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Halo Wars (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 302 reviews of Halo Wars (Xbox 360). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Xbox 360 Games for all reviews. Reviewers really like the controls and gameplay. The graphics and story are also mentioned favorably.

single player, story, graphics, gameplay, controls

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Halo Wars (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Stephen Riach (

Halo Wars


It's a little sad, really, knowing that Halo Wars is Ensemble Studios' last project. It just goes to show how much confidence Microsoft has in the development studio, handing the creators of Age of Empires and Age of Mythology the keys to one of their...

At the end of the day, thanks to its authenticity, accessibility, action-oriented gameplay and multiplayer suite, Halo Wars holds great appeal for Halo fans and newcomers to the RTS genre. Strategy purists, on the other hand, particularly those...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Dustin Chadwell (

Halo Wars


best console RTS I've ever played.

Online implementation seems to be pretty much on par with a lot of Xbox 360 titles, with different modes to pick from, a pretty solid selection of maps, and currently the ability to play as Covenant or UNSC forces (I wouldn't be surprised to see one...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Noah Hess (

Halo Wars


During the single-player campaign you do not really need to worry about rushing so taking your time to get more diversity in your army isn't a problem. Though when you play on Xbox Live prepare to rush or be rushed. The campaign is fun, but it is only...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Aaron Drewniak (

Halo Wars


Console RTS gaming finally made for a console.

If you're a big Halo fan who has a passing interest in controlling large armies, or an RTS fan looking for something with a quicker pace that you can play from your couch, then Halo Wars is your game. While it's a bit lacking in content compared to the...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Veggie Jackson (

Halo Wars - Xbox 360


How to Win a War With Only 10 Buttons, Two Analog Sticks and A D-Pad

I can't get enough of this game

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Rick Yutig (

Halo Wars


If you find yourself instantly suffering from a case of the stupid fingers whenever attempting to play one of those real time strategy games on a console, Ensemble Studios and Microsoft have something for you in the form of Halo Wars. The magic...

A solid package for Halo fans and RTS fans. Should be especially enticing for those that are both.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : John Curry (

Halo Wars (Xbox 360) Review


How does the universe of Halo stack up when the genre changes from a First Person Shooter to a Real Time Strategy Game? The full review is inside.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Ryan McCaffrey (

Halo Wars


REVIEW: Another genre mastered

Despite jumping genres, still feels like a Halo game.; Easy and engaging to pick up and play

Minor A.I. and pathfinding annoyances

Where are the Covenant and Flood campaigns?

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Ryan Geddes (

Halo Wars CE | Halo Wars (Limited Edition) (2009) on Xbox 360


The Collector's Edition (available at select retailers) offers bonus features for fans of the franchise. Included are new multiplayer maps (based on Halo 3 stages), a graphic novel and a collectible patch and set of cards.

Ensemble takes Halo, and real-time strategy, to a whole new planet.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Ure "Vader" Paul (

Halo Wars


Ensemble Studios, up till now solely associated with the Age of Empires RTS series, took their first step into the Halo universe. Microsoft made a decision to shut down the prominent development studio right after the launch of Halo Wars, the...

Well-designed console RTS, smooth controls, a must-have for Halo fans, fine voice acting, cool soundtrack, diverse and challenging tasks, AI

Still doesn't come close to PC strategies, lack of Covenant campaign mode, relatively short single-player, hardcore RTS gamers won't find any innovation here

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Halo Wars is an exciting strategy game based on the legendary Halo universe. In campaign mode, command the armies of the UNSC warship spirit of fire, with familiar and UNSC units in its initial encounters against the covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. Halo Wars will immerse you in an early period of the storied Halo universe, allowing you to experience events leading up to the first Halo title for Xbox. 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. 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. Strategic-minded players who react well under pressure will emerge victorious.


Elements:Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time/Strategy / tactics / wargame - wargame
ESRB Rating:Rating Pending/Teen (13+)
Max Number of Players:6
Online Play: Yes
PEGI Content Descriptors:PEGI Online / Violence
PEGI Rating:16+


Compatibility:Game console
Model:Wars/Wars: Limited Edition
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft Halo


Package Type:Retail


Distribution Media:DVD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:Microsoft Xbox 360
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - strategy / tactics / wargame

Software Family

Microsoft Family:Games