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Alternative Names

ヘイロー ウォーズ


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Release Dates

03/03/09 Microsoft Game Studios
02/26/09 Microsoft Game Studios
02/27/09 Microsoft Game Studios

Community Stats

Owners: 359
Favorite: 9
Tracked: 4
Wishlist: 12
Now Playing: 12

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Halo Wars - Summary

Halo Wars™ is a strategy game based on the legendary Halo® universe. Command armies of UNSC units, both familiar and new, in their initial encounter against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. Experience an early period of the storied Halo universe, in a time leading up to the first Halo game.

With the guidance of Serina, a spirited A.I. persona, direct legions of UNSC soldiers, Warthogs and Scorpions against Covenant Grunts, Elites, Ghosts and Scarabs, each group having its own strengths and uses in battle. Strategic-minded players who react well under pressure will emerge victorious. 

  • New take on a legendary world: Experience the early battles between the UNSC and Covenant, in a time predatingHalo. Join the crew onboard the Spirit of Fire, a Phoenix-class colony ship converted for UNSC military use, and guided by the A.I. persona Serina. Discover an ancient artifact during a journey to the planet Harvest, the first planet to be attacked by the Covenant. And then get ready for the wars.
  • Strategic command of armies in large-scale combat: Gamers are in command of the battlefield. Counter and crush your opponent by tactically fielding the superior army. Choose among leaders possessing elite skills that can turn the tide of battle. Use various combinations of leaders and units, and create countless strategies tailored to your preferred playing styles.
  • Groundbreaking Xbox 360™ strategy game: Since inception, Halo Wars was explicitly designed to bring a typical PC genre to console gamers. Commanding armies is easy, controlling troops and units effortless, and epic battles are smoothly handled using an intuitive user interface. Halo Wars represents the true next-generation experience, combining a masterful control scheme with the award-winning strategic gameplay only Ensemble Studios can provide.

Shipping Total

1,000,000 Units
As of: March 2009

Opinion (194)

ice posted 06/06/2013, 02:23
The one Halo I haven't played, I will eventually buy it when I see it for a reasonable price.
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sales2099 posted 15/02/2013, 03:06
If they make a Halo Wars 2 Id imagine MS will wait for the Xbox to sell for a few years to build up a sizable install base to give this the sales it needs, perhaps release after Halo 5 so it can ride the Halo wave.
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blue7x7 posted 29/01/2012, 07:00
Yeah I know chunky I don't get why they are not making a Halo Wars 2 it obviously was successful 2 million for an RTS on consoles. It also has a very very active online community. Hopefully they do make a Halo Wars 2 eventually somehow I doubt they ever will unfortunately.
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Mr Puggsly posted 17/01/2012, 11:51
Finished the campaign again, great game. Shame they never brought it to the PC.
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DepthAlly posted 17/11/2011, 11:17
This is the most consistently enjoyable Halo game I've played
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Chunkysatsuma posted 27/10/2011, 10:38
Over 2 million sold, supported with dlc, high user and critic rating, active online nearly 3 years after launch - Microsoft still wont announce a sequel
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