Average User Score: 4.2Apr 2, 2014I am thoroughly convinced that anyone on this site giving H:SA a low score is either a troll or has not played the game. Some users point out microtransactions. Yes, they exist. Do you need them? Not at all. I have nearly 1000G in this game and have never once even THOUGHT about buying credits because they are not needed at all. Some people talk about lack of multiplayer. This is a flat-out lie. There is a co-op mode and a damn-fine one.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Jul 26, 2013I have been gaming for all of my life, and I have critiqued games since I could use a keyboard. That being said, I am a very strict reviewer. To this date, Halo: Reach is the ONLY game I have ever, ever, given a perfect 10. The single player, multiplayer, EVERYTHING, is perfect. Never seen a game better.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.1Jul 26, 2013This game is fun with friends, is easy to run on any PC, and has a reasonable currency system. The only reason this game does not have a 10 from me is the fact it is PAINFULLY repetitive. I find myself only able to play maybe 2 hours at a time. If the game could have better variation and a good, well written, story mode, it would have a solid 10.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Jul 21, 2013Please note that this review is for the PC version.
The game's theme and visuals are fantastic and what you would expect out of 343 Industries. At the price of $6.99, it is a good way to waste a little time (and if you're a major Halo fan like me, yet another fix of knowledge into the Halo universe).
All things considered, I only have three minor problems with it.
1. The in-game currency to purchase weapons and upgrades is kind of sad, but I expected no less from Microsoft.
2. The game crashes from time to time. Maybe every couple of hours it will just close without saving progress. This is only a minor inconvenience because there's usually a maximum of five minutes between each save.
3. If you are someone looking for Xbox LIVE achievement points, this game will disappoint you. It has a meager 200 gamerscore, and the achievements themselves are frustrating to the point you think to yourself "to hell with it, I didn't need those damn 10 points anyway". This has a lot to do with the inability to map your own controls; which are kind of awkward.
Overall I feel a distinct lack of content, and as much as a Halo fan-boy such as myself would love to slap a 10 on it and move on, this is metacritic and people come here for real reviews. If this game would have some future DLC (preferable without additional cost) and maybe some better integration with other Halo games (Spartan Assault has an XP bonus in Halo 4, but as someone who reached max rank in just over a month, that is useless to me).
Final verdict: Worth the buy for a Halo fan, someone with $7 to dish for fun, or someone incredibly bored. Under any other circumstances, this game is probably not going to impress you.… Expand