GameTrailers: "There's no doubt that Halo 4 has been developed in a pressure cooker. With expectations sky high, 343 has delivered a game that manages to walk the line between old and new with just a few stumbles. The decision to alter the multiplayer while essentially leaving the campaign structure alone is a curious one that will resonate with fans more than the casual observer. It's a sure sign that at some point, the studio decided to keep it safe for its first foray with the Chief. It's a massive, polished game that provides a lot of value, but it can also feel like hanging out with an old high school friend. It's comfortable and still fun, but eventually you realize that you're slowly drifting apart."