Halo: Reach Xbox 360

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  • Summary: From the beginning, you know the end. In Halo: Reach, players experience the fateful moments that forged the Halo legend. It's the story of Noble Team, a squad of heroic Spartan soldiers, and their final stand on the planet Reach, humanity's last line of defense between the terrifyingFrom the beginning, you know the end. In Halo: Reach, players experience the fateful moments that forged the Halo legend. It's the story of Noble Team, a squad of heroic Spartan soldiers, and their final stand on the planet Reach, humanity's last line of defense between the terrifying Covenant and Earth. This darker story is echoed by grittier visuals amid a backdrop of massive, awe-inspiring environments. Characters, enemies and environments are rendered in amazing detail by an all-new engine designed to deliver epic-scale encounters against the cunning and ruthless Covenant. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 93 out of 99
  2. Negative: 0 out of 99
  1. Halo: Reach is without doubt Bungie's finest Halo game, and best of all it has the story and structure to the campaign to finally deliver the Halo experience that some of us have been waiting for since the original Halo: Combat Evolved launched on Xbox back in 2002.
  2. 100
    ODST could have been a clever little shimmy, but it came out a misstep. Reach brings us right back into the dance that hooked us nine years ago, introduces some cool new steps, and leaves us twirling in enchantment as Bungie graciously bows out. Just keep twirling, Spartan.
  3. If you're a fan of the Halo series and were a little disappointed with ODST and a little apprehensive in purchasing this title, don't be. Bungie have redeemed themselves by not only creating an engaging and coercive story but have brought the game back to its roots and tweaked the gameplay, both offline and online to make this the definitive game of the series.
  4. In closing, Halo Reach is a must have title for any fan of the series (which by now, you should know if you are or not) and even if you aren't a fan of the previous titles you may find that the lengths Bungie have gone to refine their formula will now win you over.
  5. It's not the perfect shooter by any stretch, if indeed such a thing could exist, but as a multiplayer effort there's every reason to expect the game to reach far into the coming year and beyond.
  6. It maybe not be the perfect ending for the franchise because of its prequel flair, but in the gameplay and story-telling aspects it easily earns the crown of the series.
  7. Halo is still a superlative multiplayer game, and with a group of friends, there's nothing quite like a well-tuned game mode or a white-knuckle finish to a Firefight. It's a shame that Halo: Reach couldn't add $60 worth of improvements to it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 634
  1. Sep 14, 2010
    10
    This game delivered on every front. From the intense single player campaign stuffed with variety to the excellent voice acting, story andThis game delivered on every front. From the intense single player campaign stuffed with variety to the excellent voice acting, story and sound effects Halo:Reach is an absolute must buy for every Xbox360 owner. It is so rich in content that it can easily race for the top spot among the other heavy weapons in the genre. Although the graphics look quite good they are not on a Gears of War or Bad Company 2 level but they still look very convincing and that improvements are visible. I haven't really had time to dug into the multiplayer part of the game but seeing a lot of official review we can say that Halo: Reach is one of the most rich FPS when it comes to its content. All together if you are an Xbox owner, fond of FPS, have 60 bucks or a fan of the series pick this up! U won't regret it, because Bungie really kept its promise and finished the series with a BANG. Now its only up to Microsoft not to screw it up in the future. Expand
  2. Jun 8, 2012
    10
    Definitivamente o melhor jogo que já joguei, não da pra falar apenas do halo Reach é preciso verDefinitivamente o melhor jogo que já joguei, não da pra falar apenas do halo Reach é preciso ver Hallo como um todo, depois de jogar na ordem: Halo 3, Reach, Halo CE e ODST, todo o enrredo do jogo vem a memoria como se fosse um filme.

