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Halo: Reach Reviews Go Live – The Full Quencher

by Ernice Gilbert on September 12th, 2010, under Bungie, Hot, Microsoft, News

Bungie said it’s their best Halo title yet, Microsoft claimed it’ll the best selling game on the Xbox 360, and the head of the company’s marketing department in UK boasted that Halo: Reach would even outsell Call of Duty: Black Ops; we laughed hard for that one. But there’s one thing you can’t take away from the game, and that is its notoriety, it’s omnipresence — the fact that all the reviews released thus far are no less than 9.

Like Eurogamer said, “Reach is an encore, a victory lap, a crowd-pleasing last hurrah for a series that most definitely won’t end here, but will just as definitely never be the same again. Halo deserves another game this good, and Reach is a deserving tribute.”

The full quencher’s past the break.

IGN - 9.5
NowGamer – 9.4
GameTrailers – 9.3
Gamepro – 5/5
1up – A+
G4TV – 5/5
Kotaku -NA
GiantBomb – 4/5
Made2Game – 9/10
CVG – 9.2
VideoGamer – 9
Games Radar – 8
Planet Xbox 360 – 10
Kombo - 9.5
Gamerevolution – A

Video Thirst:

Two video review quenchers are posted below, IGN’s and GameTrailers’.


  1. Sun, 12th Sep 2010 at 6:47 am


  2. Sun, 12th Sep 2010 at 9:08 am

    The only review I have had a problem with so far is the one from IGN. I seriously do not like IGN since they reviewed God of War 3. How do they give Halo a 10 in presentation, but GOW 3 an 8.5, and they both scored the same in graphics. I have played the Halo Reach Beta and GOW 3, and I can say that GOW 3 looks way better. Also, they nocked off points on GOW3 for familiar gameplay, but they praise Halo. It just frustrates me how inconsistent and bias IGN is.

  3. Sun, 12th Sep 2010 at 9:15 am

    I also just looked at the IGN review for Uncharted 2 and they gave a higher score to Halo in presentation. That is BS. I know Halo will look good, but the presentation in Uncharted 2, in my opinion, has not been matched on consoles.

  4. Sun, 12th Sep 2010 at 4:05 pm

    IGN’s owned by a company that Microsoft owns…… I was equally frustrated with their Uncharted 2 review. But hey…

  5. Sun, 12th Sep 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I was also super frustrated with Game Trailers review of Uncharted 2. they really pissed me off. I am sure halo will be a great game, but the graphics, scale and story telling do not stand up to Uncharted 2. Well maybe scale will be close, but not the other things. I also hate how Bungie said that they built a new engine for halo reach, but the game looks exactly the same, except the guns are a little more detailed and the explosions are a little better. These are signs of a revamped engine, not a new one. I think Bungie is amazing and halo is a good game, but it is not as good as Uncharted 2, Mass Effect, MGS 4, or Gears of War.

  6. Sun, 12th Sep 2010 at 5:00 pm

    A agree fully with the synopsis of the situation. But again, GT’s owned by Microsoft; so….

  7. Mon, 13th Sep 2010 at 3:22 am

    the day halo gets a mediocre review is the day pigs fly backwards!

  8. Mon, 13th Sep 2010 at 6:35 am


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