Halo 4 is as complete of an experience as you’ll find this year. The visuals are breathtaking, the audio is impressive, and the gameplay takes most of what you love about Halo and adds some new, interesting elements. The story is the best in the series and perhaps the best story in a shooter this year, and the multiplayer is sure to keep players hooked through the rest of this console cycle. There’s a lot here, and all of it is of uniformly high quality. If this is the last breath of the Xbox 360 before it is washed away by its successor next year, then that breath is not a wheeze, it’s a thunderous roar. While there are still potentially impressive games coming out for the Xbox 360 in the next 6 months, Halo 4 is the last big first party title the system will ever have. It’s a great one to go out on.