A picture says a thousand words, but movies really show game fans what you have up your sleeve. Below is a collection of movies showing both pre-rendered and in-game footage.

Video Documentary One

Watch the developers explain the game's controls, perspective, and strategy.

Duration: 4:28

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Video Documentary Two

The development team discusses creating new units and weapon effects.

Duration: 5:31

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Video Documentary Three

See how the game was created specifically for the Xbox 360 console and controller.

Duration: 3:42

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Video Documentary Four

See more aout how the game was created specifically for the Xbox 360 console and controller.

Duration: 3:52

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Halo Universe Expanded #1

The action-packed storyline expands on the lore of the Halo universe.

Duration: 5:45

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Halo Universe Expanded #2

The development team talks about the characters featured in the game.

Duration: 4:57

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Halo Universe Expanded #3

The writers and designers expand the Halo universe for real-time strategy.

Duration: 4:57

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E3 2008: Five Long Years Cinematic part 2

The Arbiter.  A rank every Elite soldier will take with honor, but knows the task at hand will be his last.  This Arbiter was forged in darkness, an evil and angry soldier he was imprisoned for crimes against the Covenant.  In reality, he was a very effective soldier, but far too violent, even for the Covenant.  This Arbiter has but one task, the annihilation of humanity from the galaxy, a task he is close to completing.

Duration: 3:25

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40MB, 720p, 1400kbps .WMV
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E3 2008: Five Long Years Cinematic

Halo Wars is set in the year 2531 right as human UNSC forces retake a planet called Harvest from the alien Covenant. The story of Halo Wars is told through the eyes and ears of the crew aboard Spirit of Fire, a UNSC support vessel. As the ship approaches the planet Harvest to begin a dangerous and urgent mission, Captain Cutter reflects on the long and bloody battle to retake Harvest from the Covenant...

Duration: 1:29

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18MB, 360p, 1500kbps .WMV
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68MB, 720p, 6300kbps .WMV
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E3 2007: Demo Level Video

Here's where we were back in July 2007. Graeme Devine takes us on a tour of our E3 demo level that we showed to the press in Los Angeles that year. This was the first time we brought Halo Wars out to be seen by the public. Graeme shows us base building, the UI, and battles.

Duration: 10 minutes

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61MB, 360p, 828kbps .WMV


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2006: Announcing Halo Wars - Cinematic Trailer

This is where it all began. When Halo Wars was announced at X06, which was held in Spain that year, this is the movie that was shown to let everyone know what Halo Wars was.

Duration: 1:36

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720p Stereo .WMV 81.1Mb


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720p 5.1 .WMV 83.5Mb


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