The Halo Infinite single-player campaign is doing quite well. Although the embargo on publishing reviews dropped just a couple of days before the release, the ratings are extremely high: in terms of scores, Halo Infinite is going to be one of the year’s best shooters.
Reviewers actively praise the story plot — in reviews called “incredible” and “outstanding” — and note the successful progression system, encouraging completion of side tasks and the open world exploration.
The open world is also called one of the successful game aspects. It is helpful to study it: players learn something new about the Halo universe and get gear, equipment, and various upgrades.
However, some reviewers note that for players who are not familiar with the history of the Halo universe, the Infinite’s plot may not be too easy to understand fully. There are also questions about the Master Chief’s primary opponent: perhaps he should have been presented better.
However, there are no questions about the technical part of the game. Digital Foundry experts note that there are rough edges — for example, in the open world, you can see how shadows disappear in the distance, but the game generally looks attractive. Of the controversial points, journalists note the strange interaction of lighting with dynamic objects and periodic suspensions.
Halo Infinite ratings:
- Game Informer: 9.25/10
- GameSpot: 9/10
- God is a Geek: 9/10
- IGN: 9/10
- PC Gamer: 7.8/10
- PCGamesN: 8/10
- TheSixthAxis: 8/10
- Windows Central: 10/10