-"If they want war, we'll give 'em war."
Wars is a real-time action strategy game for the Xbox 360 that allows
the player to control large armies and to shrewdly 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 fans 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 iconic Warthog. Our E3 demo video gives a narrated first look at the game, and you can download it from our movies page.
We've spent a great deal of time simply on getting the controls right. Halo Wars was created for the
Xbox 360 from the ground up, which meant we didn't have to make
compromises or shoe-horn in artifacts from a Windows PC game. We were
able to take all the best aspects of RTS games, make them work
perfectly on the Xbox 360, and exclude the rest.
Halo Wars was developed by Ensemble Studios in Dallas, Texas. They were the developers behind the award winning Age of Empires series of real-time strategy games.
Halo Wars was released around the world on March 3rd, 2009. Please visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions.