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Halo Wars

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    8.7 8.7 from 666 reviewers
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    8.0 8.0 from 153 reviewers
  • Value for money (21)
    7.9 7.9 from 21 reviewers
  • Features (3)
    8.3 8.3 from 3 reviewers
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    7.5 7.5 from 11 reviewers
  • Gameplay (74)
    7.3 7.3 from 74 reviewers
  • Graphics (91)
    7.3 7.3 from 91 reviewers
  • Sound (65)
    7.6 7.6 from 65 reviewers
  • Storyline (13)
    7.5 7.5 from 13 reviewers
  • Multiplayer (9)
    7.1 7.1 from 9 reviewers
  • Control (7)
    7.5 7.5 from 7 reviewers
  • Lifespan (9)
    7.2 7.2 from 9 reviewers
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    7.4 7.4 from 2 reviewers
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    7.9 7.9 from 7 reviewers
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Halo Wars

Halo Wars is a real-time strategy (RTS) game built specifically for the Xbox 360 console. that allows the player to control large armies and direct them in realistic warfare. Set early in the iconic war between the Covenant and UNSC - made famous by the Halo FPS games - Halo Wars provides a new angle on the war while bringing new heroes to the battle. In Halo Wars players will be able to control armies of units that are familiar to them from the FPS games, such as UNSC Marines, Scorpion Ta…

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Halo Wars

Halo Wars is a real-time strategy (RTS) game built specifically for the Xbox 360 console. that allows the player to control large armies and direct them in realistic warfare. Set early in the iconic war between the Covenant and UNSC - made famous by the Halo FPS games - Halo Wars provides a new angle on the war while bringing new heroes to the battle. In Halo Wars players will be able to control armies of units that are familiar to them from the FPS games, such as UNSC Marines, Scorpion Tanks, and the Warthog. The game has a CERO: B / ESRB: T / PEGI: 16+ rating.

Features

Halo Wars is a strategy game Developed by Ensemble Studios based on the “Halo®” universe. The game features a campaign mode where players will command the armies of the UNSC warship “Spirit of Fire,” consisting of familiar and new UNSC 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 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. The game also features a multiplayer mode via the New Xbox Experience, with an array of new and familiar Covenant units such as Grunts, Elites, Ghosts and Scarabs to defeat foes on the battlefield. “Halo Wars” is developed by the team responsible for the best-selling and critically acclaimed “Age of Empires®” franchise on the PC. Combat in Halo Wars is based on “rock-paper-scissors” mechanics common in real-time strategies, where ground vehicles are powerful against infantry, infantry is stronger against aircraft, and aircraft against vehicles. Each unit has a special ability accessed by using the Y button. The humans also have access to their ship, the Spirit of Fire, and its special abilities; these include a powerful coilgun called the Magnetic Accelerator Cannon. In contrast, the Covenant have access to cheap and powerful defensive shield generators, offering their bases a level of protection that the UNSC lack.

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  • Where can i find Halo War close to the Niagara Falls?

    Answered by GWT357 2009-03-20:

    You could buy your copy of halo wars at any video game retailer or major department store in the niagra falls area, if you are on the New York side there is a gamestop nearby also any radioshack store now sells video

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