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 In this mission we need to defend and evacuate civilians during an enemy invasion.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Some missions take place on the outer hull of the star ship.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 You can construct buildings and units through the circle menu
Halo Wars Xbox 360 The civilians need to reach cargo ships for evacuation.

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Halo Wars Screenshot Two Scarabs
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Halo Wars Screenshot Starting the campaign
Halo Wars Screenshot Fighting on a Forerunner bridge

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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

Xbox World Australia (XWA) Apr, 2009 92 out of 100 92
TeamXbox Feb 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Deeko Mar 24, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Wonderwallweb.com Mar 05, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Play.tm Feb 20, 2009 81 out of 100 81
Video Games Daily Feb 24, 2009 8 out of 10 80
UltraNinjas Mar 05, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Good Game Feb 23, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot UK Feb 20, 2009 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamers' Temple, The Mar, 2009 54 out of 100 54


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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