Parents' Guide to

Halo Infinite

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Exhilarating sci-fi shooter has some fun new toys.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 11+

Fine for 11 - 12 year old's, as long as they can handle violence

I've seen a lot of people lately saying that 11 - 12 year old's shouldn't play this, and while that is the case for some of the previous halo games (Like Halo: The Fall of Reach and Halo 3) I found that's is not the case for this one. This one has little to no blood (Halo games seem to get a rep that they're gory) the only blood I have found is when you sometimes kill the aliens they have an orange or yellowish blood cloud (It's hardly noticeably and I didn't even know it was blood until I looked online) and when they flop down after dying there is no blood pool or anything like that. Overall if your kid has seen the new star wars or marvel movies I think they will be fine.
age 10+

Great game

Fun for the whole family!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (41 ):

By adding some fun new tools and reconfiguring how the story setting is structured, this offering not only revitalizes the long-running sci-fi shooter series but also makes for one of the year's best games. In Halo Infinite's story mode, the Master Chief finds himself on another Halo ring, one infested with aliens hoping to use it to wipe humans out of existence. That's why he's spending his time killing aliens, clearing out enemy bases, and generally undermining the alien occupation. But while you have your usual complement of futuristic guns (and some cool new ones), you also get new and helpful tools such as the Grappleshot, a grappling hook that helps you get to higher ground, and the Threat Sensor, which highlights enemies who would otherwise be invisible. It also takes place in an open world not unlike those in the Far Cry games, but with more hills and tall structures, which, combined with the new tools, make for the most unique and effortlessly fun campaign this series has had since Halo 3.

And that's only half the game. There's also the online competitive multiplayer modes, which, for the first time, are available separately and for free. While they largely feel like what this series has always offered -- fast action coupled with usable vehicles, massive maps, and a shield that saves you the frustration of getting killed right away -- they're made even better with the aforementioned new toys from the story mode. Of these, the Grappleshot is the most helpful, since the new arenas are rather large and multilayered. The game even brings back Stockpile, a fun mode from 2010's Halo: Reach, in which two teams of 12 compete to find and collect power seeds. Individually, both parts of Halo Infinite are standouts, but together they make this one of the series' finest installments and one of 2021's best games.

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