Reach Central - Review

The Halo series of Xbox games have been without question, hugely popular. Reach Central is a Windows Phone companion app that will allow you to keep tabs on your Halo Reach progression.  If you're a big Halo Reach gamer, this Windows Phone 7 app will let you brag about your accomplishments and progress in a graphically pleasing manner.

Reach Central lays things out nicely on a four page hub detailing your progress in the game. Just enter your Xbox Live Gamertag and Reach Central will pull the Halo Reach stats from your account.

Follow the break to read more on Reach Central.

Here's how the four pages of Reach Central breaks down.

Main Page: Outlines your rank and details your gaming progress. You can see your completed challenges, last time you played Halo Reach and your overall campaign progress. You will also find the apps Settings (entering your Gamertag ID) and details on any side games played.

Challenges: This page lists your challenges completed within Halo Reach.

File Share: A listing of any files you are sharing within Halo Reach and Xbox Live.

Commendations: A listing of all achievements or commendations earned.

Reach Central is a must for any Halo Reach enthusiast. It gives you a way to check on your gaming status and brag to your friends how far you've advanced within the game.

Reach Central is a free app and you can find it here (opens in new tab) (opens the Zune desktop) at the Marketplace.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • well, if you are reviewing Reach apps you might give 'Daily Reach' a go. its very good.You'll see & u can thank me later ;)
  • We'll take a look at it.... and thanks for the suggestion.
  • Hi guys! thanks for the review of my app. I was so happy when I read it today. I know a lot of people have asked me to add the same functionality as the "Daily Reach" app (challenge progress), but in order for me to do that I would have to violate Bungie's API agreement that clearly states you cannot scrape Bungie's web site. We are working with them to see if this info can be added to the api and have an "official" way to view your challenge progress. If you have more feedback or want to see new features added please visit and leave a comment.
  • I believe it is great that Halo has made appearance on the market place, but it would have been nice if it was a playable game. The Xbox versions of the game should be near playable on these phones, if they can put Unreal Tournament 2 on a Droid Milestone a couple of years ago. Then it can put it on a Windows Phone. Even a playable side game based on Halo 1 or 2, like ODST was for Halo 3. It would increase phone sales if a Halo game came out on a Windows Phone. As well as, legitimize the Windows market place, and Xbox Live for the phone.
  • I agree they could do something like what they have planned for fable. Maybe a side game that gives you xp points for the Armory.
  • This app would be perfect if they made Fileshare Photos and Videos viewable/downloadable on your phone.
  • Actually you can download the photos to phone by holding your finger over the pic and waiting for the popup menu to unfold. I'm trying to incorporate videos there but for example a Team Swat match on SD quality is over 100mb!! I'm thinking of ways to this... remember leave me comments at