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Halo Wars - Limited Edition (Xbox 360)

by Microsoft
Xbox 360
 Ages 16 and Over
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
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  • Three New "Halo 3" Multiplayer Maps - Be one of the first to experience the Mythic Map Pack from Bungie which includes three new maps, "Assembly," "Orbital" and "Sandbox"
  • Halo Wars: Genesis- a beautiful graphic novel by Phil Noto, Graeme Devine and Eric Nylund chronicling the first military campaign against the Covenant. The novel centers around the Sprit of Fire on a mission to discover why the Covenant are so interested in the world of Harvest
  • Unique In-game Vehicle - "Honor Guard" Wraith
  • Six Leader Cards - Leaders possess elite skills which can turn the tides of battle
  • Spirit of Fire Patch - Start the journey as an official Spirit of Fire crew member
  • New take on a legendary world. Set in the iconic "Halo" universe, "Halo Wars" predates the original first-person shooter "Halo." Fans of the franchise will have the opportunity to experience the early battles between the UNSC and Covenant, the far-reaching conflict that has been diligently followed by the masses in the blockbuster "Halo" series
  • Players join the crew onboard the "Spirit of Fire," a Phoenix-class colony ship converted for UNSC military use and guided by the AI persona Serina. The "Halo Wars" story line follows the Spirit of Fire's discovery of an ancient artifact during a journey to the planet Harvest, the first planet to be attacked by the Covenant
  • Strategic command of armies in large-scale combat. "Halo Wars" puts gamers in command of the battlefield over an arsenal of UNSC units and vehicles as they engage Covenant forces. They can counter and crush their opponent by tactically fielding the superior army. Players can also choose among Leaders that possess elite skills which can turn the tides of battle. Using various combinations of Leaders and units, players can create countless strategies tailored to their preferred playing styles and personalized strategies
  • Challenge friends to skirmishes using the New Xbox Experience. See who the superior commander is through multiplayer online skirmishes supporting up to 6 players with the New Xbox Experience. Players can choose to command either unique civilization, UNSC or Covenant, each with unique attributes and strategic characteristics. Ancient Forerunner technology can also be found to create unique units to gain an upper hand in battle
  • Groundbreaking strategy game for the Xbox 360. Since inception, "Halo Wars" was explicitly designed to cater to console gamers and bring to the Xbox 360 a genre that has typically been played on the PC. Gamers can easily command and manage powerful armies, effortlessly control troops and incredible machines, engage in epic battles and expand their empire using an intuitive user interface for the Xbox 360. "Halo Wars" represents the true next-generation experience, combining a masterful control scheme using the Xbox 360 controller with the award-winning strategic gameplay only Ensemble Studios can provide.

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 16 and Over Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B001MBUH04
  • Release Date: 27 Feb 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,767 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Overview: "Halo Wars" is a strategy game based on the legendary "Halo" universe. In campaign mode, players will command the armies of the UNSC warship "Spirit of Fire," consisting of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. "Halo Wars" will immerse gamers in an early period of the storied "Halo" universe, allowing them to experience events leading up to the first "Halo" title for Xbox.

With the guidance of Serina, a spirited artificial intelligence (AI) persona, gamers will 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.

Covenant forces are also waiting for players 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. Strategic-minded players who react well under pressure will emerge victorious.

Created from the ground up for the Xbox 360 console and controller, "Halo Wars" is being developed by the veteran real-time strategy developer Ensemble Studios, the team responsible for the best-selling and critically acclaimed "Age of Empires" franchise on the PC. "Halo Wars" can be played online through the New Xbox Experience and the single-player campaign. Published by Microsoft Game Studios, "Halo Wars" is an exclusive title for the Xbox 360 video game system.

Product Description

Region Free Version, Will Play On Any 360 Console System

Limited Edition contents:

  • Limited Edition Steelbook packaging
  • Three New "Halo 3" Multiplayer Maps - Be one of the first to experience the Mythic Map Pack from Bungie which includes three new maps, "Assembly," "Orbital" and "Sandbox"
  • "Halo Wars: Genesis" - a beautiful graphic novel by Phil Noto, Graeme Devine and Eric Nylund chronicling the first military campaign against the Covenant. The novel centers around the Sprit of Fire on a mission to discover why the Covenant are so interested in the world of Harvest.
  • Unique In-Game Vehicle - "Honor Guard" Wraith
  • Six Leader Cards - Leaders possess elite skills which can turn the tides of battle

Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the legendary Halo universe. In campaign mode, players will command the armies of the UNSC warship "Spirit of Fire," consisting of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind.

With the guidance of Serina, a spirited A.I. persona, gamers will 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.

Covenant forces are also waiting for players 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. Strategic-minded players who react well under pressure will emerge victorious.

