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. Expand
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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: 58 out of 590
  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. Feb 22, 2013
    10
    Copy/Paste to all Halo reviews after all these years: I didn't have a 360 for a few years (played 3 and ODST). In the meantime I played allCopy/Paste to all Halo reviews after all these years: I didn't have a 360 for a few years (played 3 and ODST). In the meantime I played all sorts of fps- COD, BF, Killzone (which is awesome), Resistance, and every single other one. And coming back to Halo when I rebought a 360 was like the greatest homecoming ever. Unlike those other games, every Halo battle is like a chess match waiting to happen. And once you truly know every enemy and every weapon, you fall into a sweet spot of gaming that is possibly the best of all action games ever made. It's just the best. Great now I have to copy and paste this 4 more times. Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2015
    10
    Best Halo since Halo 2. This game is so much fun, it's well balanced and is, in my opinion the pinnacle of Bungie Halo in every way. It'sBest Halo since Halo 2. This game is so much fun, it's well balanced and is, in my opinion the pinnacle of Bungie Halo in every way. It's amazing, if you haven't played it and own a 360, get this game. It has great split screen multiplayer, something Halo 5 doesn't offer, and the amount of unlocks you can obtain over the course of playing will keep you coming back. This game is amazing, seriously get it if you have an xbox 360. Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2011
    9
    Halo Reach. One of the best games I've played in a long time. The Campaign is the best Bungie has produced so far and probably the mostHalo Reach. One of the best games I've played in a long time. The Campaign is the best Bungie has produced so far and probably the most difficult. You play as Noble 6, the newest member to the Noble Team. In the first mission Noble Team is called to investigate the disappearance of several marines and a possible rebel attack. It turns out to be the Alien race, The Covenant. I won't say much more than that about the story but, I can say that this Campaign is alot darker than the other Halo Campaign's and that it is alot more fun. It's also cool how they let you customize your player in the campaign aswell as in the Multiplayer with alot more detail than Halo 3. Now lets get to the best part. Matchmaking (Multiplayer). Matchmaking has improved alot from Halo 3 and is probably the highlight of Halo: Reach. With so many game modes including ODST's Firefight mode now online, it's hard to not have fun with this awesome online experience. Bungie has also made a few changes to the now famous Forge mode in Halo: Reach making it easier to make your own maps. This game is definitely worth buying. Expand
  5. Mar 18, 2017
    9
    Halo Reach es sin lugar a dudas una obra maestra, con una campaña e historia sólida que incluye algunos de los mejores momentos de toda laHalo Reach es sin lugar a dudas una obra maestra, con una campaña e historia sólida que incluye algunos de los mejores momentos de toda la saga Halo (como aquella del final), a casi 7 años de su salida sigue manteniéndose vigente; el multijugador es un buen complemente tanto en línea como a pantalla dividida que sin duda añade aún más horas de diversión, la banda sonora destaca en momentos específicos del juego y la jugabilidad aunque no varíe mucho de los demás Halo tiene el sello de calidad de la franquicia (de parte de bungie). Una de las mejores experiencias de la saga y una de las mejores del 360. Expand
  6. Jul 19, 2011
    8
    To say i never played the first halo yet this comes good to halo 2 and 3 yet i miss the old armor type from the first 3 halo's Reach does aTo say i never played the first halo yet this comes good to halo 2 and 3 yet i miss the old armor type from the first 3 halo's Reach does a good job in creativity with the guns but not enough use fullness in forge and a wide amount of game types that are pretty similar yet when a COD rates this their gotta dislike it due to the fact that the COD series ruined the history of gaming. This game was a bit of a money grab since odst failed but they provived us with a good campaign not the greatest, but it delivers, and since 343 industries is taking over halo has lost its luster. Halo Reach lacks a few features halo 3 had that i wished were put to it. but were not if 343 updates us with a free download for having pelicans or a better falcon for a squad and not just gunners and things like that i wish they did but all in all heres my ratings
    grapichs who cares i dont rate that, games arent rated on grahics cause o well
    story 8.3
    Gameplay 9
    Fun 8.7
    Creativity 10
    lasting game play 6.8
    upgradability 7
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  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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