Developer: iGameGuides
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.8
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★½☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Halo Reach is a huge phenomenon for the Xbox world. That’s an understatement really. The amount of people on my Xbox friends list that play it every single day is ridiculous. Much of this is thanks to its hugely compelling multiplayer mode. Halo Reach includes a series of daily and weekly challenges to entice you into playing even more. Developers, Bungie, appreciate that competition amongst friends is excellent fun so it’s provided a wealth of statistics to keep track of via the bungie.net site. These stats offer loads of information from how many kills you’ve achieved to how many challenges you’ve completed.

If you’re on the move though, the site doesn’t work very well via Safari or other iOS device compatible browsers. Enter Stats for Halo Reach, an app that offers you all these statistics in the palm of your hand. It’s a smaller interface of course but it offers all the bits and pieces you could want. A series of tabs means you’re not instantly overwhelmed so you can quickly check how many kills you’ve acquired while also choosing to delve further into the stats and track how many kills you’ve gained via which weapon. Even more conveniently you can check your progress for each challenge so you know just what you have to do before the week is out.

All the stats you could possibly want are there. You can compare your stats to other players; check your game history, pretty much everything you’d expect from bungie.net. You can even use the app to set up your own forum signature with a quick touch of a button. Everything updates swiftly, too, although an internet connection is understandably needed at all times.

Stats for Halo Reach is a really handy little app for fans of the game. It’s perhaps a little pricey considering it’s freely available information on the internet, but then again it’s fantastic to have it available from your iOS device. Reach addicts, of which there are many, will lap it up though and I can’t blame them. It is rather addictive to check up on. As a recent convert to Reach, I know I’ll be using it frequently.

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