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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 Attacking an enemy base
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Enemy air transports bring fresh troops - better destroy them before they can land.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Buildings explode with spectacular effects.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Intro Movie

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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
GameFocus Mar 16, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Gamernode Mar 01, 2009 9 out of 10 90
XboxAchievements Feb 20, 2009 87 out of 100 87
XboxAddict Mar 16, 2009 8.4 out of 10 84
Daily Game Mar 23, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Over Online Mar 19, 2009 82 out of 100 82
Gamervision Mar 11, 2009 7.75 out of 10 78
Worth Playing Mar 02, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77
Lawrence Mar 27, 2009 6.8 out of 10 68


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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