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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 Enemy air transports bring fresh troops - better destroy them before they can land.
Halo Wars Xbox 360 The powerful Spartans play an important role in Halo Wars (Cinematic)
Halo Wars Xbox 360 A good mixture of air and ground units is key
Halo Wars Xbox 360 You can construct buildings and units through the circle menu

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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

The Press Says

GameZone Feb 20, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Xbox360Achievements Feb 20, 2009 87 out of 100 87
ZTGameDomain Mar, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Daily Game Mar 23, 2009 8.3 out of 10 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily Feb 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb 20, 2009 7.9 out of 10 79
1UP Feb 20, 2009 B 75
GamingExcellence Apr, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72
Blend Games Feb 20, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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