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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 Buildings explode with spectacular effects.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Only concentrated fire can bring this beast down.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 You can construct buildings and units through the circle menu
Halo Wars Xbox 360 In this mission we need to defend and evacuate civilians during an enemy invasion.

Promo Images

Halo Wars Screenshot Covenant vs the UNSC
Halo Wars Screenshot Covenant forces marching towards enemies
Halo Wars Screenshot The Covenant base
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

Xbox World Australia (XWA) Apr, 2009 92 out of 100 92
GameFocus Mar 16, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Planet Xbox 360 Feb, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
XboxAchievements Feb 20, 2009 87 out of 100 87
Deeko Mar 24, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Fragland.net Apr 03, 2009 84 out of 100 84
Game Over Online Mar 19, 2009 82 out of 100 82
Play.tm Feb 20, 2009 81 out of 100 81
ActionTrip Mar 03, 2009 8 out of 10 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Mar 07, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65

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