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Xbox 'Games with Gold' for September includes Halo: Reach and more

A whole new slate of Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 have been revealed, including Bungie's final installment of the Halo series.

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Microsoft is venturing into the fall season with a trio of new Games with Gold titles for the month of September.

September 1 will see Super Time Force hit Xbox One as a free download. Those that haven't made the jump to the next-gen console will be able to download Monaco: What's Yours is Mine for their Xbox 360. Crimson Dragon, one of last month's offerings, will remain free on Xbox One for the next month, as well. Starting September 16, Halo fans can get their hands on Halo: Reach, when it joins the Games with Gold lineup on Xbox 360.

Super Time Force is a novel take on the run-and-gun shooter, as indicated in our review, and recently had its console exclusivity expire when it hit PC earlier this week. Monaco is an incredibly fun heisting experience, especially when playing with friends. Our review for that is available, as well. However, don't expect it to include any of the follow-up DLC that released for the PC version. Finally, Halo: Reach represents Bungie's swansong from the series and from Microsoft in what many fans consider to be the peak for the Halo series, coincidentally being offered one week after their first post-Halo project, Destiny, hits stores.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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    August 28, 2014 9:25 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Xbox 'Games with Gold' for September includes Halo: Reach and more.

    A whole new slate of Games with Gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360 have been revealed, including Bungie's final installment of the Halo series.

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      August 28, 2014 10:22 AM

      "in what many fans consider to be the peak for the Halo series,"

      Ha.

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        August 28, 2014 10:24 AM

        It was pretty well received certainly far better than Halo 4 if that Reddit thread with user data is any indication.

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        August 28, 2014 10:27 AM

        Can't speak for the multi but it was the best SP Halo I've played.

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        August 28, 2014 10:32 AM

        I agree with that statement. I think the story, campaign, multiplayer, graphics, everything, were just top-notch and impressive from a technical and gameplay standpoint. it's the best halo game next to 1, and due to the age of 1 it stands as the current best.

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          September 4, 2014 8:32 AM

          I don't know about half of those things being 'top-notch'. The story was a lore rape, and full of inexplicable events. The multiplayer was sub-par at best. Graphically the game was very well done, and the over SP gameplay was pretty good. But overall for the Halo series there is no clear 'number 1'. Each game did things better than other installments. 1 was the best for being the introduction to the series and maintaining that air of mystery and the sense of the unknown throughout the entire game. 2 told a hell of a good story and is tied with 3 for being the series' peak of multiplayer, and ODST had arguably the best Halo campaign of the entire series. Reach and 4 look the best graphically. Reach may have been the peak for a lot of casual and intermediate fans, but for the more devoted following Bungie accrued, it was nowhere near the top.

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        August 28, 2014 1:15 PM

        It was easily my favourite SP campaign, by a large margin.

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        August 28, 2014 1:23 PM

        That's pretty much true. Halo 4 was alright but for me a weird direction for the series. ODST was another favorite for it's SP and also Firefight.

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        August 28, 2014 2:18 PM

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        August 28, 2014 2:23 PM

        I do not get the hate for Halo 4. I've played all Halos A LOT. Halo 4 has the best multiplayer imo. The equipment just fell flat in Reach. Halo 2's multiplayer was outstanding. Can't wait for the MCC.

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          August 28, 2014 2:31 PM

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            August 28, 2014 2:36 PM

            Yeah, the single player seemed very repetitive, but the multiplayer was great. I liked the new changes.

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          August 28, 2014 6:07 PM

          I didn't hate 4 but I really disliked the changes they made to how you acquire power weapons and all the load out crap. One of my favorite parts of MP in previous Halo games was how you would fight around parts of the map where power weapons spawned to try and grab them first. That entire dynamic was mostly lost in Halo 4. I was still having fun playing KOTH because that mode king of replicates that same feeling but once they removed that game type like a month after the game came out I quit and never touched the game again.

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          August 28, 2014 7:12 PM

          MP became a mix of Halo and COD, instead of sticking to what always worked.

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      August 28, 2014 10:26 AM

      Reach was a super good game, liked it a lot. Can't imagine going back to play it MP right now though with Destiny about to come out.

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      August 28, 2014 10:29 AM

      Well, only two games for me next month. I already own Reach from that disc format testing a couple of years back and they gifted everyone the digital copy after the test disc couldn't be updated.

      All I can say, is I'm shocked they still haven't shoved LocoCycle down the Xbox One owner's throats.

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      August 28, 2014 11:10 AM

      I'll take Super Time Force and Monaco! Thanks.

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      August 28, 2014 12:03 PM

      Doubling down on a free game like 3 months in. I hope they aren't getting a flat tire already on this. I am looking forward to Time Force though.

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