Monday, January 24, 2011

My ten best games of 2010

5. Halo: Reach(XB360)

For their final outing as the developers of the Halo series, the team at Bungie decided to put all their chips on the table. Gamers were plopped on the planet Reach, birthplace of the spartans. Following the Noble team and their new team member, Noble-6 we saw their story to the bitter end as the whole team fought for their lives to defend their planet. Not one for very strong storytelling Bungie delivered a captivating game ending with one of the best finale's in recent memory. Featuring wide open battlefields to take out squads of covenant, Reach shook up their usual point and shoot gameplay with sneaking and driving segments. Players were given new abilities that could be performed in game and new weapons to tinker around with. A new system was also introduced allowing players to complete objectives either in the single-player, or multi-player modes. Firefight mode returned as well with more options and levels based off the single-player campaign. The crowning achievement comes with the matchmaking service as Reach pits 16 players against each other in various modes like CTF, Oddball, and King of the Hill. Incentives are present to keep the player online with unlockable pieces of armor for customization, and challenges that change from day to day. Overall Halo: Reach was by far the definitive Halo bringing the best of the older entries and fusing them with some new FPS elements that games will definitely not forget.

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