Halo Wars (Xbox 360)

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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.


Halo Wars Xbox 360 The powerful Spartans play an important role in Halo Wars (Cinematic)
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Attacking an enemy base
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Some missions take place on the outer hull of the star ship.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 An almost fully developed base.

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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

Gamernode Mar 01, 2009 9 out of 10 90
TeamXbox Feb 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Gamer 2.0 Feb 20, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
NZGamer Feb 25, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
ZTGameDomain Mar, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Deeko Mar 24, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GameTrailers Feb, 2009 8.4 out of 10 84
G4 TV: X-Play Feb 20, 2009 4 out of 5 80
Giant Bomb Mar 02, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamingExcellence Apr, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72


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1001 Video Games

Halo Wars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • 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