Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Dec 17, 2019
    94
    A stellar PC port that uplifts the original's high-quality single-player and multiplayer content with advanced graphics options and solid matchmaking.
  2. Dec 9, 2019
    90
    With Halo: Reach we are facing a game that has aged perfectly with good gameplay, high doses of fun and especially hours and hours that will keep us entertained in multiplayer modes. Halo: The Master Chief Collection starts big with one of the best games in the series that are remembered on PC.
  3. Dec 9, 2019
    90
    The excellent conversion work done by the team of 343 Industries brings a technical section to the screen without significant failure, except for a couple of stumbles that will probably be corrected here shortly, and offers the videogame audience an excellent port, for a title which undoubtedly deserves to be rediscovered.
  4. Dec 6, 2019
    90
    Halo: Reach is one of the best remastered edition on PC and a great game despite its ten years.
  5. Dec 4, 2019
    90
    Though not perfect, Halo: Reach's PC port is overall well-done, and the quality should excite fans about the other Halo games coming to the platform in the future.
  6. Dec 9, 2019
    88
    While Halo: Reach on PC is actively undergoing maintenance, it’s achieved an exceptional launch and feels great to play on mouse and keyboard. If MCC maintains a large player base as the rest of the collection trickles out and crossplay with Xbox is enabled, the next golden age of Halo could be on the rise as we approach Infinite. I’m thrilled that the collection is in a phenomenal place on console, and with PC now being my platform of choice, I’m pumped to experience the remainder of it. Halo’s popularity has undeniably dwindled over the last decade, but it’s not dead yet. After all, Spartans never die. They’re just missing in action.
  7. CD-Action
    Jan 15, 2020
    85
    For an almost 10-years old grandpa of a game Halo: Reach still stands strong. It’s Bungie’s best Halo and a fitting goodbye with their own franchise. [02/2020, p.64]
  8. Dec 12, 2019
    85
    Halo: Reach is clearly a must-buy for any FPS fan as it doesn't feel nor look like a 9 years old game thanks to 4K 60fps, and for 10 bucks, why linger?
  9. Dec 12, 2019
    83
    Halo: Reach Remastered is a competent conversion of an already excellent FPS, despite the presence of a bunch of technical issues.
  10. Feb 25, 2020
    80
    Although this isn't the definitive version of the game due to the lack of split-screen play, Halo: Reach on the PC is a solid experience. The campaign retains the magic that Bungie prided itself on during its time with the franchise and the multiplayer. While the multiplayer in Reach is not as populous as the older entries, it often has more options to satisfy anyone's tastes. This is a good indication of how the rest of the package will turn out, which means that there's going to be some positive buzz surrounding each release. Whether you're buying this on Steam or taking advantage of the Xbox Game Pass on PC, Reach is well worth checking out.
  11. Dec 23, 2019
    80
    Reach on PC generally runs quite well and the mouse and keyboard controls will make it difficult for anyone to go back and play the game on console.
  12. Dec 12, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  13. 80
    Halo: Reach is exactly what fans wanted from a PC release from this iconic franchise. It takes an already great game and makes it better. While some new issues are added due to more precise controls, the tradeoff is…well, more precise controls. Add better and more crisp visuals on top and you’ve got easily the best version of Reach. PC players wait has been worth it, and there’s more to come.
  14. Dec 10, 2019
    80
    Forget the campaign - multiplayer is where it’s at. Impeccably balanced, ludicrously varied, and damn near perfect.
  15. Dec 10, 2019
    80
    Halo: Reach is probably better played on a console considering the issues encountered on PC, but they aren't enough to wreck the release. The campaign is excellent, showing why Halo is one of the most acclaimed first-person shooters. There might be some drops in the frame rate, but the gameplay is still excellent. The story is engaging, showing what it means to be a soldier in a time of peril, with the final level being incredibly memorable.
  16. Dec 9, 2019
    80
    If you never experience the impressive story of Halo franchise, Halo Reach is the very first step, and it runs smoothly on PC platform. However,it is such a pity that the Forge and Theater mode are pending, the game still needs some time to renovate.
  17. Dec 9, 2019
    80
    Halo: Reach didn’t define the genre like Halo: Combat Evolved, but it was always a strong entry in the series nonetheless. As it stands today, the combat and vast amount of content will provide an excellent starting point to bringing Master Chief back to PC. Halo 2 can’t get here soon enough.
  18. Dec 6, 2019
    80
    That Halo: Reach for PC is a must-have for fans, I do not have to tell you here again.
  19. Dec 6, 2019
    77
    Quotation forthcoming.
  20. Dec 6, 2019
    76
    A PC port that minimizes Halo: Reach's flaws and highlights its strengths, from the unique campaign to the joy of a clean headshot.
  21. May 1, 2020
    60
    A mainline Halo game has finally come to PC as part of a much larger compilation. If you desire high-octane Halo action on PC, Reach is as good a start as any, but heed this port's rough edges and missing features.
  22. Dec 5, 2019
    60
    Halo: Reach has an engaging campaign and numerous multiplayer game modes to keep you pre-occupied. Unfortunately, various issues abound from technical woes and lack of options, to matchmaking problems, and it's hardly what you'd expect from the flagship FPS franchise's arrival on PCs. Like the protagonist's namesake, this effort is more of a "six" unless we see more patches down the line.
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  1. Dec 6, 2019
    And since this is an older game being smashed into working shape on PC, that means we can rest (mostly) assured that Xbox Game Studios won't be bolting extra obnoxious systems on top, particularly microtransactions. Halo Reach now is like Halo Reach then. And that's arguably the greatest comfort of all this time around.
  2. Dec 4, 2019
    Nostalgia will probably carry Halo: Reach and the rest of The Master Chief Collection even if the ports aren’t great. That’s the short of it. I’m hoping 343 can fix some of my issues, especially with the controls, but it’s a faint hope. As I said, 343 ran a multitude of beta tests this year, enough to delay the release by six months or so. The fact that these problems weren’t ironed out makes me worried they can’t be.
  3. Reach is decent. There are moments when the campaign shines, as you’re charging about to thumping rock music, zapping squishy enemies rather than plugging away at Elites. Or jumping onto tanks and punching them to death. There aren’t enough games nowadays that let you jump onto tanks and punch them to death.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 138 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 138
  2. Negative: 29 out of 138
  1. Dec 4, 2019
    7
    The game is fantastic and runs well but there are some severe issues with the audio. Guns are muffled and the dialogue is sometimes inaudible.The game is fantastic and runs well but there are some severe issues with the audio. Guns are muffled and the dialogue is sometimes inaudible. This hinders the immersion greatly. Fix this ASAP 343! Full Review »
  2. Dec 3, 2019
    4
    This game is currently released in an incomplete state. I rarely write reviews on websites like this but I felt compelled to considering howThis game is currently released in an incomplete state. I rarely write reviews on websites like this but I felt compelled to considering how hyped I was for this, and how let down I am. They had so much time and so many betas that the expectation was that the launch would be spot on. Issues at launch include absolutely atrocious audio quality, lack of HDR support for PC entirely, issues with framerate and mouse controls, among other things. The audio quality is really the kicker though because it's so horrible it makes the game completely unplayable. Every weapon sound is completely muffled like it's 480P youtube quality audio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9mY0SFTLjk this is a video displaying how it sounds. I'm going to wait until they fix this or get a refund. Full Review »
  3. Dec 3, 2019
    10
    This game is just amazing. Awesome campaign and a really fun multiplayer, well optimized for PC version. Audio needs release corrections.