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The review for Halo: Reach's multiplayer mode. Firefight and Forge are included.

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PROS
- A large selection of game modes
- Each game mode is unique and fun
- Plentiful A.I. enemies
- Forge system is vastly improved

CONS
- Trash talking 6-10 year olds


Bungie has quite the feast set up for fans. 12 multiplayer modes, 18 game type variations, 3 playlists and 21 maps. Undoubtedly, Halo: Reach is the best possible value since The Orange Box, which we can all agree was pretty damn awesome. Firefight lets you kill hordes of Covenant enemies. Although not new to Halo, Bungie greatly improved upon it by giving players many more customizable options and abilities. Although already fun alone, firefight lets players bring friends or total strangers into the mix and more than once you will find yourself pulling a Leroy Jenkins with your buddies being cool with it.

The original multiplayer modes like CTF and Slayer are as good as ever, but Bungie went on ahead and added new stuff into the mix. For example, Headhunter is a fun new mode where each player must kill the other to obtain that person's flaming skull item. The more and more collected the more points that person gets, but if that person is killed, he or she will drop ALL their skulls and have to either start over or get them back from their killer. It's is fun, frantic, and proof that there is still new stuff out there. Some new weapons like the grenade launcher, plasma launcher and Needle Rifle (badass alert!) bring plenty of new ways to kill into the fight. For example, the plasma launcher can shoot a single plasma round or, if charged, can shoot many more of its explosive goodies.

A great addition to multiplayer is Forge World. The idea of making your own map is not new to Halo, but the vast improvements made upon Forge give players much more manageable and customizable objects. Don't fret gamers, you can forge in other maps as well.

The multiplayer aspect of Halo: Reach is so good that it could be its own game (like the much loved Team Fortress franchise). Paired with an amazing campaign and you have the best value for your money to date.
(And watch out for those really brain damaged 9 year old trash talking gamers! LiL Poison is ok though.)
Halo: Reach multiplayer gets a 5 out of 5.

Comments
PeterHat
PeterHat

Nah ! Team fortress 2 is better :0

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Mr.John
Mr.John

WRONG!

Anyhow, they got the filter settings, so if you dont want no trash-talking 10yearolds, set it on "Polite", and get all the mature **** you want!

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Psychedelic_Snake Author
Psychedelic_Snake

hehe xD

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Mr.John
Mr.John

I get it, it was just to find a con ;)

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Psychedelic_Snake Author
Psychedelic_Snake

Sorry Aperture, but both games are great in their own right.

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SecretImbecile
SecretImbecile

Can I point out UT3 had headhunter years ago. It's neither new or original in the context of Halo.

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