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Halo Wars: Halo takes on Command & Conquer

AdvantagesGood Halo feel, a good introduction to the RTS genre

DisadvantagesVery lightweight, only one playable Campaign, lacks the depth of PC RTS titles

"Halo Wars is a made by Ensemble Studios, and is the latest game in the award winning Halo series. It is a prequel and set before the events in the original Halo. The reason why this game stands out, other than the name, is the decision to swap genres. Halo wars is a Real Time Strategy game (RTS), and not a First Person Shooter (FPS) like the previous Halo games. For that reason alone it has received plenty of attention, both good and bad, from fans ..." Read review
17.03.2009

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Community Level 5Fiver29

Fiver29

Halo Wars - Halo Bores more like it

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesThe game

"Halo Wars came out at the end of February and is the forth game under the Halo name. The first three games were excellent first person shooters, but here Microsoft have played on the brand name to produce a game that otherwise would have disappeared into obscurity before it was even produced. And is trading on the status Spartan117 had achieved. Halo Wars is a strategy game, set before the time of the Halo event (so not exactly Halo wars then!). ..." Read review
13.03.2009

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Community Level 1nathanwhite

nathanwhite

But it followed Halo 3...

AdvantagesNice graphics, Good online capabilities, Interesting story, Intuitive command system

DisadvantagesVery 'do this, do that', Quite limited in campaign

"...let's be honest, it's a Halo game, and it followed Halo 3, so it must have SOMETHING going for it...? ..." Read review
30.06.2009

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Community Level 2darkwind160

darkwind160

Best stratogy game i have ever played - Halo Wars

Advantagesits on the Xbox360, halo, fun, teamwork,

Disadvantagesneed a bit of work on multiplayer

"...or getting the demo of halo wars. This game really pushes you to the limits of whether you are a good leader, or if you can work independantly striking the defense when they are at there lowest. If you have played halo 3, which most people have, you are going to LOVE this. It gives you a wide selection of leaders from both good and bad sides to battle against each other. And if you want an even match why dont you set your oppenent as the same character ..." Read review
07.06.2009

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Community Level 1MisterRossco

MisterRossco

The best RTS game available on any console.

AdvantagesFantastic balance after the upgrades, excellent online gaming

DisadvantagesWeak campaign, unsuitable for people unfamiliar with RTS's

"Halo has been a dominant force in the FPS genre for many years and in 2009 they took the rather large step into RTS gaming. Developed by Ensemble Studios instead of Bugie, Halo Wars is set some years prior to the fall of Reach and can therefore justify the delicious numbers of Spartan soldiers you can collect. As it is based on the Halo universe there was always going to be the problem that the continuity and authenticity of the game would be questionable. ..." Read review
09.12.2009

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Community Level 1Foxtrot_747

Foxtrot_747

Halo wars is a MUST BUY Review with images

Advantagesgreat fun, lasts long, lots to do, engaging, easy controls

Disadvantageshard campaign, long multiplayer matches, bad connection means slow play

"Halo wars is one of my favourite and probably most played games in my massive stash. For me it dominates over the other strategy games such as command and conquer and epitomises to me what a good strategy game should be. Firstly, the controls. The controls on Halo wars are easy to get the hang of and can really flow when playing the game. As with all strategy games, you are looking from a birds-eye view which also allows you to quickly scan the ..." Read review
04.07.2010

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Community Level 1GameAnalyser

GameAnalyser

A new look for the Halo franchise

AdvantagesBrilliantly presented, Excellent online features, Appeals to everyone

DisadvantagesSome common R.T.S features missing, Not enough freedom in single player

"Like it or not, the Halo franchise has become one of the most popular and influencial shooters of all time. It has spawned a rich universe that can be the set up for a number of stories or gameplay types. The best example of this diversity is Halo Wars. Halo Wars is set 20 years before Halo: Combat Evolved and the story basically revolves around the crew of the spirit of fire who are sent to investigate covenant activity on the planet Harvest. ..." Read review
13.02.2011

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Community Level 2BadboyHedg...

BadboyHedgehog

Halo Wars Preview

AdvantagesA twist on the regular Halo Series

DisadvantagesMay be disappointing

"...this game to come out. Halo Wars is a real time strategy game, much like the infamous Command & Conquer games made by Electronic Arts. Many of my friends are avid fans of C&C and are simply wetting themselves, waiting for this game to come out. Personally, I think real-time strategy games are fairly boring and I pity them for playing C&C. However, I feel that this game will be an exception to this rule. It features the vehicles and characters from ..." Read review
18.06.2008

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NuclearDesolation

Halo as an RTS, it shouldn't work, but it does!

Advantagesan excellent RTS on console

DisadvantagesNone

"...impossible and create a strategic Halo game! The story takes place during the Fall Of Reach! The Spartan program is in full action and the ship you are in find a Covenant force deep in Space and this one ship has to try and take them down! Dr. Halsey (creator of the Spartan Program) is on board the ship to give you advice when you're commanding your forces! Gameplay consists of have a central base, that gives you certain modules so you can build ..." Read review
27.02.2011

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Community Level 1dudester353

dudester353

Fun Game for XBox 360!

Advantagesvery fun strategy game, good gameplay, excellent graphics, excellent sound quality

Disadvantagestoo easy!!!

"I have recently started playing Halo wars and i find it very fun to play! it is very easy, sometimes i think its almost too easy. I am a very big fan of the Halo series and Halo 3 is my favorite. When i first played halo wars i didnt really find it a very fun game but after i got into the game it started to get more fun. I wouldnt say this is my favorite game but it is still pretty fun! overall i would rate this game 8/10 gameplay playability 9/10 graphics ..." Read review
15.12.2009

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Community Level 1rrr605

rrr605

Halo series making a good attempt at console RTS

AdvantagesGreat plot, cinematics, good effort for console RTS

DisadvantagesAverage multiplayer, controls still slow compared to PC RTS

"...they are familiar with the Halo series. Halo 1 till just got bigger and better. The game developers have decided to take the franchise in a completely new direction with halo wars. This is an xbox exclusive RTS game based on the halo series Now consoles have never been able to really boost RTS games and halo wars does suffer from similar limitations without the easy point and click action of the mouse. The game controls are better off than mst console ..." Read review
30.08.2009

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