Halo Infinite is a first-person shooter game developed by 343 Industries and published by Xbox Game Studios. The game is the sixth main installment in the Halo series. In Halo Infinite, the UNSC face off against a new enemy, known as the Banished. They are a group of mercenaries that splintered off from the former Covenant – a coalition of alien races who fought against the human race. The game offers unparalleled freedom of movement, giving the player a brand new open-world environment to explore freely. HI will also feature mechanics the series is known for, including high-paced action setpieces and vehicular combat. The multiplayer component of Halo Infinite is said to be released as a separate free-to-play title.
Halo Infinite was met with a solid reception, with the critics praising the open-world environment and the game’s visuals.
Open-world action gameplay
Halo Infinite’s gameplay returns to the roots of the earliest installments of the series. The player once again controls the UNSC Petty Officer Master Chief John-117, a SPARTAN super-soldier and a hero of the Human-Covenant War. While exploring the new Halo ring, known as the Installation 07, Master Chief will encounter the Banished, a group of renegade mercenaries. Luckily, Chief will not be defenseless against the alien hordes. The classic weapons such as Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, and Energy Sword make their return. John’s arsenal is also complemented with brand new human and alien weapons.
The action of Halo Infinite is set on a new Halo ring, which the player will be able to explore on foot or using a variety of vehicles, including the iconic UNSC Warthog, among others. The vehicles are equipped with on-board weapons, so the player can use them to deal with groups of enemies and then disembark to finish the job.
Installation 07 is home to many alien species, which the player will encounter throughout the game. Some of them will be peaceful, but others might turn hostile if provoked.
Master Chief Returns
The story of Halo Infinite will put Master Chief to his greatest test yet. As the Human-Covenant war has come to an end, a galaxy-wide peace was expected to follow. That did not happen. A new threat has emerged in the form of the Banished -a renegade group of Covenant warriors who had seized control of a Halo ring and threaten the Earth with a new war. Master Chief, the hero of the war, must once again face the alien threat and put an end to it once and for all.Reception
Halo Infinite’s gameplay was revealed in summer 2020. The game received positive initial opinions from the critics. Most of the praises went towards the gameplay and the visual side of the title.
- Return to the world of Halo and face a new threat.
- Play as Master Chief waging war against the Banished in a brand new story campaign.
- Explore the open-world environment of the Installation 07 ring.
- Use a variety of classic and new weapons.
- Hop behind the wheel of different vehicles.
- Enjoy the free-to-play multiplayer component.