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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Captain James Gregory Cutter / Additional Voices (voice)
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Sergeant John Forge / Additional Voices (voice)
Kim Mai Guest ...
Professor Ellen Anders / Panicked Mob (voice)
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Serina A.I. / Additional Voices (voice)
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Arbiter / Additional Voices (voice)
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Prophet of Regret / Spirit Officer / Pilot / Panicked Mob (voice)
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Covenant Minister / Additional Voices (voice) (as Peter Reneday)
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Brute Chieftan / Additional Voices (voice)
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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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Action | Sci-Fi | War

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3 March 2009 (USA)  »

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First Halo game not to be released as a First Person Shooter. See more »

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Followed by Halo Wars 2 (2017) See more »

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Needs working on.
15 March 2009 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

In all, Halo Wars is a good and well structured game. The story really does tell more about the UNSC's further origins and I'm glad at least three Spartans are usable. But as much as it's good, it's also quite bad. Simply because of the game play; I hate the way the number of structures and units are limited, and I just think they could've added more units. But I enjoy the upgrades, although I'm still sad only four total turrets are available, as well as only 30 units (40 as Covenant) and only six maximum structures (Fortress/Citadel). Maybe Command and Conquer could be a guidance for Halo Wars, although the two games have their pros and cons. Still, I think Halo Wars is a really great RTS game, and I recommend it to all Halo fans, especially that the Limited Edition unlocks the Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack.

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