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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 Title Screen
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Transports bring in fresh troops, but this base is going to fall anyway.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 There goes the neighborhood.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 The civilians need to reach cargo ships for evacuation.

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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

The Press Says

Game Shark Feb 24, 2009 A 100
Gamernode Mar 01, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Kombo.com Feb 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Daily Game Mar 23, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
HCL.hr Gaming Portal Jun 01, 2009 81 out of 100 81
Giant Bomb Mar 02, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePlasma Feb 26, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gamestyle Mar, 2009 8 out of 10 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Mar 07, 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