GameFront, "How much does playing an old, familiar game feel like watching a movie you’ve already watched 100 times? You find yourself chiming in with the dialogue, and anticipating enemies and scripted events before they happen. You’ll be surprised at how the broad narrative arc and the scene-by-scene progression have been ingrained in your memory. The shocking, first-time impacts of plot twists and rocket-launcher-wielding Flood are long gone, replaced by satisfying awareness. You know that Darth Vader is Anakin Skywalker, and you know that 343 Guilty Spark wants to destroy all sentient life within 25,000 light years, but it’s still amusing to watch Luke and Master Chief find out."