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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 Only concentrated fire can bring this beast down.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Buildings explode with spectacular effects.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Some tanks defending a cargo ship.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Not all cargo ships can be saved, though.

Promo Images

Halo Wars Screenshot Covenant forces marching towards enemies
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Halo Wars Screenshot Two Scarabs

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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

Gaming Age Mar 12, 2009 A- 91
Gamernode Mar 01, 2009 9 out of 10 90
XboxAchievements Feb 20, 2009 87 out of 100 87
Cheat Code Central Feb, 2009 4.3 out of 5 86
Wonderwallweb.com Mar 05, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Deeko Mar 24, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Daily Game Mar 23, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
4Players.de Mar 04, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Worth Playing Mar 02, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77
Blend Games Feb 20, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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