Halo: Reach was released on September 14, 2010 by Microsoft Games. The game was developed by Bungie. Halo: Reach is a first person shooter.

The game takes place in the year 2552, where humanity is locked in a war with the alien Covenant. Players control Noble Six, a member of an elite supersoldier squad, when the human world known as Reach falls under Covenant attack.

  • Noble Actual
  • Winter Contingency
  • ONI: Sword Base
  • Nightfall
  • On the Tip of the Spear
  • Long Night of Solace
  • Exodus
  • New Alexandria
  • The Package
  • The Pillar of Autumn
  • Lone Wolf

Noble Actual is actually just a cutscene and there is no action,

In Winter Contingency, Noble Team is dispatched to investigate why a communications relay has gone offline, discovers Covenant forces on Reach. Soon after, the team defends “Sword Base”, an Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) installation, from a Covenant vessel.

The team meets Catherine Halsey, a scientist and the mastermind behind the Spartan program and their MJOLNIR powered armor. Halsey informs Noble Team that the Covenant forces at the relay were searching for important information.

Gameplay is closest to Halo: Combat Evolved. Reach features updated versions of old weapons, plus new weapons fulfilling various combat roles. In Halo 3, players can carry single-use equipment power-ups that offer temporary offensive or defensive advantages. This system of single-use equipment is replaced in Reach by reusable and persistent armor abilities that remain with a character until they are replaced.

As the player reaches the Pillar of Autumn, the Banished Brute forces are out in full force so there is a lot of strategy involved to be able to get past them. Early in the chapter there is a tank that is hard to get at and it is calibrated to easily kill the player even with some rapid movement.

Reach also came bundled with a limited edition Xbox 360 Slim that sports Halo-themed sounds and finish and two controllers. Halo: Reach earned $200 million on release day.


Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 or better
CPUAMD 4/8 or better
Memory8 GB or more
Hard Drive Space15 GB
Graphics HardwareGTX 760 2048MB or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required
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