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Halo Infinite (2021) is the latest release in the longstanding Halo series of first-person shooting games. This latest entry continues the story, while adding new abilities, such as the grapple and weapons, differentiating it from the other games and adding a new layer of strategy and tactics. It also has a large open world, which you explore as you play through the story which focuses on responsibility, regret, and grief.

The game takes place on the faraway world of Zeta Halo. The main story has you exploring the verdant world, unlocking new areas as you fight progressively harder enemies that adapt to the way you play. There are also a variety of different multiplayer modes, which allow you to fight, or work with, other players, in team missions.

The gameplay remains largely similar to previous entries, but Infinite adds several new power-ups and abilities, notably a grapple gun, which you can strategically use to make a quick escape from a losing battle, collect weapons from afar, or quickly swoop in to finish off an opponent. You can collect and unlock vehicles, such as tanks, aircraft and buggies that can give you the edge, by completing side quests such as rescuing stranded marines.

With a varied and unique map to explore, a unique setting and story, many upgrades, weapons and power-ups to collect and more, it serves as both a detailed and unique progression of the Halo franchise, while also acting as an accessible starting point for newcomers to both the genre and the series.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Halo Infinite 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 3 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Shooting game with Fighting and Traversal elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 24-player online game. There are a variety of multiplayer modes, the largest of which is a 12-versus-12 Team Battles.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 7 hours and 25 hours to complete. The campaign offers about 12 hours of play time on average, but along with this you also have the multiplayer mode which allows for many more hours of playing and can result in play sessions of well over an hour.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Violence. Violence during gameplay involves alien characters being shot, resulting in realistic physical reactions and pained sounds, but little or no blood and no injuries depicted. When the player's character is hit, the first person nature of the game means any damage is largely indicated through sound effects and statistics on the player's display, rather than through explicit visuals. Cinematic sequences do show close-up hand-to-hand combat, with realistic physical reactions to beatings and being thrown, but no explicit wound details. Dead bodies can be examined, with some blood depicted but no graphic injuries. The game also includes use of bad language, including 'b*stards' and 'p*ssed'.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Mild Language and Violence. Players use firearms, grenades, and laser swords to kill opponents in head-to-head battle. Combat is highlighted by explosions, frequent gunfire, and cries of pain. Human characters emit small puffs of blood when injured. The words “a*s” and “p*ssed” appear in the game.

Skill Level

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to have good reactions and resilience for the online matches. The campaign offers a less pressured way to start playing.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.


Halo Infinite usually costs £49.99 to £54.99. 

Halo Infinite

XBox StoreSALE Xbox One £54.99 £21.99 until 01/08/2024 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox StoreSALE PC £54.99 £21.99 until 01/08/2024 Free

Xbox Game Pass

Steam Store PC £49.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
You can participate in the multiplayer matches and modes for free without Xbox Live or any other subscription.

The campaign, which is the only way to play offline, costs £50. In addition to this, you can buy cosmetic items to customise the look of your character and weapons, but these do not affect the gameplay. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/11/2021

Price: 60% off

Out Now: PC and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1 (24 online)

Genres: Action, Shooting (Fighting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 51 features

Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Developer: Halo (@Halo)

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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