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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 Intro Movie
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Attacking an enemy base
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Transports bring in fresh troops, but this base is going to fall anyway.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 A good mixture of air and ground units is key

Promo Images

Halo Wars Screenshot Starting the campaign
Halo Wars Screenshot
Halo Wars Screenshot Fighting on a Forerunner bridge
Halo Wars Screenshot

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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

AceGamez Mar, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Apr, 2009 92 out of 100 92
Totally Gaming Network Jun 15, 2009 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
GamersHell.com Feb, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Target Jul 15, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Deeko Mar 24, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
games xtreme Apr 16, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Atomic Gamer Mar 06, 2009 84 out of 100 84
Giant Bomb Mar 02, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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 (453) added Halo Wars (Xbox 360) on Aug 13, 2009