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Description

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.

Screenshots

Halo Wars Xbox 360 Not all cargo ships can be saved, though.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Buildings explode with spectacular effects.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 These marines are not going to survive long against the flood.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 In the first mission we need to gather scattered troops in order to reclaim our base.

Promo Images

Halo Wars Screenshot Covenant forces marching towards enemies
Halo Wars Screenshot The Covenant base
Halo Wars Screenshot Fighting on a Forerunner bridge
Halo Wars Screenshot Covenant vs the UNSC

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User Reviews

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
GameFocus Mar 16, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Feb 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Extreme Gamer Mar 09, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Planet Xbox 360 Feb, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
Click! Mar 03, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
HCL.hr Gaming Portal Jun 01, 2009 81 out of 100 81
Giant Bomb Mar 02, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamervision Mar 11, 2009 7.75 out of 10 78
Gamers' Temple, The Mar, 2009 54 out of 100 54

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

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

Awards

  • 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 (421) added Halo Wars (Xbox 360) on Aug 13, 2009