DescriptionHalo 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.
Part of the Following Groups
- Halo series
- Halo Wars series
- Middleware: FaceFX
- Middleware: Wwise
- Physics Engine: Havok
- Video games turned into board / card games
|It is a good game. But it could be better||Kyle Wolfe (4)|
|GameFocus||Mar 16, 2009||9 out of 10||90|
|IGN||Feb 20, 2009||8.4 out of 10||84|
|411mania.com||Mar 05, 2009||8.1 out of 10||81|
|Thunderbolt Games||Feb 20, 2009||8 out of 10||80|
|That Gaming Site||Feb 20, 2009||8 out of 10||80|
|AusGamers||Mar 10, 2009||8 out of 10||80|
|GamingExcellence||Apr, 2009||7.2 out of 10||72|
|PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)||Mar 07, 2009||6.5 out of 10||65|
|GameSpot UK||Feb 20, 2009||6.5 out of 10||65|
|Gamers' Temple, The||Mar, 2009||54 out of 100||54|
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1001 Video GamesHalo 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
- 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)
Related Web Sites
- Halo Wars - Wikipedia (article about the game in the open encyclopedia)
- X360A Achievement Guide (X360A's achievement guide for Halo Wars.)