Everyone seemed so excited for Xbox One to come out, along with Halo: The Master Chief Collection, that they almost forgot about the original games that taught us to know and love Halo. Luckily for those of you with an Xbox One, you will be reunited with most of your beloved Halo games! Personally, one of my favorites is Halo: Reach and it is now available thanks to Xbox One Backward Compatibility. This allows you to re-experience the awesome story of the Spartans who defended against one of the biggest iconic attacks in Halo!
Halo: Reach is the sixth game in the Halo series, as well as possibly being the series’ only prequel, leading directly up to the opening events of the original Halo: Combat Evolved. Both old and new Halo fans can get right in the action and experience themselves, the amazing action packed story that is based around and works off of the first Halo game.
Being a prequel, Halo: Reach is like a modernized version of Halo: Combat Evolved. If you haven’t yet experienced this awesome game, then let me preach to you for a couple minutes, on why you should play it. In the game, you control Noble Six, which is a new Spartan recruit on the Noble Team. If you are unfamiliar with the Noble Team, then I’ll simply put it as a team full of badass super-soldiers! The cool thing about Reach is the fact that it is the first time Halo got to witness a whole team of Spartans working together. For those of you who have already been playing Halo 5: Guardians, then you will recognize Dr. Catherine Hasley, the creator of the SPARTAN program, who as well, plays a big part in Reach.
If this hasn’t drawn your attention yet, then there are still plenty more reasons for loving Halo: Reach. For example, you have access to using the jet pack, camouflage, and sprinting, as well as the ability to customize your Spartan in a few new ways! Besides, being apart of a group of Spartans opens up the Halo world in ways that were only previously covered in franchise novels and comics. If you’re familiar with Halo 3: ODST, then you should know that they did this as well, giving you insights and perspectives on the war.
Finally, I can’t preach to you about this game without highlighting the multiplayer features! This game added a bunch of new modes, such as notably Firefight, a co-op survival game that puts you in the middle of fighting increasingly challenging waves of enimies. The multiplayer also lets you control teams of Covenant Elites in multiple modes, which mixes up the traditional Spartan-only gameplay that Halo originally is known for.
Halo: Reach is available now via Xbox One Backward Compatibility. No matter if you’re new to the game or just want to revisit one of the main games that grabbed your attention in the first place, you should still try it out. Definitely won’t be a let down and is by far a very fun, attention grabbing, action packed, thrilling game!