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  • New take on a legendary world: Experience the early battles between

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not the flop that it was predicted to be 2 Mar 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Being a big Halo fan, I was always going to be buying this game. After playing the demo, I was impressed by how it worked as an RTS on a console (perfectly) but couldn't help feeling like the demo offered all the game would offer. I did in the end decide to buy it however, and I'm very glad that I did. The truth is, apart from more maps, the campaign and one or two units, the demo does show you everything. But I have honestly never had so much fun on Xbox LIVE ever before. The tension of building up an army and defence and beating your opponent is something which can't be found against AI. In 3v3 games, the battles are huge and wonderful to watch, and looking at the post-game stats can show some shocking figures! The game is very simple as an RTS and I therefore suggest PC gamers avoid unless you don't mind something simpler. The emphasis is on combat, not economy, which I was doubtful about at first, nut it works very well.
The single-player Campaign is fun and varied, if a little frustrating at pounts. The cut-scenes are MIND BLOWING, and set a benchmark in graphics. Playing the AI in skirmishes is indeed fun, but to make this game worth the price-tag, you need a LIVE account.
There are only two factions: The UNSC and the Covenent. However, they play completely differently and require totally different tactics. When supplemented with the differences of the six leaders, you won't feel like you have no variation. You will instantly find a leader that suits you and stick to them.
Basically this game is for any action fan who wants to have a laugh on Xbox LIVE. Halo fans, and gamers in general will enjoy it. Die-Hard RTS fans may want to avoid, or at least be ready for something different. It's an RTS that works well on a console, and it is a hell of a lot of fun.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars first RTS that masters the console 1 Mar 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
i got this game on friday havent been able to put it down. controls are easy to use. not over complicated units its like rock paper scissors. bases are limited to 3 build spaces but you can upgrade to 5 and then 7 and can only be built in certain pre determined locations so you dont need to worry about people base walking to your base but there are multiple bases on the map. the campaign is good and an awsome story, ive ran through it on normal without much resistance but i wreckon heroic and legendary will be much harder. co-op campaign was a good surprise, both you and a friend control the same base and have to work together but individual units are controlled by the player that made them although control can be passed to the other player at any time and you must work together as resources and unit limits are shared.

plus comparing this with C&C there is no comparison, HALO WARS wins
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OK 24 Feb 2010
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm a huge halo fan. Saw the demo and didnt hesitate in downloading it. Played the demo and preordered it the next day. The control system was amazing much more basic than what you would find in C&C. the story line and cutscene graphics were amazing. Although it did stir up a few questions. I did love the game but I felt something was missing. You didnt get the same emerssioon as you do in any other halo game.

The extras are amazing. At relaese they give you 3 unreleased maps but you cna download the from XBOX LIVE now. The comic gives you some backgroud on the Spirit of fire. The patch I love ive got it on the dash of my car

But that is just my opinion. If you are a Halo fan and an RTS fan. Its well worth the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game, just needs alittle more variety 5 April 2009
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This game plays perfectly on the xbox, thanks to it being designed to work work with the xbox controller, the missions are fun and are not impossible espically once you work out what you need to do my only problem with the game is the lack of variety again you are really limited to your main units for the two forces, I know they wont make the flood a playable force but it would add diversity to the game and maybe open up some three way maps. that is the only other niggle, we need more maps, especially the 2v2 and 3v3 maps.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simplistic by design 25 Feb 2009
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Obviously i only have a demo to go by, but first impressions i could not stand this game, it to me looked like a bog standard RTS riding the coat-tails of a brand name, (think of the American Pie series after the wedding) anyway i digress, i decided to persevere through and eventually found it quite an enthralling experience, the simplicity of the amount of units to choose from was great, there was less choice in troops which makes you play more tactically. so all in all 5/5 for this game but it could be any old RTS with halo stamped on it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good set for halo fanatics 5 Jan 2014
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the metal case that the game comes in has great artwork on it, all of the extra contemt adds to the whole game giving you just that little bit more information for each of the characters
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4.0 out of 5 stars it was good 2 Sep 2013
By David
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i have not got this anymore but when i did it was a fun game to play at the time on co-op
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good purchase 4 Jan 2013
By Aneira
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Product arrived promptly and was just as described in the advertisement. Great value and great quality. Best price I have seen around. I'm very happy with this buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars halo wars review
This game is absloutely fantastic and is a joy to play, the extras are amazing!
Published on 9 Oct 2009 by Mr. D. Crossan
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Game
Halo Wars - Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
have to say ive never played a strategy game like this...i think the game is fantastic i would be here all night describing it... Read more
Published on 18 July 2009 by Mr. G. J. Chalmers
5.0 out of 5 stars A cracking console RTS to rival the best the PC has to offer
I've been playing PC RTS games since the original C&C and I think what Emsemble have accomplished with Halo Wars is nothing short of astounding. Read more
Published on 26 May 2009 by A. Burton
5.0 out of 5 stars the console strategy title
like it or not halo is synonymous with microsoft's x-box consoles. drawing on the impressive resume of the now-defunct Ensemble Studios, the first non-FPS Halo game is easily the... Read more
Published on 18 May 2009 by Daniel Ware
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Game
When you first play the game its quite hard to get used to the controls, If you don't think you like strategy games this is not the game for you, I find this game amazing online is... Read more
Published on 11 April 2009 by Matthew Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars Halo wars (limited edition)
This game was amazing, it arrive quickly with no fuss, will buy from these again.
Published on 11 April 2009 by Mr. Lloyd Benjamin Coulson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game, little disappointed
the game is advertised with all the features but i only recieved the game, no badges, cards, maps, nada. good conditon and rapid delivery though.
Published on 6 April 2009 by Mr. M. T. Bartlett
5.0 out of 5 stars Halo Wars-Limited Edition
I bought this game for my son-this is his review..........

'Halo Wars' is a strategic take on the three previous Halo games and is also the only Halo game so far that is... Read more
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