Grab Halo: Reach Free on Xbox 360 Games with Gold

Relive the heroic story of Noble Team Six in Halo: Reach for free with Xbox Live Games with Gold this month.
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For all you Bungie and Halo fans, this month you can grab the dramatic Halo: Reach for free on your Xbox 360 with your Gold membership. As part of the Games with Gold program, relive the heartwrenching heroism of Noble Team.

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Halo: Reach is a FPS by Bungie for the Xbox 360 released in 2010. It takes place in the year 2552, shortly before the events of the video game Halo: Combat Evolved, and during the events of the novel “Halo: The Fall of Reach.” Humans, under the patronage of the United Nations Space Command (UNSC), have been waging a very long war against an alien race known as the Covenant.

Players control Noble Six, a member of an elite supersoldier squad, when the human world known as Reach falls under Covenant attack. By the events of Reach, almost all of humanity’s interstellar colonies have fallen. Reach itself is an Earthlike colony that serves as the UNSC’s main military hub. The colony is home to over 700 million civilians in addition to the military presence.

The game follows the actions of “Noble Team,” a UNSC special operations unit composed of elite supersoldiers known as Spartans. Players assume the role of a new addition to the team identified by the call sign Noble Six. Noble Team’s leader is Carter-A259, a no-nonsense soldier. His second-in-command, Kat-B320, has a bionic arm; together, Carter and Kat are the only remaining original members of Noble Team. The other current members include heavy weapons specialist Jorge-052, assault specialist Emile-A239, and marksman Jun-A266.

I know I was enveloped by this game when it first launched. Both single-player and multiplayer are fantastic; and well worth playing. It is a very emotional story I will warn you. So grab it now for free while you can. I must say the Games with Gold Program on Xbox Live has made me quite happy with bringing us such a classic.

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Venisia is a public relations professional, video game industry contractor, published author, freelance entertainment journalist, copy editor, a co-organizer of the Latinx Games Festival, and a member of the Latinx in Gaming and the Puerto Rico Game Developers (PRGD) community. Her passion is video games. She loves the adrenaline rush from a multiplayer match and understands the frustrations of a brand-new raid. Venisia finds immense value in gaming especially in the realm of mental health.