Halo Reach Xbox Series X vs Xbox 360 Comparison

March 24, 2021 at 6:33pm
By Jason Stettner

This is a technical analysis and breakdown of multiple options going up against one another. Here you can see the Halo Reach Xbox Series X vs Xbox 360 comparison which will provide a direct visual showcase within the video. This is then filled out with the text based information detailed further down in this article.

This is to provide easier options for viewing, and context for when wanting to find out what exactly is going on between the various selections being shown upon the video. Mostly you get a visual display, and if you’d prefer to just read what’s present you can also see that in action which is a good mix of choices.

There’s not only a quick body of information text, but also a quick table area to provide fast details if you’re not wanting to dive deeply into the topic. With that, you can watch the video presentation right here, or head further back to find out more about what’s being displayed.

Halo Reach (Halo: The Master Chief Collection)

Resolution Native 4k (3840x2160)
Frame Rate 120fps
HDR (High Dynamic Range) HDR

Halo Reach (Xbox 360)

Resolution 1280x720
Frame Rate 30fps
HDR (High Dynamic Range) No

Side by Side Comparison Technical Notes
This is one of those comparisons where there’s quite a large gap in terms of the resolution and fluidity. While perhaps somewhat impressive for its time, revisiting Reach on the Xbox 360 was definitely rough as it wasn’t even necessarily fully hitting it’s frame rate target back then.

Now, compared to what’s being included in Halo: The Master Chief Collection there is a huge jump and the game really shines. It’s just such an impressive change-up, that really does shock when viewed together. The 4k 120fps really makes this experience come alive.

You get such a high quality presentation. Each part of the screen is sharp, precise and generally gorgeous. From the rain drenched hills you start out on, to the chilly fortress you aim to arrive it’s all great. The use of HDR is a further benefit to make this one stand out better than ever before.

This was basically Bungie’s swan song when it came to Halo. Fighting in this prequel for a doomed planet, in an attempt to help evacuate the planet. The Covenant are here, and as a brand new member to Noble you need to assist them with special resources that are essential to the long term war effort.

Your character will follow you across experiences whether you’re playing the story which features coop too, or if you’re heading online to compete with others. It brought in Firefight which was a grand PVE experience, alongside one of the most impressive Forge options ever to grace the series.

A truly impressive offering, being a robust and well rounded overall experience for any Halo fan. It was quite a remarkable time, and a long lasting effort for sure. It does definitely hold up today from the storytelling to the online action that’s present here.

Hopefully the comparison was helpful in understanding the changes that are being presented between these options. It can help greatly to have a quick visual presentation that’s lined up for a faster viewing.

This side by side comparison should really provide all of the info you need to know when it comes to matching up these choices and giving you the quick facts to see why they’re being placed up against one another. You can read a review of a related title below, or check out a game hub for further coverage as well. Don’t forget to check out the video content to see the experience in action.

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Halo Reach Xbox Series X vs Xbox 360
Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner