Halo 4 is a triumphant return to a classic franchise. The core gameplay remains unchanged, but the story has evolved in a bold new direction. The multiplayer mode rekindles the old fervor of Halo combat. Smartly tied into the Spartan Ops mode, War Games is an instant win. Nothing feels tacked on in this release, which sets this game above other shooters that are either shallow on story or weak on multiplayer.