As the series that did more than any other to establish not only the original Xbox but all of its successors, Halo holds a special place in the hearts of gamers worldwide. It has also always felt like a console IP.
The admittedly disappointing Halo 5: Guardians still isn’t playable on PC, and many of its predecessors only arrived on our towers very recently with the Master Chief Collection. Now, more than six years after Halo 5, the world is soon to have a new main-sequence Halo game, and it’s releasing day-and-date on PC for the first time ever. Halo Infinite has a lot of pressure, and excitement, resting on its shoulders.
But my God does it deliver. You’ll feel it the first time that iconic orchestral score swells in the heat of battle. Perhaps you’ll be hunkering in cover waiting for your shields to recharge, when suddenly that bom bom bom bommm makes you realise that, wait a minute, you’re the Master Chief. Screw hiding from the Covenant – er, I mean the ‘Banished’ – it’s time to rush out guns blazing, to throw a fuel cell into the face of the nearest Brute with your grapple hook while you pop the head off a dozen grunts with your trusty BR55. Halo Infinite manages to make you feel like a badass in almost every battle, whether you’re sniping from a clifftop you’ve just scaled, or mowing down foes in a Warthog full of comrade marines.