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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 Professor Ellen Anders, the ship AI Serina and Captain Cutter on board the Spirit of Fire (Cinematic)
Halo Wars Xbox 360 The flood are an aggressive and hostile alien organism.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Calling in an air strike...
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Some missions take place on the outer hull of the star ship.

Promo Images

Halo Wars Screenshot Covenant vs the UNSC
Halo Wars Screenshot Using an orbital blast to attack the enemy base
Halo Wars Screenshot
Halo Wars Screenshot The Covenant base

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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

Xbox World Australia (XWA) Apr, 2009 92 out of 100 92
Gaming Age Mar 12, 2009 A- 91
Extreme Gamer Mar 09, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Planet Xbox 360 Feb, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
Fragland.net Apr 03, 2009 84 out of 100 84
Atomic Gamer Mar 06, 2009 84 out of 100 84
Game Revolution Feb 20, 2009 B 75
GamingExcellence Apr, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
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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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 (453) added Halo Wars (Xbox 360) on Aug 13, 2009