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 super-soldier squad, during the battle for the human world of Reach.
Reach opens with the recruitment of your character into Noble Team, a six-strong squad of Spartans. Hardly a rookie, your character has been working alone for Oni, the UNSC’s intelligence branch, and he doesn’t have the individualism of his new warrior friends. Contrasting with Master Chief’s faceless all-rounder killing-machine persona, Noble Team not only show their faces but also exhibit a wide range of different specialisations, from sniper Jun’s ghillie-lite gear to heavy-weapon-guy Jorge’s blast armour. And you’ll be given the chance to customise your appearance, which will be consistent over single-player, co-op and in multiplayer. It’s finally time, therefore, to get to know the Spartans.
GamerMen UK Thoughts:
Halo Reach is THE best Halo game in my opinion. The forge will keep you going after the short but amazing Campaign mode. If the forge doesn’t take your fancy then the Multiplayer will. Whether that is playing on Free-For-All to playing as part of a Team. Controls are really easy to pick up and play much like the ones from Halo 2.
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