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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 The evil hierarch (right) sends an arbiter (left) after Professor Anders (Cinematic)
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Professor Ellen Anders, the ship AI Serina and Captain Cutter on board the Spirit of Fire (Cinematic)
Halo Wars Xbox 360 These marines are not going to survive long against the flood.

Promo Images

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Halo Wars Screenshot Two Scarabs
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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

GameSpy Feb 20, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Wonderwallweb.com Mar 05, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GamersHell.com Feb, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Good Game Feb 23, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Fragland.net Apr 03, 2009 84 out of 100 84
411mania.com Mar 05, 2009 8.1 out of 10 81
4Players.de Mar 04, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Thunderbolt Games Feb 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing Mar 02, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77
1UP Feb 20, 2009 B 75

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