Halo 4

XB360 / Action / Release: Nov 6, 2012 / ESRB: M

Halo 4 offers free MS Points in multiplayer

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 07, 2012 6:00am PST

Say, you wouldn't happen to be planning to play a lot of Halo 4, would you? If so, you're in luck, as Microsoft is offering a stack of free MS Points through its Xbox Live Rewards programme simply for playing the latest shooty-shoots. If you're not that bothered about Halo 4...


Halo 4 Forge preview: building traits

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 06, 2012 1:30pm PST

Halo 4 brings back a fan-favorite mode: Forge. Fans will be happy to know that developer Certain Affinity has aimed for a greater sense of user-friendliness this time around.


Halo 4 Spartan Ops preview: getting what you pay for

By Kat Bailey, Nov 05, 2012 11:15am PST

Buzzwords like "platform" get tossed out a lot these days with major franchises. In business terms, it refers to the notion that a game can keep doling out content well after its release. Halo 4 wants to be more than a game--it wants to be a content hub that will be relevant...


Halo 4 'Competitive Skill Rank' coming post-launch

By Steve Watts, Nov 05, 2012 8:15am PST

343 Industries has detailed a "Competitive Skill Rank" system coming to Halo 4 sometime early next year.


How friendly is Halo 4 to series newcomers?

By Kat Bailey, Nov 02, 2012 1:00pm PDT

The Halo universe can be bewildering at times. Like any good sci-fi franchise, it has its own vocabulary--Forerunners, the Flood, the Mantle, Reach. It also a lot of backstory, most of which has been parceled out in licensed books and other material over the years. Is it eve...


Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn final episode released

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 02, 2012 6:00am PDT

With Halo 4 arriving on store shelves next Tuesday to start a new chapter in the series, it's time for another story to end. The fifth and final episode of live-action webseries Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn launched today, wrapping up the prequel story of a rag-tag group of spa...


Halo 4 review: setting the stage under new management

By Kat Bailey, Nov 01, 2012 4:30am PDT

If the newly announced Star Wars: Episode VII is anything like Halo 4, it figures to be at once ambitious but conservative; ready to rope in new fans, but desperate to please the old ones. As such, newcomer 343 Industries is looking less for a new beginning than to set the t...


Halo 4 studio calls Xbox Live sexism 'completely unacceptable'

By Steve Watts, Oct 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT

The head of 343 Industries and Halo 4's executive producer have spoken out about the pervasive sexism found on Xbox Live, as we prepare for the game's launch.


Halo 4 trailer shows off Spartan Ops Season 1

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 30, 2012 10:00am PDT

With Halo 4 arriving next week, Microsoft is cramming trailers and titbits into the gaping maws of hungry fans awaiting the most expensive game it's ever made. Someone's been sneaking snacks, though, as a trailer for the co-op Spartan Ops mode has appeared on the Internet, s...


Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn introduces Master Chief

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 26, 2012 6:45am PDT

Halo 4 is the most expensive game Microsoft's ever made, which isn't really surprising considering the surrounding marketing includes a feature-length live-action webseries with special effects up the wazoo. You can see more of the fruits of that big spending today, as fourt...


Halo 4 is 'most expensive' Microsoft title ever

By John Keefer, Oct 25, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Microsoft has put out a lot of big games, but none have had more riding on them than Halo 4 when it comes out on November 6. Microsoft Studios chief Phil Spencer said the next installment in the series is the most expensive game the company has ever made.


Halo 4 Map Pass adds nine DLC multiplayer maps

By John Keefer, Oct 24, 2012 11:10am PDT

Halo 4 is opening up multiplayer in a few different ways, with co-op Spartan Ops mode and the more traditional War Games mode. If the latter is what you think the series is all about, then yank out your wallet and fork over $24.99 (or 2000 Microsoft points) for a new War Gam...


Forward Unto Dawn episode 3: War gets real

By John Keefer, Oct 19, 2012 9:00am PDT

The latest Forward Unto Dawn live-action video promoting Halo 4 makes war all to real for the UNSC cadets.


Halo 4 trailer gives glimpse of Master Chief's origin

By John Keefer, Oct 19, 2012 6:00am PDT

The much-anticipated "Scanned" trailer for Halo 4 debuted last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, giving a glimpse into the origins of Master Chief. It also makes it quite clear that Spartan 117 and the alien Prometheans aren't going to be getting along very well.


Halo 4 trailer goes in depth on multiplayer

By John Keefer, Oct 15, 2012 3:30pm PDT

The Halo series in known for its multiplayer, but Halo 4 is looking to infuse some story in the multiplayer experience. 343 Industries has released a 13-minute trailer talking about co-op and multiplayer and how it ties to Infinity, the capital ship at the center of it all.