Adam from eGamer writes, "343 Industries had much to prove with a game steeped in as much history as Bungie’s former brain child. Halo 4 needed not only to redefine Master Chief and his story for a new generation of gamers, but also maintain the old Halo fan base simultaneously. The result with 343 Industries’s effort is a great success story. The game surpasses some of the latter instalments from its original inception, with a singleplayer campaign that bests Halo 3 in many ways as well as Reach and ODST. The game redefines who Master Chief is and his relationship with Cortana, his personal AI, who is the driving force of Halo 4’s story".