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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
Acclaimed developer Bungie's final Halo game for Microsoft serves as a prequel to the sci-fi storyline that began in 2001. An all-new campaign supporting cooperative action for up to... More
Acclaimed developer Bungie's final Halo game for Microsoft serves as a prequel to the sci-fi storyline that began in 2001. An all-new campaign supporting cooperative action for up to four players is included, and in a departure from previous titles, Master Chief is no longer the main protagonist. You are a new recruit to the Noble Team, a six-person squad of Spartan super soldiers, whose members specialize in key roles and wear customized gear. Planet Reach, the main base for UNSC military operations and home to 700 million civilians, is under attack from the alien collective known as the Covenant. Your mission is to assist the human resistance and prevent the Covenant from destroying Reach, Earth's last line of defense.<br><br>The shooting takes place from a first-person perspective, powered by a new graphics engine designed to incorporate large-scale battles in more open environments than in previous entries. Enemy AI has also changed from earlier games, relying more on dynamic actions instead of scripted routines. Each soldier's armor now offers distinctive abilities, depending on the equipped enhancements. A jetpack allows you to fly, active camouflage makes you invisible to enemies, sprint lets you dash at high speeds, and armor lock makes you temporarily invulnerable at the expense of movement. These abilities also play an important role in Halo: Reach's multiplayer modes, which support up to 16 combatants online.<br><br>Reach's multiplayer component includes such past favorites as Team Slayer and King of the Hill along with new options. In Headhunter, players collect flaming skulls from defeated opponents and attempt to deposit the skulls in designated areas for points. If you are killed before you reach the target area, your collected skulls will fall to the ground for others to retrieve. Stockpile is a variant on capture the flag, while Generator Defense pits three Spartans versus three Covenant Elites in a battle to defend or destroy generators. Invasion features a series of three team-oriented skirmishes designed in a similar fashion to Battlefield: Bad Company's rush mode. In addition, players can create custom scenarios with the Forge option, take in-game screenshots, earn credits to cosmetically enhance their soldier, and record video to study combat techniques or to share with the Halo community. Less
Key Features   
Genre Shooter • Real-Time • Strategy -
Rating T - Teen -
Platform Xbox 360 -
Tech Details   
Release Year 2009 -
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 -
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Brand Microsoft -
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Product Review Summary

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Based on 14 user reviews
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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 »

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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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