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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 Intro Movie
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Calling in an air strike...
Halo Wars Xbox 360 In this mission we need to defend and evacuate civilians during an enemy invasion.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Not all cargo ships can be saved, though.

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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

AceGamez Mar, 2009 10 out of 10 100
Gaming Age Mar 12, 2009 A- 91
Kombo.com Feb 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GameLemon Apr 27, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Good Game Feb 23, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Atomic Gamer Mar 06, 2009 84 out of 100 84
UltraNinjas Mar 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Giant Bomb Mar 02, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Revolution Feb 20, 2009 B 75
Lawrence Mar 27, 2009 6.8 out of 10 68

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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