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Halo Wars (Xbox 360)

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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 The flood are an aggressive and hostile alien organism.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Transports bring in fresh troops, but this base is going to fall anyway.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Some tanks defending a cargo ship.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 An almost fully developed base.

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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

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