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A strategy game based on the Halo universe, Halo Wars immerses you in an early period of the storied Halo universe, allowing you to experience events leading up to the first Halo title. With... More
A strategy game based on the Halo universe, Halo Wars immerses you in an early period of the storied Halo universe, allowing you to experience events leading up to the first Halo title. With the guidance of Serina, a spirited artificial intelligence (A.I.) persona, direct legions of UNSC soldiers, Warthogs, Scorpions, and more, each group having its own strengths and uses in battle. Adventurous commanders can also call upon ancient Forerunner technology, if they are fortunate enough to find it hidden throughout the battlefield. In campaign mode, command the armies of the UNSC warship Spirit of Fire, with familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. Covenant forces are also waiting for you to lead them into battle in multiplayer skirmishes via the New Xbox Experience. Call upon an arsenal of new and familiar Covenant units such as Grunts, Elites, Ghosts, and even Scarabs to defeat foes on the battlefield. Less
Sequel to the Xbox 360's first truly Epic hit, Gears of War 2 continues the brutally gruesome futuristic, apocalyptic wartime adventures of Marcus Fenix. Set six months after the end of... More
Sequel to the Xbox 360's first truly Epic hit, Gears of War 2 continues the brutally gruesome futuristic, apocalyptic wartime adventures of Marcus Fenix. Set six months after the end of the original Gears of War, the single-player campaign follows Fenix and his COG Delta Squad as they lead the way in humanity's desperate counter-offensive against the Locust, a last-ditch effort to destroy the subterranean scourge where it lives. Players embark on squad-based first-person shooter missions in a desperate assault against an enemy that has no mercy, nor should be given any. New abilities and weapons help in the fight. Portable shields make it safer to advance through open spaces, and when a proper shield is not handy, a fallen enemy can be used for portable cover. Weapons such as the "Mulcher" machine gun and the "Scorcher" flamethrower leave their mark on the destructible environments, as well as on Locust enemies. <br><br>Expanded support for co-op play allows two to play through the main campaign together, with support for easy drop-in and -out play, and the option for each teammate to use a different difficulty setting, allowing a veteran COG commando to play alongside a newcomer to the series, and both to still enjoy the right level of challenge. The game also offers a new "Horde" co-op mode, in which up to four players together struggle to fight off wave after wave of increasingly difficult Locust attacks -- battling for high scores, and perhaps even to reach the rumored, final 50th wave. In all, the sequel features eight modes of online multiplayer play, including the two-man team "Wingman" mode, a meaty twist on capture-the-flag, called "Submission," in which the "flag" is a computer-controlled character, and "Guardian," a variation of the original game's "Assassin," in which each team receives unlimited respawns until its designated Guardian is killed. Less
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Genre Shooter • Simulation • Real-Time • Strategy • Action / Adventure Shooter
Rating T - Teen M - Mature
Platform Microsoft Xbox 360 Microsoft Xbox 360
Tech Details   
Release Year 2009 2008
Support Elements Online Gaming Support • HDTV Support • 16:09 • Supports Online Versus Multiplayer • 1080p Support • 1080i Support • Supports Online Leaderboards • Dolby Digital 5.1 • 16:9 Support • 480p Support • Downloadable Content • Supports Online Co-Op Multiplayer • 720p Support • Net Support -
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick Gamepad/Joystick
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Brand Microsoft Microsoft Game Studios
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Halo Wars  (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2009)
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Product Review Summary

3.3
Based on 14 user reviews
69% recommend this product
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Pros
  • Graphics (5)
  • Challenging (4)
  • Multiplayer (4)
  • Good Value (2)
  • Easy to Use (2)
  • Great Design (2)
  • Fun To Play (1)
Cons
  • Too Short (2)
  • Boring (2)
  • Nothing (1)
  • Can be too hard for most (1)
  • Difficult to Use (1)
Good For
  • Teenagers (5)
  • Multiple Players (4)
  • Men (2)
  • Adults (2)
  • Everyday Use (2)
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HALO WARS, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

byjer420 Jul 10, 2009
25 Helpfuls 26 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros I'ts Halo RTS style
Cons Weak campaign and AI lacks command points for a large army
Recommended it? Yes

Halo Wars has a whole new meaning to the games of Halo. This is nothing like the Halo games you've seen before, being the first Halo RTS game on the market. The
Halo series starts off when the UNSC is expanding there planets for population and resources. When the human forces UNSC are attacked... Read full review »

4

A New Look at Master Chief's Universe

bykajtyler Jun 3, 2009
16 Helpfuls 17 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great controls, Excellent Multiplayer Vs. and Co-op, Incredible Cinematics
Cons Repetitive Gameplay, Poor camera control, Too few unit types, Not much replay value
Recommended it? No

There can be no doubt that Halo, Halo 2, and Halo 3 are among the best first person shooters ever made, if not among the greatest games ever.  Halo Wars, a fresh look at the franchise taking place before the events of the first Halo, attempts to shake things up by abandoning the first person... Read full review »

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