Halo Wars (2009)

Video Game  |  Animation, Action, Sci-Fi  |  3 March 2009 (USA)
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Assisted by a squad of Spartans, the UNSC forces fight to defend the colony world of Harvest from the Covenant, and push them off of the planet.


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Credited cast:
Gregg Berger ...
Captain James Gregory Cutter / Additional Voices (voice)
Sergeant John Forge / Additional Voices (voice)
Kim Mai Guest ...
Professor Ellen Anders / Panicked Mob (voice)
Serina A.I. / Additional Voices (voice)
Arbiter / Additional Voices (voice)
Prophet of Regret / Spirit Officer / Pilot / Panicked Mob (voice)
Douglas Rye ...
Game / Additional Voices (voice)
Peter Renaday ...
Covenant Minister / Additional Voices (voice) (as Peter Reneday)
Brute Chieftan / Additional Voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alice-130 (voice) (as Leigh Allyn Baker)
Additional Voices (voice)
Perry Brown ...
Scarab / Banshee / Vampire (voice)
Brute Chopper Unit (voice)
Flamethrower Infantry Unit (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)


Halo Wars is a top down strategy game similar to Age of Empires in its gameplay. It's story is about a ship called the Spirit of Fire that is protecting one of the outer colonies when they follow a covenant ship that attacks the colony to a unknown planet, with a mysterious past. The story follows the characters Captian Cutter, the commander of the ship, professor Anders, the brainiac scientist, and sgt. forge, the sarcastic leader of the marine ground forces. In the game each character is a playable character in a leadership type roll. Each character has their own abilities and special units they can research and use. For example, sgt. Forge can make "Grizzleys" or super tanks. The campaign that takes about 20-30 years before the events on Reach is fun and has good replay value, you can collect skulls for use in "skirmish" local matches. The multiplayer is arguably what makes this game the most interesting. Besides Cutter, Forge, and Anders you can play as three covenant leaders. ... Written by jmburrage

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Freakin' great
12 September 2009 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

You know, I'd always thought Halo games are waaay too overrated. That was until I played them. Sure, Halo 3, for example, doesn't look great, but it's just awesome to play and it has this truly EPIC story. I loved it - and then I bought Halo Wars... just to be impressed like never before.

I don't like RTS games. I enjoyed only the first C&C, but the rest wasn't for me - too long, too hard, too boring. But HW is nothing like them - it pure FUN. This game is full of great ideas and there's no two missions that feel the same. There's always something that makes them unique and original - like the avoidance of the death ray, switching off the force barriers and other stuff not seen in other strategy games.

The game is demanding but not frustrating, it plays quick but is not too short. Graphically - it's just amazing. And it's really comfortable to play with a joypad! There's only one vice...

It's the plot. Sure, it's epic, but the writing, the characters, the dialogue - it's just not the same league as Halo 3. Well, at least the movies are beautiful and well directed.

Halo Wars is simply THE BEST RTS GAME I've ever played (and I've played a lot). I absolutely love it. 10 out of 10.

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