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 A good mixture of air and ground units is key
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Transports bring in fresh troops, but this base is going to fall anyway.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 There goes the neighborhood.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Professor Ellen Anders, the ship AI Serina and Captain Cutter on board the Spirit of Fire (Cinematic)

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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

TeamXbox Feb 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Extreme Gamer Mar 09, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection Mar 24, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Planet Xbox 360 Feb, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
Cheat Code Central Feb, 2009 4.3 out of 5 86
Good Game Feb 23, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GameLemon Apr 27, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Deeko Mar 24, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb 20, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
Gamervision Mar 11, 2009 7.75 out of 10 78


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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