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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.

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Halo Wars Xbox 360 There goes the neighborhood.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Mission accomplished!
Halo Wars Xbox 360 The flood are an aggressive and hostile alien organism.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Not all cargo ships can be saved, though.

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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

The Press Says

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
Deeko Mar 24, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Good Game Feb 23, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GameLemon Apr 27, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Play.tm Feb 20, 2009 81 out of 100 81
GamePlasma Feb 26, 2009 8 out of 10 80
That Gaming Site Feb 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamervision Mar 11, 2009 7.75 out of 10 78

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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