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.

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Halo Wars Xbox 360 The powerful Spartans play an important role in Halo Wars (Cinematic)
Halo Wars Xbox 360 In this mission we need to defend and evacuate civilians during an enemy invasion.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 The flood are an aggressive and hostile alien organism.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 Attacking an enemy 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
Totally Gaming Network Jun 15, 2009 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
XboxAchievements Feb 20, 2009 87 out of 100 87
Cheat Code Central Feb, 2009 4.3 out of 5 86
411mania.com Mar 05, 2009 8.1 out of 10 81
GamePlasma Feb 26, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing Mar 02, 2009 7.7 out of 10 77
1UP Feb 20, 2009 B 75
Good Game Feb 23, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution Feb 20, 2009 B 75

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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