An Ancient Evil Awakens

The Master Chief returns to battle an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation. Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology, the universe will never be the same. Enlist aboard the Infinity to experience Halo's original multiplayer and Spartan Ops - innovative episodic fiction-based co-op missions.

Key Features

1. The Reclaimer Saga Begins: Experience the dawn of an epic new Halo adventure, solo or split screen with up to three friends.

2. Go Beyond the Story: Halo 4's Infinity Multiplayer features a vastly expanded suite of multiplayer modes, weapons, vehicles, armor abilities, a new loadout and Spartan IV player progression system.

3. Edge-of-your-seat Entertainment: Immerse yourself in Halo 4's graphics, sound and epic game play including a mysterious and deadly new class of enemies.*

The Story Continues Every Week

Extend your campaign experience in a massive-scale adventure that builds upon the "Halo 4" Campaign. Receive a weekly series of cinematic episodes on Xbox LIVE followed by new game play missions, played solo or cooperatively with up to three friends – effectively delivering two campaign experiences in one game!*

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Game Modes

Game Types


Four years after the end of the Covenant War, Cortana and the Master Chief find themselves on Requiem, home to a power far greater than anything humanity has ever faced before.

In campaign mode, you'll play as the Master Chief, fighting through enemies, both new and familiar, to uncover secrets one hundred thousand years old. Stranded on a distant world with an AI as your only ally, it's up to you to make it out alive.

This revolutionary battle simulation system is where Spartans go to hone their skills in combat. Through holographic technology and vast pneumatic riser fields, the War Games facility is transformed into a hyper-realistic battlefield, simulating both real and hypothetical combat arenas. Moderated by the War Games AI, Spartans engage in a variety of classic and new gametypes.

Spartan Ops represents a watershed moment of immersive, story-driven cooperative gameplay delivered in addictive, bite-sized episodic pieces. Spartan Ops episodes run the course of a season, providing epic gameplay experiences driven by the powerful stories of the Spartans aboard Infinity, as they encounter the hostile alien world of Requiem. Spartan Ops will extend the Halo 4 experience long after the campaign is over.

The standard Slayer experience of past Halo titles, now with a variety of new features that span across the entire War Games experience.

New features include a scoring system which separates both individual and team performance and a dynamic ordnance drop system, among several other exciting things yet to be revealed.

A new twist on the traditional Slayer experience that now allows Spartans to earn points during the course of a match which can eventually be leveraged to call in ordnance from overhead. Ordnance drops within Infinity Slayer consist of three selectable but randomly generated weapons or power-ups, which can alter the Spartans' speed, shielding, or ability to issue damage.

The Spartan in first place is the "king." As the king racks up kills, his or her bounty increases, thereby increasing the points other Spartans gain from killing the king. All other Spartans' heads-up displays and motion sensors give away the king's location at all times during the match, intensely focusing combat wherever the point leader happens to be.

During the course of War Games simulations and Spartan Ops, drop pods can deploy ordnance into the field.

Once on the ground, these pods are marked on the heads-up displays of all nearby personnel who can then acquire the weapons or power-ups for use against enemies. In some simulated matches within War Games, Spartans can earn and manually call in their own ordnance drops.

Through both War Games and Spartan Ops, players can rank up their Spartan, unlocking items such as armor kits, components, and skins for use within their custom loadouts.

While ranking up, Spartans also earn points that can be used to purchase items to improve their combat performance and abilities in the field.

As Spartans advances in rank, they earn a wide selection of armor sets and individual pieces, which can be mixed and matched to reflect personal tastes. In addition, Spartans can skin their armor to have a more impactful field presence and identity.

The rarest armor sets and components can only be received upon completion of specific in-game Commendations, Challenges, or other Waypoint goals.

Castle Map Pack

If you own Halo 4’s “War Game Map Pass,” DO NOT purchase this content here as you will be charged again. Daybreak is set in a military facility against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range, while Outcast plunges you into the warrens, canyons and arches of an alien edifice, and Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban sprawl, with tactical speed and situational awareness its key features.

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Forge Island

Referred to as the ‘Great Anvils’ by UNSC personnel deployed to the southwestern peninsula of Requiem’s smallest continent, these massive sentinels tower high above the shield world’s warm tropical ocean. The geologic data acquired from these islands has offered incredible fodder for Infinity Science’s Forge group, providing diverse and modifiable terrain for the War Games combat simulations.

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Majestic Map Pack Available Now!

The second installment of maps in the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass, Majestic Map Pack delivers what fans have been asking for with three all-new small- to medium-sized maps and a new mode, Infinity Rumble. These close-quarters maps shine in small team play and free-for-all. Landfall’s emphasis is on infantry battles amidst a glittering ocean and a city under siege on a distant world. Monolith is an open battlefield with a Forerunner monument that exposes you to the naked vacuum of space -- and the firepower of opposing teams. Skyline puts you in the air on a new construction site, and its distinctly industrial surroundings and sky-high locale provides new challenges in confined spaces.

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The Limited Edition Halo 4 Console

The Limited Edition Halo 4 Console

Embark upon the new Halo Reclaimer saga in style on an Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 Bundle. Designed in collaboration with 343 Industries, this limited-edition bundle includes a customized Halo 4 Xbox 360 console complete with a 320GB hard drive, exclusive on-off and eject sound effects, two customized controllers, a standard edition Halo 4 game and downloadable Halo 4 content.

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The Limited Edition Halo 4 wireless controller

The Limited Edition Halo 4 wireless controller

Take control of your destiny with the Xbox 360 Halo 4 Limited Edition Wireless Controller, featuring UNSC artwork designed in collaboration with 343 Industries.

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Halo 4
developer: 343 industries
publisher: microsoft
genre: shooter
release date: 11/6/2012
console: Xbox 360
download it now for your Xbox 360


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