    Empolgante, animador, tenso, prende o jogador ao jogo, a hitoria é espetacular, em resumo, a serie Halo é o estado da arte.
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  3. Nov 21, 2012
    10
    It is interesting that I have played so much of the online and until the other day was under the impression that I had beaten the campaign.It is interesting that I have played so much of the online and until the other day was under the impression that I had beaten the campaign. Well I realized that I never had and someone had done it on my account, hence the confusion, so I decided with all the Halo hype it was time for me to play through it. I started from the beginning again and went for a full play through and I gotta say, I didn't expect it to be that good (although after the surprise that ODST was I should have been prepared). Visually I was used to it after having played so much online, but it still was pretty and I always have loved the look of the Halo universe. It was interesting how this contrasted to the other off-main-series Halo game in that you weren't trying to find people but instead losing them throughout. The story was solid, not exactly memorable but a lot of fun along the way and you didn't really feel like you were doing stupid **** for the sake of playing a game. Recently I heard a distinction between Halo and most FPS's and I though it rang true in this game: Halo is not about who pulls the trigger faster but about individual engagements. I must have forgotten at some point what it was like to go into a battle feel like a vulnerable boss who can destroy everything if the strategy is right. So it was that style of combat, the great atmosphere, and the fantastic score that made this an awesome game and memorable as a whole. Oh, and the final scene was a nice touch too. Expand
  4. Mar 16, 2011
    9
    Its Halo,itts multilpayer thats why I love it.A lot has been written about this game already so Im not gonna bother you either love it or hateIts Halo,itts multilpayer thats why I love it.A lot has been written about this game already so Im not gonna bother you either love it or hate it.Score attack solo is the nuts as well:) Expand
  5. Aug 21, 2016
    9
    Halo Reach is an incredible FPS,the best of all time in my opinion.

    The gameplay is incredible,with all the top quality AI,gunplay and
    Halo Reach is an incredible FPS,the best of all time in my opinion.

    The gameplay is incredible,with all the top quality AI,gunplay and level/map design that you are used to,plus the fact you can sprint,deploy a hologram,or use a jet pack spices up the game significantly.

    The graphics are amazing,and the framerate is solid aswell.

    Sound design and soundtrack are amazing.
    I will now breakdown the campaign and multiplayer.

    The campaign is great,with an immersive plot,great level design,an incredible variety of levels,ranging from straight up carnage to space combat.The game achieves so much with it's campaign alone to be worth playing,but there's even more than that.

    Online multiplayer is great,with loads of different ways to play.That being said,being able to team kill is irritating,as teammates can just shoot you to lower your health and let an enemy kill you so they can't be kicked,but if you kill them after that,you get kicked.Really unfair.But if you play with the right group,it's incredible.

    Firefight returns from ODST,and is just as good as it was there.Not much more to say.

    Forge returns and is better than ever,allowing you to create your own multiplayer maps.I have played some great ones over the years with my friends.

    Custom Games lets you play these maps or create a game variant to work on a map compatible with that base game type i.e. Invasion does not work on all maps.

    Apart from the slight flaws in multiplayer,Halo Reach is a perfect game,and if you haven't played it,GET IT NOW!
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  6. Jan 26, 2011
    8
    Halo: Reach hits all the right notes to say good bye with a smile in our faces, the multi-player is fun, the campaign is intriguing, and allHalo: Reach hits all the right notes to say good bye with a smile in our faces, the multi-player is fun, the campaign is intriguing, and all the other modes are fun. But Halo: Reach is using a method to make the campaign fun that one would only see in Call of Duty, the unique set pieces of blasting foes on vehicles, using designated air-bombs to clear a way and sneak at night to enemy base, I have done it all in Call of Duty, and it doesn't impress me when I do it. As the hype dies down, I realize that the missions are no different to regular Halo games, is you, with a team of Spartans this time, taking down using everything in your arsenal, the only thing that makes ths campaign different is the fact that the arsenal has armor abilities added. The multi-player hasn't changed except the inclusion of some fun modes and infected, which I hope doesn't gets eliminated. Everything else in this game is fantastic, to distract from the fact that it hasn't changed much, but its a grand distraction nonetheless. Expand
  7. Dec 15, 2010
    0
    Well as a fan of halo since halo 1 i have to say it feels like bungie said "Call of Dutyize it NOW" and as much as i **** hate cod halo didWell as a fan of halo since halo 1 i have to say it feels like bungie said "Call of Dutyize it NOW" and as much as i **** hate cod halo did not feel like halo. halo 1 lan was **** awesome halo 2 online was beast. and halo 3 was awesome. and they said well time to change the formula. so it feels like call of halo. not enjoyable. Expand

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