Halo Wars (Xbox 360)

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Halo Wars is a prequel to the the Halo trilogy, set 21 years before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved. In this real-time strategy take on Halo, the player leads the UNSC troops from the ship "Spirit of Fire", as they fight war against the Covenant on the partially destroyed human colony planet Harvest.

Most of the familiar units from the Halo games are featured - on UNSC side, one can find anything from marines to the near-legendary SPARTAN-II super-soldiers, from Warthogs to Scorpion tanks. The ranks of the Covenant are well-represented from lowly Grunts all the way to the most feared Elites, Brutes and even the Prophets, with all the vehicles from Banshees to Wraiths and Scarabs.

The game offers both a single-player campaign and an ability to play through the campaign in co-operative mode. The player-versus-player Skirmish mode, which supports up to 6 players, also lets the players to take the Covenant's side.


Halo Wars Xbox 360 The flood are an aggressive and hostile alien organism.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 In the first mission we need to gather scattered troops in order to reclaim our base.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Intro Movie
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Some missions take place on the outer hull of the star ship.

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Halo Wars Screenshot Starting the campaign

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It is a good game. But it could be better Kyle Wolfe (4) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

Xbox World Australia (XWA) Apr, 2009 92 out of 100 92
MS Xbox World Mar, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection Mar 24, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Totally Gaming Network Jun 15, 2009 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
Planet Xbox 360 Feb, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
Wonderwallweb.com Mar 05, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Target Jul 15, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Daily Game Mar 23, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Gamestyle Mar, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Blend Games Feb 20, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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1001 Video Games

Halo Wars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • Cheat Code Central
    • 2009 - Best Strategy/Simulation Game
  • Game Informer
    • 2009 - Best Strategy Game
  • IGN
    • 2009 - Overall Best Strategy Game
    • 2009 - Overall Best Strategy Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Xbox 360 Strategy Game
    • 2009 - Best Xbox 360 Strategy Game (Readers' Choice)

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WWWWolf (422) added Halo Wars (Xbox 360) on Aug 13, 2009