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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 A good mixture of air and ground units is key
Halo Wars Xbox 360 The powerful Spartans play an important role in Halo Wars (Cinematic)
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Professor Ellen Anders, the ship AI Serina and Captain Cutter on board the Spirit of Fire (Cinematic)
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Calling in an air strike...

Promo Images

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Halo Wars Screenshot Using an orbital blast to attack the enemy base
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Halo Wars Screenshot Fighting on a Forerunner bridge

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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

Kombo.com Feb 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
TeamXbox Feb 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Feb 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Da Gameboyz Mar, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Deeko Mar 24, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Atomic Gamer Mar 06, 2009 84 out of 100 84
That Gaming Site Feb 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Gameplayer Feb 23, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
1UP Feb 20, 2009 B 75
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