course, the fate of the universe rests on Master Chief’s long-dormant shoulders – the green-armored super-soldier has been on ice aboard the Forward Unto Dawn since Halo 3 faded to black five years ago – but this time our hero bears an even greater burden.

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-Alpha1749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

Don't have a 360, but I was a hardcore Halo 1 fan, so it sucks that I'm missing out. Halo is such an phenomenal franchise, I can't help but get excited.

Regardless, I'm glad 343 did such a great job.

LX-General-Kaos1749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

Everyone was afraid of putting Halo in the hands of a new development studio. Luckily they have not let us down. Keeping the title of greatest First Person Shooter franchise of all time.

The Xbox 360 has aged gracefully, even at the end of its lifespan the 360 is still able to produce industry leading gaming experiences. Possibly and likely game of the year quality. Halo 4 is finally here. Cheers to a good time.

Rated E For Everyone

NukaCola1749d ago

Crazy high score of IGN. Haven't seen them give a score like this in ages, even with the minor nitpicks. Either way, the game looks pretty damn good. Halo is fun and I'll get it sometime soon. Glad to see 343 did a good job on this one.

martinezjesus19931749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

^^uncharted 3 got a 10 from IGN, just sayin.. so anyways i had my doubts with the new developer and all, but congrats to 343, good thing i have both 360 and pas3 so i get the best of both worlds

Kingdom Come1749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

@ Martinez

Uncharted 3 was given a 10 back when IGN restricted themselves to .5's in their reviews, making them round up to the nearest .5. They listed flaws for Uncharted, but Greg Miller wanted to give it a 10 regardless.

This review was written superbly and truly highlighted Halo 4's magnificence. I prefer their reviews now that they've returned to their older scoring system, the reviewers can be more free with their scoring, and if I'm not mistaken, Halo 4 is the highest scoring game since they returned to the current scoring system. Again, 343 did a tremendous job.

LOGICWINS1749d ago

Someone just HAD to mention Uncharted in this thread


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NewMonday1749d ago

Dose the story arc standalone or is it a cliffhanger ending?

SuperLupe1749d ago

Same here man ... just got myself thinking of getting another 360 just for this.

I left home for studies so left my 360 for my little bro's and bought a PS3 for myself.

Maybe I'll just get the one of those 4GB models second hand. That is if the game/multiplayer doesnt require some kind of mandatory install. Anyway, I absolutely HAVE to play this.

unchartedxplorer1749d ago

crusedernm. Yeah, wait until GTA V comes out

mewhy321749d ago

Wow, the reviewer said this was the best game on any system!!!!!

RAZORLAND1749d ago

so when did IGN go back to the 100 point scale?

EVILDEAD3601749d ago

A huge salute to 343 studios for pulling off what some thought was impossible..

You could feel that something special was brewing over there this entire time.

This may be the greatest collection of talent put together in the history of gaming.

Been a massive fan of Halo and Bungie from the old Giant box debut all the way through to Reach.

But it's official...the Baton has officially been passed.

Just a few more days..Can't wait

Life is good


darthv721749d ago

im surprised you still do not have a 360. I can recall a few years back you saying you want one but the reliability was a factor.

so even after they have made a better system you still dont have one....oh well.

Do yourself a favor and get one. then you can play this game and many other games in the 360 library. There really is nothing wrong with playing the field.

Jinkies1749d ago

I can't to get Halo 4

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How does this guy keep getting bubbles, he's such a fake. The Rated E for everyone crap is just plain annoying now.

gaffyh1749d ago

@darth - Tbh though, now it's got to a point where it's almost not worth buying an Xbox 360 or PS3 (if you don't already have one or you have one of the other) because next gen consoles are right round the corner.

darthv721749d ago

yeah i can agree. But there is really nothing wrong with having both at some point.

I encourage those with only a 360 to get a ps3. It isnt an evil system that many proclaim it to be.

Same with those who only have a ps3. the 360 does a nice job of going well with the ps3. Those who stick to their guns and only support one, you have more strength than me.

Im a console whore who loves to play field..

deafdani1749d ago


You mean the Microsoft™ Xbox 360® Entertainment System.


pixelsword1749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )



Good job 343!

I usually don't like IGN Reviews, though because they're fullabull, but how can you hate Halo?

guitarded771749d ago

I've never been a big Halo fan. I've played the games and like them, but not really a must play kinda game for me. Until now that is... 343 clearly has a better understanding of the XBOX hardware than Bungie did, and Halo 4 looks beautiful. Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Sarcasm1749d ago

Gotta say this game is looking pretty damn good. Haven't been excited about a 360 game since the first Gears of War.

Bravo 343

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Nimblest-Assassin1749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

Even though I don't own a 360, I love Halo.

Its been tradition since Halo 1 that me and my cousin split screen the campaign

Congrats 343

slixshot1749d ago

how does one disagree with this comment? What, you disagree that he's played Halo 1 with his cousin?

zgoldenlionz1749d ago

I rarely touch my 360 but there's always the exception when a new halo comes out. Glad to see this one looks to be pretty great, too bad I'll have to go buy another battery pack for my controller I don't want to run thru tons of double A batteries while playing this game.

Reverent1749d ago

I'm in the same position as you. Halo by itself is a massive reason that makes me wish I owned an Xbox. Anyone who doesn't own both a PS3 and an Xbox are really missing out on some of the greatest games of the generation.

dragonrage001749d ago

They disagree that he likes Halo. Apparently one cant have opinios. Well you're in N4G so get used to that.

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ReservoirDog3161749d ago

I'm in your exact same position. I really wish I didn't sell my 360.

I guess I'll just go back and get it when the next xbox comes out with backwards compatibility (hopefully).

Or maybe I'll just steal a 360. Yeah...

insomnium21749d ago (Edited 1749d ago )

I feel like playing Halo:ce. If I pick up a x360 (or a b/c 720) someday I will buy all the games I'm interested in with it.

Though I'm going to have to wait until I retire in 35 or so years before I have that much time to spend in gaming so.....

PinkFunk1749d ago

Damn! Didn't expect that. Well, to be honest I didn't know what to expect. I remember playing Halo 2 on my xbox with some friends and having a serious blast. Though I never played the single player so I can't really say much.

I am really happy for 343 though. They had a lot to work up to but it looks like their passion and talent surpassed expectations. And that's something to really acknowledge.

I don't have a 360 so i'm not sure i'll get to experience it in the foreseeable future, but I really hope to stumble in at a friend's place and see it in action!

SockeyBoy1749d ago

Is it sad that I got a teared up? I can't wait!!

FragMnTagM1749d ago

Goosebumps and tears. It just means you have really fond memories of Halo's past, and this reminded you of those good times, which in turn released a dose of seratonin.

Autodidactdystopia1749d ago

Goosebumps and tears. It just means you have really fond memories of Halo's past, and this reminded you of those good times, which in turn released a dose of Gayness.

sandynig1749d ago

I'm the same way. I love Halo and I've been hoping that 343 would make the best Halo game to date. Looks like they have! I'm so stoked! November 6th can't come soon enough!